dowsing rod


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dowsing rod

[′dau̇z·iŋ ‚räd]
(mining engineering)
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I find the pendulum and dowsing rod easier and more reliable.
The photo above shows the proper way to hold the dowsing rod. Curl the hands back towards your wrists with knuckles facing downward.
"Dowsing rods" move because of large changes in electrical conductivity.
Wands, along with cloaks and pointy hats, are so last season, schweedie, and a handier implement is the trusty dowsing rod. It's a two-pronged stick you hold at arm's length, and the pointy bits wizz around, according to energy lines.
He then went out on the Forth in a small boat and used his dowsing rod to confirm the position.
During the event investigators will lead ghost-hunting vigils in small groups using ouija boards, dowsing rods and crystals.
People would use branches as dowsing rods and make crosses of rowan twigs to protect themselves on Halloween, while in old Europe, householders would put elderberry branches above their doorways to protect their homes from malevolent spirits.
During the evening, you will attempt to communicate with the spirit world using dowsing rods and crystal dowsing pendulums as a way to communicate during vigils.
? During the Vietnam War, US marines used dowsing rods to find weapons and enemy rat-holes.
I was at a loss until it became apparent that they had mistaken Dave for some sort of surveyor, and had thought his dowsing rods to be some form of theodolite.
Dowsing rods to detect energy were drawn to one area where they said a portal could exist allowing entities access to the gardens.
For rookie ghost hunters, dowsing rods - more commonly found used in well witching - help detect changes in a room's energy, which could mean the presence of a spirit, the ghost hunters said.