Dowsing has existed in various forms for thousands of years. The original use may have been for divination purposes to divine the will of the god/desses, to foretell the future. Dowsing is sometimes called doodlebugging, or when searching specifically for water, water finding or water witching. It is a practice that attempts to locate hidden water wells, buried metals or ores, gemstones, or other objects as well as currents of earth radiation. An L-shaped twig or rod is often used during dowsing, although some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all. To use: (see picture) Hold the short end (copper handles) of the rod so that the longer piece points outward, away from your body. The handles should be held firmly, making sure that your hands won’t touch the brass rods. This will ensure a smooth swinging motion. After that, begin searching the building or location or asking a question. When asking a question determine ahead of time which direction the rods will go in for a particular answer. To find something in your environment walk about the location and follow where the rods lead you. They are supposed to point in the direction of any energy they detect. Once you have discovered the energy source, the rods will cross, signaling that the area in question has been found. Our dousing rods are made from brass (rods) and copper (handle).