Divining Rods

The divining rod or dowser is a stick used in searching for underground water or minerals. This form of divination is still in common use in many parts of the world. The instrument is typically a forked twig. The operator holds the forked ends of the twig close to his body, with the stem pointing forward. When he walks over a spot under which water or the desired mineral lies, the stem of the divining rod is supposedly pulled down.

Dowsing and divining is a natural and integral tool of man. It's history is as old as humanity itself. The phenomenon of divining has been accessible throughout the ages to individuals who chose to pursue and develop this innate aspect of self.

Divination by the rod or wand is mentioned in the prophesy of Ezekiel; and Hosea reproaches the Jews as being infected with the like superstition: "My people ask Counsel at their Stocks, and their STAFF declareth unto them." The use of rods for divination was not, however, peculiar to the Chaldeans, almost every nation which has pretended to that science having practised the same method. Herodotus mentions it as a custom of the Alani, and Tacitus, of the ancient Germans.

One of Sheppard's Epigrams (1651) runs thus-- Virgula divina.

"Some Sorcerers do boast they have a Rod,
Gather'd with Vowes and Sacrifice,
And (borne about) will strangely nod
To hidden Treasure where it lies;
Mankind is (sure) that Rod divine,
For to the Wealthiest (ever) they incline."

Albert Einstein said: I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, however, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time.

Divining Rods to source Creative Energy

Active Imagination is a wonderful divining rod.

If you want to go within and plunder the internal treasure house for creative ideas one reliable technique is Active Imagination as described by Carl Jung

Practices for Connecting with the Power

At Ivy Sea, Jamie Walters has a section called Wisdom and Mastery where she explores practices for connecting with the power and the sacred. These brain stilling exercises are effective divining rods to use in your daily mining.