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
"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
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.