Happy to have Gail Sheldon as a Guest Editor for the look at use of Rods.She and Jim have a shop on Etsy featuring their Divining Rods.The video shows some of those available at http://psychshop.etsy.com
In the profile she says "I have been Divining for over 25 years both professionaly and privately.
We live on the treasure coast of Florida and I also belong to a paranormal investiagation team.
I have been designing and using L-rods for water, electrical professionaly for years and lately for treasure and ghost hunting and a finder of lost items.
The rods are tested and made by a professional dowser. I know you will love these acurate rods. we make several differnt styles for your pocket book or ease in travel. so trust that each rod will perform at their top ability."
Ghost Hunting with dowsing rods
Dowsing has been around for centuries for finding water and other natural elements, as in ore and precious gem mining. It was called rhabdomancy which the dictionary defines as: (from the Greek) Divination by means of a wand or rod, especially for discovering underground water or ores.
Dowsing or divining can be used for finding many different things and in our present day it has been used by; oil refineries, farmers, well drillers, treasure hunters and police detection use. Dowsing as been used by the military during World War II and the Viet Nam war for finding enemy targets. It was widely publicized and met with excellent success rates.
Today the dowsing rod is very popular in ghost hunting and more!
By looking at the method in which the rods works you can compare them to sophisticated
Electronic equipment for detecting energy fields. You can test their sensitivity by using them along with an EMF meter (electromagnetic field detector). Your rods will move to detect physical manifestations that require an amount of energy, just like an EMF meter. The nice thing about your rods is it cannot experience battery energy drain like an EMF meter!
Quantum physics teaches us that everything in the universe is a mass of molecules that vibrate and has an energy field. Even the very thoughts in your brain, are waves which is an energy field that can be measured. Every bit of energy vibrates and puts out waves which can be measured in one way or another. Your divining rods can pick up and detect these fields when trained to tune into the vibration, just like a tuning fork.
There are many rods for sale on the internet or at stores.
What you should look for:
Material that is electronically sensitive like Brass, which is the best material then cooper, is the next sensitive material.
The rods should be the same length and have the same arc at the 90 degree bend.
They do not have to be cut from the same stock. There is no electrical evidence that being cut from the same stock can help you detect energy better.
How handy are they to carry.
Note: The handles maybe made of any material you find comfortable.