This lesson was written in Sept 2003 by Joe Smith for a dowsing list, it was originally given in a series of 5 Posts over several days. I will present them here as 5 Separate Lessons
The Y-Rod - How to Make One
by Joe Smith
For the ones that really want to learn the Y rod from the beginning. Get your Y rods ready. A willow branch will work or some other tree, ash or elm. Makes no difference for what we are going to do.
You need at least a foot on each side and 6-8 inch end piece. Point the end piece with a pocket knife and trim all the rough spots of the smaller ends. The smaller end should be at least 1/4" to 3/8" diameter and maybe a 1/2 " to 5/8 on the other end.
Sunday evening we will start. I tried to get Jim K to teach this but he didn't want to I guess. He is much better at the Y rod than me. So your stuck with me for now. Do a good job on this and I might even tackle the L rods next.
So get to whittling. Don't cut your self. Try to pick one with the two branches as even in size as you can. PS a Y rod looks like a Y.Joe
Take your Y rod that you are supposed to have by now. Hold it with the little ends strait up and your hands clamped near the top of the rod. Thumbs should be up on top, rod hanging down.
Now roll your thumbs out with your hand flat across, palms up. If you had a broom stick laid in your hands with the thumbs out that is the way it should look with the Y rod. when you do this the point of the Y rod should come up in front. It should be in a 45 degree angle from your body, your elbows at your side and arms about 16" apart . The tip of the wrist one way or the other will change the angle of the tip of the Y rod .
So now practice this as it is not easy to do. Once you get it, it will be easy for you to repeat when you use it. There are different ways to hold them but for now just try this way. . The tip should be in a tension strain so as to want to go either way, up or down. After you get this done the next thing is to learn a yes and no answer.
With your rod in a ready position ( the 45 degree angle) thumbs out. Now ask the Y rod to give you a yes answer, it should dip down and then return to neutral ( the 45) . Once you get that to work then ask for your No answer. It will either lift slightly. or do nothing at all. OK this is enough for one evening. Now if you want this to continue I have to hear that is somebody at least trying it as we go. So for I'm a little worried that I'm just talking to my self.Joe
Lesson 2I hope every body has now learned to hold the Y rod and has gotten a yes answer and maybe a no. Next we will be standing and scanning with the Y rod. Pick out a target , maybe your spouse that has gone down town some where or any other thing you want to know where it is. With the y rod in the ready position, rotate your body around slowly asking your question (where is ______ at this time). The Y rod will begin to dip as you near the right direction and dip when you are on target. Practice this for a while until you get comfortable with it. We are headed out doors next lesson. Just remember there is a lot of responsibility that goes with learning to dowse. We will go into that later. Joe
Lesson 3Ok, now you have found out it works, place a target out in the yard or even in the house where you can see it but can't go directly to it because of something in the way. Like maybe a table or a chair or a tree. Do your scanning and find out where the target is. Now ask the Y rod to take you there. Like what direction do I take to get there. By scanning you will find the right direction . So follow that direction until the Y tips down and then ask again what direction by scanning. Again follow it till it dips again. If you only had one obstacle you should be there. Now for you out there that need a picture, the ORI has a Video of the complete dowsing school that Marta and I gave at Fayetteville last spring . Just call them and order it from them. It includes all the tools and how to use them. Their no. is 479 582 9197, ask for the 2003 dowsing school tape. It has it all. Joe
Lesson 4Are you ready to dowse for a water vein? OK, lets go out side while the weather is still warm. Place your Y rod in the ready position and start walking SLOWLY, that is important while learning. As you get close to a vein of underground water, the Y will start to dip as you cross the vein it will pull down and then release as you cross the vein. When you get the feel for that lets look for the sewer line coming from the house. Just ask for the sewer line and it will dip as you cross it. This is a good time to have you reverse the direction and re-dowse the sewer line and the water vein. You might notice that it wasn't in the exact spot you found it at first. The reason is when you are first learning the Y rod your answer will be a little delayed. Ok now go around the house and look for things like the telephone line or the Electric line if it is buried. There are lots of things you can practice on. Now time to impress on you some responsibility with you dowsing with any tool. As you learn you might be temped to dowse a well location for someone. Do not do that until you have worked with an experienced dowser. It is very possible that you might be right on with your dowsing but maybe not. Drilling a well involves a lot of money and you would feel bad if the well was dry. So for now be content just to learn the different tools. I will be gone for several days but will give lesson 5 when there are questions to answer. So get your questions on the net. If John doesn't teach the Pendulum I will try to make it easy for you, same with L rods. Any body with the skill can teach without making me mad at all, so just speak up. Joe
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