Speak Like a Water Witch
Divining - the search for underground water or a variety of other items or materials such as precious metals, oil, lost objects, more; synonymous with Dowsing or Witching.
Divining rod - tool employed by diviners, typically constructed of wood or metals such as brass or copper. A single Y-shaped wood rod or dual L-shaped metal rods are common examples. The divining rod channels the energy of the diviner and gives an indication of positive or negative response, location or directionality.
Dowsing - see Divining
False response - a response in which the diviner is receiving an incorrect positive or negative response because it is either what he or she wishes to receive or due to a lack of concentration or experience.
Map divining - the activity in which the diviner uses a pendulum or divining rod and a map in order to do advance divining of a large area to determine where to concentrate their divining efforts once they arrive at the physical site.
Pendulum - another tool that can be used in divining. Consisting of a short length of string or chain and a suspended object, the pendulum can be quite useful in the activity of map divining. Suspended objects vary from wood to metals to crystals. One is not better than the other; each person must discover what works for them.
Radiesthesia - The study of using one's body to enter into a vibrational relationship with an object one is attempting to locate, measure or evaluate. This study includes divining.
Wand - a less common divining tool, the wand is roughly three feet long and constructed of bendable wood. The thinner side is held in the hand and the thicker end is pointed forward. A positive response is represented by and up-and-down movement of the wand.
Witching - see Divining
Witness - an object of similar properties used when divining for a specific item. For example, when divining for gold, the diviner will hold a "witness" or reference sample of gold in order to channel its properties when searching for underground gold. Because all gold shares a common energy, holding a sample will help the diviner locate additional gold.