Once the dowser has chosen at least one tool in each class of instrumentation, (L-rods, Y-rods, pendulums, bobbers/other), it's time to get down to the busi-ness of dowsing, but it's best not to get overly excited.
Choosing a dowsing instrument used to be an easy task. Our forefathers used whatever was near at hand — a forked tree branch, a pole, staff, or a weight suspended from a string or chain, served perfectly well.
Every experienced dowser knows that our skill is multi-faceted, involving several critical aspects for its proper functioning, which this column has previously addressed in orderly stages as best as possible.
The first column in this series was a general overview for people who have just discovered dowsing and decided to take a further look, highlighting the importance of subduing the ego and starting at the beginning.