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The iron rods are approx. 13 inches long, forged to a tapered point and polished by our pagan blacksmith, Paul!
Dowsing rods are for finding earth energy or water. For locating ley lines, buried treasure, water and energy points.
Some also use dowsing rods for divination by asking yes/no questions similar to a pendulum!
The hand carved handles are approximately 4 inches long, the iron rods swing freely within them.
Traditionally dowsers used fork sticks of birch or hazel, later many started using copper, brass or iron rods also. Ours combine the old and newer traditions by seating the rods in classic woods of pagan and witchcraft Celtic tree lore!
Paul and Pat’s Covenstead in Michigan is home to many gorgeous fruiting trees. And our whole area is famous for its peach, cherry and apple orchards! Paul tries to preserve as much of the under bark as he can, the fruit trees have gorgeous under bark colors and strong grains! Apple especially has a gorgeous green and red under bark with an amazing pink wood grain.
Each of Paul's handles and iron works are unique. There is no plan beforehand, the ritual tool is allowed to manifest as it wills, Paul just helps it along.
Wood is of course a natural product. Paul works with the branch, interesting boles, cracks, are incorporated and left by design. Paul also never removes all the bark, as like skin it comes in many layers and some of the lower layers have their own gorgeous color and details!
Oiled with one of our award winning Luna Ignis brand range of anointing oils to protect the wood and make the grain pop!
Long before Paul was ever a blacksmith he carved and was a wandsmith. Before even Artes And Craft opened as a witchcraft store, Paul was making wands and selling them at pagan festivals and gifting them to friends. Being English, Paul would often cut wood when visiting England and return to the USA with some of the most famous classical Celtic magick woods of Ogham lore. In fact, this was one of the founding principles of Artes And Craft, was to bring beautiful ritual tools and goodies from the old world to pagans in the new world. Paul loves crafting heirloom quality unique ritual tools for pagans, druids, ceremonial magicians, Traditional witchcraft and wicca.