One of you guys have brought out a question about natural objects which can be used as dowsing tools for detecting buried or hidden treasures. And the question is, “Do they really work or are they really effective?”

These natural objects being referred here comes in several different forms. But the most common dowsing tool that is widely used is the “Y shape” twigs made out from branches of trees. Other objects are crystals (particularly used as pendulum), bones and even just water (some call the process as “water witching” or “water divination”).

I actually do have a close friend (not Dave whom I mentioned on the other post) who is also a fellow Treasure Hunter and his expertise is using natural dowsing tools particularly branches from different kinds of trees. Of course, he had some great and amazing success of finding some of the hidden Yamashita Treasures which gave him so much fortune. He even claimed that the former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos hired him as a locator several times. However, he doesn’t want to speak much about it because he signed an agreement to remain silent about his contract.

Majority of THs in the past knows him because of his impressive and incomparable skill of dowsing the hidden Yamashita treasures. Due to his talent, many THs were searching and begging for him to locate the hidden deposit on their own excavation or prospected sites. Today, this legendary man have already aged a lot and can no longer offer his services to others. Thus, all I can do is to ask him how he perform his dowsing specifically his methods and techniques.

What can you Find Using Natural Dowsing Tools?

If we are going to look back at the history of dowsing tools, dowsers actually use “branches or twigs” and not some fancy metal rods like what most dowsers use today. And traditionally, the Y shape branches are what’s commonly used because it can be operated by just one person.

Now, what you can find using a natural dowsing tool is actually “comparable to its commercial counterpart” that you can buy from the shop. Expert dowsers in the past use it to find precious mineral ores, water, oil deposits, buried treasures underground, and even to locate missing people. In general, you can find anything that is hidden or missing which makes it a very powerful and useful tool not just for treasure hunters like us but for everyone looking for something or someone lost.

What is the Secret in Using Natural Dowsing Tool Efficiently?

The basis of what I am about to reveal which is the secret to using natural dowsing tool came from a close friend that I mentioned above. Currently, I am still in the process of testing what he taught me which is what I am about to share.

Main Principle of Dowsing

In order to effectively use a natural dowsing tool, it is important that you must know the main principle on how it really works. All objects do possess an “energy force”. Some call it “Vibration” or “Frequency”. This unexplained force generated by every physical objects is what influences a dowsing tool in being able to locate them.

Tree Branches

According to my friend, natural dowsing tools act like a magnet. There is a North and South Pole. And as a natural characteristic of a magnet, opposite poles tends to attract each other while similar poles will repel. Now, the reason why he uses different branches of trees is dependent on the type of object that is being searched. This will be explained further down below.

Since we are treasure hunters and our main target is to find gold, the perfect branch to use for this job is from a “Cassava tree”. Sad to say that there is no scientific explanation as to why a branch from a Cassava tree works best for dowsing gold. According to my friend, this particular type of branch has the “strongest pull or attraction to a gold target” as compared to all other branches that he used throughout his own personal experiences.

Based on his actual performance that I witnessed with my very own eyes, the cassava stick was pulled into the direction of his target by some kind of a strong and invisible force. I closely observed that my friend had a very tight grip on the stick but he can’t hold it still. The stick is literally sliding towards the direction of the hidden item in a manner which I describe above as similar to the characteristic of a magnet.

We actually performed a field test just to check if he still got his dowsing skill despite of the long years that he stopped practicing it. And of course, to teach us and pass his knowledge to others.

The test was performed on a beach sand and the target object we used was a gold ring. To make sure that there was no cheating done, we made some rules. He was not allowed to talk or communicate to others by any means from the start to the end of the challenge or until he gives up. I was the one who guarded him from a room throughout the whole period of time while the item was being hidden somewhere on the beach sand.

And to make it short, the result was that he effortlessly located the gold ring. Maybe he was just very lucky so we performed another second field test then a third both resulting to a successful outcome that made us all witnesses speechless. And a question within our mind, “how is he doing it?”

The Method

My friend uses a Y shape branch (it doesn’t need to be perfectly Y in shape) of a Cassava tree. If not available, the second best alternative is a “branch from a Guava tree”. There are other more trees that he mentioned but they are not really worth using in terms of finding gold. Take note if you are going to use Cassava or Guava branches for dowsing or locating other objects that is not made of gold, it may not be efficient. Again, it’s like a magnet. Every target object has their own “respective or appropriate type of branch from a tree” that works effectively in locating them.

Another important tip is that, “always use fresh branches”. The fresher the branches being used, the stronger the pull it will be giving a more accurate result. Again, I have no explanation to this concept but solely based through the words of an expert dowser.

How to Use a Y Shape Branch for Dowsing?

Assuming that you got yourself a Y shape branch, using it is pretty simple. The two shorter pair of the branch are your handles while its single and longer portion is the pointer.

Operating it is done by holding the handles of your dowsing tool with a grip of your hands. Then, level it on your waist (some does it at a shoulder level) while the pointer is slightly pointing upward.

You can now start with your search at your prospected site. The first step is to stand at the middle of your site then slowly turn or rotate around while holding your dowsing tool in a position as described above. If it happens that the pointer is aligned with your target, you should be able to feel a slight pressure pulling the pointer down or in a horizontal direction. Follow that direction and as you go closer to your target, the stronger the pull should be. And once you are already standing on top of your target, the pointer should be pointing straight downward onto the ground.

Moreover, I could not really say much about the authenticity of this dowsing method since I only practiced it a few times (which mean I am a complete beginner). But the actual performance that I witnessed really gave me a lot of motivation to continue on my attempt of mastering it. Anyway, what are your thoughts about this kind of tool? Do you think anyone can master it or only few individuals with special talent are able to do it?

17 Comments to “Natural (Y Branch) Dowsing Tools for Detecting Gold”

  • Hello Sir,

    Soil mix with leaves. Is it a good sign to continue digging Sir? By the way, what is the meaning of this kind of soil with lots of leaves?

    • Those mixtures of soil and leaves are considered as markers indicating that you are digging on the correct spot. I already covered this topic on the previous post.

  • Good PM Sir Elmo. We need your help Sir. We recovered a stone color dirty white, similar characteristics with glass weighing approximately 100 kilos. Its length is 2 ft, width 1.5 ft and 1 foot thick. Its shape is like oblong. Could it be possible that this could be a precious stone? If you have an address Sir, could I send a sample of it via LBC Sir? Thank you very much and more power.

    • That is an interesting object. You do not need to send me a sample. You can just take a photo of it then PM it to my FaceBook page account. Anyway, I think that object that you found is a marker. So you may want to dig further or deeper from where you got it.

  • Thanks for the informative article. It was very timely since our dowser is also getting old and I’ve been thinking about it these past days.

    Sir could you ask your master dowser what plant can be used for precious stones, platinum and iron (for bom bs and un-explode ordnance)? I’m not so adept in using L rods but using plants branches might be altogether different. I’ve seen cassava branch in action but used as a German stick and was accurate. I also knew of a friend who started a small business locating underground water using guava branch.

    Finally in your experience, what is the best electronic metal detector you have used considering the highly mineralized soil and rocks in the Philippines? We had bad experiences with OKM Rover C and Garrets before. Thanks.

    • Platinum and precious stones are very rare objects here in the Philippines so he (my master) does not have any experience regarding them. But for iron, almost any kind branches should work.

      As for the metal detector that we use here in the Philippines, the Makro Jeohunter 3D is working well for us.

      • Thanks Sir Elmo, BTW did your friend Dave already finished writing his second book on TH? What about you and your group, are you not planning to write a book on your THunting experiences? It will make an interesting read. Also, many questions asked here will be answered in that book.

        • The last message or email that I got from my friend Dave was that, he was here in the Philippines gathering more information for his second book. As for me, I do not have any plans on writing my own book. I would rather like to share them for free since my main objective of putting up this blog is to help educate fellow treasure hunters.

  • Good day Sir, I just want to ask what is the meaning of combination of SM then the letter A with circle and dot beside that sign. Thank you.

    • The SM sign represent the “spot” and the “deposit”. While the circle with a dot means that the item is hidden inside the rock on one of its side.

  • Sir, who is that dowser? Is he a Pilipino?

    • I am sorry but I cannot reveal his name. And yes, he is a fellow Filipino.

  • Good day, Sir. Would you know what the letter H sign means?

    • Yes, it is simply another sign representing the hidden deposit. However, this symbol is often paired with other signs.

  • I have a natural dowser that is just my hands. Far or near a target. They find anything mostly useless. But not always but not sure what I’ll find. I have found winning scratch off lottery tickets. But I don’t call it dowsing because it is a communication with an energy field that is nature. I’m not calling it supernatural because it is natural. It started when I built a device i have since dismantled but still have the communication. Totally weird totally cool and a lot of questions!

    • That’s amazing. Maybe we can call it a special skill? It’s because obviously, no ordinary individual can do it.

  • Sir Elmo good morning, I’m reading questions together with your reply. Thank you for the information/help that to everyone. God bless you Sir.

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