Dousing rods are used to speak directly to spirits. They are metal rods and use different energies to move. They are held still and move to a yes or no position as you ask questions. Many people consider them hokey because of their frequent appearances in ghost tours and magic shows. It would be easy to move them yourself! However, holding them yourself and experiencing them swing side to side as you stay completely still is a mind-changing experience. They are not the most common form of divination and do not have a direct historical link to witchcraft.