No one is quite sure when dowsing first came into being. Cave paintings suggest that people were dowsing in prehistory. Our ancient ancestors undoubtably knew how to read the land and place their sacred sites in alignment with Earth’s natural energy grid, or ley lines. Could it be that their priests and shamans were dowsers?
This seems entirely likely, but no written records remain to confirm. How else could they have been so accurate in their calculations? Dowsers today have confirmed that these ancients knew exactly where to place their temples, burial grounds, and ceremonial sites within the landscape to ensure alignment with ley lines.