Rods and Pendulums Follow Earth Energy


Deep in the heart of the Amwell Forest there is a sacred place.


By Robert Egby

Somewhere tucked away amid the oaks, beech trees and poison ivy and other greenery that make up the West Amwell Forest the dowsing rods point to an old Native Indian Burial Ground. It’s on a rocky, heavily forested shelf at a point east of Lambertville, New Jersey.

How did we find it?

Some months ago we visited our dowsing friends Dan and Joyce Hofstetter at their home in West Amwell. They were interested in dowsing and suggested we visit and check out the energies in and around their forest home. The rods indicated a nest of geospiral energies all radiating relaxing and healing Yin energies with the Alpha geospiral radiating 28 rings. Geospirals come in rings of seven – 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 and 49. A 28 ring geospiral is great for living a healthy life.

It was while we were dowsing Don and Joyce’s property that spirits appeared and said the area had been a regular seasonal camping area for Native Indian tribes. They also indicated that the forest area contained a Native Indian Burial Ground which caught most people by surprise.

On Saturday, June 7th an explorative group convened at the Hofstetter place with a plan to try and find the ancient burial ground via the art of dowsing. The group comprised my partner Betty Lou Kishler, Dan and Joyce Hofstetter, Joanne Pfleiderer, Mark Sterner, and Lori and Lee Hofstetter who live nearby. Their dog Lucky also came along.

My dowsing rods in a search position indicated a north-west direction and for a few yards we walked along the old Rock Road that General George Washington and his men had marched on their way from Lambertville to the battle of Monmouth in 1778.

Dan then led the way along a number of deer tracks and across some clear areas, always in the north-west direction. After almost 30 minutes of hiking through challenging brush, fallen trees and walking through rockfields we came to an area where there were fewer trees but a number of heavy rocks.

Suddenly the search rod spun round. “We have arrived,” I announced and everyone started looking around. The entire area, the size of a baseball infield, was surrounded by rocks that looked like sleeping sentinels and beyond lay some fallen trees almost acting as barriers. Everyone agreed that the energy made this place special. But there was nothing to announce that this was indeed an old Native Indian Burial Ground. However the dowsing rods insisted, so we go along with that.

We knew from our earlier explorations that Native Indians always sought out places that manifested positive Earth energies – in other words geospirals.

“Show me the nearest major geospiral,” I told the search rod. It swung round and stopped just a few feet away. I placed a flag marker at the center and then walked with the rods to count the rings. An impressive thirty-five! All in all there are at least eight minor geospirals manifesting in this area. It's a veritable healing region. It is little wonder the Lenape Indians used this place to care for the bodies of loved ones in Spirit.

“The rods indicate the last burial here was 1710,” I said. As usual when we find a new collection of geospirals, dowsers always check for leylines. These are the old tracks, the highways of the ancient travelers. Each one normally has a beginning and a destination. People built communities, churches and erected monuments along leylines. Many books have been written about them in Britain and other parts of the world. Leys are neither positive nor negative, but simply communication lines.

“Check for leylines?” said a voice. I did. We found one running right through center of the Indian Burial Ground. The rods showed a triple haired leyline running north-south. There are not many triple-formatted leylines around. One I do know runs through the Chimayo Healing Sanctuary in northern New Mexico. I wrote about this in my book “Holy Dirt, Sacred Earth: A Dowser’s Journey in New Mexico.” Thousands of pilgrims visit Chimayo every year and many claim to have been healed. I made a note at some future date to discover the track of the Amwell Leyline.

One of the major attributes of a major geospiral complex or vortex is that visitors experience a distinct reluctance to leave. The force is so beautiful and relaxing it begs the visitor to stay. So Betty Lou and I sat on a rock, she smoked her Indian Peace Pipe and the others used their dowsing rods and discussed the phenomenon of being on a place where the earth energy felt sacred. The Native Indians, presumably the Lenape must have had similar thoughts.

The trail, if you can call it that, into and out of the burial area is so overgrown that we were surprised that a cross-country cyclist complete with helmet, garb and music plugs suddenly appeared and stopped. Everyone asked him where we were and he suggested various trails. I felt he was lost, but then he quickly disappeared down a track blocked by heavy fallen trees. It’s strange that whenever I experience a mystical event, a cyclist turns up out of nowhere, makes some comments and disappears. It first happened in Cornwall, England, then at the Kelly’s Mine Ghost site in New Mexico, and now in Amwell Forest, New Jersey.
It was during this time at the Indian Burial Ground that I noticed we were being watched by the spirits of the ancestors, perhaps fifty of them standing among the trees. Then I heard a voice in English say very clearly: “Do not disturb this place. Please no digging.”

Quickly I mentioned it to the group and everyone agreed, except one – Lori and Lee’s pit-bull named Lucky. The dog suddenly started digging part of the track, it’s claws pulling at the dark rich earth. Lee said it was for eucalyptus roots but some feared it might be something embarrassing. The Lenape were known for shallow burials. Lucky developed such a frenzy that we decided to move out before the hole got any bigger.

Led by Dan the group found its way back and eventually walked along the remains of the ancient Rock Road linking Lambertville to West Amwell.

The Hofstetter property is an ideal area for training both new and experienced dowsers because as I mentioned, it contains a cluster of geospirals in a beautiful forest setting. It also contains a geopathic negative energy zone formed by cracks in the rocks deep underground but it is a safe distance from the house. It’s great for practicing dowsing and “bouncing” negative energies away.

We will be conducting a one day workshop at Dan and Joyce’s place on Saturday September 27th 2014. Joanne Pfleiderer is handling publicity and looking after registrations. Full details will be announced shortly on Facebook and also on my website at under “workshops /events”.

Meanwhile if you are a dowser, happy searching. If you would like to learn stayed tuned.


The Group gathered at the site of the "Native Indian Burial Site." Left to right: Betty Lou Kishler,
Robert Egby, Lee Hofstetter, Dan Hofstetter, Joyce Hoftstetter, Lori Hofstetter, Mark Sterner.
Photo by: Joanne Pfleiderer.

Robert Egby and partner Betty Lou Kishler sit on a rock while discussing
the energies found at the site. Betty Lou is smoking her Native Indian Peace Pipe.

Robert marks the triple hair leyline that crosses the center of the Native Indian Burial Site with
three marker flags. He explains to Joyce Hofstetter it is also the center of a 35-ring geospiral
which makes it special in energy terms.

MORE ABOUT GEOSPIRALS: Robert is the author of "HOLY DIRT, SACRED EARTH: A Dowser's Journey in New Mexico," copies of which are available at the website: HOLY DIRT, SACRED EARTH

Or on Kindle World Wide at HOLY DIRT, SACRED EARTH. (This link will take you to your nearest Kindle Facility in the world)

NOTEBOOK: If you are interested in learning about geopathic zones and negative energy fields, check here. Are you sleeping in a safe place?

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