Dowsing: The Science of Water-Witching

By: George, Karl

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Sticker on front wrapper, pencil notes throughout. 1974 Soft Cover. 140 pp. Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites,[1] and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus. Dowsing is considered a pseudoscience, and there is no scientific evidence that it is any more effective than random chance.[2][3] Dowsing is also known as divining (especially in reference to interpretation of results),[4] doodlebugging[5] (particularly in the United States, in searching for petroleum[6]) or (when searching specifically for water) water finding, water witching (in the United States) or water dowsing. The Y-shaped, or two L-shaped twigs or rods, individually called a dowsing rod, divining rod (Latin: virgula divina or baculus divinatorius), a vining rod or witching rod are sometimes used during dowsing, although some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all. Dowsing appears to have arisen in the context of Renaissance magic in Germany, and it remains popular among believers in Forteana or radiesthesia.[7] The motion of dowsing rods is now generally attributed to the ideomotor effect.[8][9][10]

Title: Dowsing: The Science of Water-Witching

Author: George, Karl

Categories: Science, Paranormal & Supernatural, New Age,

Publisher: Laurel, Montana, Karl George: 1974

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2264222