Divining Handby Christopher O. Bird, Thomas Heston
"To dowse," says the author of this definitive study of the divining art, "is to search with the aid of a handheld instrument such as a forked stick or a pendular bob on the end of a string - for anything: subterranean water flowing in a narrow underground fissure, a pool of oil or a vein of mineral ore, a buried sewer pipe or electrical cable, an airplane downed in a mountain wilderness, a disabled ship helplessly adrift in a gale, a lost wallet or dog, a missing person, perhaps a buried treasure." Co-author of The Secret Life of Plants, Christopher Bird has filled this book with exciting, documented stories, most of them illustrated with photographs and diagrams. It provides a complete history of the art of dowsing around the world and discusses in detail the various existing theories attempting to explain this extraordinary phenomenon.
- Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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I've read 18 books on the subject and The Divining Hand had the most overall information I was seeking. I understood how to make the dowsing rods and use them with surprising results. I've recommended the Divining Hand as the book to begin learning from. As you become more proficient I would then recommend "The Divining Mind"
Lots of stories but no measurable or repeatable evidence. A pleasant read, it has some theories but offers no experimental proof in support of them. Is it possible...yes! Is it likely...'fraid not.