Divining Hand

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"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,
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Overview

"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780924608162
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2008

    No experimental evidence no statistics.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    I've read 18 books on the subject and The Divining Hand had the

    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"

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