Water Witching U. S. A. / Edition 2

Water Witching U. S. A. / Edition 2

by Evon Z. Vogt, Ray Hyman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226862984

ISBN-13: 9780226862989

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Despite advanced technology, the practice of water witching—using a forked stick to indicate an underground source of water—persists in both rural and urban areas. Water Witching U.S.A. is a lively look at "dowsing," full of personal accounts, historical background, and data from controlled experiments and a nationwide survey. This study includes

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Despite advanced technology, the practice of water witching—using a forked stick to indicate an underground source of water—persists in both rural and urban areas. Water Witching U.S.A. is a lively look at "dowsing," full of personal accounts, historical background, and data from controlled experiments and a nationwide survey. This study includes a collection of photographs, drawings, and historical woodcuts showing the tools, techniques, and early instances of dowsing, as well as cross-sectional views contrasting the dowser's explanation of groundwater with the geologist's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226862989
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface, 2000
Preface to the Phoenix Edition
Preface
1. Why Water Witching?
2. The Family Tree
3. Does It Work? Case Histories and Field Tests
4. Does It Work? Controlled Experiments
5. From Talking Horses to Talking Twigs
6. Why Does the Rod Move?
7. Who's Who in Witching
8. For Whom the Witch Tells
9. Water Witching as Magical Divination
Postscript 1978
Appendix I. Letter of Explanation and Dowsing Questionnaire Mailed to County Agricultural Extension Agents
Appendix II. Water—Well Location by Scientific Divination. By H.E. Thomas
Bibliography

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