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Title:
Water witching, U.S.A.
Author:
Vogt, Evon Z. (Evon Zartman), 1918-2004.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1979.
Physical Description:
xi, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
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ISBN:
9780226862972
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


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 DivinationH.E. Thomas
Bibliography

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