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Barrett, William, Sir, 1844-1925.
New Hyde Park, N.Y., University Books 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Barrett, Sir; Theodore Besterman
|Description:||xxv, 336 p. illus., maps, ports. 24 cm.|
|Contents:||A brief historical sketch of dowsing. Origins ; Dowsing among savage peoples and in folklore ; The rod in classical and medieval times ; Earliest evidence of dowsing ; Earliest systematic study of dowsing ; Dowsing in England ; The early scientists on dowsing ; Dowsing for water ; The distribution of dowsing in Europe ; Dowsing in modern times ; The modern literature of dowsing --
Three famous French dowsers. Jacques Aymar ; Barthélmy Bleton ; The Abbé Paramelle --
Dowsing and geology. The geology of water supply ; The geology of Somerset in relation to dowsing ; The experiment of Dr. W.J. Sollas ; Dowsing in geological works ; Geological criticism of dowsing ; Geological opinion in favour of dowsing --
Three notable experiments in dowsing. The Horsham experiment ; The Waterford experiment ; The Carrigoona experiment --
Two famous British dowsers of the nineteenth century. William Scott Lawrence ; John Mullins --
Notable contemporary British dowsers: professional. William Stone ; Benjamin Tompkins ; Leicester Gataker --
Notable contemporary British dowsers: amateur. Miss Clarissa Miles ; Mr. Fergus Carstairs Rogers --
Other contemporary British dowsers: professional. Thomas Willis, of Gloucester ; Charles Sims, of Pilton ; Thomas Hares and John Blake ; Richard Anthony, of Yelling ; John Stears, of Hessle ; Henry Smart, of Evercreech ; H.W. Golding, of Braintree ; H.W. Mullins, of Bath ; Thomas Heighway, of Llandrindod Wells ; S.T. Child, of Ipswich, Suffolk --
Other contemporary British dowsers: amateur. Walter Wyburn ; Mr. Kemp, of Taunton ; An official of the government of Northern Ireland ; The boy Lockyer ; Colonel Hugh Rose ; The boy Guy Fenley, of Texas --
Experiments with two or more independent dowsers --
Experiments in blindfolding the dowser --
The mechanism of dowsing. The dowsing-rod ; How the rod is held ; The motion of the rod ; Transmission of the motion of the rod ; The sensations occurring in dowsing --
The rationale of dowsing. Obsolete theories ; Criticism of the obsolete theories ; Dowsing for miscellaneous objects ; Dowsing for hidden and lost objects ; Cryptesthesia in dowsing ; The cryptesthetic theory of dowsing ; Criticisms of the cryptesthetic theory ; Unconscious muscular action ; Conclusion.
|Responsibility:||by Sir William Barrett and Theodore Besterman. Foreword by Leslie Shepard.|