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The divining-rod

Sir William F. Barrett

The divining-rod

an experimental and psychological investigation

by Sir William F. Barrett

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Published by Methuen & co, ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Divining-rod.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 293-311.

    Statementby Sir William Barrett, F. R. S., and Theodore Besterman. With 12 plates and 62 other illustrations.
    ContributionsBesterman, Theodore, 1904-1976, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1628 .B3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 336 p.
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6697912M
    LC Control Number27001661
    OCLC/WorldCa1863097

    The rods may be fashioned from wire coat hangers or wire flags used for locating utilities. He The divining-rod book only nineteen years of age. Hopwood claimed to have established an artificial ley with a wire and monitored his own dowsing reactions; but Scorer, Parsons, and Tart pointed out that as the tests were not double blind no conclusions could be validly drawn from them. He concluded that all were unwarranted. Virgil obtained his mediaeval repute as a wizard because his name was erroneously connected with virgula, the magic wand. For it were as easy to pluck the comet out of the sky by the tail, as to eradicate superstition from the mind of man.

    Then comes, as we have lately seen, a revival of ancient superstition. Work could be done to determine human thresholds of sensitivity to horizontal and vertical magnetic fields ideally in a shielded environment to eliminate extraneous magnetic fields. Foulkes, R. Another example is quoted in the 'Quarterly Review,' vol.

    The divining-rod book was subsequently tested again under admittedly poor conditions but did not repeat his performance. The results from the remaining 6 were said to be better than chance, resulting in the experimenters' conclusion that some dowsers "in particular tasks, showed an extraordinarily high rate of success, which can scarcely if at all be explained as due to chance Gwaltney, a superintendent with a local gas company. Then comes a case like that of the Drummer of Tedworth, or the Cock Lane Ghost, and society is deeply moved, philosophers plunge into controversy, and he who grubs among the dusty tracts of the past finds a world of fugitive literature on forgotten bogies. It is not clear whether the experiment was conducted double blind and whether sensory cues were eliminated.


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The divining-rod by Sir William F. Barrett Download PDF Ebook

From the graphical data presented it seems unlikely that the number of dowsing reactions near the bar was due to chance. Most assessments were favourable. For it were as easy to pluck the comet out of the sky by the tail, as to eradicate superstition The divining-rod book the mind of man.

The divining rod Oliver Cowdery used is further evidence that the LDS Church's founders were devout believers in the magical power of rocks and sticks.

Because the water table was nearly level over the site, perhaps there were no distinct subsurface anomalies. He experimented to The divining-rod book if the results and patterns of responses on one ESP task could be used reliably to predict The divining-rod book on another similar task Cadoret, The great sourcier, or water- finder, of the eighteenth The divining-rod book was one Bleton.

In the second experiment, eleven subjects, none of them professional dowsers, were asked to determine whether current was flowing through the coil of wire when it was placed in a known horizontal position beneath the floor of the room.

Changes in skin potential were noted by a number of in- vestigators. Subjects were asked to indicate the row and column in which the target object was placed by using The divining-rod book button on a thread as a pendulum.

The portion covering the biophysical effect includes 25 items of apparently scientific work and 27 items of popular The divining-rod book. But who changed it? Rocard noted that below 0. Over two years, the dowsers performed such tests and, of the 43 pre-selected and extensively tested candidates, at least 37 showed no dowsing ability.

Believers in Aymar have conjectured that his real powers were destroyed by the excitements of Paris, and that he took to imposture; but this is an effort of too easy good-nature. Foster, W.

The rods may be fashioned from wire coat hangers or wire flags used for locating utilities. For some people, dowsing does appear to be a useful problem solving tool. They were given a set of wooden blocks and asked to place a block at each location where they obtained a dowsing reaction.

Using the rod Finding where the temple should be built Recently the Mormon writer D. Overall, the prevailing view is that movement of the dowsing rod is caused by unconscious muscular action.

Often, diviners use forked sticks from trees such as willow, peach, and witch hazel. Robert Morris and Mark Shafer for suggestions of improvements of earlier drafts of this paper. This gave the dowser a longer exposure to the field.

Barrett and Vogt report a study of urban dowsers and found some definite differences from their rural counterparts. During the periods in which dowsing was attempted the respiration became irregular, the skin resistance decreased, the pulse pressure increased and the pulse rate slightly increased.

Although there is positive evidence that humans do have some ability to detect weak electromagnetic fields, the results of Whitton and Cook, and Balanovski and Taylor challenge the conclusions of other investigators.

The isolated texts from Scripture which are usually referred to clearly indicate wands of a different sort, if we except Hosea iv.

Something like the same theory, we believe, has been used to explain the pretended phenomena of haunted houses. Kaufman found that when the dowser he tested moved over an underground stream, a very much larger force was exerted on the rod than could normally be accounted for; and concluded that dowsing was a promising area in which to study PK.

Tromp - The Religion of the Modern Scientist. Dowsing tests deficient?. The task becomes much easier, however, when we look at the original version of the revelation contained in The Book of Commandmentsa predecessor volume to The Doctrine and Covenants, used by the LDS Church from to Apostol and Dumitrescu presented an abstract on their work.The Divining Rod Kindle Edition by Andrew Hubbard (Author) Be the first to review this item.

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However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Feb 19,  · Divining rods (also known as dowsing rods) can be used to find underground water sources, metal deposits, lost objects, and earth energy lines.

Some people use divining rods to converse with the deceased. The classic divining rod is a Y-shaped branch, but many modern dowsers craft their own rods from two L-shaped wires.Jul 07,  · Figure 1.

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