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Dowsing By Tom Williamson

Dowsing by Tom Williamson

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A reappraisal of the ancient art of dowsing, in which the author looks at recent scientific research which seems to support long-held beliefs about latent human potential.

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Dowsing: New Light on an Ancient Art by Tom Williamson

Can a dowser, using nothing more elaborate than a forked twig or pair of bent wire coat-hangers, really locate minerals, water or archaeological remains beneath the ground? Generations of scientists have remained sceptical, stigmatizing dowsers as charlatans or, at best, naive victims of self-deception. Recent scientific research has undermined this long-held assessment. Moreover, as geologist Tom Williamson shows, the results of dowsing research intermesh with other findings to reveal a whole world of latent human potential. Good dowsers - whose remarkable achievements over the centuries the author describes - seem to be adept at exploiting these resources. But we can all learn how to detect what lies hidden beneath the earth, or if need be, protect ourselves from what dowsers have traditionally described as 'harmful Earth rays'. In the final part of the book, the author casts his net wider, assessing the claims of 'Earth energy' and crop circle dowsers in the light of ancient beliefs and modern scientific investigations. The conclusions are unexpected and provocative. Dowsing: New Light on an Ancient Art presents a rational solution to the 500-year-old riddle of dowsing, that challenges the assumptions of dowsers and scientists alike.

About Tom Williamson

Born in Malawi and educated at schools in Africa and England, Tom Williamson read geology at Brasenose College, Oxford. After a further degree in geochemistry at the University of Leeds, he worked for a period in Africa as a field geologist. He then spent a number of years on the staff of the Science Museum, London, specializing in climatology and the history of medicine. Tom Williamson has written for many technical publications, including articles on dowsing research and two earth science books for children. He is married and lives in Dorset.

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Dowsing: New Light on an Ancient Art by Tom Williamson
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