The Science of Basic L-Rod Dowsing

An Investigation

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Dowsing has been a known practice for approximately 500 years, with some evidence suggesting it may even have been used for five millennia. Historically, dowsers used a forked, Y-shaped stick, following the movement toward the presence of water, minerals, or other objects located beneath the ground. Today, the most common tool used is a wire bent into the shape of an “L,” leading to the practice known as L-rod dowsing. Only a few of dowsing’s many forms appear to have a clear physical basis, such that some physical phenomena in the environment causes a physiological response in the body. Despite the many studies performed in the past, none have resulted in a comprehensive, testable explanation for how dowsing works.
This book reviews and critiques some of the common explanations for L-rod field dowsing, describes an investigation into various aspects of L-rod dowsing, and proposes a mechanism which explains the physical observations. The first part introduces dowsing and critically reviews the major physical theories presented to date to explain it. The second half of the book builds on the prior scientific studies that looked to explain the process behind dowsing, develops the evidence, and presents a theory based on well-known scientific principles for the physical component of dowsing.

About the Author(s)

Richard Warburton, Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southampton and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, has spent most of his career in new product development and is an inventor on over 20 patents. He lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Richard Warburton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 115 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9401-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5169-9
Imprint: McFarland