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by Ian Pegler
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"
Replies: 77
Views: 52102

Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

Here is the whole paragraph: M. ORCEL, Agent consulaire de France en Gambie, a decouvert que la Terre comporte une série de bandes se dirigeant habituellement de l'Est a l'Ouest, ainsi que des faisceaux Nord-Sud, perpendiculaires a ces bandes. Celles-ci proviennent de courants d'eau souterrains prof...
by Ian Pegler
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"
Replies: 77
Views: 52102

Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

Grahame Gardner wrote:
Ian Pegler wrote: Pre-dates the Curry and Hartmann grids, I think both were 1950s?
Wow, good find, Ian!
You are correct on the Hartmann & Curry grids - Curry was actually 'discovered' by Siegfried Wittman in 1950 according to this site, and Hartmann in 1954.
Worth further investigation I think!. :P

Ian
by Ian Pegler
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"
Replies: 77
Views: 52102

Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

A random peruse in the coffee shop and I came across what appears to be a reference to an energy grid, discovered by a monsieur F. Orcel from his "La Radiesthesie agricole" (1939) Quote from the Mertens book: "une série de bandes se dirigeant que la Terre comporte habituellement de l'...
by Ian Pegler
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Archaeology News & media
Topic: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up
Replies: 36
Views: 22023

Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

from the BBC:

'The discovery of Richard III's skeleton changed my life'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-41174229

Ian
by Ian Pegler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Dowsing on film
Topic: Water Diviner film
Replies: 11
Views: 11987

Re: Water Diviner film

I watched the Water Diviner on TV the other day; despite my dislike of Russell Crowe, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Not an awful lot of divining going on in it though. Not a lot of Horse-Whispering in The Horse Whisperer either!! But there is some dowsing implicit in the otherwise unexplained ability of...
by Ian Pegler
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Justice for Wilbur aka Snake News
Replies: 38
Views: 25864

Re: Justice for Wilbur

It was surely just a matter of time... nearly nine years after Wilbur....

Snake owner Daniel Brandon killed by his pet python

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-42801983

What will it take...?

Ian
by Ian Pegler
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does the ideomotor effect debunk dowsing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 20413

Re: Ideomotor response

Another old thread:

"The trouble with Wikipedia"

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=631
by Ian Pegler
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does the ideomotor effect debunk dowsing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 20413

Re: Ideomotor response

I am not being negative or defeatist, thanks. What you are doing is employing a term most commonly used by pseudo-skeptics and your rationale for doing so is to suggest the term is "neutral" and amenable to dowsing and the big problem with that is that its meaning (as used in the common p...
by Ian Pegler
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does the ideomotor effect debunk dowsing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 20413

Re: Ideomotor response

Thanks. I couldn't find the term in any of the books I have, including Elizabeth Brown and Arthur Bailey. They seem to go out of their way not to use it. The best quote is from Arthur Bailey: "The dowsing instrument is basically an amplifier of muscular movement." but that doesn't include...
by Ian Pegler
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does the ideomotor effect debunk dowsing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 20413

Re: Ideomotor response

Using Google Books, I did a search for "ideomotor" - it is used frequently in: a) Books by pseudo-skeptics b) Books on Psychology and Neuropsychology c) Books ABOUT the "paranormal" and dowsing, not necessarily by pseudo-skeptics but very possibly influenced by them, but not book...
by Ian Pegler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does the ideomotor effect debunk dowsing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 20413

Re: Ideomotor response

Well, you won't get cooperation or understanding by being so confrontational. Who do you suppose I want cooperation from? In what way am I being confrontational? If you mean wikipedia is by default sceptical then that's right, that's the way it should be. No, that's not what I meant, and no it isn'...
by Ian Pegler
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does the ideomotor effect debunk dowsing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 20413

Re: Ideomotor response

Specifically using the "i" word will send googlers scuttling off to website resources authored by pseudo-skeptics. Wikipedia is a pseudo-skeptical resource, written by pseudo-skeptics and they control the dowsing page too. Far better to speak in more general terms eg. the subconscious infl...
by Ian Pegler
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Tools, Tips & Techniques
Topic: History question: Who invented the L-rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 5953

Re: History question: Who invented the L-rods?

The March 1961 Journal of the BSD (pages 163-166) has an article titled "Dowsing with the angle rod" reprinted from a 1938 issue of the Journal, and taken from a talk by E. P. Wilson to the BSD on 13 January 1938. The article begins: "About a year ago I saw a diviner walking over som...
by Ian Pegler
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Tools, Tips & Techniques
Topic: History question: Who invented the L-rods?
Replies: 9
Views: 5953

Re: History question: Who invented the L-rods?

I am wondering also about the Russell Crow movie, "The Water Diviner" which begins with the protagonist (played by Crowe) dowsing for water using L-rods. The action is set a few years after the Battle of Gallipoli, so say 1920. It seems a tad early for L-rods.

Ian
by Ian Pegler
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Dowsing in the News
Topic: Dowsing in Mid/West Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 2456

Dowsing in Mid/West Wales

Four local articles about dowsing in West/Mid Wales. Three concern a lady dowser called Beti Davies: Dewina dwr a bragu gwin (Welsh language) Golwg, 21.3.2002 https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/oldicm/utilities/action/act_download.cfm?mediaid=27196&langtoken=eng Weather is just divine for Beti, Weste...