two hands hold a forked stick inserted into the center of the earth

The Divining Hand: The 500-Year-Old Mystery of Dowsing

by Christopher Bird Author

A massive and complete book about the divinatory art and science of dowsing. The classic form of dowsing is to use a forked, fresh-cut branch to seek hidden underground water. But other instruments, like pendulums, can be used to find other things, like mineral ore, buried treasure, underground utilities, or missing ships, planes, wallets, or dogs. This book is full of instructions as well as stories of successful dowsing, with photographs and illustrations to guide you. Also includes a discussion of existing theories as to why and how dowsing works.