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Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – Dowsing with rod and pendulum by M. Landesque, an engineering expert



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Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty

Using a Lecture by Dr. Marage at the College de France , Bulletin de I'Institut general psychologique, 1919. Dr. Marage. "Ce qu'il faut penser de la baguette des sourciers.” Revue scientifique, Feb. 14, 1920

The second Congress of Experimental Psychology brought together a number of dowsers under conditions so unfavourable that it is a marvel that the result of the enquiry was not entirely negative.

On November 17th, 1913, M. d'Arsonval communicated to the Academy of Sciences the work of Dr. Marage on dowsing with rod and pendulum by M. Landesque, an engineering expert (Ponts et Chaussees) in Tunisia, who though denying the facts, wished to make a personal trial, and to his great astonishment found himself to be an excellent dowser.

Out of nine experiments followed by borings - seven on the road from Enfidaville to Kair Kairouan over 31 kilometres (about 18 miles); two between Enfidaville and Zaghouan over 19 kilometres (11 miles)-M. Lanesque had nine successes as to location, seven being very remarkable, and two errors as to depth.

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Osty, Dr Eugene

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