Erling Skorpen, interviewed by Patrice Mutchnick
Scope and Contents
A series of interviews and supplemental manuscript material on dowsing or water witching, most conducted as part of a class project in Edward D. “Sandy” Ives’ Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork (AY 125) course at the University of Maine in 1984. Other accessions were added to the series because of their focus on dowsing. Dowsers discuss techniques and materials; uses of dowsing in archaeology learning to dowse; beliefs about dowsing; dowsing as a way of healing; locating ley lines; and tell dowsing stories.
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From the Collection: 60 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
1730 Erling Skorpen, interviewed by Patrice Mutchnick for AY 125, spring 1984, Orono, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Skorpen talks about his experiences with dowsing a well on his property; theories behind why it works. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1847 1/2 hour.
- Dowsers -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States