Dr. William Forbes, interviewed by Nathan Lowrey
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
1740 Dr. William Forbes, interviewed by Nathan Lowrey for AY 125, spring 1984, Presque Isle, Maine. 19 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Dr. Forbes talks about his contacts with water dowsing as a well driller and as a geologist. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1853 1 hour.
- Dowsers -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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