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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring the shared nondual experience of master dowsers
by Ward, Jennabeth Louise, Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2016, 511; 10118746
Abstract (Summary)

This inquiry has engaged master dowsers in conversation about their lived experiences with the practice of dowsing, how it has affected and influenced their lives. The history of dowsing, including its folklore, master dowsers throughout history distributed across numerous countries, is offered as contextual background of the lineage to which these individuals belong. Controversies regarding the validity of dowsing and how it functions are discussed. The multitude of tests of dowsers and dowsing are described. Mindfulness practice is explored as a bridge to the dowsing mind state. It is hoped that the information and insight gleaned from this inquiry will support the hypothesis that students will benefit by learning dowsing skills to enhance and expand their mental and emotional capacities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Peat, F. David
Commitee: Burneko, Guy, Rierdan, Richard
School: California Institute of Integral Studies
Department: Transformative Inquiry
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Social research, Folklore
Keywords: Brain, Dowsing, Folklore, Intuition, Mindfulness
Publication Number: 10118746
ISBN: 978-1-339-80075-2
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