oa Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope - The divining-rod and water-finders

Volume 37, Issue 6
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In England one of the most widely-spread survivals of the belief in, and practice of magic is that of ""Divination."" There have been, various methods of practising ""divination,"" but that to which I refer is the use of the ""divining rod"", a short stick (the exact form and nature of which varies), which is held in one or both hands, and by its apparently spontaneous movement indicates to the holder in the ground beneath his feet the presence of hidden treasure, metallic veins, or of springs of running water.

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