“A country dowser and self-aid” by M. Wilson.
This author was self-taught and for 20 years worked alone without influence from other dowsers, hence the title refers to his own experimentation and self-learning. He recounts his experiences over time. After a series of tests, he became convinced that dowsing was a mental faculty. Then as he gains confidence, he applies his dowsing on request, be it responding to requests to find lost objects or even missing people. He suggests applying dowsing to a wide a range of subjects to keep up one’s interests.
Using a dowsing instrument made from wire, he is clearly able to demonstrate voluntary PK effects, something he seems particular skilled at compared, in contrast to others whom he as tested.
The observes a phenomenon that has been observed by others. If a non-dowser holds one end of the same rod that he is holding, then they feel the pull of the rod, but for half an hour afterwards, they are also able to dowse.
He concludes with a number of illustrations of his abilities. One included deducing a person’s relative ability in a subject, using an arbitrary chart, just from a knowledge of their first and second names, upon which he concentrates.
Then there was locating a lost rationing book (this was 1952 and post-war rationing was still enforced in the UK), in a town of 8000 people, with the same number of seemingly identical ration books. Finding it one mile from the owner’s residence.