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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:45 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:P.S. Just noticed that the book has a stamp on the inside. It appear that it came from the Geology library at the Facutly of Sciences at the University of Rennes!


As an aside, when the book arrived the pages had not been cut. In other words the book had been sitting on the shelves at the University of Rennes for decades with no-one taking an interest. Shame.

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:37 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:Just discovered that there is a Spanish translation of the Victor Mertens dowsing book. So it was available in at least three different languages.!

http://www.worldcat.org/title/radiestes ... /432634280

The Spanish translation of the Victor Mertens book contains the following text:

"VICTOR MERTENS
INGENIERO

Presidente de la Federación belgo-luxemburguesa de Asociaciones de Radiestesistas. - Caballero de la Orden de la Corona, y de la Orden de Leopoldo II, de Bélgica."

Google translates this as:

"VICTOR MERTENS
ENGINEER

President of the Belgo-Luxembourg Federation of dowsers. - Knight of the Order of the Crown and the Order of Leopold II of Belgium."


According to one source, Herge was also admitted to the Order of the Crown, 20 or so years later:

Tintin: Hergé and His Creation by Harry Thompson wrote:In the early 1970s he had been decorated by the Belgian government, as an Officer of the Order of the Crown.


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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:10 am

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon May 15, 2017 5:03 pm

The Spanish translator S R Andreu seems to have translated other dowsing books including Pere Bourdoux's Radiesthesie pour Missionaires: Notions pratiques see Christopher Bird's The Divining Hand, p.288-9 for more on Bourdoux.


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