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Letter From Wolfram Sievers To The Reich Main Security Office, December 2, 1940, Wolfram Sievers Dec 1940

Letter From Wolfram Sievers To The Reich Main Security Office, December 2, 1940, Wolfram Sievers

Dowsing Research

This note from Wolfram Sievers to the Reich Main Security Office accompanied forwarded documents related to dowsing - a letter to the Reichsführer-SS (Heinrich Himmler) and a position paper by Josef Wimmer of the Ahnenerbe Department of Applied Geology.


Letter From The Ahnenerbe To Rudolf Brandt, November 25, 1940, Ahnenerbe Nov 1940

Letter From The Ahnenerbe To Rudolf Brandt, November 25, 1940, Ahnenerbe

Dowsing Research

In this letter to Rudolf Brandt of the Reichsführer-SS's personal staff, the writer states that Ahnenerbe Curator Walther Wüst has spoken to Dr. Lutz regarding dowsing rods and pendula and therefore it is not necessary for Brandt to reply to Lutz himself. Additionally, it is stated that the attachment includes the Ahnenerbe position on the prohibition of documents on dowsing and pendula in a letter from 11/20/40 which was sent to the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD.


Letter From Wolfram Sievers To Reinhard Heydrich, November 20, 1940, Wolfram Sievers Nov 1940

Letter From Wolfram Sievers To Reinhard Heydrich, November 20, 1940, Wolfram Sievers

Dowsing Research

This letter from Wolfram Sievers to Reinhard Heydrich summarized the assessment of confiscated documents related to dowsing, pendula, and astrology by Josef Wimmer of the Department for Applied Geology. Sievers notes the principles used for assessment: first, that recent research has led to great progress on the dowsing question and physical causes related to the sidereal pendulum may also soon be understandable; second, the dowsing literature does contain false reports and mistakes, but also much that has been scientifically proven - the task at hand, therefore, is to sift the literature and separate out that which is valuable and prevent bad ...


Letter From Josef Wimmer To Wolfram Sievers, November 1, 1940, Josef Wimmer Nov 1940

Letter From Josef Wimmer To Wolfram Sievers, November 1, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

Memo to Sievers from Wimmer stating that he is sending his opinions on a paper by Dr. Beyer and asking that the report be forwarded to the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD, Reinhard Heydrich.


Letter From Josef Wimmer To Wolfram Sievers, November 1, 1940, Josef Wimmer Nov 1940

Letter From Josef Wimmer To Wolfram Sievers, November 1, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

Note from Josef Wimmer to Wolfram Sievers accompanying Wimmer's commentary on a paper from the Reich Association for Dowsing and a report from the SD. Wimmer asks that his assessment be forwarded to the Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler.


Letter From Josef Wimmer To Wolfram Sievers, November 1, 1940, Josef Wimmer Nov 1940

Letter From Josef Wimmer To Wolfram Sievers, November 1, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

Note from Josef Wimmer to Wolfram Sievers accompanying an assessment of 14 documents, with the request that the assessment be forwarded to the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei, Reinhard Heydrich.


Letter From The Head Of The Sicherheits Polizei And The Sd To The Ahnenerbe, October 31, 1940, Head Of The Sicherheitspolizei And The Sd Oct 1940

Letter From The Head Of The Sicherheits Polizei And The Sd To The Ahnenerbe, October 31, 1940, Head Of The Sicherheitspolizei And The Sd

Dowsing Research

A request from a representative of the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD (Reinhard Heydrich) to the Ahnenerbe for an update on the review of dowsing and pendulum documents expressing the hope that this activity can be completed shortly, as they must report to the Reichsführer-SS (Heinrich Himmler).


Assessment Of Confiscated Astrology Literature By Josef Wimmer For Reinhard Heydrich, October 30, 1940, Josef Wimmer Oct 1940

Assessment Of Confiscated Astrology Literature By Josef Wimmer For Reinhard Heydrich, October 30, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

In a document sent to the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD, Josef Wimmer provides an assessment of confiscated documents related to astrology. He recommends the release of two documents, Astronomical Ephemeris for the year 1940 and Abdias Trew's Layout plan for reformed astrology. The sequestration is recommended to be upheld for Planet Signatures by Thomas Ring and The New Planet Pluto by Fritz Brunhübner. Wimmer remained undecided about a final document, The Dynamics of the Cosmos by H.H. Reinsch.


Report By Josef Wimmer On The Position Paper By The Reich Association For Dowsing And The S.D. Report, October 30, 1940, Josef Wimmer Oct 1940

Report By Josef Wimmer On The Position Paper By The Reich Association For Dowsing And The S.D. Report, October 30, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

In this report, Josef Wimmer adds his opinion on first, the position paper by the Reich Association for Dowsing which defends dowsing and proposes official measures to protect the practice and empower the association and second, a report from the SD in response to the Reich Association petition. Wimmer responds to criticism of dowsing included in the SD report while also recognizing sources of error that the Reich Association training fails to address. He concludes with proposals that would reorganize the association and strengthen the training and oversight capacities, placing the association within the oversight of the Ahnenerbe and encouraging ...


Assessment Of Confiscated Dowsing And Pendulum Literature By Josef Wimmer For Reinhard Heydrich, October 30, 1940, Josef Wimmer Oct 1940

Assessment Of Confiscated Dowsing And Pendulum Literature By Josef Wimmer For Reinhard Heydrich, October 30, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

In a document sent to the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD, Josef Wimmer provides an assessment of confiscated documents related to dowsing rods and pendula. He describes nine documents and provides his own opinion on their value. He recommends the release of seven documents, the classification of one (Baron von Pohl's Earthly Radiations as Pathogen) and the sequestration of one (F. Kallenberg's "Revelations of the Sidereal Pendulum". He additionally comments on the state of dowsing rod research and the principles he used to assess the documents. Finally, he states that the Ahnenerbe should be consulted on ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 17, No. 2, Wku Student Affairs Oct 1940

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 17, No. 2, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include:

  • Alumni Flashes
  • Athletics
  • Club - Notes
  • Engagements – Weddings
  • Faculty Notes
  • Hilltopics
  • Society – Personals
  • Sports Spotlight

This issue contains articles:

  • Uncle Sam to Start Drawing at Noon Tuesday – Draft Registration
  • 3 Bowling Green Business University Students Die in Wrecks – Johnnie Wiygul, Imogene Sandlin, Thomas Moore
  • Ewing, Galloway, Donor of Visual Library, Visits Hill
  • Group Plans M.C. Ford Portrait
  • Fourteenth Annual Homecoming Scheduled for Next Week-end
  • Fall Production May Be “Tops” – Western Players
  • Garrett, Paul. A Word from the President
  • Attendance at Dad’s Day Set Record as ...


Letter From The Ahnenerbe To Walther Wüst, September 25, 1940, Ahnenerbe Sep 1940

Letter From The Ahnenerbe To Walther Wüst, September 25, 1940, Ahnenerbe

Dowsing Research

In a letter written on behalf of Wolfram Sievers, it is requested that the requested assessment of dowsing rod documents be completed as soon as possible as the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD Reinhard Heydrich is eager to find a solution.


Letter From The Head Of The Sicherheits Polizei And The Sd To The Ahnenerbe, August 13, 1940, Head Of The Sicherheitspolizei And The Sd Aug 1940

Letter From The Head Of The Sicherheits Polizei And The Sd To The Ahnenerbe, August 13, 1940, Head Of The Sicherheitspolizei And The Sd

Dowsing Research

This letter accompanies documents seized during the sequestration of occult literature. It is noted that the Reich Association for Dowsing requested the release of the books and the letter writer asks that the Ahnenerbe provide a statement of opinion on the documents in question.


Letter From Josef Wimmer To Reinhard Heydrich, August 5, 1940, Josef Wimmer Aug 1940

Letter From Josef Wimmer To Reinhard Heydrich, August 5, 1940, Josef Wimmer

Dowsing Research

Writing to Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and of the SD, Josef Wimmer summarizes a letter from Paul Beyer of the Reich Association for Dowsing, in which Beyer states that dowsing is useful in many areas and offers examples from his own experience. Wimmer references his own response to a prior document. He states that the regulation of dowsing is planned for the period following the end of the war, but transitional provisions could be made in agreement with the Ahnenerbe for the time being to allow the use of dowsers for economic and military purposes.


Note From Rudolf Brandt Representing The Reichsführer-Ss Himmler To Reinhard Heydrich And The Ahnenerbe, July 23, 1940, Rudolf Brandt Jul 1940

Note From Rudolf Brandt Representing The Reichsführer-Ss Himmler To Reinhard Heydrich And The Ahnenerbe, July 23, 1940, Rudolf Brandt

Dowsing Research

In this note sent to the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD and to the Ahnenerbe, Rudolf Brandt as a representative of the Reichsführer-SS states that he is sending to the recipients copies of a paper from the Reich Association for Dowsing regarding the confiscation of literature on dowsing and pendula. He mentions in particular works published by J. Huber in Diessen vor München as well as a book from Baron von Pohl on earth radiation as a pathogen. He conveys the opinion of the Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler, that the works should be released and the Ahnenerbe consulted on ...


Letter From Paul Beyer To Heinrich Himmler, July 12, 1940, Paul Beyer Jul 1940

Letter From Paul Beyer To Heinrich Himmler, July 12, 1940, Paul Beyer

Dowsing Research

In this letter, Dr. Paul Beyer writes to Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS and Head of the German Police regarding the confiscation of literature related to dowsing and pendula. He relates his attempts to address the confiscation with Dr. Koch of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, who ordered the confiscation. He requests that Himmler abolish the program and proposes the creation of a department dealing specially with dowsing questions which would benefit from Himmler's protection.


Letter From Wolfram Sievers To Walther Wüst, June 4, 1940, Wolfram Sievers Jun 1940

Letter From Wolfram Sievers To Walther Wüst, June 4, 1940, Wolfram Sievers

Dowsing Research

A letter from Wolfram Sievers, managing director of the Ahnenerbe, to Walther Wüst, curator of the Ahnenerbe. Sievers states that he is forwarding a letter from the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD as well as a letter from Dr. Paul Beyer which includes the document "My Successes with Dowsing Rods". Sievers asks that Wüst take action in forwarding the documents to Josef Wimmer, as the meeting they had planned had not yet taken place. A handwritten note from Wüst confirms this transaction.


Letter From The Head Of The Sicherheits Polizei And The Sd To The Ahnenerbe, May 31, 1940, Head Of The Sicherheitspolizei And The Sd May 1940

Letter From The Head Of The Sicherheits Polizei And The Sd To The Ahnenerbe, May 31, 1940, Head Of The Sicherheitspolizei And The Sd

Dowsing Research

This letter, composed on behalf of the Head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD Reinhard Heydrich, was written to accompany a document forwarded to the Ahnenerbe. The document in question is Paul Beyer's "My Successes with Dowsing Rods". The writer notes that nothing is known of Baron von Leesen and the Ahnenerbe should deal with the document as circumstances require.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 15, Wku Student Affairs May 1940

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 15, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include:

  • Alumni Flashes
  • Athletics
  • Blow Blarney Bluff
  • College High Times
  • Faculty Notes
  • Personals
  • Society
  • Student Organizations
  • Tower Light
  • Vox Studentium

This issue contains articles:

  • Summer School to Open June10
  • Unusual Musical Program Given
  • Virginia Helm, Hugh Johnson Pupils Heard
  • Over 300 to Be Included in Graduating Classes for 1940
  • Two Geography Trips Taken
  • W.J. Edens, H.L. Stevens Head Depts.
  • Talisman Being Distributed Today
  • Third Monthly Recital Presented May 16
  • Student Wins National Honor – Polly McClure
  • Weldon, Robert. Application for Peace
  • Don’t Lose Your Balance ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 14, Wku Student Affairs May 1940

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 14, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include:

  • Alumni Flashes
  • Athletics
  • Blow Blarney Bluff
  • College High Times
  • Faculty Notes
  • Personals
  • Society
  • Student Organizations
  • Tower Light
  • Vox Studentium

This issue contains articles:

  • Western Honors Students’ Mothers Today with Varied Programs
  • Modern Choir Sings at Chapel
  • New York Tour Leaves June 2 – World’s Fair
  • Berea Defeats Western, Eastern
  • Stow the Pans! – Cedar House
  • Miss Lena Logan Honored
  • Remember Those Snakes?
  • Speech Contest Coming Soon
  • In Memoriam – Joint Club Banquet
  • Million-Dollar Brain Storm – Adolf Hitler
  • Snapshots
  • A Capella Chorus Performs Twice
  • Agriculture Alumnus Adds Awards – Roy ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 13, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1940

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 13, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include:

  • Alumni Flashes
  • Athletics
  • Blow Blarney Bluff
  • College High Times
  • Faculty Notes
  • Personals
  • Society
  • Student Organizations
  • Tower Light
  • Vox Studentium

This issue contains articles:

  • Six Seniors Included in 1940 College “Who’s Who”
  • Life Magazine May Photograph Textile Display – Kentucky Museum
  • Peace Syndicate Formed at Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association
  • Music Contest Attracts 3,500
  • Governor Appoints New Regents
  • Senators to try Constable Searcy, Alleged Murderer – Congress Debating Club
  • College Heights Herald Receives Three Awards
  • Barbed Wire and Trenches
  • We Can’t Live Without ‘Em
  • Court Trouble – Tennis ...


Letter From Paul Beyer To Heinrich Himmler On The Uses Of Dowsing Rods, April 3, 1940, Paul Beyer Apr 1940

Letter From Paul Beyer To Heinrich Himmler On The Uses Of Dowsing Rods, April 3, 1940, Paul Beyer

Dowsing Research

Dr. P. Beyer explains to Himmler the uses for dowsing rods and offers examples of success using dowsing rods to locate oil and gas deposits, water, mineral deposits and to avoid lightning.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 9, Wku Student Affairs Feb 1940

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. Xvi, No. 9, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include:

  • Alumni Flashes
  • Athletics
  • Blow Blarney Bluff
  • College High Times
  • Faculty Notes
  • Music Morsels
  • Payoff with the Pay
  • Society
  • Student Organizations
  • Tower Light
  • Vox Studentium

This issue contains articles:

  • Honor Roll for Fall Term Released; 10 Make All “A’s”
  • John Lewis Delights Students
  • Seniors Discuss U. S. Neutrality
  • Rachel Lowrey-Mitchell Crabtree
  • Dr. Arndt Stickles’ Book to Be Released Tomorrow
  • Cherry Country Life Club Meets
  • Social Affairs Get Spotlight
  • Our Own Fault
  • Let’s Try It
  • Scarlett O’Hara Passes as Spring(?) Zephyrs Blow
  • Baylor, Robert. Desk ...


Sergio De Benedetti Manuscript, Sergio De Benedetti Jan 1940

Sergio De Benedetti Manuscript, Sergio De Benedetti

Sergio De Benedetti Manuscript

The autobiography of a young physicist who left Italy after the passage of the Racial Laws in 1938. Written in 1941, this account covers the tumultuous years between the two world wars. Written in Italian.


Cover Page Of "Breton Bibliography", Gerhard Von Tevenar Jan 1940

Cover Page Of "Breton Bibliography", Gerhard Von Tevenar

Breton Nationalism

Cover page of "Breton Bibliography", published in 1940


Irish Travel, Vol 16 (1940-41), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1940

Irish Travel, Vol 16 (1940-41), Irish Tourist Association

Journals and Periodicals

No abstract provided.


The Polish Corridor., James Otis Kelley Jan 1940

The Polish Corridor., James Otis Kelley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Sergio De Benedetti Manuscript (English Translation), Sergio De Benedetti Jan 1940

Sergio De Benedetti Manuscript (English Translation), Sergio De Benedetti

Sergio De Benedetti Manuscript

The autobiography of a young physicist who left Italy after the passage of the Racial Laws in 1938. Written in 1941, this account covers the tumultuous years between the two world wars. English translation.