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"But the ancient book from which they were made my friend had hidden upon the island. And maybe it lies there still, for not all was destroyed"
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne lies off the Northumbrian coast of Britain, just north of Bamburgh.
As described in Hundred's Preface to the Tresco manuscript, the great book of Finan was translated from Westron into Old English by monks of Lindisfarne in the 7th and 9th centuries of the Common Era. Hundred describes how the translations were rescued ahead of the Viking onslaught of 875:
But the ancient book from which they were made my friend had hidden upon the island. And maybe it lies there still, for not all was destroyed.
Working on the assumption that the book might yet reside somewhere in the immediate vicinity of Holy Island, the aim of the present experiment is to try and locate this remarkable arterfact using the method of map-dowsing. I would appreciate it if you would take the time to attempt the experiment and submit your results.
Please read the following instructions before proceding to the experiment page.
There is no one correct method, so feel free to use your imagination. If nothing springs to mind the following should get you started.
Please submit your results so that I can add them into the experiment. If you have dowsed a location just make sure it is marked on the map with a red cross and click the SUBMIT button.
Don't worry if you do not find a location. Negative results are equally important, so please check the "Nothing found" box and click the SUBMIT button.
When you have submitted your results you may be interested to see locations that have been dowsed by other people. These include points dowsed during the first experiment, conducted at the end of 1997. Please note your results will not be included until I have added them manually. This may take a few days (feel free to remind me!)
(Please be patient, these pages take a few moments to download)