J. Cecil Maby

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J. Cecil Maby
Born 30 December 1902(1902-12-30)
Pietermaritzburg, Colony of Natal, British Empire
Died 11 August 1971 (68) [1]
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
Alma mater Imperial College London, University of London (B.Sc.)
Workplace(s) Forest Products Research Laboratory, Dept. Wood Structure (Oxford); Biophysical Laboratory (Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire)
Affiliations Associate of the Royal College of Science (A.R.C.S.); Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (F.R.A.S.); B.S.S.; British Society of Dowsers

Joseph Cecil Maby (December 30, 1902 - August 11, 1971) was a British biophysicist interested in theories of dowsing and psychical phenomena.

Selected Bibliography

  • Maby, J. Cecil (1932), Walls of Jericho, London: H. Cranton 
  • Maby, J. Cecil (1933), By Stygian Waters, London: Houghton Pub. Co. 
  • Maby, J. Cecil; Franklin, T. Bedford (1939), The Physics of the Divining Rod: Being an Account of an Experimental Investigation of Water and Mineral Divining, London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd. 
  • Maby, J. Cecil (1966), Physical Principles of Radiesthesia; Collected Papers: 1944-65, Stonehouse (Glos.): J.C. Maby 
  • Maby, J. Cecil (1966), Confessions of a Sensitive: a Critical Study of the Paranormal and of Occult Faculties in Man, Birmingham, Eng.: Processed by Rank Xerox 
  • Maby, J. Cecil (1967), A Naturalist at Large: a Candid Commentary Upon Modern Life and Fashions, Birmingham, U.K.: Processed by Rank Xerox 

Press Coverage

  • "Marriage Meter Invented By Englishman", Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL): 9-D, 19 Dec. 1956,, "LONDON. — To make marriage forecasts as common as weather forecasts, an inventor in Selsey, England, has come up with the first 'marriage meter.' Rather like a complicated radio set, it shows whether a couple will prove suitable partners in marriage. 'It works,' explains J. Cecil Maby, 'because lovers give off radiations or wavelengths just like everything else. Instinctive dislike of a stranger is probably caused by the emission and reception of widely differing wave-lengths. My instrument makes what I call a fundamental ray analysis of the body's wireless waves." Maby, a radiologist, has experimented with several hundred persons and having checked dozens of his friends already married, has established such an unusual accuracy record that some engaged couples now come to him for an opinion."