[[image:Bovis.jpg|thumb|right|Bovis-units according to A. Bovis|300px]]
-scale''' (''Bovis -units'') is used by [[Radiesthesia| radiestesists]] to describe the "strength" of a presumed "subtle energy" or "life energy". This unit is scientifically not accepted and has a [[pseudoscience|pseudoscientific]] character.
==The origins, and the inventor A. Bovis==
The origins of the term "Bovis" is unclear. According to different sources the Bovis
-scale is named after a French alleged physicist, radiestesist, inventor and tinkerer Bovis. His first name is referred as Anton<ref>http://www.energynics.com/bovis-scale.shtml</ref>, Antoine<ref>http://www.jenskleemann.de/wissen.php4?p=b/bo/bovis.html</ref><ref>http://www.skeptic.com/junior_skeptic/issue23/translation_Bovis.html</ref> André Bovis aus Nizza<ref>http://www.conscienceverte.fr/la-regle-de-bovis-%28premiere-partie%29-2-168.html</ref> or Alfred<ref>http://www.magic-places.ch/Boviseinh.html</ref> , and his bith date is the 12th of january 1871 in Nice (France). His death occured the day november, 13 1947.
The szech radio-technician an pseudo-scientist Karel Drbal asserts in his book ''The Struggle for the Pyramid Patent'',<ref>Drbal, Karel: The Struggle for the Pyramid Patent. Warner Destiny, 1976)</ref>, that the inventor of the Bovis -scale would be Antoine Bovis , who allegedly had a hard-ware store and made private radiestetic studies and worked on a [[Esotericism|esoteric]] pyramide-energy. On the website " Sceptic.com" a Antoine Bovis is also mentioned.<ref>http://www.skeptic.com/junior_skeptic/issue23/translation_Bovis.html</ref> Sceptic.com shows a book of a "A. Bovis" in which he repots about his ''"méthode niçoise de radiesthesie"'' ( Nice-method of radiestesia) with his ''biometre''. But, the first name Antoine is never shown, the author is always descrd as "Mr. A. Bovis" living at the address "Bovis, 15 rue Pertinax, Nice". Apparently, and for unknown reasons, the author decided not to reveal his first name.
On the other hand
however, there are no doubts, that "Mr. A. Bovis" was in reality André Bovis, a tinkerer, inventor and radiestesist from Nice in southern France. His grandson Jacques Bovis, who defines himself as a "geobiologist", refers to his grandfather André Bovis and his alleged radiestetic abilities.<ref>http://www.geobiologie.fr/pages_fr/enseignants.php</ref>.
The French André Simoneton seems to have made further developments of Bovis's invention, and he talked about a so-called ''radio vitality'' (radiovitalité). Both , Bovis and Simoneton related the Bovis -scale to the well-known lenth-scale Ångström (1 Å = 0,1 nm or 10<sup>−10</sup>m). On a original Bovis -scale of Bovis, the unit Ångström can be seen (see picture).
psiram.com/ ge/ index. php?title=Bovis this article in German language]