The Bovis-scale (Bovis-units) is used by radiestesists to describe the "strength" of a presumed "subtle energy" or "life energy". This unit is scientifically not accepted and has a pseudoscientific character.
The inventor of the Bovis-scale, 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, Antoine André Bovis aus Nizza or Alfred, 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,, 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 esoteric pyramide-energy. On the website "Sceptic.com" a Antoine Bovis is also mentioned.
- Drbal, Karel: The Struggle for the Pyramid Patent. Warner Destiny, 1976)