David Pitkin Memorial Fund

The David Pitkin Fund

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pitkinDavid Pitkin was an author, researcher, and 9th grade teacher of African and Asian Studies from the Saratoga area of New York. David first became interested in the paranormal in the 1960s, and for the next fifty years his prolific studies in the field of paranormal investigation produced a large body of work, including some of the best written records of ghosts and paranormal activity in New England and beyond.

David was a dowser and a metaphysical practitioner, first joining the American Society of Dowsers in the early 1960s. ASD is proud to recognize and honor David among our society’s earliest members. David was a reader at the Edgar Cayce Foundation and a scholar of Cayce’s work.

David’s published works include the publication of nine books, an audio CD, and countless presentations on a variety of metaphysical topics. A well-recognized figure in his community, television and international radio, David’s good nature and personal gravity lent to the pleasure of his presence for all who spent time with him, from his thousands of high school students to his family, friends, and associates.

David passed on in February 2013, leaving the inventory of his publishing firm, Aurora Publications. Upon his wishes, The American Society of Dowsers has accepted inventory of David’s published works for the purpose of funding clean water projects through our philanthropic outreach program, Water for Humanity.

David’s son was blessed with a marriage to an Indian-American woman and they were blessed with two children. David’s grandchildren were an important part of his life. David’s wish upon his passing was to use his life’s work as a means of providing safe and clean water for people throughout India.

ASD is happy to announce that the donations we have received for the David Pitkin Fund have successfully funded a well in Tamil Nadu in Southern India and we are planning another well in Tamil Nadu, also being funded with money from the Pitkin Fund.

Your donation allows us to continue providing communities in India with clean, potable water…

…and in return for your donation, we will happily send you one or more of David’s published works.

Of course, because The American Society of Dowsers is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, your donation is fully tax-deductible. When you donate to the Pitkin Fund, we will furnish you with signed proof of your charitable contribution for your tax purposes.

Please help us fulfill David’s wishes by contributing to a better world with improved drinking water and sanitary conditions while enjoying the published work of a scholar, community leader, and a cherished member of ASD.

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David Pitkin's Donated Works


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Spiritual Numerology

$10 Donation

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Adirondack Ghost Stories

$15 Donation 

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The Highest Mountain

$15 Donation 

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Ghosts of the Northeast

$20 Donation 

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New England Ghosts

$25 Donation 

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New York State Ghosts, 2 Volume Set

$40 Donation 

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On behalf of Water for Humanity, ASD trustees, staff, volunteers, and David's survivors, Thank You for supporting our philanthropic endeavors and David's life work!



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