Monthly Archives: March 2012
What Is a Pendulum?
A pendulum is a small weight suspended on a thin cord or light chain. Practically any object can be used as a pendulum – a favorite necklace, a crystal, or a pocket watch – as long as it hangs balanced on its cord. As you hold a pendulum in one hand, it should move freely through the air. When it is asked a question, the movement of the pendulum – either swinging back-and-forth in a straight line or circling around clockwise – can help guide you to the knowledge you need. It can help you make choices, such as which direction to go in life, where to find a lost object, or just how to become happier. For these questions
and other information, you need look no further than the simple swing of a pendulum.
How Does It Work?
Dowsing, the intuitive art of finding an answer, object, substance, or site using a pendulum, has been practiced by cultures the world over throughout history. Because the pendulum follows the dictates of intuition, it is merely the tool for a search; it doesn’t actually do the searching. You, the person holding the pendulum, will do the searching. That’s your job as dowser.
As you can imagine, a pendulum is a valuable tool, which can help you predict the future and assist you in matters of love, career, finances, health, travel, and much more. Although there are right and wrong ways to ask questions of a pendulum, there is really no limit to the kinds of questions you can ask. It can locate water, oil, precious metals, minerals, hidden treasure…just about anything you’re looking for. Since ancient times, the pendulum has been an essential divinatory tool used by magicians, priests, psychics, and even governments.British Intelligence used the pendulum in World War II against the Axis powers; U.S. Marines used it in Vietnam to locate land mines.
Messages from the Subconscious
Psychologists think that the forces that move the pendulum are an extension of the subconscious mind. Many dowsers would agree, in that the pendulum is so sensitive to the energy we humans emit that it can pick up the vibrations of our subconscious. They hold that it is this subconscious mind, in tune with the great universe, which channels into the pendulum, thus revealing answers to questions posed.
Electrodynamics, the science of magnetic forces and electrical currents, explains the pendulum as a tool that follows the energy patterns uniquely given off by objects and living things. In other words, like a magnet, the pendulum is attracted and repelled by positive and negative charges or living beings.
The subconscious mind and the energy patterns of the physical universe are all connected. Our subconscious is especially receptive to vibrations – from the mind, nature, objects and even spirits – and may easily transmit these vibrational messages to the pendulum.
Using a Pendulum
Using a pendulum is relatively easy. If you would like to try, just follow the steps below.
1. First you need a pendulum or pendulum-shaped object. The most popular modern pendulum is in the shape of a crystal or gemstone suspended from a chain, cord, string or even a thread. Virtually anything will do that can be suspended from a string, chain or thread, and will swing or revolve repeatedly and steadily. It should not wobble around when it swings back and forth.
2. Next find a quiet place to complete this exercise and try to relax. Think about the questions you want to ask. Initially, it is best to start with basic questions that can be answered by “yes,” “no,” “maybe” or “doubtful.”
3. Before you ask your question, you need to interpret the pendulum’s answers. We have created a simple Yes, No, Maybe, Doubtful Chart to help you with this step, which you can download here. Your answer will be determined by the various directional movements the pendulum makes. A “yes” answer is indicated by a clockwise motion, and “no” by a counterclockwise one. If the answer is “maybe,” the pendulum will swing up and down or north to south, and if the answer is “doubtful,” it will swing side-to-side or east to west.
4. When you are ready to ask your question, hold your pendulum over the chart, over the center of the wheel (where the lines intersect). Ask your “yes,” “no,” “maybe” or “doubtful” question. Allow your pendulum to slow down and settle into its motionless, neutral position. After remaining still for a bit, your pendulum will start to oscillate and then move in the direction that indicates the answer.
Secrets and Mysteries of the Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, continues to baffle experts as to its origins and the manner in which it was constructed. In the course of the last century, the ancient monument has inspired many new scientific, religious,
and mystical beliefs about its architectural achievement, The people of Ancient Egypt, and by extension, the origins of the human race. A wide variety of experts and mystics developed intriguing and often contradictory explanations about the Great Pyramid, and
none of them could be proven right or wrong.
The big question remains: how could the ancient Egyptians have possessed such sophisticated astronomy, geography, mathematics, and engineering skills in their construction and design of this pyramid? This mystery is even more puzzling given the fact that traditional science recognizes only primitive hunters and gatherers as the cultures predating the ancient Egyptians and their Sumerian neighbors.
Let’s look at some of the amazing details surrounding this architectural marvel. Even though it is the oldest and largest single structure on Earth, the Great Pyramid is also the most accurately oriented, with its four huge facets laid out almost exactly due north, south, east, and west. In addition, the physical location of the Great Pyramid is extraordinary since it is found at the exact geometric center of the world’s land mass. Its latitude (east-west line) is right on the longest land parallel, extending through Africa, Asia, and America. Its longitude is on the longest land meridian, going through Asia, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica. There is only one building site and one structure on Earth that offers this unique placement.
The Great Pyramid and the Cosmos
Uncanny precision of design and coordinates makes the Great Pyramid the world’s best example of sacred architecture, which means that it acts as a bridge between heaven and Earth, for in addition to its unique geographical location, the Great Pyramid also embodies a symbolic relationship to the larger cosmos, notably in the alignment of its airshafts with the star Sirius, which is part of the Orion constellation. In 1994, Robert Bauval’s The Orion Mystery described how the Great Pyramid and its two companion pyramids are exact reflections of the stars in the belt of the Orion constellation, and it depicts the Nile River as an analogue to the Milky Way. In his view, now shared by many followers and related theorists, the Pyramid is not merely a tomb, but a metaphysical device to assist the Pharaoh’s soul in its journey to distant stars.
Other Interesting Pyramid Theories
Edgar Cayce theorized that the Great Pyramid was built 12,000 years ago by priest–magicians from the lost continent of Atlantis. Others, like Erich von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin, claimed that the Great Pyramid was built by beings from other planets. Sitchin proposed that alien intelligence created the Great Pyramid as a landing beacon for incoming spacecraft. In the 1970s, another theory explained that the pyramid’s shape produces biocosmic energy.
Like a dream, the Great Pyramid is open to numerous interpretations, but in the final analysis, your thoughts on it depend on what you believe about the nature of reality and the origins of humanity.
Famous People and Astrology throughout history
For centuries, the powerful, the wealthy and the famous have turned to astrology for answers. Famous people have consulted well-known astrologers and astrology charts to make important decisions that, in many cases, shaped their lives and destinies. Let’s take a look at some of these famous people and astrologers; they might surprise you!
American Presidents and First Ladies
More than a century before President and Mrs. Reagan were faithfully consulting with their astrologer, earlier occupants of the White House were doing likewise. President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, sought out the advice of astrologers to advance her husband’s progress into the White House. Once Lincoln had indeed become President, Todd began attending séances, in addition to visiting astrologers. It’s even said that she had been advised that the charts of certain cabinet members, particularly Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase and Secretary of State William Seward, looked “injurious” to her husband. Astrologer Cranston Laurie reported strange premonitions in the hours just before Lincoln was assassinated – premonitions that sadly turned out to be right.
The stars also guided Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. Madame Marcia Champney, Washington, D.C.’s foremost astrologer at the time, was Mrs. Wilson’s private advisor. It is said that not only Mrs. Wilson, but also many of Capitol Hill’s elite, visited Champney at her residence on R Street in Washington. Champney told Edith Galt, the future Mrs. Woodrow Wilson: “I can assure you that you will wield power in the White House.”
Theodore Roosevelt was also known to have had a very strong interest in astrology, Roosevelt’s father had consulted an astrologer to “see the tides of fortune” the universe would present to his son, the future President. According to an article by Jane C. Hunter entitled “Roosevelt and Astro-Science,” the President was familiar with his natal chart and the aspects within it. Hunter goes on to say that Roosevelt had even drawn up his own horoscope and “had it mounted on a chessboard on a table in his room.”
International World Leaders
Julius Caesar’s trusted astrologer was Spurina. Caesar turned to Spurina for counsel on matters of war – advice that apparently was quite good. Unfortunately, Caesar should have paid equal heed to Spurina’s more personal predictions – for instance, that the planet Mars foretold violence toward him on the infamous ides of March.
Napoleon Bonaparte regularly sought out the predictions of the famous French seeress Mlle. Lenormand. Napoleon was repeatedly warned not to advance against the Russians – advice that, like Caesar before him, the emperor should have taken. Italy’s Catherine de Medici consulted Nostradamus, indisputably the most famous seer-astrologer of them all, who prophesized, among other things, the Great Fire of London in 1666, the French Revolution, and the rise of Napoleon.
A Famous Scientist
Famous sixteenth-century scientist, Johannes Kepler, taught astrology and the casting of horoscopes. From the planetary motion tables he created, astrologers were able to easily calculate the positions of the planets at any point in time. Kepler’s famous statement to theologians, physicians, and philosophers regarding astrology is still quoted: “While it is reasonable to reject star-gazing superstitions, the kernel should not be thrown away with the shell.” (Meaning that his esteemed colleagues should keep the parts of astrology that worked.)
Clearly, it’s easy to see that astrology has played a much larger role in the lives of the rich and powerful, famous and infamous – and therefore, in history itself—than we are ever likely to know. Unless, of course, we ask the astrologers …