What Will the Pendulum Tell You?
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.