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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:27 pm 
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The pendulum is perhaps the most versatile and convenient of all dowsing tools, and this leads to it's great popularity amongst dowsers of all ages and abilities. It is of great importance to understand that dowsing is an inner process, a conversation between the rational and intuitive self, the left and right sides of the brain working synergistically. Any dowsing tool is thus a passive witness to this process - something that our physical body can use to bring its deep, unspoken awareness of the All to the conscious awareness of the alert mind.

Terry Ross, author of "The Divining Mind" asserts that the ultimate goal of all dowsers is to "go deviceless" - to dowse without the aid of any tools at all.This is the equivalent of riding a horse bare-back, without harness or saddle, whip or spurs, and is indeed a desirable and graceful state - to have one's intuitive awareness developed and awake at all times - an integrated and completely natural part of who we are and how we relate to the world. However, the focus and discipline that comes from learning to use tools in a competent and reliable fashion helps to train the inner dowser and make familiar the doors and pathways between the worlds, offering also a degree of protection and orientation along the way - a touchstone when charting unfamiliar territory.

A pendulum is, quite simply, any weight or object that can be made to freely swing.

Whilst this can include key rings, necklaces and a host of domestic and office items, most pendulum users prefer a symmetrically weighted object, centrally suspended from a light chain or cord.

The nature of the dowsing tool itself is of no intrinsic consequence. Having said this, as with the tool of any craftsperson, dowsers develop very particular preferences of weight, cord length and material, many choosing pendulums of crystal, brass or copper, or items of personal significance with which they have a close bond such as a wedding ring or special talisman.

Choose a pendulum that is appealing to your sense of aesthetic, that feels comfortable to hold and that swings freely and symmetrically when held between forefinger and thumb.

There are various systems for using a pendulum. Be aware that there is no right or wrong way to use dowsing tools. When learning to dowse we are simply programming "software" into our dowsing computer and can choose any program that suits and pleases us. If you already have a system that works for you, use that. If not, try the following:

Preparing to dowse
Sit comfortably, back upright, feet on the ground shoulder width apart.

Hold the cord of your pendulum between thumb and forefinger, and have these fingers pointing downward (see photo above). The cord should be around two to three inches in length.

The Search Position
The neutral or search position is achieved by setting the pendulum into a "to & fro" swing or oscillation, towards and away from your body, in the midline over the space between your knees.

Yes and No
Next, maintaining the neutral swing, hold the pendulum over the knee on the dominant side of your body (generally the right side for those who are right handed, and the left side for those that are left handed).

As you do this, ask to be shown a clear signal to indicate "yes".

This may be any alteration in the swing, and typically is found to be a rotational swing in a clockwise direction.

Next, take the still-swinging pendulum back to the midline and allow it to return to the neutral or search "to & fro" swing.

Now move the pendulum over your non-dominant knee and ask to be shown a clear signal to indicate "no".

Again this may be any alteration in the swinging motion of your pendulum, and typically is found to be a rotational swing in the opposite direction from your "yes" signal.

If you find that you spontaneously get clear signals for "yes" and "no", go with those - congratulations !

If you found that no signals emerged on their own and that the pendulum remains in it's neutral to & fro swing when over one or both knees, simply choose your yes and no signals and "program them in" by making your pendulum swing in the way you choose whilst over the appropriate knee.

This is not cheating - you are merely establishing a symbolic language to use between mind and body, and once it is familiar it will become automatic and serve you long and well.

If you do have to choose and program your signals, I encourage you to use a full circular clockwise rotation for "yes" and a full circular anticlockwise rotation for "no".

"Yes but" and "No but"
It is helpful to have "half signals" - incompletely developed "yes" and "no" signals to indicate a weak response and suggest that more questions need to be asked to achieve clarity.

It is also helpful to have a "misleading question - stop and rethink" signal - this can help to let you know if you are on the wrong track and save you confusion and fruitless questioning.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:41 pm 
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First time ever my pendulum never moved was at "Whitworth hall" when i asked a question in the restaurant it's never done that before.Even accounting for involuntary muscle movement as the sceptics would call it pendulum never moved an inch.

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while i was there one of the guests used the pendulum and got good results

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I've gone and bought myself a couple. The guy in the shop was really good and demoed it for me!!! He said pick the one you're drawn to - so I did. The the other one is a calcite (for vision apparently) - my birthstone (cancer) and I put it in a wire cage and cord. Worth a try, I'll give aything a go if it gives me answers!

He's a Wiccan and there is loads of interesting stuff in his shop - if you like goth stufff etc! Called The Fifth Element in Concord, Washington.

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yeap heard of that place its supposed to be really good there

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Cool be interesting to see how and if they work.
Im not a fan of crystals and things like that but im up for trying all of these different types of experiments.


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lol andrea, we've tried to show you how to use a pendulum before :wink: but if you're willing go for it mate

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It does not work for me. I do believe that if someones hands or fingers shake even a tiny bit which the naked eye cant always see that could make the crystal move and any draughts could as well.
Someone could sit at home and do it and it could move does not mean they are talking to spirit does it :shock: lol But each to their own and its quite interesting to watch people do this even though im concentrating on their hands..lol


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feel free to watch my hands, or my ams while i'm using a pendulum for dowsing,

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Tried using pendulums last night when we were in the queen's chamber and both people got the same response even though some answers were scetchy (sorry about the spelling!)

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yeah sharon our grp done that too -- different ppl using them got same answers to the questions --- so that was good :wink:


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have you tried yours lately Lee? any good results??


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A guy who works with my hubby had this thing on a chain like u use in divination. And he was doing the same u lot do and when he told the chain to stop it did when he told the chain to move left it did now im not saying when u lot doing u are moving it BUT this guy said he moved it hand very little and no one could see him moving it soo something to think about it can be done without anyone seeing a hand move, interesting!

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yes it is a shame that there are people who try and trick people like that,

but as you say you are not saying we do that.

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must get myself a pendulum and give it a try

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yeah i would carl

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I will try to get one b4 schooner

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I think we had good results with the pendulum at the schooner.

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good -- did carl get one then?


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Indeed he was using an old fashioned milkbottle tied up with a piece of dressing gown cord.

:lol: :wink:

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of course he was, howd i not guess that lol :wink:


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I had my first ever go at pendulum dowsing at the last Golden Fleece investigation and I was surprised at how subtle you could be with your hand to make the pendulum swing. I found that I could easily make the pendulum swing in my desired direction without any visible movement from my hand. I'm not saying that is is all a load of rubbish, just that I am far from convinced by the phenomena. Any information obtained by these means that can be followed up on later is bound to be of interest though.

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I'm not a Fan of any of these kinds of "communciation" but on a recent Private Location Investigation Anth and Kevin used this and we did get some weird results. And when the History researched and checked stuff what came out is actually true and no one at all had Previous Information as Anth will also confirm. Im still very Sceptical on these kinds of things but it was really Interesting

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I've never been a fan of pendulums in truth - forget for a moment involuntary muscle movements and such - I just don't take to the stereo-typical crystal new-agey feel surrounding them .. not my bag at all .. Yes, not all pendulums need to be cyrstally and such - I know about Claires plug - but sadly I'm left with that lasting impression and so tend to keep away from all forms.

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 Post subject: Re: pendulum dowsing
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:27 pm 
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lately when i have had a pendulum it has seemed to just do as it wishes,,,,, without asking any question .so to me i have little faith in them to. but still good enough for others to try. more into real intersting things at the moment,boards ,tipping ,and genrally just sinking into the darkness to find the missing links out there.jumping into darkness feeling the vibes, scary but exhilarating. :mrgreen:


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