Radiesthesia is a method of dowsing to determine energy radiation.
Our nervous system responds to subtle energies. Often, we don't recognise these subtle energies are even there. Radiesthesia involves using a tool to translate those unrecognised energies into something more tangible. The two most common tools of radiesthesia are the dowsing rod and the pendulum.
Any tool of radiesthesia has capabilities that go beyond healing. You can use the tools to facilitate access to the subconscious mind. They can be used to awaken and activate your own psychic and intuitive feelings, to uncover past lives, to establish links with higher levels of knowledge and to determine dream meanings. The pendulum and the dowsing rod are tools are the best to use as they both have so many other applications.
In this page we will concentrate on the pendulum and how it relates to colour and crystals but this system works for most questions that you will have in your life, a word of warning though make sure you are in a calm state when doing your dowsing as the crystal will start giving you the answers that you want not the answers that you need. .
The pendulum is particularly effective in helping you to determine the appropriate crystal colours (and their combinations) for therapy. The pendulum is a tool for communicating with the subconscious mind. Your subconscious is aware of every energy inside or outside of the body. Through the pendulum, you can expand your conscious perception by tapping into the subconscious bank of knowledge
The pendulum gives no answer itself. The subconscious mind communicates to you through the nervous system. The nervous system translates the communication to an electrical signal and impulse which causes the pendulum to move. The swinging of the pendulum is an ideomotor (is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously) response. It is caused by involuntary muscle action stimulated by the subconscious mind through the sympathetic nervous system of the body.
The first step in using a pendulum is to get the feel of it. Take a seated position at a desk or table. Place your feet flat on the floor, resting your elbow on the desk. Hold the pendulum by the end of the chain between your thumb and forefinger. Simply allow it to hang for a moment to two. Now circle the pendulum gently in a clockwise direction. Allow it to stop naturally and then rotate it in a counter clockwise direction. Next you need to move the pendulum vertically, horizontally and diagonally. Become comfortable with its feel and let it get to know you.
The next step is to teach the pendulum how to respond to the subconscious mind. It is just like programming a computer. You are telling it what kind of feed back you expect, this is done so that you will understand the responses that you are being given by the pendulum. To set up your yes/no format you need to take a piece of paper and either:
Lay your chosen illustration on the desk or table, dangling the pendulum over the middle of the cross or circle.
Next tell yourself firmly and out loud "When I ask a question and the answer is yes, my subconscious will make the pendulum move (say which direction you want it to move e.g. clockwise)". Now swing the pendulum gently in the direction you want. What you are doing is programming your subconscious mind into the movement of the pendulum, so that you will receive a response to your questions. Do this task several minutes a day or at least a week. Don't ask the pendulum any healing questions during this programming, but do test the programming.
Rest your elbow comfortably on a firm surface and let the pendulum hang still. Think to yourself the word "YES". Repeat it in your mind and let your eyes follow the yes path. Do this until the pendulum moves along the correct path on its own. Please stay relaxed during this process.
Now think to yourself, "STOP". As the pendulum comes to rest, repeat the procedure using the NO path.
Once you become comfortable with the pendulum and its operation, you can use it to ask your subconscious and your intuitive self what colours, or crystals may be needed to heal the mind body and spirit.
The illustration below shows 180° of a compass rose, you can use it by writing on the 10° sections things that you want to know for example if you are interested in the chakra colours write the names in each section and then begin your dowsing process by asking relevant questions, such as "Do I need the healing colour Yellow today?" The pendulum will swing yes or no over the section.
Alternatively use the chart again but this time hang the pendulum about 50mm above the compass rose at the bottom of the chart. Now ask your question and wait for the pendulum to swing to the answer. Don't worry if you pendulum isn't sure at first, keep persevering, the answer will come. Also remember that the larger the swing the more of that colour/crystal you need. Then proceed with the healing by your preferred method. Before finishing check to make sure that all healing is complete by asking your questions again.