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These are the two best descriptions of divination that I have found for those of us who use pendulums for metaphysical work.
A pendulum can also be used for seeking answers to questions, such as will I get the job, where are my keys and is this the correct path for me to take.
You can use a pendulum for most situations where you don't feel confident in your decision making process, either because you can't make up your mind or that the decision is just too important to you.
The use of pendulum divination takes the personal desire out of the equation and substitutes the Divine and the subconscious.
RADIESTHESIA DOWSING, HOW IT WORKS
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 have 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.
Here I 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. .
PROGRAMMING THE PENDULUM FOR HEALING
A pendulum is particularly effective in helping you to determine the appropriate crystal colours (and their combinations) for healing 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 (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.
PROGRAMMING THE PENDULUM INSTRUCTIONS
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.
Now, you teach the pendulum how to respond to your subconscious mind. It is just like programming a computer. You are telling it what kind of feedback you expect, this is done so that you will understand the responses that you are being given by the pendulum.
To set this up you need to take a piece of paper and either:
Lay your chosen illustration on a 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)".
"When I ask a question and the answer is no, my subconscious will make the pendulum move (say which direction you want it to move e.g. anticlockwise)".
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 for at least a week. Don't ask the pendulum any healing questions during this programming, but do test the programming. I ask the pendulum a simple question to which I know the answer.
YOU ARE NOW READY TO PROCEED WITH HEALING
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 first illustration can be used it for the chakras. Ask a question such as which chakra needs healing today. The pendulum will then swing to the chakra that needs healing work. Heal with the method that you use such as Reiki, Reflexology, Massage Therapy etc.
The second illustration here shows 180° of a circle, you can use it by writing on the sections things that you want to know for example if your client is suffering from a liver problem, you know that the liver is controlled by the solar plexus chakra, now you want to know what crystals to use. Write the name of your yellow crystals in the spaces available and then ask the pendulum which crystal to use for this client.
PROGRAMMING THE PENDULUM FOR OTHER USES
For this you need to set up a new pendulum, don't use your healing pendulum for anything other than healing.
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, the MAYBE path and the Don't Want to Answer path.
TO FIND SOMETHING LOST
In a Room - hold the pendulum and ask where the object is located. The pendulum will swing in the direction of the lost object.
In a House - Ask the pendulum, room by room, i.e., is it in the kitchen? yes/no, bathroom and so on until you narrow it down. Then go into the room and section it off.
Outside - Ask "Am I facing the right direction to find... If the pendulum swings forward or backward, you are moving in the right direction. In circles, move with the circle slowly, until it swings forward and backward.
You can also draw a floor plan of a house or building and use the map method.
OUTDOOR RITUAL SITES
Try using a map at first to pinpoint a good area. Places where Ley Lines and other energies on the Earth grid intersect are powerful spots to perform all kinds of rituals. The pendulum will circle fast when positioned over these areas, it will nearly be parallel to the Earth. The stronger the energies, the faster the pendulum will spin.
You can write dates on separate small pieces of paper or cards and space them out, evenly on a table. Ask about your past life and the pendulum will swing in the direction of the paper with the accurate date. You can keep going back this way in time. You can do the same with continents, narrow it down to countries in which you lived. People you now know and their relationship to you in a past life. Put on separate pieces of paper- lover, friend, spouse, family member and so on. Name the person and ask the question.
Ask about each area of your body or ask the aura of someone you want to know about. Keep narrowing down the questions with each answer you receive from the pendulum.
A pendulum can tell you all sorts of things about other people. A photo or personal item of the person in question is a big help, but is not necessary. Just hold the pendulum over the item and ask questions.
PLACES TO GO TO SHOP OR GET REPAIRS DONE
Just open the phone book and ask where is the most inexpensive and the best quality place for what you want. Name places and the pendulum will answer yes/no.
Ask what kind of incense to burn, the best time to perform the ritual, the best place, candle colours and so on.
Lay out several Tarot Cards as possible answers to a question. Ask the question and the pendulum will begin swinging in the direction of the card with the answer, until a yes is reached when it is placed directly above the card.
Any yes or no questions can be accurately answered with a pendulum. Small cards or papers with names of people, places or things can be lined up from left to right and the pendulum will start swinging in the direction of the card or piece of paper with the answer.
If you are using your pendulum without a reference sheet you will find that it will swing widely, with a definite yes or no. Circles are uncertain and a small swing is not so sure.
I would like to thank Thought Co for their contribution to this section