The History of Pendulums
Pendulums (also called dowsing) are one of the oldest methods of connecting with the spirit world or your intuition. You can buy a beautiful crystal-made one, which doubles up as a tool for manifestation and healing.
Or, make your own using a ring on a string – or even a paperclip! Some specialists (called “pendulumists”) can have several pendulums, each with a different purpose.
You can watch our resident Pendulum Psychic, Richard Oliver, discuss his history with pendulums below:
A Look Back in Time
Historically, dowsing has been used for a multitude of reasons, not all of which were spiritual. Some of these include diagnosing diseases, locating missing persons, or finding water sources.
Ancient societies had respect for pendulums and their perceived magical powers. These included Ancient Egyptians, who used pendulums to tell the sex of a baby or decide where to plant next year’s crop.
One of the famous advocates of dowsing was Abbé Mermet. During the early 1900s, the Vatican hired him to locate several lost treasures using brass pendulums, even though a previous Pope banned this in the 1320s.
In more recent times, the British Intelligence reportedly used pendulums to predict Hitler’s next move. In addition, marines fighting in the Vietnam War used dowsing to find underground tunnels and land mines.
How to Use Your Pendulums
- Cleanse the pendulum before starting. You can do this with salted water (check if the material is water-safe!) or using cleansing smoke, such as sage or incense.
- Use the hand you write with to hold it.
- Rest your elbow on your knee or something secure, depending on your sitting position.
- Finally, before you start asking questions, determine how your pendulum will respond. Dangle the device and hold it still with your fingers. Then let go and ask the pendulum to show you “yes,” making a note of what movement it makes, then do the same for “no.”
- Don’t ask the pendulum the same question more than once.
- Only use it with good intention; it is best to declare this before asking it questions.
- Like Tarot Cards or Crystals, your pendulum should only be used by you so it can connect with your energy and not get confused by anyone else’s.
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Some believe that the pendulum’s movements are messages from spirits or Gods. Others believe that your subconscious or higher self causes those movements to assist your decisions. See what answers the Pendulum gives you by booking a Pendulum Reading today!
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