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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Dowsing in the art and science of locating people, places, and thing by means of a forked stick, called a dowsing, rod, or by a pendulum. A pendulum is comprised of a weighted object, called a bob, suspended on a chain or thread so it can swing freely.

Many new-age shops offer pendulums which make use of a crystal as a bob. However, a pendulum can easily be made by suspending any weighted object, such as a needle or a ring, on a thread or chain. In the Hoodoo Tradition, spiritual workers often make a pendulum by suspending a piece of Queen Elizabeth root on a length of red thread. In certain cases, the worker may make a special kind of pendulum called a Jack Ball with the root in the center along with other items.

Dowsing for Something Lost

  1. Thread a needle and hold it over a map of the search area.
  2. Focus your thoughts on that which you wish to find.
  3. The closer you move to the location of the object or person the stronger the pendulum will begin to swirl.
  4. When the needle hangs over the location of the object or person, it will stop moving and you will likely feel it ‘pull’ towards that location.

The Pendulum as Oracle

A pendulum may be used to divine the answer to subjective questions. To do this, hold your pendulum on its thread or chain between your thumb and forefinger. Place your elbow on a tabletop, and lower the bob to within an inch of the table surface.

Speak to your pendulum and say “show me yes.” Note which direction the pendulum swing. Next, ask “show me no,” and note the direction in which the pendulum swings. Finally, ask “show me I don’t know,” nothing the pendulum’s direction.

Test your pendulum by asking it subjective questions to which you know the answer. When you are sure that the pendulum is answering truthfully via the correct pendulum swing, move on to asking it subjective (yes/no) questions to which you do not know the answer.

With continued use and practice you will find your pendulum to be an accurate and useful source of information. 

Carolina Dean 

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