How Does The Pendulum Work?

How does the pendulum work?

The pendulum is a simple divination tool and one that allows the holder to tap into their intuitive powers. The pendulum is like a transmitter and receiver of information, it moves in different ways and directions in response to questions. It’s similar to using dowsing rods or an Ouija board, but it is much smaller and can be used alone.

Pendulums allow the user to be more in tune with their intuitive powers, and many people think that they are manipulated easily by the person holding it, but if you use one throughout a paranormal investigation, you are sure to get a pretty good understanding of the fact that they are responding to the divine energy of the environment, not the users movements.

What are they made of?

It’s never made of any kind of magnetic substance, as it could then be manipulated by external forces in the environment. It’s possible to use objects such as a favourite item such as a bead, ball, trinket or a key, especially if you are conducting a paranormal investigation where you think that there is a spirit of someone there that you know, and you have an object of theirs.

How Do Pendulums Work?

The pendulum is a simple divination item which allows the holder to tap into their intuitive powers. The pendulum is like a transmitter and receiver of information, it moves in different ways and directions in response to questions.

Here’s a closer look at the commonly held beliefs about how pendulums work:

1. Spiritual or Psychic Energy

The primary belief is that spirits or psychic energies influence the pendulum’s movement. Users often feel that they are channelling these energies. And it allows the pendulum to swing in specific directions as a response to their questions.

2. Subconscious Mind

Some theories suggest that the person holding the pendulum’s subtle, involuntary muscle movements cause it to move. This theory is called the ideomotor effect. According to this view, these movements may be influenced by the subconscious mind, which is thought to be more open to spiritual or psychic influences.

3. Energy Fields

Another belief is that spirits or energies can manipulate or interact with the energy fields around us. And that they can influence the pendulum’s motion. This concept aligns with the idea that everything is connected through various forms of energy.

4. Telekinesis

In some spiritual beliefs, it’s thought that spirits can cause movement in physical objects through telekinesis. This is the ability to move objects with the mind.

5. Magnetic or Electromagnetic Influence

Some people believe that spirits can exert a form of magnetic or electromagnetic influence that affects the weighted object.

How To Use Pendulums

To learn how to use the pendulum, you need to practice. It is highly advised that before you begin using your crystal pendulum, you cleanse the crystal and charge it with your own energy. It is recommended that instead of just having one pendulum that you allow every member of your paranormal investigation team to use, that each person has their own pendulum, as it is then cleansed with their own energy, especially if it is crystal.

Once your Pendulum is cleansed, you can begin using it. Hold the pendulum with one hand so that the crystal is dangling, and keep your hand as steady as possible in the process. This will ensure that each reading you get is of a paranormal nature. Once the pendulum is still, you can begin asking questions about the environment, such as what is the response for a “yes” and a “no” answer.

When you have asked each question out loud, wait around 30–60 seconds before asking another question. Some spirits may have weaker signals than others, and wouldn’t be able to use as much strength as other spirits, who will be able to move the pendulum more abruptly. When you have deciphered what movements are relevant to each “yes” and “no” answer, you can begin asking questions to the spirits surrounding you using your pendulum. When asking each question, make sure to remind the spirits to move the pendulum in the same way that you decided each time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pendulum board?

A pendulum board is a divination tool used alongside a pendulum to gain answers to questions. The board features various markings that may include letters, numbers, and simple words such as “yes,” “no,” and “maybe,”. The user holds the pendulum by its chain or string, allowing it to hover over the board. As a question is asked, the pendulum’s swing—interpreted through the areas or directions it moves towards on the board—responds. Some believe the movement of the pendulum is influenced by spiritual guidance.

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