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Pendulum or Dowsing Technique



You can use just about anything for a pendulum. You only need two things at the most:

1. A weighted object that can be suspended from a flexible object, and

2. A flexible object that connects to the suspended object, or

3. A weighted object with a flexible extension.

Examples of common weighted objects -- which are called weights -- include: rings, bracelets, watch, lighters, small bottles, crystals, small rocks or stones, pen or pencil, spoon, knife or fork, or any object about the size and weight of these things.


Examples of a flexible things for suspending the weight include string, bracelets, necklaces, flexible wire, rubber bands, strip of cloth, napkin, handkerchief, shoe strings, socks or stockings, leather bands or anything you can hold with your fingers that can freely move back and forth.

Examples of pendulums created on-the-scene from available materials include: coins wrapped in the corner of a handkerchief, a necklace with a medallion or other object suspended from it, a tape dispenser suspended from about six inches of tape, a belt with a large buckle, a tie clip or hair clip clipped to the corner of a napkin, microphone suspended from its cord, a cell phone headset suspended from its cord, a bra, and a wrist watch with a leather band.

Beginning Procedure


    •  Make or get out your pendulum

    •  Hold the end of the flexible part with the forefinger and thumb of one hand

    •  Hold the weight steady with your other hand so it doesn't swing

    •  Tell your pendulum: "Show me a yes." and wait

    •  Your pendulum will eventually start to move to indicate "yes"

    It may move back and forth toward and away from you
    It may move back and forth in front of you
    It may rotate clockwise or counterclockwise
    It may move diagonally from left up your right and back
    It may move diagonally from your right up left and back

•  However it moves make a note of it because that will always be "yes" for you

•  Hold your pendulum steady as in step three above

•  Tell your pendulum: "Show me a no." and wait for your pendulum to show you

•  However your pendulum moves will always be "no" for you

    Once you know how your subconscious mind is going to move your pendulum for "yes," it will always move every pendulum you ever use in that same manner for yes.

    Once you know how your pendulum signals "no" for you, you know that every pendulum will use the same symbol.


If you are having trouble getting your pendulum to move, take a deep breath, relax and close your eyes. Continue breathing deeply and relaxing until you feel the pendulum moving with your fingers. Open your eyes and watch until you know what's happening.

If you are consciously trying to make the pendulum move in a certain manner, you are overriding your subconscious mind. The answers you receive will be your opinion and will not be based on the wisdom of your subconscious mind. Just remember, your subconscious mind "knows" the answer and you are only "guessing."

If this is happening to you, breathe deeply and relax. Close your eyes and continue breathing deeply and relaxing. Let your mind go blank as you pay attention to your breathing. In time you will feel your pendulum moving. Open your eyes and watch what it is doing for "yes." Then continue with the other steps using this same technique.

The most common "yes" is the pendulum moving toward and away from you imitating the nodding up and down of your head for "yes." But for some people this means "no."

The most common "no" is the pendulum moving back and forth in front of you from left to right and right to left. This imitates moving your head to face left to right and right to left for "no." But for some people this means "yes."

About eighty percent (80%) of the population normally find their pendulums work in this manner.

About sixteen percent (16%) of the populations use the clockwise - counterclockwise system.

The remaining four percent (4%) use the diagonal method.

Clockwise rotation is more common for "yes" and counterclockwise more common for "no." But some people are just the opposite.

Diagonally from near left to further away right is usually "yes" and near right to further away left is usually "no." But some people are just the opposite.

How to Proceed


Once you know how your pendulum is working, the next step is to learn more about using your pendulum. There are two methods we suggest:

    •  Free Coach Tools has a four-part video describing how to use a pendulum.

    •  Blue Sun Energetics has an outstanding workshop using the pendulum that we recommend. They also have a book and plan to teach classes with the book as their text.


Once you know how to proceed all you need is practice. The more you practice, the more accurate the information you receive. New dowsers are typically correct about 50% of the time. That's because their ego decides -- guesses -- the best answer. The more you practice the easier it is for you to get your ego out of the way.


Once your ego is out of the way you will experience 80% or higher correct answers. The more you practice, the more accurate you become. With practice, you can attain 100% accuracy.


Keep in mind that the very best diagnosticians in the medical profession are accurate a lot less then 40% of the time when they diagnose and prescribe drugs.

Even a poor dowser is as good or better than that. With practice, you can at least double your accuracy. It pays to practice.

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