Pendulum Dowsing

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Dowsing with a pendulum is one of the quickest ways to answer your uncertainty especially when such uncertainty requires either a yes/no answer.

The technique itself is quite straightforward and does not require much in terms of learning curve or paraphernalia. In fact, most times all you’ll need to dowse with a pendulum is the pendulum itself and your faith.

A pendulum is a weighted string. When you tie a weight such as a metal, bead, stone or wood chip etc. at the end of a string then you’ll have a pendulum.  The sole aim of a pendulum is to swing in a ‘to and fro’ direction to help you make the right decision when you’re at a crossroad.

A crystal dowsing pendulum, however, is often made with a crystal attached to the end of a chain. There are several types of crystals and each of these is suited for different individuals. As such, when looking for a dowsing pendulum, you should seek out the pendulum with your type of crystal stone or better still only go for a pendulum that you are irresistibly drawn to.

How does dowsing with a pendulum work?

The working principle of a pendulum is very simple and straightforward. Once you understand the various forces that are at work in you and how these forces are interconnected with one another and with the higher power or soul of the universe, then you will begin to understand and appreciate the truth behind pendulum divination.

One of the forces at work in us humans is our conscious mind. The conscious mind is the part of us which helps us to make decisions and take rational actions. This mind is just a tip of the iceberg of our subconscious.

The subconscious is where everything you have ever known, felt or imagined is stored. This aspect of our lives can only be reached through deep meditation and focus. The subconscious is also connected to your higher self which is your soul in its purest state.

The soul is in turn connected to the source of all things; the wisdom of the universe also known as the almighty. Since we cannot draw thoughts directly from the soul of the universe through our conscious mind, we must strive to connect with it through our subconscious.

The pendulum in itself does not possess any special magical power to answer your diving questions accurately. Rather it is a tool that helps your conscious mind reads and interpret the answers your subconscious gains from your higher intelligence.

When you hold your pendulum in a meditative state waiting for it to vibrate to answer your question, your subconscious connects with your higher self which in turn is connected with the wisdom of the universe. It draws its answers from this all-knowing force and the response causes a vibration in your hand.

This vibration is usually attributed to ideomotor by scientists but we understand that it is our subconscious passing a message through our conscious mind by stimulating the muscles in the hand to answer our questions in a very specific way.

Does the length of the pendulum matter?

The length of the sting of your pendulum matters to some extent. Remember the pendulum does not answer your questions but only act as a tool for the subconscious to communicate with your conscious mind. As such the length of the pendulum will have no effect on your answer.

The problem of length, however, arises as a result of the kind of weight you will be using at the end of the string. If you are using a very lightweight about an ounce, then its best you make use of a short string. This will help the pendulum to oscillate into a definite vibratory pattern to help you answer your question faster and if you are making use of a heavyweight about two to three ounces at the end of your string then you should make use of a longer string.

The problem of length often disappears by itself once you become conversant with the pendulum and understand it enough to vary it as you wish.

How to use the pendulum to dowse for answers

Dowsing with a pendulum is quite easy. One of the first things you should have in mind is the straightforwardness of the answer a pendulum can provide.

Like the Urim and Thummin. The pendulum is best for answering questions that require either a yes or no answer.

When you have narrowed down your options to these two possibilities then you can make use of your dowsing pendulum to answer the question. While holding the string of your pendulum with the other fingers pointing downward, you’ll want to establish the movements that are for ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘maybe’.

Ask your pendulum to show you a movement that is for ‘yes’. When it moves, note the movement. Also, ask it for a movement for ‘no’ and ‘maybe’ and note these movements down. After noting the various movements, then proceeding with asking you questions and watching the movement of the pendulum in response to each question. Compare this with the yes, no and maybe movement and you’ll have your answer.

How to Runecast

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How to Read with my Runes

by Elaine Browne (Reiki Level II)

Rune stones date back many centuries as a tool used for divination. Each carries a symbolic inscription which is subject to interpretation, categorised within the same family as pendulums and tarot cards

Prior to any use of stones:

Take time to clear your mind and focus on what it is you seek answers to, taking the bag filled with stones in your receptive/dominant hand, mentally or vocally call upon your divinity of choice; angels/spirit guides etc and invite only those from the highest vibrations and from the white light of the holy spirit to make contact and work for your greater good, clearly state that no other realms are welcome.

It is important to cleanse all stones both before and after any use in order for them to work for you. This can be done via smudging or rinsing under flowing water.

Think carefully about how to word your questions to the runes, for e.g. open questions allow much more scope for explanations unless it is a yes or no only reading.

Basic Readings

One rune draw:

Ideal for use on a daily basis as a guide towards your day- suggested questions maybe what do I need to know to make my day a success/i.e. should Anzus be drawn it may well imply that communication will prove to be of importance that day and be sure to listen well.

Three rune reading:

Pose the desired question and extract three rune stones (one at a time) from the bag. Interpretation is as follows; the first stone will hold an understanding of the question which has been asked (an overview). The second stone relates to ‘action’ interpreting your opinions and what you may now wish to do next. The third should be fairly self-explanatory and viewed as an outcome.

Four stone reading:

After stating your question, remove four stones (one at a time) from the bag and lay them out from left to right. The first stone represents influences of the past, the second is current, the third one potential influences in the future and the fourth is representative of general energies and lessons to be learned if behaviors are left unchanged.

Blank Runes:

If a blank rune is drawn at any time it can imply that the question is either not yet fully able or ready to be answered, or that it may be better that you don’ t know the answer. A repeat of the question may be asked, however, should it still drawing as blank after a ‘third’ time, then this would strongly suggest that you are simply not meant to know the answer.


Be sure to acknowledge and thank both the stones and your called upon divinity to ensure future guidance.

If you are someone who likes to reflect back, then it may be a good idea to create a log of the day/ time/ date/ place/purpose of reading.

Happy Reading