Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pendulum Divination

This past week I tried my hand (no pun intended!) at a new form of divination, for me at least: using a pendulum. I had never given it much thought until someone this week mentioned that they swear by it and I should give it a try. Given that I have a fairly well developed sense of intuition and am always open to a new way to use my abilities, I thought, "What the heck, why not?"

Knowing absolutely nothing about it, I tried my local library for a how-to book on it, but with no luck. I then went online and found a great book, but in the meantime took a quickie self-taught crash course online for the basics. As I had no actual pendulum, I got out a cherished ring that belonged to my father and a strand of rather thin yarn. And as usual for me, I got started in the wee hours of the morning (my favorite time of day), so there wasn't a whole lot of time to spend working on it. Besides, I fully expected to quickly be less than impressed, or for nothing at all to happen, and then I'd head off to bed. Boy was I surprised!

I sat there for a few minutes concentrating on making my makeshift pendulum swing vertically but nothing seemed to be happening. I carefully watched my hand to be sure it wasn't moving in the least (being an artist, one thing I do have is a very steady hand) and also made sure to not get too discouraged and to stay focused. And then it happened. Slowly at first and then faster and faster: the pendulum moved just as I had wanted it to. Likewise for a horizontal direction and then a small tight clockwise circle. It took me some time to get it going in each direction, but get it going I did, which blew me away! The three fingers I was using to hold the yarn were also humming with energy inside them and swirling about them on the outside. I wished that someone, anyone was awake to share it with, but only my dogs were up with me and they weren't in the least impressed.

So I guess I now need to find myself a pendulum, one that calls to me while all the others just lie there lifelessly before me. I need to spend more time with it and learn how to really use it. I find the thrill of a new form of divination very exciting and I can't wait to jump into it with my heart and soul.


Patty said...

I have a book called "The great pendulum book" by Petra Sonnenberg. This book deals with charts and by using the pendulum with them you can answers to questions like health, what your strong points are/should be, what type of living space suits you etc.
I have only played around with the book a few times, but thought I would recommend it since it is a starting point in learning how to use the pendulum. I have had one/several for years and seem to be able to get them to move freely. I have the kind made onto a chain and they can be found at rock and gem shows usually, or if you have a local "witch" store they should carry them. If not you can always turn to the Internet. They are usually very inexpensive and come in a variety of stones and also silver. Good luck.

Victoria said...

I thought this would be a good excuse to make a trip to Salem- to find my perfect pendulum! lol Thanks for the book tip- I'm going to check B&N for it. Peace!