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Article: The Pendulum: What They Are & Finding Your Own

The Pendulum: What They Are & Finding Your Own

Pendulums are often used as tools for spiritual healing and inner growth. To get started you need to find the right pendulum for you. Read on to learn more about these spiritual tools and how to use them.

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What is a pendulum?

A pendulum is a small weight on a string or chain. That's it. It can be any weight, and it can be any sort of string or chain. Normally they are small.

Throughout history, pendulums have been used to locate water, gold, gems and other valuable items. In Europe early scientists and doctors would use pendulums to locate infections and weak areas of the body. Doctors would also use certain pendulums to determine the gender of unborn infants.


What can I use a pendulum for?

The pendulum is a wondrous tool. Quite simple, you can use it to answer almost any question you might have. Now be advised that it can only say 'yes' or 'no' so you do have to work at the answers a bit. But with that, the uses are almost boundless. 

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How does a pendulum work?

Quite simply, a pendulum reacts to your subconscious mind. When held properly, the pendulum will react to very small nerve reactions in your fingers that are generated by your unconscious mind in response to a question poised. Different nerve reactions will be detected depending on what your subconscious mind knows. 

These nerve reactions are transmitted to your fingers from your unconscious mind and through your fingers to the chain holding the weight of the pendulum. These tiny nerve transmissions affect the chain and are then transmitted through the chain to the weight - causing it to move in some direction.

So to debunk the first myth, a pendulum is not moved by some spirit, or by magic, it is moved by your mind, just the part you can't normally communicate with very well. But, there is some 'magic' if we can figure out how to interpret the signals from the subconscious mind, we can communicate with it. It can tell us things our conscious mind doesn't know.

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What kind of pendulum do I need?

You are probably wondering which pendulum would be right for you. The simple answer is to use the one that you feel is right at the time. In other words, make sure it appeals your inner child, your intuition, and your subconscious. 

All information is from The Pendulum Guide by Crystal Vaults. To learn more about pendulums and how to use them, please visit their website.