Pendulum Dowsing @ Reiki With Friends

Amethyst Merkaba Crystal Healing Pendulum


By Stephanie Arnold

Dowsing has been used for thousands of years.  Ancient Egyptians used dowsing to locate minerals and ground water.  However, it is widely believed that dowsing originated much earlier than this.  Different tools can be used to dowse, such as dowsing rods, a forked branch or a pendulum.  Pendulum dowsing was used by Marines during the Vietnam War to locate underground tunnels and mines, and has also been popular to determine an unborn baby’s sex.  French doctors regularly use pendulums to help them make diagnoses for their patients.  Because of the diversity in pendulum dowsers, there are also a number of different ways to use pendulums.

First, pendulums, such as these made of Rose Quartz, can be used in alternative healing to analyze the flow of energy in the chakras.  When the pendulum is suspended over the person’s body, it can be used to locate the chakras and any other energy blockages.  When over a properly working chakra, the pendulum should spin clockwise.  If it spins counter- clockwise or not at all, the chakra is blocked and not working properly.  Energy healing, such as Reiki, can be performed on the person to correct this and reopen the chakras.  It is important to have all chakras open and working correctly, because areas of blockages can have further issues and even cause illness in that area.

Pendulums, can also be used as a tool for divine connection.  You can ask your pendulum questions and receive responses.  When beginning, you will need to determine what the different answers are by asking your pendulum to “show” you the responses.  You may want it to show you “yes”, “no”, “I don’t know” and “Not now”.  If the pendulum does not respond at first, continue to ask until an answer is clear.  These responses are often different for everyone.  This method is the one commonly used by doctors to determine what your body needs at a particular time.  You can ask the pendulum if any item is right for you by holding the pendulum over it and watching for a yes or no response.  This works great to determine the right crystal for you, but this is also helpful in other ways, like choosing which food to eat or if a vitamin is something your body needs. Charts are available online and in stores that have written answers around a circle for pendulum dowsing.  These can be letters, numbers or even words, and as the pendulum is suspended over the cart, you can ask a question and it will point to the answers below.  This is similar to using an Ouija board.

Another use for pendulums is to determine the energy coming from an item.  Holding the pendulum over a crystal or piece of orgone, you will be able to see the flow of energy the item emits as it affects the pendulum’s movement.  A clockwise spin is positive energy flow and the larger the diameter of the spin circle, the greater the energy.  A counter-clockwise spin is negative energy.

When looking for a pendulum, you will be confronted with an overwhelming variety of colors, shapes, materials and sizes.  So how do you know which one is for you?  The easiest way to decide is by using your intuition.  Most people will find they are attracted to one over all the others.  Once you have been drawn to one, test it to see if it works well for you. You may find that certain materials work better for you than others.  The most common materials for pendulums to be made of are crystals, metals and wood.  Technically, a pendulum need only be an object suspended from your hand.  This could be as simple as a stone tied to a piece of string, but most pendulums have metal chains with an object at the end shaped to a downward- facing point.

Dowsing is useful in a variety of different ways.  Whether you are locating ground water in your backyard or determining if your body needs more vitamin C, dowsing can help you daily.

Courtesy: Healing Crystals
Courtesy: Healing Crystals

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art  Amethyst Merkaba Crystal Healing Pendulum

A Search in Secret India ~ Tablets of Forgotten Truth ~ by Paul Brunton

Selected from
A Search in Secret India
by Paul Brunton

The many inspiring passages in A Search in Secret India are worth reading and rereading. In later years PB wrote, as an inscription in the book, “What am I? The answer is a quiet smile.” The following are some passages from Chapter XVII of the book, entitled Tablets of Forgotten Truth :

It seems to me that the presence of men like the Maharishee ensures the continuity down history of a divine message from regions not easily accessible to us all. It seems to me, further, that one must accept the fact that such a sage comes to reveal something to us, not to argue anything with us. At any rate, his teachings make a strong appeal to me for his personal attitude and practical method, when understood, are quite scientific in their way. He brings in no supernatural power and demands no blind religious faith. The sublime spirituality of the Maharishee’s atmosphere and the rational self-questioning of his philosophy find but a faint echo in yonder temple. Even the word “God” is rarely on his lips.

He avoids the dark and debatable waters of wizardry, in which so many promising voyages have ended in shipwreck. He simply puts forward a way of self-analysis, which can be practiced irrespective of any ancient or modern theories and beliefs which one may hold, a way that will finally lead man to true self-understanding.

p. 302

But how divorce oneself from the age-old tyranny of thoughts? I remember that the Maharishee has never suggested that I should attempt to force the stoppage of thinking. “Trace thought to its place of origin,” is his reiterated counsel, “watch for the real self to reveal itself, and then your thoughts will die down of their own accord.”

p. 304
All that is truly grand in Nature and inspiringly beautiful in the arts speaks to man of himself. Where the priest has failed his people the illumined artist takes up his forgotten message and procures hints of the soul for them. Whoever can recall rare moments when beauty made him a dweller amid the eternities should, whenever the world tires him, turn memory into a spur and seek out the sanctuary within. Thither he should wander for a little peace, a flush of strength and a glimmer of light, confident that the moment he succeeds in touching his true selfhood he will draw infinite support and find perfect compensation. Scholars may burrow likes moles among the growing piles of modern books and ancient manuscripts which line the walls of the house of learning, but they can learn no deeper secret than this, no higher truth than the supreme truth that man’s very self is divine. The wistful hopes of man may wane as the years pass, but the hope of undying life, the hope of perfect love, and the hope of assured happiness, shall ultimately find a certain fulfillment; for they constitute prophetic instincts of an ineluctable destiny which can in no way be avoided.

p. 309

He who looks within himself and perceives only discontent, frailty, darkness and fear, need not curl his lip in mocking doubt. Let him look deeper and longer, deeper and longer, until he presently becomes aware of faint tokens and breath-like indications which appear when the heart is still. Let him heed them well, for they will take life and grow into high thoughts that will cross the threshold of his mind like wandering angels, and these again shall become forerunners of a voice which will come later – the voice of a hidden, recondite and mysterious being who inhabits his centre, who is his own ancient self.


From A Search in Secret India, first published 1934, reprinted 1977 by Samuel Weiser, Inc., NY, NY. Page numbers are from the 1977 edition.