Pendulums Are Unique and So Are You!
All pendulums are suitable for dowsing assignments but the shape, form and material contribute to how the pendulum performs in the dowser’s hand.
Choosing the correct dowsing tool is a choice and often boils down to what “feels” good in the hands of the user. There is no right or wrong but knowing the subtle differences in attributes leads to successful dowsing sessions.
In this short article I discuss the pros and cons of each type of material used for pendulums.
Wood pendulums are neutral because they are unaffected by incidental radiations in the environment. Electrical, magnetic and other subtle external emanations affect the user or the pendulum’s movement. Wood is a non-conductor and provides reliable responses.
A conductor is a material that easily allows electricity to flow through it. Insulators are the opposite which means these do not conduct electricity. The ability of a substance or a material to conduct electricity depends on how easily electrons flow through it.
Why do you want a neutral pendulum? One reason is a wood pendulum works well taking readings for close-in diagnostic work. When two people are near each other their energy fields overlap. Overlapping two bio-fields compromise pure readings and lead to inaccurate interpretations.
Wood Pendulums are larger than either brass or crystal pendulums, however they’re light and responsive. Wood Pendulums as non-conductors do not accumulate subtle energies like crystal and don’t require “clearing” before use.
Because of their neutral disposition wood pendulums work well for any dowsing assignment.
Crystal & Gemstone Pendulums
For many dowsers a crystal or gemstone pendulum is a popular choice. These pendulums are small, lightweight and responsive.
Why someone is attracted to a gemstone pendulum is a discussion for another time. However gemstones possess unique properties making them an ideal choice for many dowsers.
Matter is Energy
Like all matter, crystals are composed of atoms. Looking even closer we see matter as energy or subtle vibrations attuned to cosmic force. The way individual atoms join together determines what molecules will form and how they manifest as matter. These arrangements carry an energetic signature (sign of nature). This “crystallized” form of matter possess specific attributes expressing themselves according to their vibrational nature. Crystals and gemstones, a gift from the Earth, concentrate unique and universal vibrations that assist in developing positive alterations in the human experience.
Crystals receive, contain, project, emanate, refract and reflect light. They assist in the active awakening process by showing and teaching us how to align ourselves with that essence which creates and comprises the entire universe.
Crystal or gemstone pendulums carry their own specific energetic imprints depending on the rock from which they originate. For example, the Rose Quartz pendulum relates to the Heart Chakra and it’s energy is essential to self-fulfillment and inner peace. The soothing pink of Rose Quartz comforts and heals emotional wounds to the heart.
This makes crystal pendulums an excellent choice for specific tasks by matching the pendulum’s energetic signature to the task in hand or counseling clients.
Crystal pendulums positively support or negatively influence the wearer. Best results occur when the crystal in question match and person’s natal chart.
Often crystal pendulums because of their emanating attributes act as a positive teacher or healer for the dowser’s own growth.
Crystal Pendulums accumulate energy and periodic cleansing in salt water is necessary.
Brass Pendulums are popular and practical dowsing tools. The alloy brass is a mixture of the metals zinc and copper. Brass is durable and easily transformed into objects.
These pendulums are non-magnetic because they don’t contain iron. This means brass pendulums resist magnetic fields in the environment which influence the pendulum’s movement.
Choosing your Pendulum
In my opinion, any pendulum is a reliable dowsing tool in the capable hands of a dowser. Knowing why a pendulum reacts under different conditions helps fine tune the dowsing experience.
It’s not uncommon for a dowser to own several pendulums depending on the dowsing task. For example, I use the Conical Beech wood pendulum when recording Chakra readings for analysis and use the Mer-Isis brass pendulum for the healing work.
Experience will dictate which pendulum or combination of pendulums gives the best results. If one pendulum doesn’t feel right or isn’t moving the way you like then try another. I carry two or three pendulums in my pendulum pouch ensuring I’m ready for any dowsing task that arises.
If you are new to dowsing, I sell a simple dowsing book on how to program your pendulum and other basic instructions for the beginner to intermediate dowser.