posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 12:05 PM
Hi ATSguy. As 'wellwhatnow' has advised, the pendulum is simply a tool and has no inherent powers of its own. It's simply a weight (of whatever
nature) suspended from a thread or string (or whatever you choose).
There are numerous, excellent dowsing forums and articles online, where you can learn virtually every aspect of dowsing, whether it be via pendulum or
Dowsing is an extremely old skill and it's claimed there's reference to it in the Bible. Certainly it's taken almost for granted within some
cultures, who mainly apply it practically, as when wishing to ascertain if food is fresh or suited to the person concerned. Some use it to determine
the sex of young chickens whilst others employ dowsing when seeking water, lost objects, archaelogical remains, etc.
For an interesting read about esoteric dowsing, why not see if you can obtain some of T.C.Lethbridge's books? Lethbridge is often referred to as an
academic maverick; he reputedly discovered controversial archaeological remains via the simple pendulum and he claimed to be able to discover (via
pendulum) if an ordinary rock had ever been used as a weapon and if so, if thrown by a male or female. Lethbridge also claimed to have discovered a
'rate' for basically everything and every emotion, etc. on this planet, using a pendulum, and claimed he had discovered numerous other dimensions
beyond this one, in which each rate was repeated; endlessly. Lethbridge's books are not particularly lengthy; always fascinating and will certainly
be well worth your time, imo.
When (if) you refer to the numerous dowsing forums and websites, you'll be provided not only practical dowsing advice but also preparation and
methods via which you will be able to learn to protect yourself spiritually.
I can understand that you're curious and excited about dowsing, after watching the programme you mentioned in your post. What you may not know
though, is that dowsing has many applications and does hold potential dangers for the inexperienced and unwary. It can open you to the spirit world,
for example, and this can occur very swiftly and without warning.
Whilst this may not seem daunting, it's worth considering that in reality, it's similar to getting on a bus in the dark, surrounded by passengers
you cannot see and about whom you know nothing. Not everyone or everything has your best interests at heart; not everyone or everything can be
trusted; some things and some people (dead or alive) might want to harm you, or frighten you. After all, spirits are invisible to most. They may
claim to be your friend, but how can you tell? If they mislead you, how will you know? And if you put yourself in such a helpless position,
wouldn't you be basically inviting trouble?
They say forwarned is forearmed, so conscience compells me to warn you to first acquaint yourself with the many aspects of dowsing via the numerous,
reputable and helpful dowsing sites and forums before jumping in the deep end.
Then, when you know how to protect yourself and -- just as importantly -- know WHY you wish to embark on dowsing, you'll enjoy your experience in