reply to post by calihan_12
Close to 15 years ago, I created a pendulum out of a length of cotton from which I suspended a plastic, spherical earring (sophisticated).
To begin with, I was simply following instructions from a book which advocated the use of a pendulum as means to access the subconscious mind and rid
it of negative suggestions placed there throughout life, but primarily in childhood. The author's theory was that when someone is in an emotional
state (such as a child when its parents are arguing heatedly) then anything SAID during their argument can be carried by the child's emotions of fear
and anxiety, etc. into that child's subconscious mind.
So, for example, if the mother screamed at the father, 'You're a loser and you always will be ! ', then the child's emotions will embed that
message (even though it was not intended for the child) in the child's subconscious mind. The child's subconscious will then impose the message on
the child. So .. the child (and later, through the teens and adulthood) will be influenced by the belief it is ' A loser and always will be',
despite the individual's strenuous attempts to succeed. In short, the person's subconscious mind will 'make' them a loser.
The author said everyone has these self-defeating messages and thus it's a great idea to remove them. And one way of doing so is to get to know the
subconscious mind in order to first discover
what negative suggestions are there and (2) to remove them and replace them with positive
A simple and effective way to communicate with one's subconscious mind, said the author, was via pendulum.
So that's what I started out to do. But I found it so ridiculously easy to work with the pendulum, that I got carried away with it and veered off on
a tangent. Well, to be honest, I think my subconscious was at least in part responsible for the fact I strayed from the path.
Next I knew, I was receiving 'information' via the pendulum and half a dozen simple charts I created. These contained letters of the alphabet, to
which the pendulum could swing in order to spell out words. I also created circles divided into segments containing various countries, then narrowed
it down further via other circles which contained 'east/west/south/north' etc. And so on.
Via this method, I was provided people's names, dates of birth, names of towns and nearby cities, people's occupations, dates of death, number of
Then at one point, something changed. It happened very quickly. I felt it almost immediately. And knew I was not in communication with the same
source. The new source did not feel nice at all.
I packed away the pendulum and the notes I'd taken. Several weeks later, intrigued and less alarmed, I began writing away to institutions overseas,
in an attempt to discover if the information I'd received via pendulum had any basis in fact.
One reply after another stated they had nothing in their records which tallied with the individuals I'd requested they run searches on (this was long
before I had access to internet).
Further months passed and each reply failed to validate in any way the information I'd received via pendulum.
Then, when I'd basically written the entire thing off, I received a stack of documents from overseas. And there was the name of one of the
individuals in an old Poll Tax from the 1700s. Name correct. Name of town correct. Date correct. Type of locality correct (rural, hamlet). Church
correct. Nearest large city correct (Aberdeen). Cause of death was interesting .. my subconscious 'corrected' my assumptions which in turn were
based on the wording of the information. When your subconscious takes the trouble to argue with and correct you, it does feel a bit as if you've
stepped into a reality far different to the one in which you've assumed yourself to be. It's pretty funny
The implications of the apparent validation of the pendulum-derived information was sobering, to say the least. Particularly as the individual in
question had been named via the pendulum swings as being my spouse in an alleged previous life. At the time, and during the time I'd used the
pendulum, I'd been violently opposed to the theory of reincarnation. The concept outraged me. It was a gut-reaction .. one of immediate anger,
fear, disappointment, sense of injustice and outrage, etc. I was violently opposed to any suggestion I might have to return to this dimension and
outraged that I might have been here before. It was not logical, given the number of 'paranormal' experiences I'd had, but that's how I felt
about reincarnation, to the point that when I saw books about it in stores, or heard people 'prattling on' (as I put it) on tv and elsewhere, it was
all I could do not to spit in disgust.
So the 'information' which emerged via the pendulum (supposedly from my subconscious) had not found a willing taker, by any means.
During the period I utilized the pendulum, I did try to learn the winning lottery numbers in advance, as my business-partner had recently embezzled
from me several hundred thousand dollars and I needed money to send my children to university.
The Lottery numbers I hoped had been nominated as winners by the pendulum were so NOT successful that they could be said to have been worse than
random selection with a pin. Yet I'd always managed to win small amounts on regular basis before. So as a predictive tool re: financial gain, I'd
rate the pendulum at worse than Chance, at least in my case.
Have been meaning for years to experiment again with the pendulum. Still have it in a drawer alongside the notes I took in the above little flutter
with it. But I'm wary of it, after my experience with the 'negative' presence I experienced.
Important to say that the pendulum is just a tool .. is just a weight suspended on something. It can't 'tell' you anything of its own accord.
It's simply a medium, a translator if you like, or similar to a telephone line.