Dowsing with a Pendulum

Some people call it dowsing, others call it divining, but when you use the movement of a pendulum in response to a question, you are balancing the intuitive with the rational part of you.  When I was a child living in the country, dowsing was done with a stick or tree branch held in front of the dowser who would walk a patch of ground looking for a likely place to dig a well.  Today, pendulums are created by hanging from a thread or thin chain, an evenly balanced weight that ideally tapers toward a point.

The dowser calibrates a pendulum by asking the direction it moves for “yes” and “no” responses to a question.  After the movements show consistency, the dowser can ask questions and wait for the pendulum to answer.

There are a number of books available that describe the technique of dowsing.  Many also have charts that can be used to calibrate responses.  For more information, The Pendulum Kit by Sig Lonegren has a pendulum and book with exercises designed to increase your dowsing skills.

Pendulum Power Magic by Roberto Gadini has nice large color charts and some fun exercises.

The Practical Pendulum Book by D. Jurriaanse also has many charts that make learning to use your pendulum an enjoyable process.

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Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • godandwisdom.com focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • mindprompts.com focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • greatwrinkles.com focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.