In its most basic form, a pendulum is any small weight suspended on a length of chain, or thread of silk, cotton, hemp, nylon, or gut. Pendulums can be made of wood, metal, glass, stone, and are symmetrical in shape. In Healing Touch classes, we learned you could suspend a Lifesaver on a length of dental floss, and voila! - you have a pendulum at the ready.
The Art of Penduling, or dowsing, is known as Radiesthesia, which is a Greek word that means ‘sensitiveness to radiation’. It describes the ability to detect subtle energies, as well as electromagnetic radiation which is emitted from people, animals, objects, and geographical features. In short, using a pendulum allows us to interact with vibrational fields of the human body to access information.
The concept of dowsing was known in many cultures, including the Egyptians and the Chinese. It is estimated that dowsing dates back as far as 7,000 years.
With the recent addition of the Large Karnak, UFO, and Spiral Left-Turn Pendulum, we now offer 9 popular forms of brass pendulums. Brass is energetically neutral and does not requiring clearing. Some have a hollow compartment inside, known as a Witness Chamber. These can be used to hold a small sample of something, or a message. They have been chosen for their sensitivity, responsiveness, and balance. The photo above will give you a size comparison for all of the pendulums that we carry.
I really love this new pendulum. It is very sensitive. It's especially good for checking Chakra balance before and after a tuning fork session. My clients really appreciate the visual confirmation.