Date: July 15, 2003 (Tuesday)
Note: Pendling is not always psionic. However, if it is used for clairvoyance, it is psionic.
<RainTurtle> good evening, Spot
<RainTurtle> Good evening, all
<RainTurtle> The topic for tonight’s seminar is “Pendling”, also known as “pendulum dowsing”
<RainTurtle> This is simply the use of a suspended object, hanging from one or both hands, to produce a visible and easily interpreted signal of the subconscious mind’s answer to a question
<RainTurtle> In itself there is nothing weird or “magical” about it. It is used in some forms of hypnotherapy to get answers to questions about hidden memory and subconscious motivations, for example
<RainTurtle> It is also used to “find” the best place to dig a well on a property, or locate certain ores (for mining) on a map
<RainTurtle> It is handy for use with precognition and so on, if you can phrase your query carefully enough…and easy to do for binary (yes/no, right/left) questions
<RainTurtle> For the record, yes, serious mining and drilling companies use pendlers to find things for them.
<RainTurtle> If you do much reading on the subject, especially on the Net, you’ll encounter many ideas that may or may not be true.
<RainTurtle> For example, a common assertion is that the pendulum must be a specific size or shape, or that you must tune it to yourself, or you must tune it to the subject of your query, or it must be made of a certain material, or that it must not be made of a specific material……
<RainTurtle> I personally favour a pendant necklace, amber set in sterling silver, on a sterling silver chain. This is not because of any inherent qualities of either material, but simply because it is handy (it’s my favourite necklace) and the point on the pendant makes it easier to determine its movement for some specialised applications
<RainTurtle> I’ve used a string of beads that I’d never touched before with equal succcess, and a string with a rock tied on the end…
<RainTurtle> When choosing a pendulum, for this purpose, bear in mind that a very large or long object will be awkward….
<RainTurtle> and a very light pendant and/or very short string will be harder to “read”
<RainTurtle> The “string” can be whatever is handy: thread, a hair, rope, a wet noodle, a necklace chain, or whatever
<RainTurtle> The pendant/weight can be any of the objects mentioned above, a ring, a metal “washer”, a bead…any relatively small object easily attached to the “string” with enough weight to pull the string so that it is straight down when you let the pendant be suspended on that string…
<RainTurtle> Questions so far?
<Dan> Any advantage of using one hand over two, or using dominant or off hand?
<RainTurtle> There isn’t supposed to be any advantage to either, and some people use both at once. I personally find I get better accuracy if I use my off hand
<RainTurtle> The advantage claimed by those that use both hands is that they get better stability that way. They are obviously less klutzy than I am
<DanielH> One second, I have a question. I have never heard of using a two sided pendulum… how exactly does that work, or are you getting into that later?
<RainTurtle> Daniel: where was it mentioned?
<DanielH> hanging from one or both hands – Multitasking so I might have misunderstood
<RainTurtle> the sort of pendulum used is not determined by whether you use one hand or both.
<RainTurtle> The movement of the pendulum is not telekinetic. It is simply a subconsciously-controlled fine-motor movement, usually in the fingers
<RainTurtle> It can look spooky, the first time you see it, though
<RainTurtle> For one-handed use, lean your elbow on the computer desk, and hold the string with the fingers of that hand so that the pendant swings freely (preferably without hitting the monitor) without touching the desk
<RainTurtle> I’d explain the two-handed holds but I’ve never quite gotten the hang of them
<RainTurtle> As long as the pendulum can swing, that’s the important part.
<RainTurtle> If you happen to be telekinetic, you have the option of hanging it from something else and letting your sub-c use your pk, but I do not recommend that practice
<RainTurtle> Let the pendant hang, so it is still. It might take a moment before it stops swinging from the inertia it gathered while you were arranging things
<Eebie> Ah, what if we have a tremor and it’s still moving just slightly? Will that mess things up?
<RainTurtle> That’s fine, Eebie
<RainTurtle> This is a beginner class, so we’re going to go with the easy –albeit silly-sounding– method
<RainTurtle> Speak or think at your own subconscious. Something like “Ok, Sub-C, here’s the idea. Swing the pendant in the direction you’ll use to mean ‘yes’.”
<RainTurtle> It might choose forward-and-back, left-and-right, or circular…clockwise or counter….
<RainTurtle> Give it a try
<Eebie> that’s kind of eerie…swinging left-and-right
<RainTurtle> 🙂 Good stuff
<RainTurtle> If, after a minute or so, it doesn’t move, choose a movement, and make it do that consciously. then try the exercise again
<RainTurtle> Everyone have a “yes” movement?
<RainTurtle> Once you’ve done that, do the same for “no”
<Eebie> That’s pretty convenient. Forward-and-back means no for me
<Dan> Eebie – this time, I’m backwards from you…
<RainTurtle> Eebie has the opposite of my accustomed signals. The important part is that it works for you, don’t worry about what some sites and books say is the “correct” movement
<RainTurtle> Now try asking it a silly and obvious question, such as “Is the Loch Ness monster sitting next to me in the computer nest?”
<Eebie> Hehe *tries that one*
<RainTurtle> For those of you who’ve decided I am hopelessly weird, and are uncertain of the correct answer, Nessie is not vacationing at my home
<Eebie> “No” to “Is Godzilla planning an invasion of Tokyo?”, also.
* Dan notes that one’s sub-c CAN have a sense of humor.
<Eebie> It can?
<RainTurtle> <B_Raven> suggests the customary “is my name…..” and “have you climed mount everest” (popular for determining baselines for polygraphs)
<B_Raven> (would be have I climbed…., rather)
<Dan> Eebie – Mine has been known to provide “surprising” answers to some questions – but generally it’s been pretty helpful<G>.
<RainTurtle> I suggest callibrating your pendling each time you use it, just to see what mood your sub-c is in, so you’ll be able to judge the likely accuracy of the results
<RainTurtle> One of the common claims of fluffy sites and books is that every answer your sub-c provides is true and accurate….This is not always the case
<RainTurtle> If you need answers to questions with more than two possible answers, draw a semicircle on a piece of paper, and subdivide the semicircle into as many parts as you have potential answers….the pendant should swing toward the appropriate segment
<RainTurtle> If you are pendling over a map, or outside over the ground (as for water), it is most likely to either remain relatively still until you hit your target area, or swing toward the target area
<RainTurtle> Obviously, swinging gives you two directions. Try one. If the swing slows or stops, make a 180 turn and try again
<RainTurtle> When the swinging sort comes to the spot, it will probably start to describe a circle, or otherwise change its motion to indicate that you’ve reached the spot
<RainTurtle> Because it is your subconscious, not some kind of guiding spirit or whoever, if you have a decided preference in what you think the answer should be (or what you want it to be), there is a danger of that conviction or desire tainting your data
<RainTurtle> In this case, for questions, write each question on an index card, and include some other less important or trivial questions (preferably some you already know the answers to)
<RainTurtle> Shuffle this “deck” of cards, and spread them all face-down on the table or floor, dangle the pendulum over each in turn, and flip up a corner of the card to mark on it “yes” or “no”, or whatever
<RainTurtle> Shuffle again and repeat a couple times before checking the answers. If the answers on the card agree for all trials, it is more likely to be accurate
<RainTurtle> To practice water-pendling (or pendling for a metal, or some such), put a wee bit of water (or a wee bit of the target metal) in one of several identical cups or bowls. cover all of them, and shuffle them around on a tray. Dangle the pendulum over each in turn, and observe whether and where it moves
<RainTurtle> We’ll try some practice questions, then.
<RainTurtle> Easy ones to start
<RainTurtle> 1) Are fluffbunnies annoying?
<RainTurtle> 2) Should chocolate be officially recognised as a food group?
<RainTurtle> 3) Was it sunny today in Wilmot, NS? (doesn’t matter if you know where Wilmot is)
<RainTurtle> 4) Do members of the species Tamias striatus eat rabbits
<RainTurtle> Tamias striatus = Eastern Chipmunk
<RainTurtle> Now that you have an idea of how to proceed, you can play with it at your leisure
<RainTurtle> Thanks, Spot. Thus endeth the seminar for this evening. Next scheduled seminar, Dan will be teaching Tower Shielding. Next Wednesday