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Types of Dowsing Pendulums
Hi, this is Nigel from discovering dowsing answering your questions about dowsing.
Pendulums are a very popular dowsing tool and are easily purchased or made. The reason for them being so popular is because they are so easy to carry and use. Because of that popularity there are a number of questions which are frequently asked about them. For example, people always want to know which is the best pendulum for them to use. Or, they want to know about the different types of pendulums.
If you consider that a pendulum is nothing more than a weight at the end of a chain or string of some kind which allows it to swing freely, then the only two important aspects to consider are the weight of it and the material it is made out of.
Those two things by themselves mean that it is impossible to answer the question as to which is the best dowsing pendulum to use because what feels right for one person will not feel comfortable for another. If one person likes a brass pendulum, another dowser might prefer one made of wood or a small crystal.
Generally, when starting out, those new to dowsing tend to prefer light-weight pendulums made of crystal or wood. Heavier pendulums made of brass in various shapes are also popular.
So let’s take a quick look at the various types of pendulums available.
First are the light-weight varieties made of crystal, precious or semi-precious stones. They can be quite fancy, but if you’re not careful, they can be damaged through use.
Next are the wooden ones. These are often carved into interesting shapes, such as an acorn shape. These tend to be lightweight as well, but also more durable.
Following them we have the ones made of brass or other types of metal. These come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are amongst the heaviest pendulums around. They are very popular. Again, they are very durable.
What is often confusing for newcomers to dowsing is that they hear that certain shapes of pendulums are better for certain types of dowsing.
That is not true. A pendulum, as was said earlier, is nothing more than a weight on a cord. When it moves, it moves because the dowser’s reaction causes it to move. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a really heavy one in an intricate shape or a nut on a length of dental floss, it’s the dowser who makes it move.
A pendulum, by itself, does nothing. Remember that.
Also if you believe that a particular pendulum works best for certain types of dowsing, then your belief will be strong enough to make it true for you. That does not mean that it is true for anyone else.
Basically, a pendulum is just a tool and nothing more. So make sure you find one that you like, for whatever reason, and dowse with it!
Do you have a favorite type of dowsing pendulum? Let us know in the comments section below.