May 30, 2015

PENDULUMS - How To Make, Choose, Cleanse, Program and USE a Pendulum

PENDULUMS - How To Make, Choose, Cleanse, Program and USE a Pendulum

Using a Pendulum to ask questions of your subconscious mind and spirit ...

Pendulums work by connecting with electrical impulses created by our subconscious minds. These influences cause the Pendulum to move and we can then read these movements to gain insight into the deepest parts of ourselves.

A pendulum can be made of crystal, brass, glass, wood ... in fact any object (preferably with a point) that is able to be suspended will suffice.

If using a crystal pendulum, the shape and qualities resonate and bring in the energies of the Earth, and when combined with our own intuition and connection with Spirit, we are able to receive messages from our inner source.

With a little practice you will find your Pendulum to be a constant source of connection to your inner-most-self.


When selecting a pendulum follow your intuition and choose one that you like.

You can make a pendulum yourself if you take a thread and hang a weigh on it which can be any object you like. The thread can be 15 to 20 cm long. Tie a knot in the thread at the length where the swing of the pendulum feels the best.

Pendulums can be tear drop, ball-shaped, conical, spiral, made from brass, copper, crystal, wood, ceramic or just about anything else.

I’ve personally had many different beautiful pendulums over the years, but it is a small brass one that I always revert to as it has proven to be extremely accurate time and time again


There are many different types of pendulums and they can be used for: healing specific illnesses, for adjusting chakras, to glean insight and answers to our deepest questions, to locate underground water, buried metals, send vibrational healing to humans, animals and the Earth itself and to clear negative energy fields and ley lines in our homes and environment.


Before using your Pendulum for the first time it is important to cleanse it. It is advisable to cleanse your pendulum between use when working with clients or others as well.

Cleansing is a simple procedure than can take just a few moments.

- Briefly hold the crystal under a natural flowing stream.


- Rub it with a soft cloth to which one drop of Eucalyptus Essential Oil has been added.


- Place it on piece of natural Amethyst cluster.


- Place in on the Earth, either in your garden or in a pot plant.


- Leave it on a windowsill for 24 hours, to enable the crystal to draw in the Energies of the Sun and the Moon ~ Day and Night.

Your Pendulum is a very personal item and should be seen as a sacred tool. It is often best to use the same pendulum for all your work, although in times of need any item can be programmed and used.

You can ask about anything you like with the pendulum if the question can be answered with a YES or NO. But first you have to determine what each pendulum movement means for you.

· Take a seated position at a desk or table.

· Place your feet flat on the floor resting your elbow on the desk.

· Hold the pendulum by the end of chain between your thumb and index finger.

· Make sure that your upper body and back are straight, that the energy can flow freely.

· Put your other hand flat on the table.

· Relax.

· Let your breath flow calmly.

· Make sure before you start that you will be not be distracted.

(*Do not use the pendulum when you are tired.)

* Ask your pendulum the questions, “What does a YES look like?” and “What does a NO look like?”

The pendulum can move up-down, left-right or in a circle.

Practice this several times a day for at least a week. Once you have determined your YES and NO answers do not deviate from it. You can test it – but don’t change it.

When I ‘test’ my pendulum I ask a question that I already know the answer to, such as “am I a woman in this lifetime?” (Yes) then “am I a man in this lifetime?” (No). I repeat this process with similar questions until I am 100% sure that my pendulum is answering accurately.

As time goes by and you become more and more familiar with your pendulum and it becomes more in-tune with your personal energies and vibrations, you will find that your pendulum will ‘pass the test’ quickly and easily.

When you have determined a clear YES and NO, ask your pendulum how it swings for “I do not want to answer” or “I cannot answer that.”

You will become very proficient in quick time once you have a connection with your pendulum and know how it answers, its messages and symbols.

A correct answer will follow only when the question is asked in the right way.


You can place your pendulum directly over an object, question it and test it. You may wish to test your water, medications, groceries, gemstones, flower remedies, to determine what therapies are good for you or even deciding on holiday destinations. You can test the energy of your home, evaluate your sleeping space, check for electromagnetic distress ... the list goes on. Experiment and see for yourself.

In order to work easier with the pendulum, you can work with charts, like the Meditation Techniques, Colour, Past and Future Life, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy Oils, Tea or Chakra chart, just to mention a few. These are able to be purchased, but can also be made to suit your personal requirements.


- When first learning to use your Pendulum, ask simple questions or queries.

- Ask questions that only require a YES or NO answer.

- Keep your questions as specific as possible.

- Try to keep your mind clear and your emotions neutral so that your answers are accurate and unbiased.

- When asking for numbers or dates, be sure to specify what the answer shall represent ~ eg. days, weeks, months etc.

- As your ability improves and through skilful questioning, you will gain the answers to more complex questions and problems.

- Cleanse your Pendulum whenever you feel the need to, particularly if it has been touched or used by other people.

- Be creative ~ make different movements for different signals and answers. (Remember though to re-program your Pendulum each time you create a new movement)


- Make a chart in a semi-circular shape.

- Divide the semi-circle into segments.

- Label each segment with different choices such as career paths, relationships etc.

- Allow the Pendulum to swing over the chart, guiding you to the solution or answer that is most suited to you.

- You can make charts representing which crystals to work with, which flower essences you may be needing, the areas of your body that are causing dis-ease or need healing.

- Put people’s names in a chart so that you can be guided to the best person to do activities with or who you resonate the best with for whatever desired reason.

In time, you will find your Pendulum to be a trustworthy and reliable source of Inner Wisdom and Sacred Knowledge.
*Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes

DOWSING - The Art of Dowsing

The art of Dowsing is ancient with Hieroglyphics being found in pyramids of figures using dowsing rods. During the Middle Ages in countries such as England, France and Germany, dowsing was a widely used modality. The Bible tells of Moses finding water in the desert using a staff. Wall murals, estimated to be about 8,000 years old, discovered in the Tassili Caves of North Africa depict tribesmen surrounding a man with a forked stick, possibly dowsing for water. Artwork from ancient China and Egypt show people using forked tools in what might have been dowsing activities.

Albert Einstein was convinced of the authenticity of dowsing. He stated, "I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, however, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time."

Dowsing is a natural, simple gift from the Universe and can be done using a rod, stick or pendulum in order to glean insight and answers to our deepest questions, to locate underground water, buried metals, send vibrational healing to humans, animals and the Earth itself and to clear negative energy fields and ley lines in our homes and environment.
All things, living and inanimate, possess an energy force. The dowser, By concentrating on the hidden object, the dowser is able to tune in to the energy force or vibration of an object which, in turn, forces the dowsing rod or stick to move. The dowsing tool may act as a kind of amplifier or antenna for tuning into the energy.


Forked stick
The most traditional method uses a small Y-shaped tree branch (most often from a Willow). The dowser holds the branch parallel to the ground by the top of the Y shape, then walks over the area to be probed. When the dowser passes over the sought object, the end of the branch is drawn down, pointing to the spot at which the object can be found.

An alternate method uses two L-shaped metal rods, one held in each hand parallel to the ground and parallel to each other. In this case, when the dowser passes over the sought object, the rods either swing apart or cross each other. You can easily make dowsing rods from wire coat hangers.

Map Dowsing
Some dowsers don't even have to visit the location to be dowsed. For them, a map of the area is sufficient over which they hold pendulum. They know they have located the target area when the pendulum begins to move in a circle or back and forth.

Pendulums work by connecting with electrical impulses created by our subconscious minds. These influences cause the Pendulum to move, and we can then read these movements to gain insight into the deepest parts of ourselves. The pendulum is basically an amplifier and is a tool that helps you to access the collective unconscious and your Higher Self. Everyone is capable of working with a pendulum. Learning to work with it is like learning to play an instrument. It requires constant practice and experimentation. Making mistakes is part of the learning process. The results you get will reflect your stage of spiritual/mental development. Swinging the pendulum requires that you be undivided and totally present in the moment.

Just has humans suffer from dis-ease cause by various stresses, so too does our Mother Earth. The Earth has it’s own energy fields and ley lines. Some of these fields and lines are negative. This is called geopathic stress. This is often caused by ley or Earth lines, pressure faults (which emit radiation) and underground streams.

In today’s world we deal with the problems of old as well as new ones such as electromagnetic stress and microwave emissions from mobile phones and other devices such as computers, power points and many other man-made electrical devices, are linked to many illnesses and dis-ease. We are able to surmount these new challenges and bring ourselves into a positive, peaceful, harmonious and ‘light’ state. We are able to do this by using the power of our minds, our determination to overcome any threats to our well-being and our intention to enjoy a happy and healthy existence.

To clear or rid a home of any energetic disturbances, dowsing is a very valuable tool. Dowsing brings harmony to our environment by giving us the ability to discover where the disturbances occur. By Dowsing you are able to clear and refresh your entire home, bringing a lightness to the atmosphere and a feeling of renewal, safety and comfort.

Everything consists of energy. Each and every thought, deed, action and experience we have produces a vibration or energy pattern. Experiences that we have throughout our lives affect us. Dowsing can be utilized to assist us to heal and enhance our health and wellbeing.

As humans, we consist of energy and are also surrounded by an energy field called the Aura. Our Aura sometimes has blockages or disturbances caused by many negative influences during our lives and when this happens we are out of balance. This results in feelings of irritability, of melancholy, suffering from insomnia and more. With the use of a pendulum or dowsing rod, blockages can be discovered, removed and cleared in the Aura, restoring balance and equilibrium. Our positive intentions and connection with Source facilitates the healing and once the blockages are cleared our body is able to naturally regenerate and heal itself.

Absent or distant healing energies can be sent to loved ones and friends by way of the pendulum or dowsing rod and our heartfelt well-wishes and prayers. The Universal Energies bring healing to us all.

1. Make or purchase the dowsing tool with which you will be most comfortable.

2. Ask a friend to bury an object (try a metal object or small bottle of water) somewhere in your yard, just a few inches below the surface. Be sure your friend is careful to conceal the burial spot so that it is not at all obvious where they have dug.

3. Before starting, mentally ask your dowsing tool to indicate to you when you are passing over the hidden object. Start walking. You can either take a methodical approach walking in a defined pattern up and down the yard or you can walk randomly, following your instincts.

4. Move slowly. Concentrate on the object and try to remain open and sensitive to the movements of the dowsing tool.
5. When your dowsing tool reacts and indicates a specific spot, stop and see if you have succeeded. If not, try and try again.

If at first you don't succeed try a different pendulum, dowsing tool or try a different kind of target. Try dowsing at different times of the day and in different frames of mind as these may all affect the outcome. Keep a record of your attempts and keep at it. You may find that you have a strong ability for dowsing.

Joanne Walmsley

Sacred Scribes




Life is the same in many ways today as it was for the people who lived thousands of years ago. Just as the ancient folk of the Norse used the Runes for guidance, the Eastern hemisphere has used the I Ching, or Book of Change (amongst other names) when pondering the best course of action to take in certain situations. Eastern countries such as China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam have relied upon the Book of Change, from remote antiquity until the present day, to help them make decisions.

While the I Ching, which originated in China, evolved separately from the Runes and the Tarot, it can be cross-referenced to the Western disciplines to help us align ourselves harmoniously with worldwide philosophies. The Nordic Runes give us a grounded and earth-based spirituality, and can be directly aligned to a specific Tarot card and I Ching hexagram line.

I Ching hexagram. The philosophies and laws of transformation illustrating the cycles of existence that humans normally encounter during their lives, were recorded in written/book form as the Book of Change, about 3,000 years ago. As with the Runes, prior to this, the I Ching was handed down from generation to generation as oral parables, for not less than 3,000 years. It was reputed to have first been written down in book form at around 1123 BC, by King Wen and his son, the Duke of Chou. At a later date, the great sage Confucius added his own commentaries.

The I Ching was created by the Chinese to help us (humanity) point ourselves in the right direction in our daily lives, in the present moment. Based on the principle that everything changes constantly, the I Ching teaches us how, when and where to act. The I Ching deals with the situations in life that we meet everyday. These 'situations' are regarded as 'fields of energy' in which various forces are at work, creating a particular state of affairs. If your want or desire is to change the situation, you must first do whatever is needed within, in order to change the underlying energy flow. This approach benefits the situation in a positive manner, on an energetic level.

Like the Runes, the I Ching identifies the forces at work, and recommends the most appropriate action or attitude under the circumstances. Parallel to both the Tarot and the Runes, the I Ching tells you what needs to happen in order for things to change for the better in your life.

In the Chinese culture, as with that of the Norse, change was always regarded as an intrinsic part of the flow of life. In today's society, we can learn a great deal from this approach. We, in the Western world, tend to experience change as 'threatening', rather than 'challenging'. As a result, we often fail to see the possibilities and opportunities that may present themselves in the new and changed situation. The I Ching, again much like the Runes, indicates and informs us of how we can cope with change in the most honest, intelligent and harmonious way.

To grasp the concept of the I Ching it is imperative to understand that in Chinese thought and belief, there are two basic principles in life; the masculine or Yang force and the feminine Yin.

The I Ching contains 64 hexagrams, or figures of six lines in different combinations. There are two types of lines, broken and unbroken, representing the Yin and Yang principles. The hexagrams, each of which has a name, are said to depict every possible type of situation one may meet in life.
In other words, any situation you may encounter in this lifetime, will be made up of a particular combination of Yin and Yang forces - the resulting hexagram reflecting the wisdom which already exists in your subconscious mind, but is hidden from view.

In theory, the forming of the hexagrams is similar to the Runic concept of the strands of the Web of Wyrd coming together to create and form the everyday situations in life.
Just like the Runes, the I Ching has its own methods and traditions involved when consulting the Oracle.

One ancient method requires the throwing of yarrow sticks - the way the sticks fall determines the appropriate answer.

Another method is to toss three (3) I Ching coins, then decipher and interpret the ones that fall face up, to obtain an answer.

Yet another valid and simple method is to open the Book of Change at any random page to find the appropriate answer to your question displayed before you.

I Ching cards (and Rune cards) which can be randomly drawn to receive an answer, have been developed for those who feel more comfortable with a Tarot-like system.

The Tarot is an ancient divinatory, predictive and meditation tool and guidance channel. It can be used similarly to the Runes and the I Ching, and it's basic themes and theories run parallel with both. Like the Runes, the Tarot's original author is unknown. It is also uncertain as to exactly where and when the Tarot came into existence, but some believe that it originated in Ancient Egypt about 3,500 years ago and was brought to Europe by the Rom, or Gypsies, as they travelled to Europe from India.

The actual word Tarot is made up of the two Egyptian words, 'Tar' meaning 'royal' and 'ot' meaning 'road' – the Royal Road (Destiny or Spiritual Pathway). The oracle's first appearance in Europe seems to have been in the late fourteenth century, most likely in Italy.

The Tarot was devised using the principles of the Cabala (the Tree of Life – Yggdrasil is displayed prominently within the deck), Astrology, the Elements and Numerology. The Tarot also incorporates and co-relates to the I Ching, colour and it's influence, the Chakras, the Runes and many other oracles of old. Symbolism plays an intricate part and is synonymous amongst all the oracles.

The increasing religious intolerance of the early Christians, and their attempts to suppress esoteric knowledge, wisdom and sacred truths from humanity, in order to instil and enforce their own 'Man's Law', forced the philosophers of the day to encrypt the esoteric secrets into the Tarot cards to keep the ancient wisdom, mysteries and truths hidden and safe from manipulation and persecution.

The Tarot consists of a deck of seventy eight (78) cards in total. This is made up of 22 Major Arcana cards numbered from 0 to 21 and the Minor Arcana of 56 cards.

The Major Arcana has direct relevance to the Hebrew Cabala because not only does the number of cards correspond to the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, but many of the cards suggest symbolism for the Tree of Life (Yggdrasil)  that forms the basis of much of the Cabalistic wisdom.
The Major Arcana depicts the different stages of life we must go through until our 'soul journey 'is complete. Throughout the nature of our existence on this planet as humans, we will encounter several beginnings and endings throughout our lifetime, that are represented by the archetypes portrayed on the cards. The Major Arcana depicts matters relating to the soul, spirit or destiny of our lives that often indicate karmic lessons and themes that we must experience in this lifetime. They point out issues that are occurring within our psyche, rather than external, everyday events, as depicted in the Minor Arcana.

The number of cards in the Major Arcana, 22, is also a Master Number in the science of Numerology.

The Minor Arcana consists of the remaining 56 cards, and depict the more ordinary details that form a meaningful pattern in our lives. They portray the day-to-day events in our daily lives. These events are not cataclysmic or life-changing situations, but rather the daily routines of family, home, work and survival.

The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana are divided into four sets of fourteen cards; each suit consisting of 10 numbered cards and 4 Court cards. The suits, Cups, Pentacles, Swords and Wands, co-relate to the four basic elements of life:
Water - Cups; Earth – Swords;
Air – Pentacles; and Water - Wands.

Again, similarities can be drawn with the Elderfuthark Runes with it's 3 tiered Aetts, each of which has it's own concept or theme.

Like the Runes and the I Ching, the Tarot when consulted, may sometimes give an answer which seems to have no relation to the question or query made. In these instances, the Higher Self may be trying to bring to light a situation that needs attention. For this reason, any response given, regardless of how unrelated it may seem, needs to be given careful consideration.

While the I Ching is considered to be fluid and changing, giving advice in much the same way as a wise friend or mentor would, and there are many close relations between the I Ching, the Tarot and the Ancient Elderfuthark Runes, that link their messages. All three modalities describe the different facets of a person’s life, and detail the various stages of transformation through the life cycle. All three oracles can help delve into the more subtle nuances of human behaviour and interaction.

The Nordic Runes offer us a grounded approach to our spirituality and are able to be aligned to a specific card in the Tarot, just like the I Ching, to give us a greater understanding of the oracles. Although all three oracles are separate entities of themselves, they are all intricately linked and carry the same spiritual values and solutions.

The Tarot and the Runes, the I Ching, when studied and used over time, will have the effect of increasing your intuitive abilities. All that is required to unravel the mysteries is your intuition and trust in your own interpretation.

Numerology is the study of numbers and the impact they play on our lives, as well as the frequency in which they appear. Numerology plays an intricate part in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of every human, everyday, whether they are conscious of it or not.

Each number symbolizes, indicates and resonates to a different vibrational energy, which influences our daily moods, pathways and choices – leading to our futures.

In the study of Numerology, the numbers 1 through 9 are considered to be 'compound'. The 0 makes up the compound number of 10, and is of great significance itself. Compound numbers are derived because they comprise qualities of all the numbers which they contain, as well as the overall number, which is derived when they are added together.

For example, the number 26 is computed by adding the digits in the number together (2 + 6) to come up with the primary number 8.
The number 26 will also carry the secondary vibrations of the 2 and the 6, in addition to the main vibration of 8. Therefore, although 26 is the higher octave of 8, its vibrations are subtly different from other compound numbers that also add up to 8, such as 44 or 35.

Each Rune of the Elderfuthark, every card of the Tarot deck and the I Ching hexagrams are numbered and carry the energy and vibration of the relevant numbers.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

NUMEROLOGY  -  The Vibration and Energy of Numbers

RUNES  - The Elderfuthark Runes

TAROT  - The Royal Road