I had a pendulum once. I got so tierd of it so I threw it. It is a worthless instrument because you affect the pendulum with small unconscious movements.
The idea is that you should let your subconscious control the pendulum. It is required that you are in a meditative state. You should be Neutral when you ask the questions. Otherwise, the pendulum will only give the answers you want, and thats wrong of course.
Re: Wrong answers By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable May 28, 2011
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Have you cleansed it? Have you charged it? Have you protected it from unwanted influence so that only the spirits you allow have control? Perhaps even placed a purity/truth spell onto it?
Do you cleanse it before and after every working?
I was originally taught to hold the pendulum over a candle flame and say the Christian Lord's prayer in latin. I've since then made changes based off of my own style.
This is not the movies. We can't just pick up an object that can be easily controled by any spirit in the area and expect them to tell us the truth! Do you trust the word of strangers? Where was that pendulum before it was in your hands? How many people have touched it? How much garbage energy has attached to it?
Cleanse, charge, protect. Everytime.
Some even cast a mini circle to hold the pendulum inside of.