HOW TO MAKE A PENDULUM.
Any small, evenly weighty object ideally the size of a hazelnut, with the weight of a pebble or stone.
Having hole or a loop, for a thread to be fastened to it.
Too big and heavy, the pendulum will be slow and cumbersome.
Too small or too light, the pendulum will be ineffective.
Pendant, an appropriate ear-ring, a metal nut (nut and bolt 'nut') all have loops or holes. Many crystal & stone stalls at markets or shops, often sell stones with a pin and a loop already inserted.
Other objects, that you can glue on a 'jewellery finding' = a little metal loop attached to a base, that you glue to the object, then attach a chain or thread a fine cord through the loop.
Stone, crystal, ceramic, metal, glass.are weighty. Plastic, wood and nuts, are generally not as weighty.
Thin chain is best, but if this is unavailable then any supple, strong thread.
Fine cord, crochet thread, fine leather (thonging), fishing line, dental floss, fine wool.
HOW TO USE A PENDULUM
One starts the pendulum rocking, and asks a question.
The pendulum swings in a circular motion to the right, for a Yes
and swings in a circular motion to the left for a No.
There is something called pendulum integrity. This is not something
one acquires overnight.
Pendulum integrity comes with a long time of constant use.
The area where the pendulum has least pendulum integrity is the basic asking a question for a YES/NO answer.
This is because the answers to many questions can go either way.
IF you do this or this, then the answer will be YES - IF you dont do this or this, then the answer will be NO., but you do not know this, because the pendulum does not say this.
So your spiritual guides are flummoxed, if you do not know there are truths beyond truths.
More to be learnt about the question one has asked.
Just getting a Yes, or a No, can shut the door on the real truths to be explored further.
Its real integrity is when it is used to choose an answer from a list . The multiple choice scenario.
Three or more potential answers, jotted down and penduled.
Or penduling lists and charts
half circles, called penduluming tools.
Little graphs with segments that the pendulum has to choose.
Half circles graphs, do not require a yes or no spin, just a rocking pendulum the pendulum rocks to the answer in the half circle segment.
The answers are more integral, when the pendulum chooses from a multiple choice.
And often what the pendulum chooses, because it is not a straight yes or no begs more questions.
And this is how the ascending initiate is pushed and keeps getting pushed, into areas they do not know of. Struggling to understand the answer, that is not clear-cut or concise (straight away).
Struggle is necessary without struggle, or allowing the self to struggle, the clarity door cannot open.
Through the pendulum and many of the penduluming charts and tools, the initiate is pushed in and out of depths of chaos and confusion constantly being shifted in consciousness and awarenesses, through struggling to understand an answer through the penduluming tools.
There are many charts, lists, graphs, penduling aids that are called 'tools', that will be given in subsequent issues.
The one with this issue is 2 pages of lists called 'Communing Charts' which will be required to print out, as penduluming or penduling, is more efficient done on a flat surface.