A pendulum is one of the staples in the arsenal of spiritual and magical tools. Whether made of fine crystal, precious metal, or a simple button attached to the end of a string, the pendulum is a tool for connecting with the subconscious mind, the collective unconscious, and the divine. All of life's questions related to health, wellness, finances, prosperity, creativity, and spirituality can be answered using the pendulum. In Pendulum Magic For Beginners, Richard Webster provides an introductory course on use of the pendulum to live a more rewarding and fulfilling life.
From choosing or making a pendulum to how to hold the pendulum and the best way to ask questions, the opening chapters of the book provide a thorough introduction to the use of the pendulum to answer basic questions. The pendulum responds best to a series of simple questions rather than one long, more complex question, and Webster explains how to identify your pendulum's individual "yes" or "no" responses. Per Webster, using the pendulum allows us to access our subconscious minds that can, in turn, access the universal mind and obtain the answers we seek. The pendulum amplifies a subtle, physical response from the subconscious mind, allowing for more clarity in the answer.
Webster offers an interesting chapter of methods one can use to test and perfect ability with the pendulum. From distinguishing vodka from gin to determining the day of the week of your birthday five years ago, these exercises, done alone or with a partner, offer the opportunity to practice and hone your skills with the pendulum. Once proficient, you can begin using the pendulum to help you choose the right foods to eat, what might be wrong with your car, or even to tell time. Pendulums have been used to find missing objects, missing people, and even to find natural sources of water using a map.
When it comes to physical and mental health, the pendulum can be used to help identify the causes for various ailments and their subsequent cures as well as in choosing medical professions to visit. The pendulum can also be used to locate blockages or damage to the aura, the subtle energy body that surrounds the physical body, and the chakras, the seven energy centers within the aura. Whether healing oneself or using the pendulum to provide local or distant healing to other human beings or even animals, the responses and information given can add another dimension to health and well-being in addition to traditional medicine.
As a tool for psychic development, the pendulum is one of the best. Webster offers several techniques both with and without the pendulum for protecting oneself when doing psychic work. This is primarily to avoid psychic attack from others or entities. From divining the future to providing readings for others and even enhancing dream recall, Webster provides exercises and techniques for using the pendulum to enhance your natural sixth sense and spiritual connection.
In the last chapters of the book, Webster makes connections between the pendulum and color magic as well as numerology. He also offers techniques for clearing and protecting the home and garden. He touches briefly on the use of flower remedies, communicating with ghosts, and goes into great detail on a Hawaiian Kahuna magic technique for manifesting desires and achieving goals, very similar to many modern teachings on the Law of Attraction.
The major criticism of Pendulum Magic For Beginners is that Webster strongly encourages the use of the pendulum constantly, for every aspect of life from the mundane to the miraculous. One might think, after reading this book, that he or she should never be without a pendulum to consult. Like all good things, the pendulum should be consulted when needed, but used too often, it can detract from and weaken the other natural intuitive tools, such as emotions and feelings, that everyone has at their disposal in the decision-making process.
Pendulum Magic For Beginners by Richard Webster is one of the most thorough and comprehensive books on the use of the pendulum on the market today. Anyone interested in accessing the subconscious mind or further developing their psychic skills would benefit greatly from this book and its many excellent techniques.