Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 8

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 8

a swinging pendulum

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 8

April 15, 2016
Bill Haberman
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See previous parts for important information.


Pendulum To Know  Pt. 1


Dowsing is one of the oldest ways of alternative knowing.  And the pendulum is a type of dowsing.  Anyone can do this it is just a matter of practice.  You can know certain things by the swinging pendulum.

a swinging pendulum

Young children are especially good at this.  Maybe this is because they are innocent to the mindset of “I can’t”.  You just tell them how to do it, and they believe and do.  Jesus said, “All things are possible to the one who believes.”  And again he said, “Except that you become as a little child you can not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

a jesus with children

The three reasons why pendulums do not work for some people is 1) they do not believe, 2) they have not practiced with their pendulum, and 3) they think too much.  We will consider each of these issues later.


The answers from pendulum are generally sought by forming a yes no question toward the answer sought.  That being said the pendulum can also give you locational directions, and more.    


First, of course, you need a pendulum.  


You do not have to buy an expensive shiny one with a fancy stone, although there is nothing wrong with that.  

a crystal pendulum

Any balanced weight on a string, light chain, or thread will work.  I even saw a man use a chain linked together bunch of paper clips and some extra ones at the end.  It worked for him.  


The end of the pendulum can be most anything.  In history you hear about people swinging from a thread buttons and rings.  Crystals are very popular now days.  I would not think that a magnate or something that a magnet would stick to is a good weight, because they may be affected by magnetic forces and not give a true answer.  


Also the shape of the weight should not be such that it easily is moved by the wind.  Wind or the air of the swing might affect the answer.  So for example, something that is flat, or hung is such a way as the flat side would catch the wind, might be a poor choice.   


If the weight is too heavy, gravity might inhibit the swing.  If the weight is excessively light it might in that case not move well the thread.  We are talking balance.  Adjustments in the length of the string can make balancing adjustments for the weight, to some extent.  

The first issue is will this work. Some are ineffective with the pendulum because they think it will not work.  Let me give you the example of Verne Cameron.  He worked as a dowser in California.  In the late 1950’s he let it be know to the navy that he could locate by map dowsing all the submarines in the world.   He in general would hold the pendulum over the map asking is there a sub here.  In no time he had located all the subs.  This was demonstrated to Vice Admiral M.E. Curtis and many other officers in 1959.  


The officers were intrigued.  But Mr. Cameron heard nothing more from them.  In a few years Cameron was invited to South Africa to do some mineral dousing.  So, of course, he had to get a passport.  


When he applied for his passport, he is application was denied.  The admiral had informed the C.I.A. that Cameron was a national security risk.  They thought he might give away military secrets.  He had in effect been put under national arrest.  He, that is, was not allowed to travel outside the country.  


Why did this happen?  The U.S. government determined that the pendulum worked for Cameron.  


Later in the war in Vietnam the Marines used pendulum map dowsing to locate minefields.  And they found them.  


It was not an accident that they were so success with this because pendulums work.  [The Marines are under the navy department.  Maybe the Cameron-Curtis event was the reason the marines did this and not the army.]  


There are many example about this that can cause you to believe that pendulums can work and that there is something to this pendulum thing.


The other problem with believing that pendulums can work is self doubt.  This not believing that you can do it.  Remember when you were trying to learn how to ride a bicycle?  

a learning to ride a bike

They told you that you just had to practice.  But you did not believe that you could, and you kept falling.  


Then your dad walked beside the bike and balanced it as you rode.  Everything was o.k. because daddy was balancing it for you.  

a learning to ride a bike dad

As you enjoyed being on the way with daddy balancing it, you looked back, and daddy was not there.  

a learning to ride a bike dad letting go

You were doing it.  From then on you believed you could, and you practiced until you got proficient at it.  Yes sometimes you fell down, but you knew you could.  So you persisted to proficiency.


So it is with the pendulum.  You just need to know you can and practice to become proficient at it.  [I said proficient not perfect.]


With the pendulum you may think at first that the angels are helping or there is some supernatural paranormal force.  [Sometimes there may be.]  If you need to think that, that is fine.  You can do it.  As you see your successes your confidence and proficiency will increase.   Before long, you will be doing magical tricks with the swinging string.  
Now how to start practicing and knowing with the pendulum.

To be continued …


About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student. Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits. He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry. He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions. His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics. He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today. As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations. Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes. Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality. Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you
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