Pendulums have a fascinating history, especially for dowsing and predicting certain events. It was GALILEO who is attributed with the first in-depth studies into the fundamental forces used by the pendulums to help in the understanding of how they work. They usually made from crystal or metal, and are attached to either string or chain and react to the action of gravity to acquire the momentum.
They move either side to side or in a circular motion. When one is raised and released, the force of gravity forces it to move back and forth without anything to aid it. CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS, in 1656, used the regularity of the pendulum to construct the first PENDULUM CLOCK. It achieved an accuracy never attained before. Until the 1930’s the pendulum clock was recognised as the most precise time keeping instrumental available until the invention of the QUARTZ MOVEMENT. This was followed up by SIR ISAAC NEWTON, who used the earlier works to develop the LAWS OF MOTION. This is turn led onto developments such as SEISMOGRAPHS to measure earthquakes.
DOWSING is another area where the pendulum is used, though the effect is usually achieved by using a Y shaped piece of wood or special piece of metal shaped into what is called a ‘dowsing rod’. The dowser will hold the stem of the wood (or rod) and dowse an area of ground, usually looking for a water source. The idea is that, held steady, the fork of the wood will bend and pull downwards when water is detected below ground. This method is still used in areas of the world today in barren areas where water is scarce and underground springs are life saving. The theory here is that invisible energies between the dowser and the material used to dowse are connecting and thus causing the reaction.
PENDULUMS can also be used for finding out things, such as guidance for problems, or awareness etc, by use of normal pendulums. An example of this is that it is most commonly used (for fun) to detect the sex of an unborn baby. The dowser will hold the pendulum above the stomach of the pregnant woman and hold it steady, waiting or any movement. It will eventually move either side to side, for YES or NO, or in a circle for indecision.
A further use of the pendulum is in a METRONOME, to aid the maintenance of the speed of a piece of music. It dates back to the 19th century and is a hollow box with a pendulum attached to a moving weight, with a fixed weight at the bottom. The musician adjusts the tempo of the music by setting it on a number scale. The scale allows to choice of fluctuations per minute that matches the tempo.
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