The word ‘pendulum’ is from Modern Latin pendulum, first used around 1643. It is derived from the Latin adjective pendulus “hanging down”.
Pendulums can be made of different materials, some people using a simple necklace with a crystal or charm at the end. It is simply a string or chain, weighted by a pointed crystal or some other form of heavy object called a “bob”.It should weigh less than half an ounce. The best length for the pendulum is six inches.
It is a simple tool used for communicating and gaining guidance from the spiritual world. The pendulum is said to act as an antenna which will amplify signals or energy vibrations emanating from a spiritual guide or the Divine energies you’ve called upon.
These vibrations focus their attention on the pendulum and cause it to move in specific directions, giving you answers and guidance to the questions you put to the tool.