ancient Romans were renowned for pendulum scrying and their methods
were detailed in the writings of Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus.
It is also possible that French seer Nostradamus used this same Roman
method of basin scrying by means of a pendulum to produce individual
letters that formed intelligible prophetic verses.
bowl used was a composite material of many metals, meaning it was made
of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver. A ring was attached by thread
to a wand.
The ring was
probably a band of electrum with occult characters engraved upon it.
The twenty four letters of the Greek alphabet were engraved into the
flange of the basin.
The table used was probably a tripod in which to support the basin. It was made out of branches of laural and had three legs.
was the substance specified by the Enochian angels for the scrying
table of John Dee. Another method which has been used in Europe for
centuries involves the suspension of a ring from a thin silk thread
inside an ordinary water goblet.
responses come in the form of tapping sounds as the ring gently raps
the side of the glass. The seer asks a specific question that can be
answered with a yes or a no. A single tap indicates a yes while two
taps indicate a no. More than two taps indicates the spirit is not
certain of the response.
method is to use a sheet of paper with a cross marked upon it. The ring
is held suspended over the cross in the left hand upon a silk thread.
simple question is asked which only requires a yes or no. If the answer
is yes it will swing back and forth along the vertical arm of the
cross. If the answer is no it will swing side to side along the
horizontal arm of the cross.
Some scryers prefer to use a crystal instead of a ring. Once you have made your pendulum you should purify it.
a clear bowl with fresh pure water. Say a cleansing prayer : "Purge me
with hyssop, and I shall be clean, Wash me, and I shall br whiter than
snow, Create in me a clean heart, And renew a right spirit within me".
Dip the crystal and thread into the water and leave for a few minutes.
the night of a full moon place the pendulum and thread in the moonlight
and leave for several hours. Never allow your pendulum to be placed in