The pendulum I use with my radionics machines is basically what’s known as an Orgone Wand, but hanging from a chain. I’d never been a dedicated user of pendulum dowsing before I took up radionics work, not beyond the dabbling stage. I actually found it far easier to get a stick reaction from the rubbing pad. I agree with Uncle Chuckie Cosimano that a stick pad is far more precise than a pendulum. With a stick reaction, it occurs suddenly and strongly, whereas a pendulum has to obey the laws of ballistics: it takes time to build up motion, and time to wind it down. Do you read the dial value just as the pendulum begins to swing, or when it reaches its peak motion? How do you know where the peak is, until it begins to drop again? A pendulum is painting with a very broad brush.
But still, I use my pendulum to confirm stick reaction readings. I’ll scan the dials using the stick pad, then reset the dials and see if I get similar reactions at those same numbers with the pendulum.
So a pendulum is still a useful tool, and if it’s an orgone wand too, it’s all the better!
What follows are the instructions on how to create one for yourself.
Orgone wands are inexpensive and fairly simple to make, but strangely there aren’t many websites are out there with instructions on how to do it. I guess it’s one of those “occult secrets” that is only available to people with cash the deserving and spiritually evolved initiate.
I had someone show me how to make the basic Reich Orgone Wand some years ago, in the pre-Internet days, before the proliferation of “orgone energy” websites and businesses, before anyone had heard of “orgonite” materials. So this is the way I was shown to create a wand with simple, inexpensive materials. It should only take an hour or so to complete.
There is also a somewhat more complex way of making the wand/pendulum (like the one in the picture) which I think is more powerful and effective, so I leave it to the reader to decide how much effort to put into making it.
But first, the simple way.
You need the following materials:
- a metal coat-hanger (or a similar thin metal rod, 6″ long)
- a 8.5×11 sheet of good quality paper (24lb cotton or linen bond)
- a similar sized sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
- vinyl electrical tape
- epoxy glue (5 minute type)
- a piece of thin leather, approx. 2″x 4″
- heavy-duty waxed nylon thread (the kind used for leather work.)
- one small double-terminated quartz crystal, roughly 1/4″ in diameter and 3/4″ long. A clear, unfractured crystal with a nice terminal point is best.
You need the following tools:
- sharp scissors
- heavy duty wire cutter
- needle-nosed pliers
- Use the wire cutter to cut a section of metal coat hanger to a length 4.5″ to 6.5″. I tend to make the pendulum wand short (4″), but to use only as a wand, it can be 6″ long or more.
- With the needle-nosed pliers, bend one end to a small “eyehook” loop. This is where the chain will be attached. Put this aside.
- Cut the paper sheet lengthwise with the scissors, at a width to match the metal rod. For example, if you started with a 4.5″ rod, and bent one 1/2″ of the end into a loop, you would have a 4″ usable section. Cut the paper so you end up with a 4″ x 11″ piece.
- Cut the aluminum foil to the same size, or a bit shorter (say, 4″ x 10.5″)
- Cut a piece of vinyl tape the same length as the width of the sheets. Place it where you can pick it up with one hand later.
- Cut a piece of leather roughly 2″ x 4″ (or whatever matches the length you’re working with.)
- Place the paper sheet flat on a tabletop, and place the aluminum sheet on top of it, with the edges lined up (the paper will stick out from under the aluminum a bit on the one end.)
- Place the metal rod at the end, across the width of the sheets. It is very important that the rod is in contact with the aluminum foil.
- Tightly roll up the sheets around the rod, like rolling up a carpet. (The rod will be the core.) Go slowly and carefully, keeping the edges straight and the roll tight. You’ll end up with a tube of paper and foil, wrapped around the metal rod, with the loop sticking out of one end.
- When you reach the end, hold it with one hand and grab the piece of vinyl tape with the other. Tape down the rolled up tube lengthwise so it won’t unroll.
- Wrap the leather around the tube, then wind the waxed nylon thread around it to hold it down. Start at one end, tie it in a knot, and wind it around to the other end. You can even wind it one end to the other a few times. Tie the end when finished.
- Mix up a small amount of epoxy, following the directions.
- On the end of the tube opposite the loop, spread some epoxy into the hole, then push the crystal into it. Keep it as straight as possible until the epoxy cures. I clamped the tube upright to the edge of a table so the crystal would stay straight while it cured.
That’s it! You now have a small orgone wand, built to the specifications of the inventor, Dr. Wilhelm Reich. Attach a chain to the loop, and you have a pendulum!
If you wish to make a wand/pendulum like the one in the photo above, you need about 20 feet of bare copper wire, 24-26 gauge. I simply cut it into three equal length strands, and braided the strands together. Then I cut the resulting braided wire into three equal lengths, and braided it again. turned one end back to make a loop and tied it with more wire. I used this instead of the metal rod for the core. Then I used some more wire to wrap around the tube, instead of the waxed thread.
In the next post I’ll describe how to use orgone wand/pendulum.