The Wisconsin engineer Volume 69 - Various Witching Methods - The Pendulum
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Smith, Robert (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer Volume 69, Number 1 (October 1964)
VARIOUS WITCHING METHODS - The Pendulum
A second dowsing method, the pendulum, entered the picture in the early 1800's. Today this device is more commonly found in Europe than in America. Sometimes it is used in conjunction with the forked stick. Various pendulums are: keys suspended from books (usually the Bible), watches attached to strings or chains, spools on strands of thread, pennies on the ends of wire, and quicksilver or water in a bottle suspended from strings.
When a pendulum is employed, its gyrations as it is suspended from the diviner's fingers are the clues to the presence or absence of water.