[quote=“Wednesday, post:1, topic:6977”]Should I just move on as this is not my thing?
I wanted to get it working at least five times as suggested, but I believe it will be the same story forever. I’m too much of a control freak for ideometer based divination.[/quote]
Well, I persisted with the pendulum for yes/no answers for EIGHT YEARS - actually probably longer by now - to get reasonably good with it, because I wanted something so convenient and simple, so I tested it all the time on really minor things.
And I have a slight control freak tendency myself…
What I did was use it as often as possible, and I found emotion-based questions worked best, like “Will I regret this?/Will I be delighted I did this?” instead of yes/no phrased in a drier way.
So for that, if you like the idea (you can wear a bracelet with a small charm or a necklace all the time, no-one notices, but BAM - instant pendulum) then why not keep going, and keep tweaking the system you use for questions until you find one that works best for you?
It’s neither time-consuming nor costly, my main best pendulum is a bolt on a bit of string, so there’s no reason to stop unless you want to.
Ouija boards I’m not really into, so can’t say.
Have you tried muscle-testing on yourself?
That might be useful to play with, if you assume your body and super-conscious link up (I do, and have had decent results from this).
If you test it on things where you can get a quick turnaround on the correct answers, that might be helpful to assess all methods that rely on ideowotsit (sorry, I’ve been awake all night and more to come still! Please no-one ask me to spell what we call those dudes that dig up dead people & tombs…)
Maybe if you were holding the school-programmed “I will pass or fail at this, now is the time, I must perform and be Right” that might have flummoxed it, making your conscious mind’s (healthy and natural) need to control things override your deeper instincts?
If that was true, persist but take the pressure off, and learn a different method so this becomes about fun and playing and “let’s see what happens”… I have a theory that the use of selective uncertainty in some magickal works is a good thing, like my discovery of use of the word “IF” in this stuff?
Or maybe I’m just raving, which is actually entirely possible by now.