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A Conversation with Joan Rose Staffen, author of The Book of Pendulum Healing

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK, THE BOOK OF PENDULUM HEALING?
The Book of Pendulum Healing offers instructions and a set of thirty interrelated Intuitive Healing Charts that help people research their emotional, spiritual, and physical issues. The book provides solutions and treatments for those who want to stay in balance, prevent illness or help themselves get well. In addition, other easy to learn healing techniques are included, such as communication with the angelic realm, affirmative prayer, meditation, aura clearing, and how to give healings to others.

WHAT IS PENDULUM DIVINING OR DOWSING?
To dowse, the more scientific term means to search with a rod or pendulum for anything, a sister word, which is more spiritual, is to divine, which means to discover by intuition, the direct knowing of truth. In this book, I use both terms interchangeably.

HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN DOWSING?
While healing after the death of my husband and after using a myriad of healing modalities—both in the alternative and traditional fields—counseling, reiki, flower essences, aromatherapy, and shamanistic methods—I was introduced to Spiritual Response Therapy which utilizes a pendulum and charts. I had a profound healing, and then studied and became a healer myself. Later, I created the Intuitive Charts to help with my own life, work, and healing.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF PENDULUM DOWSING? IS IT RELATED TO WATER DOWSING WITH A ROD?
Dowsing with a rod for water and minerals (also called field dowsing) has been used since ancient times for finding water, minerals, and lost objects. It was used by the Chinese, the Egyptians and later the Europeans.

Dowsing with a pendulum for information (also called information dowsing) is a more recent development. Both pendulums and rods are tools to express through the body answers from the subconscious and super-conscious. The pendulum is a tool that connects us a person to higher consciousness to discern the truth.

CAN ANYONE LEARN TO DOWSE OR IS IT A SPECIAL GIFT?
I believe most people can learn to dowse. For some, the first time they pick up the pendulum, they will feel the connection, and easily experience the movement of the pendulum without consciously moving it. For others, pendulum dowsing can have a slower learning curve. With study and practice most everyone can learn to dowse.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A DOWSER, A DIVINER, AND A SPIRITUAL HEALER? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A DOWSER AND SPIRITUAL HEALER?
It’s a little strange! I go in and out of multiple realities. On one hand I am a very normal person—just like everyone else, for instance, I go to the gym, shop, cook, write, and teach.

But when I work with divining, I open a window in my mind to another part of myself, who is connected with the universe and to Spirit. The charts act as a guidance system to clarify and discover both issues and solutions. Over the years while using the Intuitive Healing Charts, I have become a remote viewer, able to see and feel people and places, at distances. I see little films of people’s current, past, and possible futures, and am able to translate what I see, hear, and feel. Using the pendulum and divining overtime increases a person’s intuition and psychic abilities.

WHAT TYPES OF SPIRITUAL HEALINGS DO YOU DO? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Primarily my spiritual healings work on the emotional and spiritual level. I am able to clear and help heal past and present life traumas, relationships, and physical spaces. Clients gain new insight, experience release from their issues, and move forward with their lives. Though thought of as being unconventional and unscientific, dowsing with a pendulum is infinitely practical—a direct route to the truth. A few sessions can be equal to a year of therapy
The Book of Pendulum Healing
The Book of Pendulum Healing
Charting Your Healing Course for Mind, Body, & Spirit
Joan Rose Staffen