How To Make A Neutral Pendulum

How To Make A Neutral Pendulum

A neutral pendulum is defined here as a spherical / round pendulum made from wood or plastic. The round shape, used in combination with wood or plastic is considered neutral as these types of  pendulums are not inherently pre-programmed or predisposed to interact with or influence the object being tested.

 Neutral pendulums are, in addition, generally painted black.

Crafting your own neutral pendulum is an initiatory rite on the path of self-mastery.

The following is a step-by-step guide to crafting your own, unique, neutral pendulum, which can then be used to further your training in the art and science of Vibrational Radiestesia. 

Make sure you have collected all the required materials, listed below, before you start.

NOTE: This document does not explain how to properly use the neutral pendulum, only how to make it. 


  • 2-3 Ping Pong Balls (you’ll want 1 or 2 extra balls just in case)
  • a flexible piece of string (50-60cm in length)
  • duct tape
  • stretch tape (black, if available)
  • a box cutter
  • scissors
  • a small pin or needle
  • a black permanent marker pen
  • filling material
    • foam, dirt, sand or some other substance to fill the pendulum with and to give it weight
  • a paper towel
  • black acrylic paint (optional)

The lighter the pendulum, the more sensitivity you will need to ‘operate’ the pendulum correctly.

In the beginning of your practice, it’s best to use a heavier pendulum (30-35 grams). After you have gained enough proficiency you can switch to lighter pendulums.

It is absolutely essential to have a quiet, peaceful space that allows you to focus and enjoy the process.


  1. Use the scissors to cut the string to a length of 50-60cm
  2. Tie a loop in one end of the string. Make sure the loop can be adjusted, i.e., made bigger or smaller easily.
    • The loop needs to be big enough to fit over your pinky finger
  3. Holding the Ping Pong Ball, look for the place where the ball is glued together horizontally at the seam. This will give you a visual dividing line of top hemisphere and bottom hemisphere (for top/bottom orientation).
  4. Using the marker pen, mark the letter A on the top hemisphere of the Ping Pong Ball,  just above the dividing line and again on the bottom hemisphere just below the dividing line.
    • You should now have two letters on your ball – one letter A written above the horizontal dividing line and another letter A written directly underneath it, below the dividing line.
  5. Turning the ball around on its horizontal axis, find the exact opposite side of the A letters, and repeat as above; but this time write the letter B on the top and bottom hemispheres.
    • You should now see two “A”s on the horizontal axis and two “B”s directly on the opposite side of the Ping Pong Ball
  6. Using the box cutter, cut the Ping Pong Ball evenly in half along its horizontal axis at the seam, i.e. between the top and bottom letters you wrote in steps 4 and 5 above.
  7. Make a hole in the top hemisphere at the very center, using your pin or needle, so the string can be pulled through.
  8. With the help of the pin/needle, push the non-looped side of the string through the Ping Pong Ball.
  9. Tie a large knot (larger than the hole) in the end of the string that is now on the inside of the top hemisphere to keep it from sliding out.
  10. Fill the bottom hemisphere with your chosen material, making sure to fill it evenly. Leave about 1-2mm space from the top edge free.
  11. Pack the paper towel tightly into the top hemisphere.
    • You might need to only use a portion of the paper towel
  12. Make sure that the ball can regain a truly round shape and that both horizontal halves will touch each other seamlessly.
  13. Place the top hemisphere over the bottom one with A aligned over B on both sides of the ball. This step depolarizes your neutral pendulum.
    • Make sure the paper towel fills the 1-2mm left over in the bottom hemisphere tightly so the filling material does not move around inside your pendulum.
  14. Use a piece of duct tape to seal both hemispheres back together along the horizontal axis.
  15. Now use the stretch tape to systematically cover the whole ball and ensure that it’s sturdy and still round.
    • It‘s recommended to wrap the ball diagonally back-and-forth – starting from the center – then applying a new piece of tape back towards the center, alternately.
    • Be aware that stretch tape only acts like glue once it touches itself
    • If you don’t have black stretch tape, use the black marker pen or black acrylic paint to color it black
  16. You can experiment with different wrapping techniques and different materials to get different pendulum weights.