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I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!

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I recently went to a Google Resume Workshop that was primarily aimed towards software engineering students, but I think a lot of these tips could be useful for any resume! I decided I’d make this little post to share some of what I learned and hopefully help some of you get that job you’ve been wanting!

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  • Full name at the top, generally bolded or slightly larger
  • Beneath your name you want to put all of your contact info
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • LinkedIn link
    • Github link
    • Any other relevant link or contact info

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idk with some things telling people just to “google it” isn’t very helpful, and I know I personally tell people to just google shit, but like theres some stuff that’s blatant, and some stuff thats going to have a million different opinions on the topic, and google doesnt show the same results for everyone.

so like maybe if your point is really nuanced and you want people to understand it, perhaps don’t tell people to simply google it … because that could lead to some bad shit. like maybe just wait until you have time to explain it, or ask someone for help to explain it?
Hormones: A Guide for FTM's
Everything you need to know about HRT for FTM's.

I have gotten a lot of questions recently about hormones and hrt, especially from FTM’s. I have an entire google doc dedicated to resources for you all so I’m linking the best guide I have.

I hope this helps.


physics doesn’t have to suck: how to enjoy and do well in your required physics classes

As someone who doesn’t intend to take a physics class ever again, I was relieved when I walked out of my second semester physics final. That said, physics doesn’t have to suck or drag your average down. 

(1) How to enjoy physics: Adjust your attitude. Physics is so cool if you actually think about it. Your attitude will dictate your experience. (2) But physics is so hard: Change the way you study and don’t give up. I did better in university physics than in high school. The content was way more difficult but it was my studying methods that made the difference.

This post is split into 3 parts: Introductory physics (very basic physics, that unit of physics you had to do in a lower level science class), high school physics (physics from an algebra-based perspective), and university physics (calculus-based physics and labs). (Obviously these overlap a lot but I needed to organize this somehow)


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Witchy 101-Research and practice

As we all know, Witchcraft has a lot of branching paths, things to learn and stuff to try. But we can’t possibly learn everything, not all at once. It is important to take things with a pinch of salt, and apply our own learning experiences to really begin understanding Witchcraft.

-Choose the topics you like; what do you want to work with, learn to do. They are the ones you focus on

-See how you can break topics down into chunks; divide it up into sections and focus on a section at a time until you understand it, then progress to more advanced sections once you feel comfortable. Don’t rush though!

-Mix theory with practice; you’re best to practice as you go as so to see how you feel doing it. This also gives you some flexibility into changes you make to methods and approaches, so it’s comfortable for you. Use everything as a guide, but make sure you make it personal.

-Everyone’s different, so don’t feel like you need to copy someone else to be good enough; if you like your way, then don’t change it.

Ways that you can record and research;

-Books; the staple of Witchcraft. Not everyone’s going to know what books are good or bad, but that’s how you learn. Look up book recommendations, ask around, or just grab a book and try it. If it involves plants, follow safety precautions and be careful with handling, otherwise use information from Witchcraft books as a guide. 

-Collecting items; if you work with physical objects like plants, crystals, candles, etc. Collecting is very useful as part of learning. Experiment and see what you can do with them, because you might discover ways no one else could. 

-Notebooks; pretty self explanatory, and these can be drafted neat into a grimoire if you have one

-Flashdrives; again, self explanatory but these make excellent portable grimoires for the discreet witch

-Photographs; If you are into plants, taking photos of anything you come across is very handy, and they can be stuck into your grimoire or stored on a flashdrive. Remember to name and label them with parts that you can use and always cross reference anything you find with reliable sources

-Field trips; visit as many places as you can, including your local area. Get to know what’s available to you. There’s always a good place for magic outside, but just be safe!

-Online resources; Google is great for answering quick questions, or getting definitions for words. Tumblr as we know is rich in resources created by other Witches. Also be sure to look at Websites, cross reference anything you’re unsure of though!

-The Witchcraft community; there are thousand of us, and we all know something useful and unique, so if you need assistance and opinions, asking us is a great way of learning something that a book never could teach you.

-Mobile apps; there are apps suited to different interests, like tarot references, moon phases, even plant encyclopedias. Explore those and try them out!

Day 215: Tincturing Workshop

I’m leading a tincturing workshop this Sunday, so I thought it might be nice to share the packet I’m going to be handing out. It includes some tips on alcohol and vinegar tincturing, as well as recipes and some local Ozark yarbs to work into your herbal preparations. Enjoy!

Recipe Sheet – Tincturing Workshop

Brandon Weston

Alcohol Tinctures

Fresh Herb:

  • Finely chop or grind clean herb to release juice and expose surface area.
  • Fill jar 2/3 to ¾ with herb. ~ OR ~ Fill jar ¼ to ½ with roots.
  • Pour alcohol over the herbs.
  • Jar should appear full of herb, but herb should move freely when shaken.

Dried Herb:

  • Use finely cut herbal material.
  • Fill jar ½ to ¾ with herb ~ OR ~ Fill jar ¼ to 1/3 with roots.
  • Pour alcohol over the herbs.
  • Roots will expand by ½ their size when reconstituted!

Alcohol Percentages*

40% – 50% (80-90 proof vodka)

  • “Standard” percentage range for tinctures.
  • Good for most dried herbs and fresh herbs that are not juicy.
  • Good for extraction of water soluble properties.

67.5% – 70% (½ 80 proof vodka + ½ 190 proof grain alcohol)

  • Extracts most volatile aromatic properties.
  • Good for fresh high-moisture herbs like lemon balm, berries, and aromatic roots.
  • The higher alcohol percentage will draw out more of the plant juices.

85% – 95% (190 proof grain alcohol)

  • Good for gums and resins.
  • Extracts aromatics and essential oils that are bound in the plant and do not dissipate easily.
  • The alcohol strength can produce a tincture that is not quite pleasant to take.
  • Often used for drop dosage medicines.
  • Will totally dehydrate herbs.

*information comes from the Mountain Rose Herbs blog


  • Maceration is the process by which the active chemical compounds are leached into the solvent solution. This is usually done by shaking the jar that contains the alcohol or vinegar and the herbal plant matter. 
  • Alcohol tinctures need to be left to macerate for at least 2-3 weeks depending upon the ABV. The higher the ABV the less maceration time is needed.
  • Vinegar tinctures need to be left to macerate for at least a month before straining and bottling.

Easy Alcohol Tincture Recipes

Sarsaparilla Tincture: Anti-Inflammatory, Tonic (do not take if you have kidney problems)

  • Sarsaparilla root
  • Vodka

Wild Cherry Tincture: Antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative

  • Wild cherry bark
  • Vodka

Herbal Bitters (simplified): Tonic, diaphoretic, colds, flu, febrifuge, chills (contains thujone, may cause drowsiness)

  • 1 quart jar
  • ¼ c. thyme
  • ¼ c. oregano (or dittany)
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh ginger
  • ¼ c. hyssop
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp. cloves
  • Vodka

Stomach Bitters (simplified): Stomach issues, cramps, urinary issues, digestive issues

  • 1 quart jar
  • 4 tbsp dried dandelion root
  • 2 tbsp fennel seed
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp dried peppermint leaves (or mountain mint)
  • Vodka

Vinegar Tinctures

  • Measurements and instructions are the same as with the alcohol tinctures at the beginning of the packet. Remember: vinegar tinctures need to be left longer to macerate, at least a month.

Easy Vinegar Tincture Recipes

Fire Tonic: Colds, flu, chills, general tonic

  • 1 32 oz. bottle apple cider vinegar. I like to use unfiltered, it seems to taste better and it’s easier on the stomach.
  • 5-10 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3-5 hot peppers, as hot as you can stand
  • 1 3 inch knob of ginger, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • ¼ c. chopped mullein
  • ¼ c. chopped rosemary
  • ¼ c. chopped thyme
  • ¼ c. crushed star anise or green sweetgum balls (sources for shikimic acid which helps fight the flu virus)
  • Take all of this and combine it in large mason jar, all the herbs and vegetables are going to take up a lot of room. Let this stand in a dark place for about two months. Shake everyday. After it’s finished macerating strain off the liquid, add about a half cup honey, bottle.
  • Alternate Ozark yarbs to use: Dittany, Self-heal, Plantain, Horsemint

Vinegar Oxymels

  • Also called “sipping vinegars” these mixtures are basic vinegar tinctures sweetened and thickened with honey to make them more palatable.

Basic Oxymel:

  • 1 part herb : 3 parts honey and apple cider vinegar  
  • Quart mason jars: fill up ¼ jar with herb, ¼ with honey, then the rest with vinegar. Macerate for a few weeks.

Easy Oxymel Recipes

Colds and Immune System Oxymel:

  • 1 part elderberries
  • 1 part ginger root (dried)

Another for Colds with Cough Oxymel:

  • 1 part Mullein
  • 1 part Horehound

Stomach Complaints Oxymel:

  • 2 parts ginger
  • 1 part peppermint
  • 1 part fennel seed

Sinus Congestion Oxymel:

  • 2 parts garlic
  • 1 part cayenne pepper
  • 1 part thyme
  • 1 part rosemary

Beginners Ozark Medicinal Plants

Caution should always be taken when looking for medicinal plants out in the wild. Do not consume or use any plant that you are unsure about. The internet is a wonderful resource for plant identification. Look up photos and identification information for plants from reputable sources before collecting any plant out in the wild. NOTE also that many Ozark medicinal plants are endangered and should not be harvested out in the wild.

When wild-harvesting take only what you need at that time. DO NOT STOCKPILE! Chances are the plants will go bad before you can use them. A good rule of thumb for any plant is to count three plants then take one, that way there are plants left behind to go to seed. Leave the roots intact unless the root is being harvested, then try and leave a piece of the root or any seeds/berries behind in the soil.

Responsible harvesting means these medicinal plants will be around for many more generations.  

I’m not including photos of plants on purpose! I want folks to go look up the plants and find as many identifying photos and identifying information as they can. Do the work! Google is an amazing resource for plant identification.

+ means the plant is not native but is common in the Ozarks

Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta: Flowers, roots:

Root infusion used for dermatological needs. Used to wash snakebites. Decoction of whole plant taken to aid with heart disease. Decoction of root taken for colds and chills. Cold infusion of flowers taken for headache and as a febrifuge. Similar properties to other coneflowers (Purple coneflower, Missouri coneflower, etc.) Some say the active compounds are not water soluble. Better used as a tincture or extract.

*** Cautions: Asteraceae family ***

Cinquefoil, Five Finger Grass, Potentilla simplex: Leaves, root:

Leaves taken for colds and as a febrifuge. Root astringent, infusion taken for dysentery, diarrhea, and as a mouthwash for sores and thrush.

+Cleavers, Galium aparine: Leaves:

Strong infusion as laxative. Externally as a dermatological aid. Has been linked to aiding with lowering blood pressure.

*** Cautions: Laxative ***

Common Dittany, Cunila origanoides: Leaves, stems, flowers:

Related to Oregano and Marjoram and can be used in similar ways. As an infusion it’s good for colds and to help open up the sinuses. Boiled strong it helps the body sweat and can aid in lowering fevers. Infusion used to help aid a painful birth. Used as a stimulant and tonic. Contains trace amounts of thujone, an active chemical also found in wormwood, mugwort, and yarrow, and may cause drowsiness or headaches. Use only in small amounts and with caution.

*** Cautions: Contains trace amounts of thujone ***

Elderberry, Sambucus nigra or Sambucus canadensis: Berries, flowers, leaves, bark:

Berries used in formulas against chills and cold. Helps support the immune system. Infusion of berry used internally for rheumatism. Flower infusion used as a febrifuge and to sweat out a cold. Leaf infusion used to wash sores and prevent infection. Bark poultice used on sores, wounds, rashes, and other dermatological needs.

*** Cautions: Berries mildly toxic when unripe, foliage toxic in large quantities ***

Goldenrod, Solidago: Leaves, Flowers:

There are many different varieties of goldenrods, all of which have very similar medicinal uses. Topically the plant has traditionally been used in salves to help with sore muscles and arthritis. Internally it has traditionally been used as a diuretic to help bladder and kidney issues and to help break up “stones”. It is also a good diaphoretic that can help reduce a fever, and an astringent that can aid in remedying diarrhea. The flowers also make a wonderful yellow dye.

*** Cautions: Asteraceae family, may cause skin irritation ***

Horsemint, Monarda bradburiana: Leaves, flowers:

Infusion used for colds, chills, as a febrifuge, and for bowel complaints. Can be used externally in oils and salves for dermatological needs. Used in many of the same ways as Monarda fistulosa.

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis: Leaves, stems, flowers:

Sap produced by the leaves and stems used for poison ivy, rashes, burns, and other dermatological needs. Cold infusion of leaves as a febrifuge. Infusion whole plant taken internally for stomach cramps.

*** Cautions: Seeds toxic ***

+Mullein, Verbascum thapsus: Leaves, flowers, root:

Leaves and flowers can be used to clear chest congestion (smoked or as an infusion), as an analgesic for rashes, aches and pains. Leaves can be wilted and used in poultices for swollen glands. Roots can be used in decoctions for gynecological issues.

+Plantain, Plantago major “Broadleaf Plantain” or Plantago lanceolata “Ribwort Plantain”: Leaves, roots, flowers:

Leaves used in poultices for bug bites, inflammations, rashes, cuts, bruises, stings, and other skin complaints. Whole plant infusions for colds, fever, upper respiratory complaints, rheumatism, hypertension, regulating blood sugar, bladder problems, kidney problems. Root used as a gentle expectorant and in helping sinus issues. “Snake Weed” because of the belief that the plant can help draw venom out of a snakebite. It was also thought that a person could carry the plant to help ward off snakes.

Self-Heal, All Heal, Prunella vulgaris: Leaves, flowers:

Infusion is an analgesic used to wash sores, wounds, and used in salves for many dermatological needs. Used to flavor other medicines. Infusion used as a febrifuge and against colds. Used for sore throats. Mild sedative. Helps with stomach and bowel complaints. Antidiarrheal. Respiratory aid.

Spicebush, Lindera benzoin: Leaves, Bark:

The red berries of the spicebush have long been used as a substitute for cinnamon or allspice in mountain recipes. The leaves can be made into a pleasant infusion for colds and headaches while the bark can be brewed strong for fevers and chills. The leaves can also be used topically for skin irritations, rashes, and bites. 

Sumac, Rhus glabra “Smooth Sumac” or Rhus typhina “Staghorn Sumac”: Berries, Leaves, Bark:

The berries are used in a tasty beverage I’ve heard called “sumacade”. It’s lemony taste is quite pleasant, and the drink is high in vitamin C. The berries and bark are astringent and can be used as an effective gargle for a cough or mouth sores. A decoction of the bark can also be taken internally for diarrhea. In the Fall the red leaves can be dried and smoked to induce dreaming.

Sweet Everlasting, Rabbit Tobacco, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium/Gnaphalium obtusifolium: Leaves, flowers:

Decoction whole plant used as a sedative and to aid sleeping. Analgesic for sores, pains, aches, wounds, and many other dermatological needs. Antirheumatic (internal). Decoction for colds and chills. Smoked and used in infusions to clear chest congestion. Chewed for sore mouth and throat. Used in sweat baths against many illnesses. NOTE harvest leaves in the Fall when they start to turn brown.

*** Cautions: Asteraceae family ***

Sweetgum tree, Liquidambar styraciflua: Leaves, bark, gum, balls:

Leaves can be used in poultices for several dermatological issues, cuts, and bruises. Gum and inner bark used for diarrhea and flux. Infusion of bark taken for “flooding” (gynecological). Infusion of bark given as a sedative. Sweetgum balls, when green in the Spring before seeds have formed can be soaked in alcohol then given for colds and the flu (antiviral, antibacterial due to contained shikimic acid).

White-Leafed Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum albescens: Leaves, Flowers, Stems:

As an infusion, can be used to help treat headaches, stomach complaints, and colds. Brewed strong it can help to reduce fevers.

Wild Bergamot, Beebalm, Monarda fistulosa: Leaves, flowers:

Infusion used for coughs, colds, and sore throats. Carminative for stomach complaints. Diaphoretic, febrifuge, and diuretic. Mild sedative. Abortifacient, so caution should be taken. Externally an analgesic used in poultices for pains, aches, cuts, and rashes.

Witch Hazel, Hamamelis vernalis (Ozark Witch Hazel) and American Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana: Leaves, bark:

Leaves and bark astringent used externally as a skin toner and for many dermatological issues. Infusion taken for colds and as a febrifuge. Antirheumatic. Decoction of bark taken as an emetic.

*** Cautions: Bark emetic***

+Yarrow, Achillea millefolium: Flowers, leaves:

Leaves astringent, used in bowel complaints and with dermatological needs. Foliage infusion used for colds, as a febrifuge, upset stomach, and as a mild sedative. Leaves can be smoked to loosen phlegm and clear chest congestion.

*** Cautions: Asteraceae family ***

anonymous asked:

Seriously, I don't care how angsty tumblr teenagers classify themselves; there are only two genders. Gender is based on what parts you have; eg. a penis or a vagina. Trans people are whatever their current sexual organs make them, so a trans woman is a woman, but "gender non-binary" is complete bull. There are no 76+ genders, tumblrinas.

No, I’m sorry, but that’s incorrect. The correct answer is “the gender binary is a western construction that only appears to be a universal phenomenon due to the affects of European colonialism and imperialism, and, though it is often assigned based on biological traits, gender actually has nothing to do with genitalia or any other physical characteristic.” As a consolation prize, we can offer you free access to a remarkable resource called Google where you can easily learn more about a vast array of subjects; we suggest looking into the sociology of gender.

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You have your personal emails and school emails all tabbed and clogged on your bookmarks bar. You have two different tumblr accounts you have to switch over on a daily. Your essay’s reference sites are flooding in between your online shopping tabs. You want to separate your academic digital life on Chrome, but you just don’t know how.

Did you know you could by creating a secondary profile?

But why a secondary profile?
Exactly for the reasons above. To separate your personal life from your academic life and limit distractions and peering eyes when you’re at school or in a lecture. Personally I have it because I get to sift through my bookmarks and history better when looking for references before. I also have it to separate my Tumblr accounts.

This also helps me focus better on my stuff because I get to block websites and use the pomodoro method much more efficiently!

Do I need to do this?
No not necessary if you don’t want to! This is just a personal tip I wanted to share to everyone!

So how do I create a new profile?

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eritreayunani  asked:

Hello there! I'm writing a story set in 1900 and I'm wondering how people managed to do DNA tests. In my story this is needed for two purposes: one, to confirm that a living person is who they claim to be (an heir to a wealthy family) and to confirm that dna from an old buried corpse matches the dna of someone who is alive.

Hello @ eritreayunani. Allow me to be the bearer of bad news. What you want is not actually a thing that existed in 1900. Not a lot of thought had been given to how heritable traits were passed on. The good news is that your question has inspired Sherls to make a longer post on the history of DNA and genetics (coming like 12 hours from now).

The first forensic case to use DNA evidence came about during the investigation of the rape and murders of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth. That happened in the mid 1980s, and was done by the laboratory of Sir Alec Jefferys. Forensic DNA evidence was only processed at his lab for years afterwards, and was only widely accepted in the legal community after the mid 1990s.

In 1900, we were only just rediscovering the work of Gregor Mendel on pea plants and how traits are passed from generation to generation. There was no way to confirm if someone was who they said they were on a genetic level- it was sort of your word versus theirs. That’s why social clubs were a thing, so that you could be recognized by a large group of people as the son/daughter of so-and-so (among other things). Long lost heirs and dislodged nobility where just shit out of luck. Unless your claimant is able to convince a lot of people they are who they say they are, because that’s all there was back then.

Sorry we can’t do more for you; the technology simply did not exist in 1900. We didn’t even discover the structure of DNA until 1953.

Google Docs Dictionary!

I finally did it! I compiled (most) of the words I have in one of my notebooks that I’ve been using for my Korean classes into a big ol’ organized word doc for my use as well as for public use!

So, I have an introduction in the beginning of the doc, but I’ll summarize it here. I made this myself, so there will be mistakes. I have enabled comments in order for you guys to give me feedback on any problems so we can all keep ourselves educated properly on this wonderful dictionary. I have spent SO much time on this and will continue to update frequently, so all I am asking is for a little respect. I don’t care who uses it or who you give the link to, by all means go ahead. I just ask that you keep the comments clean and nice and that if you decide to repost the link or any screenshots, just give the proper credits where they’re due. Please understand that I took a lot of my own time to make this and I didn’t have to share it but I am because I want everyone to have access to all the free online resources they can when learning.

You can find the link right here, it’s open to anyone, you don’t have to have a special link of anything: Korean Dictionary.

I hope that you all find this resource useful in your learning and make sure to check back every so often for updates. I will try my hardest to keep adding daily or at least weekly. The semester is over, so I’m going to have a lot of free time at my campus job.

Thank you everyone for following my blog so far! There’s a bit over 5,600 of you learning with me and thank you so much!

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anonymous asked:

hI! i'm coming to end of my first year of french at school and i'm looking for something to help me on the side but i'm having trouble finding resources for my level. duolingo is too basic and i'm not far enough to practice reading french books. do you have any suggestions? thanks!

If Duolingo is too basic for you, you should be alright with simpler books (ie: Harry Potter). Here are the pdfs for all 7 books in French: 

  1. Harry Potter à l’École des Sorciers
  2. Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets
  3. Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d’Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter et la Coupe de Feu
  5. Harry Potter et l’Ordre du Phénix
  6. Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé
  7. Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort

Make tons of vocab lists from the books you read, put them into Memrise, or make them into Anki decks, and practice practice practice!

Read news articles and follow French people on Twitter (Twitter is usually good because tweets are short and generally straight-forward). Youtube is also a good place to go to for listening practice. Here’s a French Youtube masterpost.

To improve your writing skills, make sure you practice writing as much as you can! If you want, you can also post what you write on lang-8, so that native French speakers can help you out with grammar/vocabulary mistakes. 

it’s been what, a year of SGA Discourse? if i google SGA, i get pages about gardening and random businesses with those initials. if i google “same gender attraction” i get a few resources, but the top pages are christian and mormon sources and a lot of them call it a sin.

if i google MOGAI, i get resources. lots of resources and pages discussing terminology. the first page of Google has one link to “MOGAI hates lesbians”, written by a Discourser who’s entirety writing about how ‘allosexual’ is insulting, but the rest are all pretty positive.

so just. I don’t think it’s ethical to tell people that LGBT+ is synonymous with “SGA and Trans people” because it’s just a conversion therapy honeypot.

FAQ: Pendulums

What’s Aeut, Kigund and Yduuu?

The pendulums used on this blog.

What’s a pendulum?

A pendulum is a rock/crystal/trinket/item which is tied to a string/chain/rope that is used for divination or getting an answer. The way it moves gives an answer of yes, no, maybe, ask later or more.

How does a pendulum work?

It matters on your belief system. Some people think it is a higher power. Some think it is this the cosmos. Some believe it is the subconscious that causes the muscles to move in your arm and move the pendulum. Either way, the direction it moves is where the answer lies. 

How do you get an answer?

You set the pendulum first off, by asking it to show you yes, no, maybe or ask later. You ask your question and whatever way it moves it in corresponds with the previous is your answer.

How do you set a pendulum?

You ask it to show you one of the options you’d like to see and then ask some other questions you already know like “Is my name X?” “Is the sky blue?” “Do I own a cat?” “Am I in my room?” 

How do you bond/get closer with a pendulum?

  • use it
  • talk to it
  • wear it
  • cleanse it
  • play with it
  • hold it
  • sleep with it on or under a pillow
  • protect it in a bag when not in use

How do you cleanse a pendulum?

There are many ways to cleanse something. I would suggest asking your pendulum if they’d like to be cleansed before you do.

You can cleanse a pendulum with water, fire, sunlight, etc. Here are some links about cleansing.  Links to cleansing: here, here and here.

Be sure to check if your crystal can be put in water or sunlight without damage or harm to you or it. Google is a good resource in this.

Where do I get a pendulum?

Amazon, your local metaphysical shop, or you can make one. You can use a piece of jewelry. Online ones are fine, but ones you can play with in the store are also good to play with too.

Is it okay to have more than one pendulum?

Yep. I have 5. I use them for different things. Some might like specific questions and have specific energies.

What do you mean when you say your pendulum is quiet/loud/strong/weak?

It means the strength in which the pendulum was moving. Weaker or softer might mean the answer it questionable or your pendulum is getting tired.

How do I make it louder?

Bond with it.

How do you name a pendulum?

We play the name game. Is it 3 letters? 4 letter? # letters? Does it have an A in it? Does it have a B in it? Does K come first? Does K come second?

Can it hurt your pendulum/your pendulums feelings if you keep dropping them? What about not using them?

I would assume no, but they might need some cleansing if you do. Ask them to find out what they need. 

I got a different answer than you.

Totally fine. Please go to other blogs and ask around! It’s good! Sometimes pendulums are wrong!!

Am I gonna die? Will my parents find out? I have a question not kin related.

We only answer kin related questions on this blog, but I’m sure you can find a blog in the pendulum tag that will answer that for you.

What’s a pendulum?

I’m not sure.


There it is. The DHMIS Part 6 Finale.

There were a lot of new teachers this time around but unfortunately a) I couldn’t do all of them because I can’t google enough resources for a collage and b) I already just lazily put together these ones.

Good job to Becky, Joe, and the entirety of the production team for a wonderfully creative journey.

You can find the first part of this collage series HERE.