A reader, Pete, has sent me the following psychokinesis exercise, including the image and the accompanying instructions. He had suggested that I post it on the site. This exercises requires a simple construction, described both in words and in the image and a dedication in order to achieve success. Pete says about 2 weeks of daily practice is needed for success. I’ve seen this exercise before but Pete’s image and instructions are really good. So, learn and practice the Jar and Pendulum exercise using the instructions below, note the warning Pete gives in the first paragraph:

There is a training exercise I started using a while back and I was wondering if you were familiar with it and if you had any pointers. Feel free to post it, however it may not be wise because of the massive headaches rookies can suffer if they push themselves.


  • An empty Jar with lid (glass or plastic just so long as its clear)
  • A sowing thread
  • Superglue
  • A sowing needle
  • A match


  1. Cut off match head and push needle through center of match so that weight is balanced
  2. Glue thread to the center of the match/needle combo and to the center of the jar lid
  3. Suspend the match/needle combo to check balance and make adjustments
  4. Replace the lid to the jar

The object of the exercise is to get the match and needle to move.
Place the Jar on a desk/table and allow for the pendulum to settle. Then without touching the desk hold your hands to either side of the jar and focus.

Jar and Pendulum psychokinesis exercises

I’ve only had minor success with the exercise. Any tips or pointers you may have would be appreciated.

In the followup mail, Pete wrote the following instructions:

I put the jar on the table/desk and allow it to sit for at least half an hour so that the pendulum ceases to swing. When performing the exercise you do not make contact with the desk or the jar. (A convenient way to solve the dilemma of the lack of necessary upper body strength to keep you arms and hands in appropriate range of positions is to hunch and let your elbows rest on your knees. Remember: no contact with the jar or the desk its sitting on).

You hold one or both hands on either side of the jar and concentrate on the pendulum. You’re supposed to visualize strands going from your hands and finger going through the jar and clinging to the needle and match ends.

Concentrate on the individual strands (I find more success when I ignore the possibility that the strands are projected energy and think of them of extensions of myself and visualize them forming into tactile objects connecting your hands to the needle and match).

Begin to slowly adjust the position of your hands and the pendulum should begin to move. This is not an instantaneous skill.

Three things to consider

  1. Practice point projection control when starting out. This means only have strands projecting from a few specific points such as your finger tips or knuckles on the inside of your palm. The first time I did this exercise I formed many strands on one hand and if I remember correctly a solid thick beam from my other, vision went blurry (seemed like a moment), then I saw that 7 min had passed by my head felt like a team of gremlins were going to work on my head and the whole jar was between 3-4 inches from where it had been. No tape recording so anything from the gap in memory is to be seen as speculation only and the headache lasted about 3 days. Hence the warning about posting this exercise and rookies practicing without preparation before hand.
  2. If you start to get any kind of headache stop the exercise immediately and refrain from any exercises that help develop psi abilities for at least two days when you’re starting out. The headache, if it dissipates, and you attempt to exert yourself too soon (this includes meditations, if you have a tendency to access psi abilities when performing them) the headache will return and I don’t know what the headache is symptomatic of.
  3. Any success at the “pendulum jar exercise” is usually followed by the ability to concentrate on small cuts and scratches just before bed and having them be gone by morning. All disappearances have only occurred to minor cuts and scratches that were younger than 2 days, often times without the slight discoloration and tightening of the skin that usually are usually left behind by such small cuts. These are by no means an often occurrence but I figured you might find them interesting.

The controlled success, if any, happens after continued practice once daily for about 2 weeks. This success is a slow horizontal rotation of the pendulum mimicking the movement of my fingertips only. I have not projected any more than 4 strands from my index and middle fingers on both my left and right hand. I have yet to be able to sustain the influence on the pendulum for longer than 10 seconds though that seems to be increasing with practice. Im sure you understand my reluctance to attempt the projection of additional strands.

May I recommend sending this exercise to those you believe to be a little more experienced before you do a general post, only because of the apparent risk presented to a beginner who potentially lacks experience and control needed. For all we know over exerting yourself on this exercise could burn out a persons ability to use psi-energies.

Pete then asks the following:

  1. Possible ways to increase endurance and strength of the strand projection
  2. Also I was wondering if you have heard of any instances of “psi” headaches and what they may be linked to
  3. Any exercise specifically designed to aid in healing abilities considering the aforementioned parallel and partial successes.

I encourage you to try Pete’s exercise, especially with all the great instruction and the visuals he provided. Write your success and failure stories, suggestions and thoughts in the comments. Thanks to Pete for sharing this with us all.

For those looking for more exercises, start at Developing ESP and continue from there.