The name; it is simply a diminutive of pendulum. I am lazy and I got tired of writing the full word in emails. “Penny” happens to be a girls’ name – ergo my pendulum happens to be feminine.
The Penny Mystique
No one knows what drives this tool. Some say it one’s own subconscious; others state it is the energy of the object you are asking about; a third theory is that there are some kind of mystical guardians controlling it. To begin with, I was asking Penny whether or not it would be healthy for me to eat certain foods (I was having big problems with sensitivities). Being the world’s biggest skeptic, I assumed it was a combination of the first two. As I started to ask about more abstract things like Map Divining, I had to concede that there might be some other kind of force out there. Now I don’t know what to think; all I know is that whatever it is, it is not harmful. Early on in my relationship with Penny I asked “Who are you?” and the pendulum got very agitated, jumping about in all directions. I then asked if my question was appropriate and Penny indicated a resounding “NO”.