Hi all I’m new to this forum. I’m a fairly devout Catholic. And someone I know is doing something that I think is probably a very major sin but I don’t know for sure. I asked this question on another Catholic answers site and never received an answer. Here is my question. There is a certain practice called dowsing, where a person uses a piece of string with a heavy item on the end of it as a pendulum. They then will hold this pendulum out and ask questions such as
“where is the water at?” “Is this food good for me?” “Is my brother in heaven?” “Am I in a state of grace?”
If the pendulum turns left it is a no and if it turns right it is a yes or something like that.
Is this wrong to do? Is it a sin? Is it maybe heresy? I have done some personal research and I really can’t find a good answer. Specifically if there is a Papal Bull that bans this or was it banned at a Council? Thanks in advance for your help.