About Scrying

About Scrying

About Scrying 

Throughout history, various traditions and cultures have practiced scrying as a means of revealing the past, present, or future. The practice was often accompanied by rituals inducing altered states of consciousness. There is no definitive distinction between scrying and other aids to clairvoyance or divination, but roughly speaking, scrying depends on impressions of visions in the medium of choice. Scrying is neither a single, clearly defined, nor formal discipline.


Scrying is a practice rooted in divination and fortune-telling. It involves gazing into a medium, hoping to receive significant messages or visions that could offer personal guidance, prophecy, revelation, or inspiration. The practice lacks a definitive distinction from other forms of clairvoyance or divination but generally relies on visions within the chosen medium. Unlike augury (bird pattern divination), which interprets observable events, scrying's impressions arise within the medium itself.


Scrying involves staring into a surface, often something shiny, to receive visions and images that are then interpreted intuitively by the individual doing the scrying. There are several ways to perform scrying, making it a popular method of divination. The surface used for scrying can be a mirror, crystal ball, water or even fire. Fire scrying is a popular method that utilizes the element of fire, which is associated with change, destruction, and renewal.


There are many different ways to scry, and types of media to use in scrying. Scrying tools are often reflective, refractive, translucent, or luminescent surfaces. Scrying can often induce self-induced trances. Practitioners enter a focused state that reduces mental clutter, enabling the emergence of visual images. These initial images, however trivial, are amplified during the trance.

How Does Scrying Work?

Scrying is a form of intuitive divination that differs from other methods like tarot card reading. Instead of relying on predetermined images, scrying involves creating your own visions. The process of scrying involves a few steps that you should follow. First, gather all the necessary supplies. Next, find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed by anyone or anything. After that, ground and center yourself by finding a comfortable sitting position and taking a few deep breaths. 


Many practitioners say that the scrying medium initially serves to focus attention, removing unwanted thoughts from the mind in much the same way as the repetition of a mantra or hypnosis. When you're ready, soften your vision by relaxing your eyes or unfocusing them. While your eyes are fixed on the scrying tool, you shouldn't be trying to focus on anything in particular. Once this stage is achieved, the scryer may begin a free association with the perceived images.

Mirror Scrying

When ready to begin scrying, open your eyes and position yourself so that you can look in the mirror. Stare into the glass, looking for patterns, symbols, or pictures. Don't worry about blinking. You may see images moving, or perhaps even words forming. You may have thoughts pop spontaneously into your head that seem to have nothing to do with anything. Record everything you see, think, and feel during your scrying session. Spend as much time as you like gazing into the mirror—it may be just a few minutes or even an hour. Stop when you begin to feel restless or if you're getting distracted by mundane things.


After gazing into the mirror, make sure to record everything you saw, thought, and felt during your scrying session. Messages often come to us from other realms, and yet we frequently don't recognize them for what they are. If a bit of information doesn't make sense, don't worry—sit on it for a few days and let your unconscious mind process it. It's also possible that you could receive a message that's meant for someone else. If something doesn't seem to apply to you, think about your circle of family and friends, and who the message might be meant for.

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