Basic Scrying Tutorial
I’ve decided to write an article on the art of scrying. Nostradamus, who predicted the manner of his own death, was a superior scryer and practiced the ancient psychic art. Nostradamus used only a bowl of clear water to induce visions, not a crystal ball. He gazed deeply, then wrote about what he saw. This is a basic tutorial so advanced methods will not be covered. I hope many members will find this thread useful.
What is Scrying
Scrying is a divinatory method art that utilizes a reflective surface such as a black mirror or pool of water (most commonly a black bowl of water but also streams or creeks or rivers) in order to reveal a potential future. The occultist will see either images (symbols or pictures) and in many cases a ‘video playback’ of sorts that will play out on the reflective surface. It is these images or ‘video playback’ that reveals what may happen in the near future. Scrying is a form of divination, which means “fortelling the future,” but it is also a great tool to use for personal growth and guidance. Not just for the future, but for the present time, as well as the past.
You can find solutions to problems you are struggling with, learn more about your past lives, and of course, see glimpses of the future too. Scrying and divination are not just for witches and spiritual workers either, anyone can do it.
There are different methods of scrying, but all use the same basic technique:
Water scrying is done by filling a vessel with water, (a dark blue or black vessel works best) and gazing down into the bottom of the vessel, through the water. (Some prefer to gaze at the surface of the water, and probably, either way, works just as well.)
Crystal scrying is when you use a crystal ball or a scrying mirror. Crystal balls and scrying mirrors come in various colors and sizes. Some people choose to use a darker color like black or blue, some prefer clear quartz, or even a plain table or wall mirror. My opinion is that the tools are not nearly as important as developing your ability. The ball, water or mirror simply gives you a focal point. And of course the most common is to use a crystal ball made my black obsidian.
Find a place in your home where you will not be disturbed for at least 15 minutes or so. Set up your tables directly across from each other, at least 6 feet of distance between them. Light the candle and place it on one of the tables. The empty table is where you will be scrying from so place the chair in front of that table and place your black mirror on it. (Note, if you’re using the bowl method then you’ll only need one table and you’d place the candle right next to the bowl). Position your chair so that you can see the flame of the candle reflected in the mirror.
Begin to meditate for about 2 minutes, clearing and calming your mind. Also, focus on the question(s) you want to be answered. Once your mind is clear gaze at the candle flame reflected in the mirror. You may blink as necessary but remain focused on the flame. Try to think about nothing, absolutely nothing. You will fall into a slight trance. For those members who are skilled in going into trance states, this should be a breeze. Once in a mild trance, the images and or video should start to appear on the surface on their own. Try to remain focused, do not get startled or surprised or you may accidentally come out of the trance.
Please note that as with anything in the occult, you most likely will not see results after the first few tries. It may take 3 or more attempts before you see any results. This is normal and every occultist goes through it. Once you start getting results be sure to write down what you see, especially if its only symbols or images.
As a said this is a basic scrying tutorial. In the articles that will follow we get into more advanced methods, like how to use scrying during an evocation.