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Friday, 28 November 2014

How To Scry Book Extract

How To Scry Book Extract
The term 'scrying' is general for any form of divination that involves gazing into a shiny or polished surface, such as water, a mirror, but most especially a glass sphere, in order to receive 'foresight or hidden knowledge' from the spirit world.

Scrying has been used for many thousands of years and is one of the most ancient forms of divination. It was used in Egypt, Babylon, Greece and China. Any reflective surface can be used, such as mirrors, a pool of water or black ink poured into the palm. Many modern scryers use a glass or quartz globe but it is possible to scry effectively using water placed a bowl.

Try the following method:

The scrying room should have reduced lighting with closed curtains, a shielded candle or soft lamp light.

Fill a glass bowl with water. Water is a blessed substance and has highly spiritual properties. It is a good conductor for psychic power. You can place some flower petals into the water if you choose or a few drops of olive or essential oil.

Sit with your back to the light source and look within the bowl and rest your eye focus. Take a moment to offer a prayer for guidance and wisdom. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Just stare comfortably and let your mind wander for a few minutes.

Return your thoughts to the water. Deep within the reflection you will see some movement and some images or associations will come to mind. Dwell for a moment on these images and associations and compose a story around them. Your spirit guides will inform, enlighten and guide the storyline to reveal information to you.

The most famous scryer in history was the medium, Edward Kelley, who served the eminent nobleman, Dr John Dee. Dee was a powerful, intelligent and curious Christian and became advisor to Queen Elizabeth I and heads of state in Europe. Edward Kelley made contact with archangels (such as Raphael and Uriel) and the Old Testament prophet, Enoch, for magic and sorcery that sadly proved to be spurious.

However, several notable scrying artefacts that belonged to Dee are fortunately on display in the British Museum: an obsidian (black volcanic glass) mirror, known as the 'Speculum' which was originally brought to Europe after the conquest of Mexico by Cortez in the late 1520s and dedicated to the Aztec God of sorcery, Tezcatlipoca, whose name means 'Smoking Mirror'; some small wax seals which supported the legs of the table upon which the scrying was carried out; a support known as the 'Seal of God' for the crystal known as the 'Shew Stone'; and a crystal ball about 6 centimetres in diameter.

Though many like to use expensive instruments for scrying, such as quartz crystal, always remember that stone is taken from its natural place within the planet under huge duress, often with loss of habitat to species and injury (sometimes death) to very poor miners.

Wendy Stokes is the author of 'The Lightworkers Circle Guide - A Workbook for Spiritual Groups'. The book explains how to facilitate a group for channelling, divination and healing.