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The Art of Scrying

Scrying is a form of divination, which means it's an art that lets you see things beyond the natural realm. It's been around for centuries and is practiced by witches worldwide. In order to scry, you need a clear surface or mirror in front of you and something to focus on—a candle flame, a crystal ball, your own reflection in the mirror. The thing about scrying is when you're focused on one object instead of looking off into space like when daydreaming or walking down the street without paying attention to where you're going, time moves differently. You can observe changes much more easily than if your eyes were darting all over the place because they are not jumping from one detail to another as quickly as they would when you were trying to watch everything at once.

What is Scrying?

Scrying is a way of seeing things other people can't see. It's also a method of divination or fortune-telling, though not all witches use it for those reasons. Many would probably say they prefer tarot cards or runes because the images on those objects are already established as "fortune-teller" symbols. Scrying removes that bias and lets you connect directly to what your subconscious mind sees rather than take an outside interpretation from someone who has been taught how to read specific signs from these tools.

Scrying is not intended as a replacement for those kinds of divination methods either! Some people find one works better for them while others favor another tool when seeking insight. There are some similarities between scrying and certain methods of divination with items, but the most important difference is your connection to what you are seeing. While looking into an object or surface, scryers visualize scenes in their mind's eye rather than trying to "read" symbols through touch, like when touching a rune stone in order to try and guess which one it is. Some people might use both techniques, choosing different types of divination depending on whether they need answers about the future or the past that only comes from experience.

Objects used in Scrying:

One common type of scrying uses a reflective surface, such as polished metal, mirror or water, to catch a glimpse of something that isn't visible with the naked eye. An example might be fog on a window pane seeing visions from within it. Other types of scrying use an object such as crystal ball or pool of ink where images can be seen in any reflection or shadow cast upon it.

How to Preform Scrying:

Before you begin scrying, settle yourself into a comfortable position. You can sit or lie down—the most important thing is that your back is straight and not hunched over the scrying object. This makes it easier to breathe properly, which in turn helps you remain calm.

Imagine your mind opening up like a camera lens as you gaze at the mirror or reflective surface. Start out with small details so you are not overwhelmed by too much information all at once. For example, ask what color something is when starting out rather than asking if someone near you has red hair, because there might be many people nearby who have hair of both colors!

When doing scrying via an object such as crystal ball or black pool of ink, position the object so it is perfectly visible to you and there are no distractions. You can use a candle if doing scrying via flame, but remember that the candle will need to be watched until it goes out on its own. It's important not to leave the candle unattended or risk fire hazards!

In my experience, looking into a bowl of water involves more than just gazing at the surface of it as though there were an image underneath. Instead, imagine yourself as transparent as possible as if you were going to step right through the surface of the water and become part of what is projected within it. My mind takes me on a journey when I do this because I feel like I am literally stepping through a portal created by my thoughts rather than a reflective surface.

The Benefits:

Scrying is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn how to develop their psychic abilities. You can use it regularly and with any object, whether that's looking into a glass ball or simply gazing at the flame of a candle. It never ceases to amaze me what people can see in scrying when they begin practicing regularly!

As long as you believe you will be able to do it (and that means having no doubts!), then you can actually accomplish it. Whether I'm using a teacup filled with water, a pool of ink, or even just sitting in front of a window pane with condensation on it, I always experience something after doing scrying meditation regularly. Some experiences are more clear than others and some are not as clear as others, but they are always interesting and I learn from the experience every time.

Tips for Beginners:

-Scrying takes practice. The more you do it, the better you will become at seeing what is within an object or surface.

-Don't let yourself be discouraged if nothing happens the first few times! Of course, some people are naturally gifted with psychic abilities and can see things easily without having to train their mind in the same way that others might have to. It's also important to remember that not everyone has visions when they scry; many people experience feelings or physical sensations instead of visual images. Just like there are different types of psychics, there are different types of scrying techniques too.

-Remember that you can use this technique for any type of divination including rune stones, throwing bones onto a map or a grid, etc.

- If you are using a candle for scrying, I recommend putting the candle in front of a mirror or letting it burn down enough so that you can safely put your fingers close to the flame without burning them. This way you will be able to see any information within the flame itself rather than just watching it go up and down from being lit.

Magickal Activity:

Practice scrying with a mirror , black ink, bowl of water, or anything that can reflect light for 10-15 mins a day. Remember to be patient with yourself and never give up!

Share your experience with scrying and what your thoughts were after trying it!

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