How to make a Scrying Mirror
by G.W. Fisler
Scrying does not have to be an expensive undertaking. The price of
a lead crystal sphere is outside the price range that most of us are willing
to pay. This is especially true for someone new to scrying who is
not yet sure of success.
Nostrodamas is credited with seeing the future in a bowl of water that
was colored with ink. This and other low tech methods are ideal for
someone who wants to try his hand at scrying without a heavy investment.
The method that I prefer is a scrying mirror. One of these can be
constructed for less that five dollars. The first step is to buy
a picture frame. An oval frame is ideal but any other shape is acceptable.
Try to find a frame that has some aesthetic appeal for you. Frames
may be found in many of the “dollar stores” that seem to be popping up
First, disassemble the frame. Clean one side of the glass with your
“Scrying Mirror Cleaning Solution” (i.e. Windex). Paint this side
with a thick black paint. Oil based enamel seems to work best.
I prefer the gloss black but matte black will work well also. Apply
several coats of paint until light will not pass through the glass.
At this stage you may paint designs or symbols around the edge of the frame
if you are artistically inclined. If not there is a variety of frames
with designs already on them. The choice is yours.
Next, assemble the frame with the painted side of the glass to the inside.
The thicker the plate of glass, the “deeper” the mirror will appear.
A method is needed to hold the frame at a shallow angle to the vertical.
Some frames have a leg on the back that will do nicely. Trimming
the bottom of the leg will adjust the angle. An alternate method
is to use one of the display stands that are used for collector plates.
Varying the size of the stand will increase or decrease the angle of the
frame. These are available at craft stores or those stores where
An alternate method of constructing a scrying mirror is to use a clear
crystal plate. Paint the back side as described for the picture frame.
With this method I recommend covering the painted portion with felt or
some other heavy material. This will help protect the paint from
You are now ready to begin scrying. Good luck and clear visions!
copyright G.Fisler May 2000