The first step in scrying is to pick out the medium that you wish to
scry with. There are many choices. They range from the simplest
(a clear glass filled with water) to the expensive (a large, clear crystal
sphere). There are many variations in between.
You may have read other articles on scrying either on the net or in a book.
Let me state that all of these writings are wrong, or at least partially.
wrong. Every article that I have read states the author's preferences.
In other words they champion what worked for the author. You may,
and probably, are different. I can not over-emphasize that you should
do what feels right for you. We are all individuals who have a different
The following is a short list of what I have read:
This list of contradictions
could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. You need to get
what feels right to you. I personally prefer the scrying mirror for
several reasons, the first being cost. If you do not want to
your own please e-mail
me to discuss a custom made scrying mirror. This does not mean
that I would not or could not use another medium. It is just that
the black faced scrying mirror is what I feel most comfortable with.
The following is a list of mediums that have been used. There are
more possible variation than I have listed here:
You must use an absolutely
You should use a crystal
with inclusions (defects)
lead crystal will not
lead crystal is the
only reliable medium
The crystal sphere
should be 2" in diameter
the crystal sphere
should be at least 3" to 4" in diameter
stare at the crystal
do not focus on the
crystal, but look "past" the crystal. Blinking is all right
Various disciplines mandate a consecration ritual before using the scrying
medium. On a purely psychological standpoint this makes sense.
The subconscious mind must be convinced what you want it to accomplish.
This may be accomplished through ritual or meditation. Polishing
the crystal or mirror while thinking about what you want to accomplish
will be enough.
Crystal skull (carved)
Mirror (could be a
black mirror or a silver mirror)
Glass of water
Bowl of water colored
Coals of a fire
Pool of water
Fog or mist over water
Anything that will induce a state of altered awareness should be done.
For beginners dim lighting is a must. Incense may be burned and/or
meditation music may be played. Do what feels right for you.
A side note is that in past centuries incense played a more important role
in inducing altered states than in the present time. The reason for
this is that the incense was inhaled. This decreased the amount of
oxygen in the blood stream. The brain will enter an altered state
during periods of oxygen deprivation. I do not recommend this
procedure due to possible health risks. It is only mentioned as an
The actual procedure for scrying is simple and straightforward:
The images may appear in different manners. They may just appear
or they may be preceded by a "cloud of mist" forming first. The mist
could dissipate or morph into the images. The images could
be symbols of the subconscious or may be actual pictures of events, past,
present or future. As an example of each person being different,
the first visual impression that I receive looks like flying insects rotating
on the reflective surface of the mirror.
Get the room ready
- dim lighting, incense, music, etc. that you want
Place the scrying medium
on a table at a convenient level
A dim light (candle
or?) should be behind the viewer. To start out this should be the
only light in the room.
Perform the progressive
muscle relaxation exercise
Look at the mirror
(or crystal) in a relaxed manner, focusing about 5" past the surface
of the mirror (this may or may not work for you so try other methods)
You will blink but
do not be too concerned about it
Keep your mind blank
except if you have a specific question to ask
Do not scry for over
20 minutes at first
This is the basics. Your success at scrying may take days, weeks
or months to accomplish. You may be successful the first time that
you try. Practice will make perfect, so keep on trying if you do
not succeed at first. If your feel that you are at a dead end, try
something different. It may help. Keep practicing.
Remember that nothing worthwhile in life is easy. Happy visions!