is the name given to the ancient technique of gazing into an object
such as a crystal ball (or skull) for the purposes of divination.
Although some people can achieve visions from gazing into flames or
even a shallow bowl of water or black ink, the clear quartz crystal
ball is the most common method.
can learn to scry. It is all a matter of practice. If you meditate it
will be much easier. If you ask a question - and place lots of energy
in the answer - it will manifest faster for you.
The amount of time you use for scrying can vary from a few minutes to half hour.
You usually scry alone but more than one person can scry into the same surface at the same time for information.
some people go through rituals before they scry - it isn't necessary.
If you wish to ask your spirit guides for guidance go ahead. Some
people say a little prayer and ask for the correct information to
If you are using an object - crystal - mirror - just be sure it is clean.
Scrying can be done with a number of different surfaces which include:
- Water in a dark bowl - or small pool
- Crystals - Crystal Ball Gazing
- Tea Leaves - Coffee grinds
- Embers in a fire at night
- A dimly lit room or candle lit room - looking into the eyes of another person who sits across from you
scrying - one gazes steadily into the scrying surface (feel free to
blink or allow your point of focus to wander a bit; this is not a
method of self-inflicted torture). Eventually, you should be able to
pick out shapes or images in the scrying surface; these may appear as
crude sketches, or occasionally with the clarity of a photograph. You
will actually see these images with your eyes.
this happens, images may begin to form in your mind, no longer
projected onto the scrying surface. When this happens, allow your
attention to focus on these mental images. From this point forward, the
scrying surface is irrelevant; do not be distracted by it.
the images become clearer, you will find that you know things about
what you are seeing ? background information will come to the surface
of your mind. Pay attention to what you know about the images you are
Surfaces which provide a random, high contrast visual texture, such as black tea leaves in
a white cup or orange sparks in a black ember, are particularly good
for the first stage of the scrying process. However, the vividness of
the visual images formed in this way may tend to pull your attention
back from the purely mental images that should follow, thus disrupting
the natural flow of ideas. Smooth, neutral surfaces, like the surface
of a dish of black water, a crystal ball, or a black mirror, provide
relatively few visual cues to get you started, but if you can make the
transition to mental imagery quickly, the visual surface will
obligingly fade into the background.