Scrying by Fire
Scrying by Fire or fire scrying is a method of divination
sometimes used by Witches to see events of the past, present and
future. The practice can be performed by burning driftwood by the
seashore after the sun has set. (It may be performed in other locations
as well by burning other types of wood.) After the wood is well burned,
and begins to die, place a cedar log, a juniper log, and three good
handfuls of sandalwood chips. Let the fire burn well. Then as the fire
dies down again gaze deep into the dying embers . In the embers one can
see scenes of the past, present and future. Sometimes they are actual
scenes, but more often they are symbolic scenes needing interpreting.
The fire use in this divinatory method is frequently called the "Fire
of Azrael" as described by Dion Fortune in The Sea Priestess. A.G.H.