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Since the Ancient Times, divination in the form of scrying has been the manner in which Witches step through the veil to the Otherworld, to see what cannot be seen.

A Guide to Scrying using a Black Mirror

Listed below are some helpful ideas for the care and use of your Scrying Mirror as well as a guideline on the art of Scrying:

• Clean the surface using alcohol and a soft cloth.

• Use only for it's intended magickal purposes. Nothing else.

• Store in a silk bag or cloth when not in use.

• Do not allow others the use of your mirror.

• Consecrate and cleanse your mirror.

• Create a sacred space to work in. i.e. Cast a circle.

• Burn a lunar or psychic blend incense prior to and during while working with your mirror.

• When indoors, light and place a candle on each side of the mirror. The color of the candles used should be appropriate to the work you are performing.

• Extinguish all light sources except the candles or moonlight.

• Allow nothing to reflect in the mirror's surface. It should appear as a dark window.

• Scry using the mirror at night, preferably during the full or new moon, depending on the operation. The mirror can be used at any time, but tends to work better at these times.

• Prior to using your mirror and beginning scrying, make sure you are in a comfortable position. The use of a chair or your favorite comfortable position on the floor is appropriate. Place the mirror in front of you where you can gaze into the mirror without seeing your reflection.

• Keep a journal and record your experiences and visions.


• Prior to scrying you should first decide on what it is that you seek, or are trying to accomplish.

Beginning Scrying

Once you are ready, close your eyes and begin relaxing. Visualize your circle of protection and know you are safe and in control of all that happens within it. Feel yourself entering a light trance surrounded by sacred space, removed from time and the material world. Call upon your guides, invoke the Goddess, or call to whomever you prefer for their assistance, guidance and protection. Reaffirm your desire and purpose for what you are seeking or are trying to accomplish.

Open your eyes and gaze into the mirror. Relax your focus but remain alert. Eventually the surface of the mirror will begin to change and fade and a dark mist will appear. Your mind's eye will now open and the journey begins. You will begin to see images, symbols or pictures appear through either your physical eyes on the mirror's surface or instead see within the mirror and inside your mind's eye. Remember the mirror is a focal point and a gateway to within.

When you have completed your journey or work reflect upon the entire experience. Recall what it was you saw or experienced and enter this information in your journal for later review.

Most people are successful at Scrying. The first time you try you may get nothing, but keep trying at least every night for a week or two. Do not try for more than 10 minutes or so at each attempt. Relaxing and deep breathing before scrying will help you to clear your mind. Remember also, that we all have psychic abilities, but like anything else you have to develop it through practice.

Brightest Blessings,

Aislyn

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