Wow, what a great thread! I'm finally gearing up to making a black scrying mirror for some upcoming spirit work with ancestors and wanted to see what others were saying about mirrors in general because I've historically difficult experiences with them that have been holding me back.
I have always had a feeling that keeping mirrors in the bedroom was a (literal) invitation for trouble, but also find it interesting that someone uses their bedroom mirror for astral travel. Makes total sense, if they can come in, why couldn't we go out that way?
I'm fascinated and feeling very validated by reading the experiences of folks who have issues with mirrors at night- and BATHROOM mirrors in particular! Why is this?I clean my bathroom mirrors more often than any other mirrors or windows in my home... though, when I do house cleansing I will put up wards for most of these entry points, but somehow always forget about the bathroom.
When I was in my early teens I lived in a new-construction house in a semi-rural area that was full of hostile energy/spirits, and one evening I had an experience with an entity in my bathroom mirror that I sensed and saw in my mind and it scared the living shit out of me. It wasn't until many years later, a an adult, that something drew me to stare into my eyes in the bathroom mirror, and at some point I got a sense that I wasn't looking at myself, I looked hollow and and similar to what someone else said, like something sinister was there just mimicking me. So right, when I need to go to the bathroom at night I do my business in the dark and then duck beneath the mirror when I wash my hands. Haha!
In the past, when I wasn't performing regular cleansings I also had negative visions and sensations in baths/showers and I wonder if this might have to do with an accumulation of negative energy in bathroom drains? I know that gross stuff tends to fester in drains, as they are harder to thoroughly clean (physically and energetically), but I'm now wondering if the fact that they physically connect to other places, if they are also a sort of entry-point? (and what kind of entities would choose to come out of a drain??) What do you all think?
So mirrors are both windows and portals to and from the spirit world. Black mirrors are primarily for scrying- if used for spirit evocation/manifestation, can the spirit cross through? I'm curious about someone crossing over unnoticed and then not able to return if the cloth has been draped over it again.