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#41 Archabyss

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:17 AM

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I was told once that closing your eyes you can just use the 'back of your eyelids' as a black mirror to scry on. That doesn't really appeal as much to my artistic nature as my homemade black mirrors I've done with ritual paint do, but it's a good thing to keep in mind for when you're on the go.


Yes, I use this method as it works better for me. Scrying Results aren't the strongest for me but I can use this method with about 70% success compared to lower percentage for other methods but practice makes perfect.

I'm in two minds on scrying whether it is better to specialise in one or two methods or regularly change, but then if you had to scry another way due to outside reasons you could find it hard as you are 'too' used to using certain methods, however the specialisation could be of benefit as the scrying would flow easier.
Choices choices....

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#42 Pikkusisko

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:28 AM

Just wondering if anyone has use TV static to scry? I used to do this quite a bit as a child before I knew what scrying was.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

Just wondering if anyone has use TV static to scry? I used to do this quite a bit as a child before I knew what scrying was.


Not after seeing the movie "White Noise" lol.

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#44 Whiterose

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

I use fire more often than not, but I've used black mirrors and crystal balls before with great results.

Another thing I do often (and my father does it as well, though I know he doesn't consider it magical) is just "space out." I let my mind go blank and it doesn't matter what I'm looking at, visions will come. Some days it's more vivid, some days it's just snippets, some days I just notice messages in my surroundings (like the drifting), but it never fails that if I just shut the world out for a minute, I'll pick something up.



I was told once that closing your eyes you can just use the 'back of your eyelids' as a black mirror to scry on. That doesn't really appeal as much to my artistic nature as my homemade black mirrors I've done with ritual paint do, but it's a good thing to keep in mind for when you're on the go.


I've used these methods very frequently in the past. Especially during highschool and college. I used to practise my craft in class when I was bored :D.

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#45 The Exile

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

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I haven't done scrying with mirrors yet. But I think any medium that is reflective but not overly reflective is good wether it is a rain puddle that happen to be near a chair that you are sitting in the patio or the dark computer monitor when off. The key is to get that space out feeling while looking at it and then working from there.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

I was told once that closing your eyes you can just use the 'back of your eyelids' as a black mirror to scry on. That doesn't really appeal as much to my artistic nature as my homemade black mirrors I've done with ritual paint do, but it's a good thing to keep in mind for when you're on the go.

I never really thought about it until I read this post, but yes I've done this since I was a child. I don't have a scrying mirror, they never appealed to me, I have a crystal ball but as yet haven't used it. But just closing my eyes and using the back of my eyelids I always get results, and as you said it's great for when you're on the go.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

I'm not sure what I do is scrying we call it dream walking. I lay down and enter a trance like state that's not sleep more like that place just before sleep where your not aware of your current surroundings and then I let go of my body and walk through visions. They are easy to remember the one bad thing is I usually need someone to wake me because I can stay in that state for very long periods without realizing it.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I've used several of the methods talked about here, but I prefer flame and smoke.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

One of the less 'common' forms of scrying I do is with blood and water. Set up some blood to slowly drop into a bowl or bottle of water and scry into the images. I think some people use the same method with ink, but I find blood gives me much better results.


Now I must try this, that I decided to read the thread.

I decided to make an(oh so traditional) lampblacked scrying mirror, but no matter how hard I try to be one of those really visual people, I'm just not...I really have to be into it, or have a need.

On the other hand, I learned a really cool method that I use to check up on family members long-distance. I got a set of 8 crystal and silver tumblers, which were so not my style, so when I learned this method, they finally got a use. Each is consecrated to a different family member, on their birthday, with an identifier attached...I've tried filling them with liquid, but they work beautifully with just the crystal refraction, and it lets me check up on them mentally/emotionally. Maybe it's not really *scrying*, but it's close enough for me, and worth a mention.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

On the other hand, I learned a really cool method that I use to check up on family members long-distance. I got a set of 8 crystal and silver tumblers, which were so not my style, so when I learned this method, they finally got a use. Each is consecrated to a different family member, on their birthday, with an identifier attached...I've tried filling them with liquid, but they work beautifully with just the crystal refraction, and it lets me check up on them mentally/emotionally. Maybe it's not really *scrying*, but it's close enough for me, and worth a mention.


+1 love it!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:13 AM

Now I must try this, that I decided to read the thread.

I decided to make an(oh so traditional) lampblacked scrying mirror, but no matter how hard I try to be one of those really visual people, I'm just not...I really have to be into it, or have a need.

On the other hand, I learned a really cool method that I use to check up on family members long-distance. I got a set of 8 crystal and silver tumblers, which were so not my style, so when I learned this method, they finally got a use. Each is consecrated to a different family member, on their birthday, with an identifier attached...I've tried filling them with liquid, but they work beautifully with just the crystal refraction, and it lets me check up on them mentally/emotionally. Maybe it's not really *scrying*, but it's close enough for me, and worth a mention.


That's a really cool idea!

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#52 Davenport

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:14 AM

I work quite a lot with many many divination methods. My Labradorite and Quartz Spheres get the most use, but I also Use Tarot and Standard decks. Love my Pendulum for quick questions. Palmistry and tea leaves are old favorites as well. I used to mirror gaze as well but my family has a very old mirror that has I think just always been in my family and we use that. other mirrors give me no juice at all.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

Thx ladies :)
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"The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning." - Cormac McCarthy

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

I typically do water-based scrying...either with a drop of oil in the water or without...I use only a small black cauldron that I have.
The other method I just recently discovered is EGG SCRYING.....has anyone ever heard of this one? It was pretty cool..and easy. While sitting quietly in front of one white lit candle, u hold the egg (raw), and quiet your mind..when u're ready, u pierce both ends of the egg with a pin, and let a few drops of egg WHITE into a glass of water...(the glass is about 3/4 filled). Don't touch the glass! Leave it be...wait a couple of hours..go back and see what you find at the bottom of the glass....I found an airplane..my bags are packed ;-)


I use this method when scrying over love its called a "Venus Vase" The shapes appearing in the whites of the eggs are said to speak about your love life on many levels. I believe that girls using one of these devices is a big contributing factor sparking the Witch Trials of Salem.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Bumping this interesting thread. :)

One of the less 'common' forms of scrying I do is with blood and water. Set up some blood to slowly drop into a bowl or bottle of water and scry into the images. I think some people use the same method with ink, but I find blood gives me much better results.


Yours or someone else's ;)

Aloe, I never thought of using blood, I like it.

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#56 Jevne

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

Scrying is on my mind, so I am bumping this thread.  The method I employ is contingent on the situation and opportunity.  For example, if I am hanging out with family and friends by the fireside, I am going to be inclined to use some form of flame-related scrying method.  If I am at the lakeside, I am probably going to use some form of water scrying.  I have favorites that are available at all times, but opportunity plays a significant role in the decision.


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#57 Autumn Moon

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:59 PM

I learned eyelid scrying in school ;)


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#58 Jevne

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

I learned eyelid scrying in school :wink:

 

You joke, but it is absolutely true . . . people learn their affinity for certain types of scrying and divination techniques, sometimes quite by accident or when they are not really trying.  If they are even remotely successful, they may continue learning and perfecting the method.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:51 AM

You joke, but it is absolutely true . . . people learn their affinity for certain types of scrying and divination techniques, sometimes quite by accident or when they are not really trying.  If they are even remotely successful, they may continue learning and perfecting the method.

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Very true.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:56 PM

I thought I'd pop in and make a note of a new (to me) form of scrying. I've taken up painting again, and was pulling the dried acrylic paint off of my pallet when I started seeing more clearly than I ever have with any other type of scrying. With each color I pulled off, I could see different visions or emotions.

Anyway, I'm sure it's not for anyone, but for me it makes total sense. When I draw or paint I generally open myself up and let out emotions that I had been holding in. It's a release like writing. However, when I'm done there's something tangible left over. Sometimes what I see are the emotions that I was feeling, other times glimpses of something in the future. Generally I scry with smoke or fire, but thought I'd share.

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