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#121 Solanaceae

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:01 PM

I made a one using a watch glass (which is the curved glass or plastic face covering a clock - you can buy them from a Clock repair shop). Buy also a small pot of black paint - if you get blackboard paint this has good covering powers and you might need only two coats in between drying it off. Paint the side that is convex and have the concave side facing you. You may need to put it in a frame of some sort to protect the back. When its done, consecrate and name it in your own way. I find it is useful to name my tools and give them a personality. It will get a personality from you - every time you use it. But you can add more if you want it to be strong at doing what it does. It takes the place of a crystal ball, but since you made it and in a way, birthed it, it is stronger I find, than buying a crystal ball in a Rock Shop or shop that sells occult paraphenalia - which I find are soul-less places on the whole.

 

I have made two black mirrors for my own use, one is quite large, the other about the size of a hand mirror. I like the idea of making one with a small surface like a watch face, for convenience and portability. I do have I crystal ball as well. It works nicely, but I do prefer the black mirrors.

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#122 Aloe

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:19 PM

The rose and egg yolk are connecting points for the purpose of that particular mirror.  Egg yolk for me connects to the concept/energy/etc. of germination, new beginnings, etc.  I could expound on the symbolism of the rose but I know I'd be preaching to the choir. :wink:

 

 

As far as not taking pictures of them, that's purely due to my ridiculous level of superstition about mirrors.  I'd like to call it magical rules or something that sounds more intelligent but it wouldn't really be honest.. when it comes to mirrors (especially craft mirrors) I'm like a broom wielding granny driving the photographer out because she doesn't want her soul trapped in a picture box LOL!!   

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:25 PM

LOL. Thanks for the info. Liked the granny/cookie jpg.

 

In the past, this person kept asking to have/take a picture of me. I kept declining. Finally I was asked it I thought the camera would capture my soul. I said, I'd have to have one for it to capture, lol.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

LOL. Thanks for the info. Liked the granny/cookie jpg.

 

In the past, this person kept asking to have/take a picture of me. I kept declining. Finally I was asked it I thought the camera would capture my soul. I said, I'd have to have one for it to capture, lol.

 

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

I'll take it you are laughing about the soul thing and not my typos - which I've had too many of lately, snow tired I guess, lol. The sentence should have been ' asked if I thought....'


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

I'll take it you are laughing about the soul thing and not my typos - which I've had too many of lately, snow tired I guess, lol. The sentence should have been ' asked if I thought....'

 

 

No, not laughing at the typo.  I'm guilty of too many myself.  I thought your answer was perfect.  I too hate people insisting on taking my pic. Makes me wonder what they plan on doing with it.


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#127 Jevne

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

No, not laughing at the typo.  I'm guilty of too many myself.  I thought your answer was perfect.  I too hate people insisting on taking my pic. Makes me wonder what they plan on doing with it.

 

OT, but I agree.  I hate having my picture taken, anyway, but when they insist upon it, I get pissed.  It makes me feel violated.  It makes me wonder, what they are going to do with it, too.  When people post multiple pictures of themselves AND THEIR CHILDREN all over the place, including on here and other places full of total strangers . . . OMFG!  Those people need to read the thread on taglocks.

 

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#128 Autumn Moon

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

 Makes me wonder what they plan on doing with it.

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Me too. I'm thinking, 'what do you want it for'? Must be the paranoid witch in me, lol. That, together with me not being photogenic most of the time, makes me cringe.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

The other day on campus, a young man came up to me with a very fancy camera and asked if he could take a few photos of me. I assumed he was a photography student and I said, "sure." When he began taking a photo or two I said, "this is for a class, right?" He said, "nope." This weirded me out a great deal. Later, when I was waiting for my class to open, he found me again and started taking more pictures without saying anything. This is what I get for trying to be helpful to students :razz:


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#130 Lynn

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:31 PM

 

 

 

 

I am finished with the physical construction of the mirror! Thought I would post a picture here before I spell it for use and hang it above my altar.

 

I've never done this before--the mirror or frame glass keeps its sheen when painted or do you use a gloss??


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:43 PM

Aloe

 

I wondered what the heck is rose attar, so I googled it.

 

Now, I'm wondering what the rose attar and egg yolk (plus blood) are mean't for on the back inside (if you don't want to say, fair enough), and you don't take pictures of them - again, I am curious (polite word for nosy) and I am wondering the reason there of.

LOl!  That's my polite word for nosy too AM. :) Hey, hi! btw, long time no write to. :) 


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#132 Solanaceae

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:04 AM

On the back of clear glass, matt or gloss works, as the glass dose indeed keep it sheen. I like the look of a gloss best myself, but I've tried both and both work nicely. Good luck!


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:27 AM

LOl!  That's my polite word for nosy too AM. :smile: Hey, hi! btw, long time no write to. :smile:

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Hey, Hi Lynn. I was wondering when you might pop in. You missed all the dramatics, but then who needs them.


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#134 Lynn

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:55 PM

On the back of clear glass, matt or gloss works, as the glass dose indeed keep it sheen. I like the look of a gloss best myself, but I've tried both and both work nicely. Good luck!

OOooh, *regular* glass, not mirrored glass and on the *back*!
*sigh* DOH!

TY,  I had a mental-pause day I suppose.  I have thought about playing with mirrors, but haven't yet. Really fascinates me!


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

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Hey, Hi Lynn. I was wondering when you might pop in. You missed all the dramatics, but then who needs them.

Reading them is a guilty pleasure of mine. (as is sometimes playing with the drama-king/queen)  But ultimately, I agree, and have to be careful not to indulge too much because it just isn't good for me. :)
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#136 Solanaceae

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:05 AM

I liked the idea of a making a small black mirror with a watch face, and then I thought about the old pocket watch I have, using that as an easily portable black mirror, also since  it is on a chain it could work as a pendulum as well. A double purpose pocket tool!


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:23 AM

Another idea would be to use the lenses of eye glasses for smaller black mirrors, or even the entire set of eye glasses, this could be very useful if you wanted to see through someone elses eyes.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:03 PM

I used to have a book that had instructions to make a beautiful black mirror, so I did. I never could get a good read with it, but I think that was down to me and not the mirror. Anywho, in the instructions it said you needed to charge the mirror. Seems that moonlight had something to do with it and you needed to always store it covered with a cloth just for that purpose, and not leave it out uncovered because it is a portal. I made a bag, like a large dice bag that was lined with silk. Seemed to work just fine. Loved seeing this post. I think I will make another one and see if I can get better at scrying with one.
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