comes from the English word descry which means to make
out dimly or reveal. It is a method used
by psychics to look into an object
or substance with a reflective surface in order to capture clairvoyant
or psychic images. Its practice has continued throughout
history for thousands of years and was developed in ancient
Egypt, Middle East, china, Greece, Rome and throughout Europe.
Michel de Notre-dame, or Nostradamus (1503-1566) as he was commonly
known, is believed to have used a small bowl of water which
he set upon a tripod whilst he predicted more than a thousand
future events up to the year 3797.
an early folk tradition scrying has been used in many ways to
stimulate intuitive wisdom from what psychologist Carl Jung
called the collective consciousness. From the beginning
of civilisation women would carry out repetitive tasks in their
ordinary domestic lives like washing cloths or polishing a tabletop.
These actions would lull them into a state of semi-hypnotic
or meditative state where by images would appear in the suds
revealing insights combined with common sense wisdom. This and
other variations were widely used up until the time Christianity
labelled scrying and other forms of divination
ancient times polished surfaces were used by psychics to foretell
the future, this method is called Toptromancy. In this practice
psychics tilt a mirror to catch the light source and patterns
the light make. It is especially effective if carried out during
the period of the full moon if the mirror is tilted to reflect
the moonbeams. This method is said to be effective when looking
at maters regarding love family or relationship issues. Long
before mirrors were invented polished plates made of bronze
or even swords where used.
of the oldest methods of scrying (sometimes refereed to as Hydromancy)
is to pour a few drops of dark coloured oil into a bowl of water
in an indirect light source. As the oil moves across the surface
of the water it forms pictures or patterns. The technique used
by many psychics is to ask the person asking the question to
focus their attention on the issue whilst slowly dropping the
oil onto the water. As the oil swirls around on the surface
it will create an image. In a relaxed state the psychic or clairvoyant
will note the thoughts, feelings, tastes or odours that spring
psychics experience their spirit
guides or guardian angel
speaking to them which indicates the signs of clairaudient
abilities. Others perceive past-life
information, speak to the souls of the deceased, or see auras.
Scrying can be practised without the use of a professional psychic
or clairvoyant. After a period of quiet meditation
ask a question (either silently or out loud). The secret is
to trust what ever comes through, no matter how silly it may
seam at the time, so its important to not rationalise
the images. Interpreting the relevance of images can be based
on your own personal interpretations; for example clouds may
represent light fluffy things or evoke heavy thoughts and feelings.
However, symbols have common factors based on what Carl Jung
called archetypes. These are the universal symbols known throughout
time, for example the moons association with the feminine principal,
in particular mothers. The moon also has associations with mental
instability, deception and cycles. Likewise the sun has its
masculine traits and links with Apollo and the conscious mind.
Animals can represent our basic nature or traits associated
with them, for example the loyalty of a dog or cunning of a
fox. Mountains can represent major obstacles ahead, where as
hills lesser things to overcome. Colours too can have their
symbolic meanings for example, browns and greens represent the
earth and nature, blue the intellect or rational thinking, red
passion or danger.