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The Witches Magick for Feb. 10th – Purification Ritual for Scrying Tools

Purification Ritual for Scrying Tools

When you first make or purchase your tool, a ritual purification should be done:

(This is for most scrying tools, except the candle.)

Make a tea by simmering some Mugwort in water. Strain and cool.

Set up an altar and draw a circle of protection.

Carefully wash the scrying instrument in the mugwort water, saying:

“I wash you clean of all influences of your former life. Be now an instrument of the sight. Help me to see what is needed that I may aid myself as well as others. So mote it be.”

Dry the tool. Pass it through the candle flame and the incense, saying: “Charge this tool with energy and inspiration, that it may be a source of knowledge.”

Place the tool on the center of a black cloth which will be used for a covering. Place your hands over the tool and say: “Bless and consecrate this tool for the purposes of higher Magick. May it always be used for good and never for evil. May it serve me well, as long as my heart is pure and my aims are righteous. In the names of ___God_____ and ____Goddess____ I do consecrate you.”

Wrap the tool in the black cloth. Keep it covered until it is to be used.

Relax. When the time is right, take up the circle.

The tool is now a ritual tool and should be treated as such. Take care of it and do not let it open to the profane. Usually the tool is wrapped in the cloth or covered to keep the light and other influences out.

The proceeding ritual may be reinforced when you feel it is necessary. It may also be used when there has been a disturbing reading to clean up any residue that may remain.

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The Scrying Reading

 The Scrying Reading

Pick a place and a time in which you will not be disturbed for a while. Remove anything that is distracting or disturbing. You may want to cover the table with a cloth that is pleasing but not distracting. Use common sense about music, lighting and incense. Set the tool on the table. Cast a circle of protection around you and the table. If the scrying is for another person, they may or may not be there when the circle is cast. The circle can be conjured as a circle of protection and with the stipulation that certain people will be allowed in without breaking it, or the conjuration may be done mentally. If this is the case, the circle can be done while centering and grounding.

When all is ready, unwrap or uncover the scrying instrument and place your hands over it and say: “May the Gods be present here to aid me in this reading. So mote it be.” This may be said aloud or silently within.

Look at the tool as you did in the candle exercise. Allow yourself to drift into it. Allow the darkness to surround you, to blot out the “material world”. Allow yourself to see only inside the tool, deeper and deeper inside. Keep in mind the person wanting the reading whether it is yourself or someone else. When you have gone deep inside, allow a point to move toward you and to grow. Or maybe you see a cloudy area that begins to thin out. Allow it to turn into a picture, a scene, a feeling, a smell, or whatever presents itself. Allow it to flow. You may describe aloud what you are seeing or feeling, but you must be careful to realize that you are seeing impressions and symbols that may have many meanings. This is where the control within the surrender takes place. You must differentiate between imagination, personal remembrances, unknown visions of the past, visions of the known present, visions of the unknown present, and visions of the future events.

Watch the scene unfold and describe what you see. If there is another person present, have them take notes or use a tape recorder.

When the scene has exhausted itself or when you become too tired to continue, sit back and take a deep breath. Allow the present to return. When you are comfortable, open your eyes. Place your hands again on the scrying tool and either silently or aloud, thank the Gods for their help, and speed them well on their way. Cover or wrap the tool.

Take up the circle, either physically or mentally. Mare sure to have some refreshment available.

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Practice Scrying Makes Perfect

Practice Scrying Makes Perfect

Like all forms of divination, constant usage will bring better results. It may be slow going, so the following practice may help.

You will need a candle, preferably white, in a candle holder, a table, chair and most of all, a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for a while.

Prepare the candle as above. Make sure that you are not disturbed by closing or licking the door, drawing the blinds, or whatever is necessary for your peace of mind. If quiet music is appropriate, put on a tape of CD, making sure that it will not finish before you do. You may want incense although if you dress the candle with a fragrant oil, the smoke from incense will not distract you.

Light the candle then extinguish all lights. Draw a circle or image of a circle of protection around you and the table. Sit in the chair facing the candle. Make sure that you are in a comfortable position. Center and ground. When you feel ready, look at the candle flame. Observe the various colorings and shading in the flame. Notice the shape of the flame, how the bottom is wide and round and tapers up. See the round indentation near the wick, and the wavering tip where the got gasses move up and out.

Now look at the center of the flame while allowing your vision to broaden to see the halo, the aura, the corona around the flame. You may at this time see and feel the clouding from the sides of your vision moving in and blocking out everything else you could see in the room. There will be just blackness with the candle in the center. There is no reason for fear. Be assured that in surrendering your self at this time, will not make you vulnerable. You have the power to stop the exercise at any time. When you feel absolutely comfortable, continue.

Watch the aura of the candle glow. Use your mind to move the aura from smaller to larger. Increase the size of the aura as you make the candle flame get taller. Change the brightness of the flame from bright to dim and back again. Notice the color of the flame and change it. Make it into a rose color and gradually turn it into a blue flame and finally into gold.

After you have played with the flame for a while, sit back, relax, close your eyes if you need to. When you are ready, get up, take up the circle, mentally or physically. Turn on the lights and walk around. You may find that you are hungry or thirsty now. Satisfy this urge. Psychic work take up quite a bit of energy.

This exercise may not be completely successful the first time you do it, but it can be done on a regular basis to increase your abilities.

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Let’s Talk Witch – The Art of Scrying

THE ART OF SCRYING

(L.< scruatari = to look at) is a form of divination which uses crystals, crystal balls, water, fire or other shiny objects of fascination as the focus.

Essentially, the person doing the scrying focuses attention on the tool being used and freeing the mind, allows thoughts, ideas, pictures as a television screen. The size of the picture depended upon the size of the object and like the TV, it had to be tuned in to get the best picture.

Learning to scry can be frightening to the uninitiated. It takes a certain amount of control as well as submission, to get results. What is meant is that when focusing on the tool, you must have your mind free of extraneous things, things that pull your attention away. You must also allow yourself to be open to impressions, and not be distracted with the clouds or vapors that form in the periphery of your vision. Trying to control the situation can interfere with the results, the control should be done before the scrying begins.

There are various tools that can be used. They are as follows:

1- The crystal ball. This is the most popular tool for scrying. The ball can be glass, crystal or plastic. The most common are balls formed from optical quality glass that are ground round and polished to be absolutely clear. The most expensive are those that are ground and polished quartz, amber or other clear material. The third and the least expensive are cast out of acrylic plastic. The plastic one scratches more easily and takes more care, but works non-the-less.

2- The scrying stone. This is a polished crystal that is usually worn around the neck. It is not necessary that the shape be a sphere. Since the shape is less important, a lot of individuality can be shown. The size, shape, color and personal preference produce a large variety of possibilities.

3- The Magic Mirror. This is a sheep of glass that is painted black on the back side. The most common magic mirror is a large clock face that is painted black on the convex side. Scrying is done by using the concave side.

4- The scrying cup. This is an ordinary tea cup that has the inside painted black. For scrying, water is poured into the cup and the person doing the scrying looks into the water.

5- Sometimes an ordinary bowl is used. Water is poured into the bowl and black ink is added to make a black opaque surface.

6- Fire. Some people are drawn into fire, such as a campfire. The red glow of the coals seem to move and dance and play out a fiery scene. The flame of a single candle works really well and can be used for exercise in scrying. More on this later.

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Images You See While Scrying, What Do They Mean?

Images You See While Scrying, What Do They Mean?

Reading symbols (archetypes) is subjective at best. When interpreting symbols, use your psychic abilities to get more information. You can also use a Dream Book or a book that details symbols and archetypes to get further clarification of the images you see. As consciousness is evolving, so too are the meanings of most symbols.  Try to view them as holograms.

List of Symbols

ACORN – at the top means success and gain: At the bottom means good health.

AIRCRAFT – journey; if broken means danger of accident; can also mean a rise in position

ANCHOR – cross, Jesus, at top rest, stability, constancy; at bottom means clouded, inconstancy

APPLE – computer, knowledge, achievement

AXE – difficulties; if at top overcoming of difficulties

BABY – something new, pregnancy

BALL – completion, variable fortunes

BELL – harmonics, creation, spiritual, unexpected news

BIRDS – ascension, good news, bird headed beings

BOAT – lifepath, (note size and speed of boat), and visit from a friend, protection

BOOK – you will find your answer by something written, if open it’s good news; if closed you need to investigate something

BUTTERFLY – transition, transformation, Butterfly Effect

CANDLE – sacred light, creational flame, help from others

CAT – deceit, a false friend, Cat Headed Beings

CELEBRITIES – To see the face of a celebrity, may link to that person’s destiny or the initials of their names

CHAIN – DNA, engagement, a wedding, chain link, karma

CHAIR – a guest

CIRCLE – success, completion

CLOCK – alchemy of time and consciousness, better health

COIN – change in financial status

CROSS – protection, sacrifice

CUP – reward, bloodlines

DAGGER – warning, danger from self or others, power

DOG – friend, Sirius, celestial connotation, Egyptian god, Anubis

DOOR – opening (to something new) or closing (old issues and relations), spiritual (portal)

DUCK – money coming, a man named Bill, ‘ducks in a row’

EGG – good omen, creation, new beginnings, sacred geometry

ELEPHANT – wisdom, strength, luck, Ganesh, trunk up indicates overcoming obstacles

ENVELOPE – message coming, positive or negative

EYE – creation – open (awakening) – closed (something not seen)

FAN – hand held (pleats) – rotary (4, time divination, numerology)

FEATHER – ascension

FENCE – limitations, minor setbacks, not permanent

FINGER – which finger, pointing in what direction,pointing to god

FIRE – sacred flame, at top achievement; at bottom danger of haste

FISH – Jesus, Creation – Vesica Pisces, Amphibious Gods, good fortune, Christ Consciousness, return of the soul to higher frequency or god

FLAG – denotes nationality

FLY – domestic annoyance

FORK – speak with false tongue, false flattery

FORKED LINE – decision

FRUIT – fruitful, prosperity (depends on the fruit which goes to seeds and planting something new)

GATE – opportunity, future success, ancient civilization, portal, doorway

GLOW – enlightenment

GOAT – be careful of enemies

GUN – anger, sex

HAMMER – hard work needed, getting a point across

HAND – of god, creation, if open means friendship; if closed means an argument

HARP – creational harmonics, love, harmony

HAT – head, consciousness, improvement

HAWK – Horus, jealousy

HEART – chakra, pleasure, love, trust, compassion

HORSE – if galloping means good news; if just the head means a lover or nebula, new

HORSESHOE – good luck, attraction, Earth’s magnetics, Omega or Leo, closure

HOURGLASS – time running out, need to decide something, synchronicity, illusion, creation

HOUSE – security, change, success

ICEBERG – danger, planetary meltdown, ice age, consciousness frozen in Time

INSECT – depends which one

JEWELS – DNA, Pearls, Diamonds, Star Tetrahedron, sacred geometry, gifts

KANGAROO – harmony at home

KITE – wishes coming true, flying free

KNIFE – broken friendship, hidden enemy

LADDER – promotion, a rise or fall in life, DNA

LAMP – turned on means enlightenment, at the top means a feast; at the side means secrets revealed; at the bottom means postponement

LEAF – new life

LINES – if straight means progress; if wavy means uncertain path

LION – Leo, Omega, Closure, influential friends, strength, Zoroaster

LOCK – obstacles if closed – new information unfolding if open, lock and key are phallic symbols of creation

LOOP – loops of time and creation, avoid impulsive actions, slinky effect

MASK – something hidden

MOUNTAIN – obstacles or a specific area

MOUSE – theft, computer

MUSHROOM – at top means journey or moving to the country; near bottom means  rapid growth; if reversed means frustration, psychedelics

NAIL – injustice, unfairness

NECKLACE – DNA, complete, admirers; if broken means danger of losing a lover

NEEDLE – recognition, admiration, sewing, eye, weaving

OAK – health, long life, tree of life

OCTOPUS – danger, 8, infinity

OSTRICH – travel, not seeking a truth

OWL – gossip, scandal, aliens owl symbology

PALM TREE – success, honor, place were they grow

PARASOL – open (you will glean insightful information), closed (something hidden), raining (water symbology of creation)

PARROT – repeating something, a twin, a journey, people talking and saying nothing

PIG – greed

PURSE – at top means profit; at bottom means lose

QUESTION MARK – need for caution

RABBIT – need for bravery, time and illusion, Alice in Wonderland

RAKE – watch details, planting seeks, reap what you sow

RAVEN – bad news, death that leads to new beginnings

RING – phone call, coming full circle, near the top means marriage or the offer of marriage; at bottom means long engagement; if broken means engagement broken off

ROSE – Rose bloodline, creation, flower of life, love, may be accompanied by a fragrance in the room

SAW – interference, tear apart, something viewed

SCALE – legal issues; if balanced means just result; if unbalanced means unjust result

SCISSORS – quarrels, possibly separation

SHEEP – good fortune

SHELL – good news, nautilus, golden ratio, sea of creation

SHOE – sole/soul, condition of shoe is important, transformation

SNAKE – DNA, wisdom, or if the snake is attacking, an enemy

SPIDER – weaving together

STAR – health and happiness, hope, heavens, Isis and other goddesses, female energies,

SUN – happiness, success, power

SWORD – arguments

TABLE – social gatherings, UFO platform, outside the box

TENT – travel, cover, hidden truth

THIMBLE – changes at home

TORTOISE – criticism, usually beneficial, slow moving, Turtle Island (Earth)

TREE – improvements, of life, creation, book of life, your life path

TRIANGLE – something unexpected, 3 in a relationship, pyramids, 3, third dimension

URN – wealth and happiness

VASE – a friend needs help

VOLCANO – harmful emotions

WAGON – a wedding, wagon wheels (wheels within wheels)

WASP – romantic problems

WATERFALL – prosperity

WHEAT – abundance

WHEEL – if complete means good fortune; if broken means disappointment

WINGS – messages, winged beings

WOLF – jealousy

YOKE – domination

ZEBRA – adventure, especially overseas, black and white

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Lamp Scrying

Lamp Scrying

History

Both the Egyptians and Babylonians scryed by means of an oil lamp. The lamp consisted of a stone which was shaped as a low open dish with a strip of white linen coiled in the oil that had an end which hung over the side of the dish. The Egyptians used clear oil made from oasis palm plants. They believed that the clearer the oil, the better the results.  This is in essence, candle or flame scrying, watching the flame, which can play tricks on your eyes in a dark room.

Ritual Lamp Scrying Techniques

Place your lamp on a table.  Sit on the west side facing east across the lamp.

Sunday : Sol (Ra)

Monday : Luna

Tuesday : Mars

Wednesday : Mercury

Thursday : Jupiter

Friday : Venus

Saturday : Saturn

Using the name of the God of that day, chant a suitable invocation toward the flame – in a soft voice – repeating several times. Your mantra may be as simple as calling the God’s name.  Focus on the flame. You may see or sense shadows off to one side (peripheral vision). Telepathically ask a question. You may hear voices or see images. Flames create illusion. This exercise is not for those with emotional problems.

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Egyptian Dream Scrying

Egyptian Dream Scrying

Ancient Egyptians believed in the power of dreams to bring messages from their many gods. Their methods of dream scrying go back over 5000 years and were recorded in their ancient texts and on hieroglyphic writings.  Some of their techniques were later used by other ancient civilizations, as in ancient Greece thousands of years ago.

Ritual Dream Scrying Techniques

On the day you scry – find a place of solitude and remain alone.

Do not consume alcohol, eat for 4 hours before your begin, or engage in sexual activities.

Take a warm relaxing bath then anoint your temples with olive oil. You will need an oil lamp as used with lamp scrying.

On a short narrow strip of white linen write the name of the Egyptian God and the purpose for the dream scrying. Twist the linen strip into a wick and insert into the oil of the lamp. Place the lamp on a table beside your bed. Using the ink draw the image of the dream God upon your left palm.

Light your lamp. Kneel before the lamp. Invocation:

    Concentrating on the image on your left hand recite the following invocation :
    “Thoth, (use name of desired god) I invoke, blessed power of dreams divine, Angel of future fates, swift wings are thine, Great source of oracles to human kind, When stealing soft, and whispering to the mind, Through sleep’s sweet silence and the gloom of night, Thy power awake the sight, To silent souls the will of heaven relates, And silently reveals their future fates.”

Concentrate on your question. Around your left hand wrap a piece of black linen about four inches wide and about thirty inches long. The black cloth is called the black eye of Isis. – the Magic of Isis – or Black Isis.

Blow out the lamp’s flame. Clear your mind and go to sleep.

Have a tape recorder or pen and paper beside your bed so that when you awaken you may record your dreams while still fresh in your mind.

You will find that the dream will come to you in a voice that is clear and powerful rather than in dream images. Sometimes the messages are in symbols – cryptic forms. Take your time in deciphering the messages you have received. You may want to use a dream dictionary to interpret messages given, if possible.  They are often archetypes from your subconscious mind, perhaps from an Egyptian lifetime.

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Art of Scrying

Art of Scrying

Scrying can be an auto-deepening trance process that progresses in stages using tools such as a crystal ball, or other medium. Initially, the medium serves as a focus for the attention, removing unwanted thoughts from the mind in the same way as a mantra. Once this is achieved, the scryer begins a free association with the perceived images suggested, for instance in a crystal ball, by the tiny inclusions, web-like faults and/or the cloudy glow within the ball under low light (i.e. candlelight).

The technique of deliberately looking for and declaring these initial images aloud, however trivial or irrelevant they may seem to the conscious mind, is done with the intent of deepening the trance state, wherein the scryer hears their own disassociated voice affirming what is seen within the concentrated state in a kind of feedback loop. This process culminates in the achievement of a final and desired end stage in which visual images and dramatic stories seem to be projected within the mind’s eye of the scryer, like an inner movie. This overall process reputedly allows the scryer to “see” relevant events or images within the chosen medium.

Scrying has been used for thousands of years by different cultures. Ancient Egypt used scrying in their Initiations.   This included water scrying, dream scrying, oil scrying, and mirror scrying. One legend states that the goddess Hathor carried a shield that could reflect back all things in their true light. From this shield she allegedly fashioned the first magic mirror to “see.”

Ancient Persia — the Shahnama, a semi-historical epic work written in the late 10th century, gives a description of what was called the Cup of Jamshid, used in pre-Islamic Persia, which was used by wizards and practitioners of the esoteric sciences for observing all the seven layers of the universe.

Ancient Greeks and Celts practiced scrying using beryl, crystal, black glass, polished quartz, water, and other transparent or light catching bodies.  Nostradamus is believed to have employed a small bowl of water as a scrying tool into which he gazed and received images of future events. Alchemists Edward Kelley and John Dee employed a form of scrying using a small crystal ball or shewstone – a piece of polished obsidion. The crystal ball and wax tablets used by Dee and Kelley are on display at the British Museum in London.

Scrying is the occult practice of using a medium, most commonly a reflective surface or translucent body, to aid perceived psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. The media often used to “see” are water, polished precious stones, crystal balls, or mirrors. Scrying, in this context, uses a “visual” process. There are some who believe the art of scrying is not limited to the use of “reflective” or “translucent” bodies only, but includes other media. Scrying has been used in many cultures as a means of seeing the past, present, or future; in this sense scrying constitutes a form of divination.

 

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