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To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.magick.chaos
From: lsTinr 
Subject: Re: Scrying
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 21:49:20 GMT

"MysticConvergence" :

> Scrying is the same technique no matter what you use to perform it. 
> Some people find crystal balls easiest while some find water or 
> mirrors best. It's like choice of Tarot deck - an individual choice.

without regards for the results? is it a 'fit' thing that as long as
the practitioner feels good that's all that's important?

> I'd suggest trying water or oil first as it's generally the easiest 
> and cheapest. There are a number of scrying mirrors available too 
> (I have many on my site so you can get an idea of what a scrying 
> mirror is. A regular household mirror is far too reflective for 
> scrying - black, concave mirrors are the standard.

what makes them standard? apparently the quality of being less
reflective than regular household mirrors, for one.

> Whatever you use, dim the lights and use indirect candlelight, 
> relax your gaze into the scrying object and simply wait to see 
> if you see anything. 
> Most people give up too soon. I use a voice activated tape 
> recorder to make notes of what I see as I find it less 
> distracting to describe what I'm seeing instead of trying 
> to remember or [write] it down. You might simply see mist 
> the first time or two - a sort of foggy smudge. With 
> additional practice, that mist will start taking form 
> (sort of like trying to see images in clouds to me - it's 
> hard to describe).
> Patience is the key - not the item you use.

thanks for your description of what to expect in scrying. do you
think this is a facilitated clairvoyance, or an assisted mental
impression via distance? or psychic impressions rendered visual?


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