Mystical Wednesday; Scrying

For centuries, people have been fascinated with learning what the future will hold. Wealth, happiness, good fortune of any kind, drove people to seek out ways to learn what the universe had in store for them. From this, several forms of divination arose, and most if not all, are still quite popular today.

Scrying is when you can gaze into crystals, stones, glass, mirrors, water, fire, or smoke, hoping to evoke some image of the past, present, or future. While the name itself invokes images of mystical dark nights chanting under a full moon, there is more to it than it appears. It is thought that by gazing into a reflective, translucent, or luminescent substances, the conscience side of the brain ‘shuts off’, allowing for the unconscious to dominate as it does while we’re sleeping. In this state, many believe we can tap into our psychic abilities.

I have done scrying during a full moon, but my mind races so much that it was hard to really fall into any sort of trance. I took a piece of silver (a coin), placed it in a bowl with water and held it up so the water reflected the moon. I tried to position the moon’s reflection directly over the coin, but everything was at such an awkward angle that it didn’t work.

I have thought about trying it again. Maybe this summer. What about you? Have you ever been curious enough to try it?  


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to Mystical Wednesday; Scrying

  1. I’ve been very curious, but I doubt I’d have the talent for it. I would love to have someone teach me though.

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