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Learning to Scry
« on: March 06, 2013, 05:54:23 pm »
Hello, I wanted to know if anyone knew a good book or reference for learning/practicing scrying?

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Re: Learning to Scry
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 06:11:49 pm »
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Hello, I wanted to know if anyone knew a good book or reference for learning/practicing scrying?


you dont need any of that, just find something dark like looking out a window when its dark outside from a room thats lite, or sit in a pitch dark closet and look into, not at the surface of the darkness. ofcourse their are traditional methods of black mirrors and dark bowls with a little bit of water in them but anything can work. why commit to a method before you know you can even do it?

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 06:15:29 pm »
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you dont need any of that, just find something dark like looking out a window when its dark outside from a room thats lite, or sit in a pitch dark closet and look into, not at the surface of the darkness. ofcourse their are traditional methods of black mirrors and dark bowls with a little bit of water in them but anything can work. why commit to a method before you know you can even do it?

 Do many people not Scry ?

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 06:20:47 pm »
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Do many people not Scry ?


truth be told you wont find any books that i know of specificly on this, but you will find maybe a chapter or foot note in the majority of books on divination as fortune-telling is alot more popular and easier to achieve. the tools for scrying arent difficult to make, but it is a difficult skill to learn/master for some.

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Re: Learning to Scry
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 07:59:43 pm »
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Do many people not Scry ?

 
I've tried it, and it's not very effective for me. (I am not at all surprised by this: I am not a visual learner, a visual meditator, or a visual many other things: I work much better with other senses.)

I also think it's a skill that's particularly reliant on both just plain doing it, and on individual interpretative experience. Someone who's learning Tarot can talk about the cards and share what they're seeing (and these days, with digital cameras, even things like the specific spread and specific cards, if they want.) Scrying's a bit harder to talk about - like dreams.

Not impossible. Just it's naturally going to get fewer people discussing it. And maybe fewer people doing it, because you have to get a certain amount of skill before there's much to talk about.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 08:35:26 pm »
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Thank you both for your input :) I'll find myself a dark bowl and get to work! I guess I get more interested in things when it's harder to find information on them. *laugh*
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Re: Learning to Scry
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 05:15:42 pm »
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Thank you both for your input :) I'll find myself a dark bowl and get to work! I guess I get more interested in things when it's harder to find information on them. *laugh*

 
For what it's worth; flowing water, candle flames, ink/oil in water, and just about anything else can be used for scrying. Scrying can also be the audio attached to the "visual".

I know when I scry, I take off my glasses as it is easier to scry by not trying to see with the eyes, but with the mind.

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 06:57:09 pm »
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Thank you both for your input :) I'll find myself a dark bowl and get to work!


I found new way (to me) to practice scrying a while back. I have been at a loss to recognize certain things I see while scrying and somewhat frustrated that I had no way of testing myself. I figured if I could use a target of which I was unaware but could check out after the session, I'd have a way, albeit very subjective, to do a bit of both: find out what I was seeing and see if I was making progress.

Turns out that remote viewing does this very thing. I looked at how that was tested and devised my own method (so not scientific). I asked a friend to identify a few targets in her home or online and assign them a set of unrelated letters or numbers then email me the letter/numbers she used. I used those as prompts to scry and wrote down my impressions and drew as best I could what I saw for each target. Then of course, I checked the targets to see if and how my notes aligned.

It worked well enough to help me begin to understand some of the dynamics of the things I saw. For example, I'd see a white diamond shape and my imagination would kick in and make it a diamond; however, that was in error. I should have let the visions stand without allowing my imagination to intrude because the shape and color were direct hits but the target was not a diamond at all. This helped me to understand where my imagination took over and what it looked and felt like as compared to the vision. It also helped to understand how some of the things I saw but did not understand might be representations of more concrete things like shapes, colors, textures, sizes etc..

And more, reviewing notes helped me to understand that even if I focused on one target, other targets could seep in as well as extra or sideways information about the specific target I was working on. For example, for one target I got impressions of tires spinning and the bottom of the tires was obscured by something of a blah mass. The target was not of tires, but of giant ruts in mud made by tires spinning. So it was and is confusing for sure, but it has helped me to understand my own process more.

YMMV. It's not a specifically spiritual practice exercise in an of itself but the impetus for the idea was, and it was useful for me.

Concerning materials, I have always been emotionally attached to water but using it or reflective surfaces has proved distracting. Using things that provide a visual white noise effect, like sand, has been more effective for me. But most effective has been using the blue black field of my eyes when shut (sometimes a sleeping mask helps) along with the meditative practice of clearing my mind. Crystal gazing can get me to the physical and mental state to scry, but once there I do not need to use them to get the actual visuals. (Which is good for me because that ball gives me headaches.)

Good luck to you in your practicing!
« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 07:00:09 pm by Annie Roonie »

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