Mirrors, Scrying, Mirror Superstitions, Mirror Legends, Divination And The Paranormal: Just a few topics that come up in paranormal circles.
Speech is the mirror of the soul.
– Publilius Syrus
Mirrors go back to the old world of scrying and magic. They are also seen as portals to other worlds. It is also said that mirrors are windows to parallel universes, but I’ll leave that one for another time.
Seeing, reading, peeping, and gazing are some, but not all, names used for scrying:
The word “scrying” usually means to foretell the future using a crystal ball or other reflective objects or surfaces.
Scrying is an ancient art of divination, and it’s purpose is to receive information through our psychic abilities by opening our inner eye, or using our abilities to receive visions, messages and information from spirit or spirit realms.
Sometimes we will receive messages in words, stories, or pictures. Some of us experience movie-like scenes to answer our questions. Depending on how experienced a seer/reader/medium you are definitely helps with what kind of information you can receive.
Over the years, if you continue practicing scrying, you’ll start to build strong connections with spirit, but more so you will build your confidence as a reader.
It brings you closer to the universe, raising your vibrations energy and frequency. Therefore it connects you to everything, especially spirit.
So I’ll share a few techniques for those starting out learning to improve your psychic abilities:
Mirror scrying is still very much used in todays society, especially in the paranormal/psychic circles, or for rituals in the occult etc…
Some mediums/fortune tellers/occultists/etc use mirrors for different purposes. Some use mirrors for reading one’s future or for finding answers to individual questions.
Others can use it to summon darker entities; certainly not a practice that I’d ever recommend doing. I use mirrors like any tool used in the paranormal, and it takes time to learn and understand, and like any work with spirit, respect is a must.
Make sure you work with your guides and you are knowledgeable with your grounding/white lighting and protection to stay safe. Grounding and protection is key number one to learn firstly before scrying, or before any form of paranormal investigations.
I always do body stretches, before I scry, to release any tension build up in my body. You need to be in a comfortable and relaxed state before scrying. It is key, as well, to practice deep breathing to put your mind in a good place before any trance work.
Make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothes I have a black robe that I wear, but this is not necessary;I like to dress for my art, and scrying is my art.
It’s best to do scrying in a trance-like meditative state:
Clear your mind. Meditate, and remove unwanted toxic thoughts, clearing your mind for mirror scrying is key. Relax and breath deeply and slowly, concentrate on lowering your heart rate. I personally think this is the best way, but everyone is different. If you wish to incorporate music, incense, etc, please do.
A trance-like state is an altered state of consciousness. I believe scrying to be the best form of communication with spirit, and at the same time, you will learn to increase your skills and knowledge in so many areas of Mediumship. This helps you on your journey in all aspects of not, only the paranormal field, but in self healing and enlightenment.
Make your atmosphere comfortable. I use a dimly lit room with incense and relaxing music, and I always scatter white candles behind me so I have enough light to work with, but not so much light that it is over powering.
Make yourself comfortable and relaxed in your environment and surroundings. Different candle colours have different meanings for spell work (you can incorporate spell work with scrying, but wait until you have some experience under your belt first) I always use white candles, but everyone is different.
Some people take drugs and alcohol to go into a deep trance state of mind. Please take note (and I can’t stress this enough): this is extremely dangerous, and not a path you want to go down. Being under the influence of drugs like DMT or other psychedelic street drugs can be dangerous – not only adverse medical effects of taking the drug itself, but also working with spirit: you’ll more than likely attract lower entities and it can cause
What follows is my recipe for making it. This is based on a classical method I learned years ago in an esoteric group – so long ago that I cannot remember which group.
What is most important is the basic structure. Feel free to adapt it in the way that best suits you.
Half a glass of water
Half a teaspoon of salt.
Their source does not matter, but you may prefer to use
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I’m not in my Witchcraft room today because I thought it would be nice to sit by the fireplace on this lovely, cloudy day with a cup of tea and my Familiar named Pumpkin, and get a little more comfy as we do the video today. I hope you’ll get something nice to drink, settle in and enjoy. Btw, I dropped my tea (grimace…eye-roll)!
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This will explain how to charge and anoint plain candles that are not already anointed or charged. The importance of charging and anointing your candles before you use them for spells and rituals cannot be overlooked.
If you wish for your rituals and spells to work to full effect, charging and anointing a candle with a particular oil, or inscribing symbols and words on them, will make the candle and its purpose all that more potent.
For example, if you are performing a love spell or attraction spell to try and find love or to strengthen love you already have, you would use a pink colored candle (pink represents love) and then inscribed love based symbols. After inscribing, you would then anoint that candle with a love based or attraction based oil.
The same could be said to prosperity or wealth based spells and rituals. A green candle would be used (to represent prosperity, wealth, and money) and then inscriptions towards prosperity and wealth would be drawn onto the candle. Afterword, an oil would be anointed that focuses on prosperity.
INSCRIBING YOUR RITUAL CANDLE
After cleansing and blessing a spell candle, you should begin to inscribe the candle with symbols or words towards whatever it is your ritual or spell is on.
For example, if you are using a love spell and you wish to obtain the love of someone you know, you can inscribed your initials and their initials onto the candle, or you can even use the full name of the querent and yourself. You can add the names along side with symbols that represent love as well, such as a heart or even ancient symbols of love such as the Reiki love symbol.
You will need something with a fine point to scratch the surface of the candle. It can be a pin, a specialist scribing tool, a cocktail stick or anything else your imagination can dream up. Once you have chosen your tool though, dedicate it properly, then tuck it away in your magical tool chest and reserve it for just this purpose.
As you are inscribing your candle, visualize the outcome. Make it a small ritual in its own right. Once you have inscribed your candle, you may wish to ‘Dress’ it. This is optional, your choice entirely, but it’s easy and again adds to the potency of your spell.
ANOINTING YOUR RITUAL CANDLE
Anointing your candle would be