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Scrying Device Information That Can Show You The Future

A scrying device is something with a reflective surface that can be looked at, though, or into, for the practice of divination and fortune telling.

For instance:

  • A Crystal Ball - This spherical piece of crystal quartz is one of the most iconic scrying tools. Psychics can gaze into a crystal ball to see things that can represent the past, present or future.
  • A Crystal Pendant - A quartz crystal worn around the neck as jewelry can also be used to gaze into in the pursuit of predictive visions.
  • A Black Mirror - A round or oval mirror is usually made of obsidian, but black glass, or any dark reflective material can be used to gaze into visions.
  • Regular Mirrors - Any mirror, even everyday household mirrors, can also reflect a scryer's psychic visions.
  • Bowls Of Water - Mystics can gaze into bowls of still water, sometimes adding herbs or oils, to induce visions.
  • Flames - Staring into the flickering flames of candles or a fireplace allows some scryers to enter a trance state and receive messages.
  • Oil - Special scrying oils can be applied to surfaces like mirrors to enhance visions when gazing.
  • Water Surfaces - The reflective surface of lakes, ponds and other bodies of water are used by some scryers.

Not so must scrying but popular with fortune tellers.

  • Rune stones - Casting runes and reading the symbols that face up is a common form of predictive divination often mistaken for scrying.
  • Tea leaves - After drinking tea, the leftover tea leaves at the bottom of the cup can be interpreted for signs, symbols and predictions, but this is not really scrying either
Scrying Devices And Techniques

I Scry With My Third Eye, Something Beginning With . .

I scry with my third eye, something beginning with wonder,
Catch a whisper of tomorrow, as on starlight I ponder.
Between mirrored truth and mystery, through reflections, I wander,
With the universe breathing secrets, to a seeker’s longing, it surrenders.

Crystal spheres and smoky mirrors, water dark and deep,
Seer's stone revealing things, that time and space keep.
See, every ripple, every shard, holds a future, still asleep,
And every gaze it casts, commits the world to a leap.

In sibilant silence, the threads of fate intertwine,
The runes laid down, the cards align, as stars do shine.
Often cryptic, partially veiled, in esoteric signs,
Yet, fearless is the soothsayer bold, who reads between the lines.

Oh, from the dust of galaxies, the birth of earth and sea,
The pendulum of life swings, in an endless symphony.
Yet, with courage in the heart, and wisdom set free,
We master our destiny, in this cosmic decree.

So, I scry with my third eye, something beginning with belief,
Chasing stardust from the morrow, in this mortal relief.
For under twilight’s quiet sigh, or dawn's gentle brief,
The echo of eternity resonates in every life's motif.

Scrying Device FAQs Answered Here

Anybody can study a book and grasp the Tarot or Runes, but to successfully scry you will need to devote copious amounts of time to this practice. It is certainly an exercise in patience. If you’re not willing or don’t enjoy gazing at a scrying device for hours, possibly without results, this form of divination is probably not for you. 

The following FAQ answers for crystal ball, black mirror, or water bowl gazing reveal the altered state of mind and patience you will need to interpret the symbols and see futures correctly.

Scrying Device FAQs

What is scrying?

  • The art of scrying is rooted in antiquity. The practice it to use a shiny device like a darkened mirror, or reflecting water surface and gaze towards it to see visions of the future. It's a bit like how you alter your gaze when looking at one of those 3D images that suddenly pop out when your focus is adjusted. Not only is it little-known, scrying is one the more difficult divination techniques.

What is a scrying device?

  • A scrying device used by a fortune teller will generally have reflective surfaces. Tools such as mirrors, water bowls, or crystal balls, are used to obtain information from the Universe. The beginning scryer may only see symbols or colors, which must be decoded. This is one of the complexities of scrying divination. But with dedicated practice, images of people, places and things are likely to manifest, making it easier for the psychic to interpret the story.

Is crystallomancy scrying with a crystal?

  • Yes, crystallomancy means crystal scrying and perhaps the most well known form of divination is with a crystal ball. The image of a gypsy woman sitting at a table peering into her quartz or glass orb has possibly been the most depicted representation of psychics and fortune tellers throughout the ages.

What is the best crystal ball for scrying?

  • It doesn't really matter what type of crystal ball you use as a scrying device. Your state of mind is more important. However, my preference is a flawed quartz crystal ball, although I also love to use my absolutely clear lead glass sphere at times.

What is the meaning of catoptromancy?

  • Catoptromancy refers specifically to scrying by use of mirrors or other reflective objects.

What is a black scrying mirror?

  • We know every girl needs a little black dress. With a resurgence of public interest about scrying, she may need a little black mirror too! The black scrying mirror, aka ‘magic mirror’ is said to be a threshold to higher dimensions where the user can tap into wisdom of the ages and/or observe a client’s past, present and future. - Divining with the little black mirror is not quick or easy to master but, at the end of the day, it can divulge answers and information like none of the other metaphysical tools can.

What is a scrying mirror made of?

  • These days they can be made of anything with a shiny dark surface. For instance on Etsy, Amazon and eBay you will find scrying mirrors in glass, wood and plastic, but most popular is the black polished obsidian.

What is water gazing?

  • Water gazing is the psychic art of scrying using the surface of water. You can scry on water when you create a mirror like surface on any liquid. You need to fill a vessel of some sort. Usually a dark scrying bowl is filled with water.

What is a scrying bowl?

  • A scrying bowl is made with a matte surface unlike the polished reflective surface of scrying mirrors. But they become reflective when filled to the brim with water. A scrying bowl is normally made in wood, pewter, or marble and are best in a dark color. The preferred shape is wide and shallow. Some people like to use one like this for scrying with bowls of water.

What is fire scrying?

  • This is a hot topic! :-) Fire scrying is the divinatory art of gazing into a flame. Fire scryers can gaze at the flame of a single burning a candle or gaze at all the flickering flames of an open fireplace or bonfire. Any flame will suffice, because it is the flickering of a flame that can trigger the mind's psychic resonant state of Alpha and Theta waves.

How do I start scrying?

  • A common mistake for beginners is to try and force images to come. You have to remain relaxed, as if waiting for the movie to begin. If you decide to try scrying, don’t expect to see stories with beginnings, middles and ends. Remember that the information you are seeking appears in your mind’s eye, rather than the scrying device itself. For the clairaudient inclined your inner voice may divulge all you need to know at the time. Doing a psychic scrying reading can be a conundrum because you need to practice on real people, but you won’t know how until you get the gist of what your practice involves. A pendulum is a great scrying device for beginners. Pendulum scrying can be the easiest way to start for a complete novice.

Who are the experts at scrying?

  • Clairvoyants are probably the best candidates for mastering the art of scrying, as they are already comfortable with seeing visions. Clairaudients may overhear conversations as if the images were in another room. Psychic mediums might use a crystal ball to put their clients at ease because a lot of people expect the psychic to use ‘tools’, such as cards and crystal balls.

It is purported that Nostradamus was a scrying expert as he would go into a trance state and gaze into a bowl of water to “take a peek into the future”.

My pick of Scrying products from Amazon, publishing affiliate may get a commission

Scrying the Secrets of the Future: How to Use Crystal Ball, Fire, Wax, Mirrors, Shadows, and Spirit Guides to Reveal Your Destiny - by Cassandra Eason

Black Obsidian Scrying Mirror - 3.1" (8cm)

Black Marble Scrying Bowl - 6" (15cm)

Silver-Plated Brass Scrying Bowl - 2 3/4" high by 3 3/4" wide (7cm x 9.5cm)

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