The ancient art of scrying (also called hydromancy, oculomancy and crystal gazing) dates back centuries. Various forms of scrying have been used by Egyptians, Native Americans, Greeks and other cultures. In “Ancient Persia — the Shahnama, a semi-historical epic work written in the late 10th century, gives a description of what was called the Cup of Jamshid, used in pre-Islamic Persia, which was used by wizards and practitioners of the esoteric sciences for observing all the seven layers of the universe.”*
So what does it mean to scry? By concentrating or staring at an object like a dark mirror, smoke, crystal, liquid or other scrying tools, you get information via images, symbols or scenes. It is the use of our second sight (sixth sense) to see unseen things we can’t perceive with our other senses. You may see something from your past lives, receive a solution to your problem like finding a lost object or see into your future.
“Scrying is most commonly done with a crystal ball, any smooth surface, such as a bowl of liquid, a pond, a crystal, or, as expert scryers can, a thumbnail. Innumerable objects have been used for the practice over the centuries. The Egyptians used ink, blood and other dark liquids. The Romans used shiny objects and stones. Mirrors are often used as well.
Ancient Greeks and Celts practiced scrying using beryl, crystal, black glass, polished quartz, water, and other transparent or light catching bodies.
One of the most famous people to use this technique was the French visionary Nostradamus, whose images were seen in a mirror and were the inspiration for his prophetic verses.”**
To learn more about scrying and how to use scrying tools (smoke, dark mirror and crystal ball), sign up for the “Learn How to Do Scrying” class with medium, Gregory Nicholas at Seeds of Wellness. Call, 440-933-7733, or go to our Events & Services webpage to learn more.