SCRYING is an ancient art that has been used by mystics and clairvoyants through the ages to develop psychic ability.
Archaeological evidence indicate that people inhabited ancient Egypt much earlier than has previously been suggested and by the 4th Century BC one of the goddesses in Egypt, HATHOR, the Egyptian Sky Goddess of Joy and Love was believed by priests and priestesses to carry a shield that could “reflect back all things in their true light”.
From this shield she was said to fashion the first magic mirror to “see” or “scry”.
Around 2,000 BC, both Greece and early Britain practised forms of scrying, and in ancient China the art of reading tealeaves was practised as a form of scrying. Even Nostradamus was believed to have employed a small bowl of water as a scrying aid, and a crystal ball was used by Dr John DEE, consultant to Elizabeth I. This is still on display in the British Museum in London.
During the time of King Arthur the art of scrying was actively practised as a part of the ” Old Ways”, and most women carried some form of moon scrying cards with them as guidance to help them make daily decisions. The use of divination formed a natural part of their daily life. It was not seen as something “separate”, but a practical way of dealing with the demands of life and as necessary as we would today regard a filofax or laptop to give us information!
HOW DOES SCRYING WORK?
By gazing into a reflective object such as water or a mirror, a person is able to go into a light hypnotic trance state that allows them to see information that arrives in the form of pictures, symbols, letters, impressions, or sensations. All this information comes from the person making a free association with images they may notice when looking into the reflective object, however trivial or irrelevant they may seem to the conscious mind. By focusing on these so-called trivial images, a connection is formed with the subconscious mind and the images can then deepen to reveal more complete information and in some instances even allow the person to see an “inner movie”.
Today we know the process is linked to helping a person to tap into the super sensory powers of their subconscious mind where there is no time or space, and so makes it possible to tap into future, past and present times and for it to be used for purposes of guidance and future divination.
HOW DO I SCRY WITH CARDS?
Traditional scrying is done with blank objects like water or mirrors, but in fact it is equally possible to do scrying with reflective cards. Scrying into a blank image is sometimes more difficult as the subconscious mind needs a “hook” to start the process of connection, and it is easier to scry a reflective object such as a scrying card that already has images that can act as “hooks”.
HOW DO I DO A READING WITH SCRYING CARDS?
You need to “attune to” or “scry” a specific card that you draw after you have asked a question. This means that by looking at a card you have drawn from a pack of scrying cards and studying it as if you are looking at a mirror, you will form a connection with the card, and the more you allow yourself to respond to the images that you are drawn to notice – even though they may seem trivial or irrelevant- you will be drawn into a slight trance and realise that what you are seeing is starting to change. Different images may start to appear on the card, or the way you may feel about that, or it may start to remind you of something else and the more you concentrate on what is changing, the stronger the connection will become. Think of yourself going “into” the card like you are going into a tunnel. Then all that you need to do is be patient and give it time to unfold.
Once there is a deeper connection with the card, you will be able to tap into your own subconscious guidance and your inner intuition. You will discover a deeper “seeing” or “knowing” inside. The images and thoughts that may come up may not be logical or make sense immediately, but your gut feel will, if you trust it and allow it to work, help you to understand the situation more clearly as time goes on. What you will need to do is to apply the images, feelings and thoughts that you may receive to the question you have and want guidance about.
You will also be guided as events around the question or issue you have asked about begin to unfold. Most often you will receive some form of guidance or understanding within around 48 hours of doing the scrying as the subconscious mind can be triggered quite quickly.
TRUSTING YOUR OWN INTUITION
Even though you may feel hesitant to trust your “gut” feel or intuition, as you start to use scrying, your confidence will grow and you will be able to rely on it more and more. Over a period of time you will notice a big positive change in your life and you will have found a tool you can use for life!
THE POWER OF IMAGINATION
Scrying is a unique and magical tool as it can also help you to connect to your own and unique imagination.
Everyone uses some form of imagination although it is often dismissed as naive or childish. Every new invention or scientific discovery comes from some form of imagination. It can only become real if it can be imagined by someone – nothing can exist unless someone has had the imagination to think about it!
Professional sportsmen and women are also very aware of this power of the imagination. By “imagining” themselves to be top performers, they are able to improve their performances and break through existing limitations and records. This is because our brain does not distinguish between what is imagined and what actually happens, and so using the imagination can be a very powerful tool.
The imagination always brings up powerful feelings and emotions and these emotions can be used as a tool for positive change. By allowing ourselves to feel, we can imagine a new picture to unfold with more positive feelings. And so scrying can also be used to create positive change in one’s life. By looking at a scrying card, the person can start to imagine something different to what they are seeing and feeling and so start to create a positive change – doing this during the process of scrying it can set into motion powerful changes in the subconscious. This is a magical process used by psychics and clairvoyants such as Nostradamus who saw very negative futures and wanted them to change.
Try it and see what happens!
© Elizabeth Bardin 2006
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