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Scrying Bowl

Scrying Bowl

The word “Scrying” actually comes from the Old English word descry which means “To Make Out Dimly” or “To Reveal”. Therefore, scrying is about revealing the unseen through the use of our in born second sight. Second sight is our capacity to see things that can’t usually be perceived through our five senses.

The first examples of scrying appear in China in around 3000 BC, in Egypt in 2500 BC, and in Greece in 2000 BC. These days, scrying has largely evolved into a Witchcraft practice. Scrying helps us to get in touch with our unconscious minds: the realm of the soul. As such, it can be used as a powerful form of self-understanding and psychoanalysis. If you’re struggling to find direction, meaning or purpose in life, scrying could be a wonderful way to get in touch with your core needs, dreams and goals.

The use of a scrying bowl is technically very simple. It is the conceptual practice that is difficult. First, your bowl should be made of a non-reflective matte surface, like marble, obsidian, soapstone, ceramic, or wood. It should be dark in colour, with black being ideal.

You can put your bowl out in the rain to collect natural rainwater, you can fill your bowl with mineral water, or tap water should be fine. You will need several candles, ideally red, or grey in colour. Your room should be dark and quiet, and scrying is best done at night.

Just ensure you have a clear space to put your bowl and a candles. I chose this crystal quartz as the focal point for my water scrying. Quartz is said to have balancing, amplifying and focusing properties. You can choose any object you like. Ensure that the object is right in the center of the bowl, it will serve as a point on which your eyes can focus. To see a world like the one you are in, add a pinch of sea salt.

There are many ways of clearing the energy in your scrying space. Include burning herbs and incense, visualizing white light. It helps you to remove stagnant energy that may impede your scrying. Begin by sitting comfortably within arm’s reach of the bowl, and close your eyes halfway. Begin by breathing in slowly, through your nose. Breathe inward until your lungs cannot fill any further. Then, breathe out through your mouth, until you cannot possibly expel any more air from your lungs. This is called Full Breath. Repeat for ten full breaths, taking as much time as you need.

During your breathing, concentrate on becoming aware of the surface of the water. Focus your half-closed eyes on its surface, and see if you can see any of the reflections of the surrounding candles. Let your eyes then fall out of focus, so that the bowl and the water look like a fuzzy blob, refocus and then let focus fall out several times, until your Full Breaths are finished. You are attuning your eyes and your mind to the shifting of perception that will occur during scrying.

The light trance can be achieved through a meditative awareness of the breath or any technique that stills the mind and relaxes the body. When we begin to scrying, we send a message to our unconscious mind that we are seeking information that is beyond the reach of our senses and conscious awareness. The mind projects symbols and images onto our scrying tool to convey the information to our conscious awareness. These symbols and images are then translated by the scryer into meaning or in answer to an enquiry made by the scryer. This translation of symbols and images is an essential part of the scrying process.

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