Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Water and Ice sScrying (divination)


This technique is a very ancient one, and common among Shamanistic Traditions. Divination is the ability to see what patterns are forming towards manifestation. What you "see" is actually what is
likely to occur if nothing changes the pattern being "woven". Here is one technique which is taught:

Pour some bottled water into a cereal bowl.

Mix either a blue or a green food color into the water, so that the
liquid is dark enough to hide the bottom of the bowl. At this point you have a reflective surface. Place two candles as your source of light, so that the light does not reflect upon the liquid (off a foot or two, in front of you should do it).

Next is a series of hand passes over the liquid, slowly and
deliberately. Magically speaking, the right hand is of an electrical nature/active charge, and the left hand is of a magnetic/receptive charge. Right handed pass will strengthen the image and left handed passes will attract the image to form.

Begin by making left handed passes over the bowl, in a clockwise
circle, just a few inches above the water (palms open and facing down).

Stop, and gaze into the dark liquid, not At the liquid, but INTO the

You will need to repeat these passes as you go, from time to time.

Alternate between the left hand and the right hand. This requires
patience, and time. Use your intuition as you sit before the bowl.

Make sure the area is quiet and there are no distractions.

Drinking some Rosemary tea, prior to Divination, can aid in the work.
There are several herbs which aid the Psychic Mind, this is just one of them (careful though, Rosemary can be toxic in large quantities).


Ice Scrying

Ice can also be used for divination. Symbolically, the surface of a
body of water represents the veil between this world and the
otherworld. So, when water is frozen, the door to the otherworld is
closed. But as ice melts during a ritual, the door re-opens and we
can look inside.

The surface of melting ice is shiny, and like any reflective surface
is well suited for scrying. One way to do this is to sit in a dark
room with a yellow candle burning off to the side, so that the light
of the flame flickers on the melting ice. Ice scrying requires
patience — messages will be revealed slowly, as the ice melts.

Ice scrying is especially suited for looking into the past, since the
frozen water symbolically represents a frozen moment in time.
Looking into past lives is possible, as is looking back and trying
to remember a forgotten memory. The melting ice represents the
releasing of memories from the subconscious mind.

Final Considerations
Because ice forms in the natural world during the winter months, ice
magick is best performed in the spring, when the world begins to
thaw. However, it is also possible to perform ice magick at other

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