Scrying and Divination
Scrying is a form of divination. Its name comes from the word “to descry” — to make out dimly. Scrying is usually done for the specific purpose of peering into the future. Thismay be done through a number of different tools. Reading a crystal ball, the smoke of a candle, or oil poured on water are all forms of visual scrying; however, any of the five senses may be used.
Scyring is actually a way of entering into a trance state. As you stare at an object and let your eyes go out of focus, a second image (a hologram) begins to appear. As you focus on the hologram, you step into a different time zone. Usually, scrying is used to see the future, but it is also possible to use scrying methods for visiting the past. As long as you focus on the second image, you will stay in your psychic trance, and when you shift back to the reality of the moment, you will return to your normal state.
Other forms of divination require that you manipulate a physical object and then enter your trance state to interpret the patterns formed by your actions. Examples of this include the casting of runes or I Ching coins. Once these items are cast, the psychic uses the unconscious mind to make interpretations of the patterns they make, seeing what possibilities the future may hold in store.
When you select a tool that can potentially enhance your psychic ability, make sure that it is in tune with your energy. Sometimes people try to use an aid that is not right for them, which can result in loss of confidence in their psychic power.
Identify and Use Your Psychic Tools
Before you begin to work with a tool, always let your energy balance and become in tune with universal love and peace. Take a few moments and center yourself. Use your self-hypnosis anchors to help you feel the protection of a golden bubble of universal light surrounding and filling you with peace and love. Ask your Universal Power that you may experience something positive from the tool you are experimenting with to help you become more in tune with your life map and soul’s purpose.
While you are in a relaxed and connected intuitive state, let yourself open up to both your internal and external guidance systems. Internally, ask that the images may come through in one or more of your senses that work best for you. Ask that your external team reaffirm what your internal guidance already knows. Then let yourself be aware of the affirmations that may come to you.
A psychic tool should have the right feel. Just like rediscovering a soul mate, a psychic tool may be one that you are also finding again for the first time in this life. You may come across an implement that feels as comfortable as an old shoe. The next step is learning to trust it once more. Once you have found your old friend again, keep it with you as you continue your psychic development.
When you think of a gypsy fortuneteller, chances are you imagine a woman in mystic clothing peering into a crystal ball in a dimly lit room. As she gazes into the sphere, she begins to see a glimpse of your future. She seems to go into some sort of a spell as she continues her monologue in her monotonous voice. You may wonder how it is that this magical crystal ball holds the information of your soul.
As you have learned earlier in this book, every psychic you visit will read differently. Always be aware of the ones who are not true readers and use their skills for their own gain. Always compare what the psychic tells you with your own psychic knowledge of your guidance systems.
The truth is that the crystal ball is only a tool that helps induce a self-hypnotic trance in the gypsy. The sphere becomes the window through which the gypsy sees, hears, feels, tastes, or smells the vibrational level of the client’s soul. Just as Edgar Cayce read the soul’s history in the Akashic Records, the fortuneteller uses her trance state to access essentially the same information. All readers will gather different images through their own special techniques, which they have developed over time.
The crystal ball helps you go into your psychic trance. To try it, center on the ball, letting your eyes go out of focus, and ask your guidance system to provide you with the proper images for the information that you are asking from your Universal Mind. The more you practice and pay attention to your natural psychic intuition, the more you will be able to define the type of crystal ball that may be right for you.
Choose Your Crystal
Crystal balls come in various sizes and in a wide range of prices. Some can cost over a thousand dollars or even more, depending on the material they are made of. For some of you, the energy in rock crystals — those made of natural stone — corresponds with your psychic vibrational frequencies. In other words, the crystal may help open your psychic energy centers and make your intuitive connection stronger. If, on the other hand, your frequency and that of the crystal ball are out of sync, it may interfere with your natural psychic ability.
A natural rock crystal is generally composed of a clear piece of quartz or beryl. It is believed that these substances contain magnetic properties that can help amplify your body’s own energy field. The combination of the two energies is thought to help your connection to your soul and your ability to use your psychic gifts.
Different kinds of rock crystal have different vibrational levels. The best way to find out which is right for you is to go to a store that sells several kinds of rock crystal balls so that you can compare how they resonate with your vibrational level. If you are not affected by the energy in rock crystals, you may want to look at other types of crystal balls, such as those made of glass or Lucite.
Other Types of Crystals
A crystal does not have to come in the shape of a ball or a sphere. It could be a natural shape or one that has been cut or faceted. You may find a crystal with the right vibration for you that you will want to keep with you all of the time. You might have it set into a piece of jewelry, to be used as a pendant, earrings, or ring. You may find that when you wear, touch, or hold a special crystal, you are much more in tune with your psychic ability.
Your perfect crystal might not be a crystal at all. You might find a different type of stone that contains the right energy. You could even use a piece of metal, wood, or coral to help you get into your psychic trance zone. If you are sensitive to energy, the more you learn to work with it, the more in balance your psychic vibrations will be.
Rocks and Runes
Some of you might enjoy collecting special stones that you can cast in patterns that may help produce psychic images. These stones could be from the ocean or the mountains. They may come from the same place or from many different locations. The more compatible the stones’ energies are with yours, the more productive the readings will become.
You may want to begin collecting stones that have special meaning to you. Look for the right stones by placing your hands over them to see if you get a special feeling; you can also sit nearby and feel the energies emanating from them.
Once you’ve got a set of stones, you can begin developing a pattern in casting your stones. You could read them on the first throw or the second or the third. If you are not sure how many times you should cast the stones before reading their patterns, ask your unconscious mind for some guidance.
Once you have determined your course of action for casting, you can read your stones as often as you want. The more you do, the stronger your psychic images will begin to appear.
The Energy of the Stones
Feeling the energy of a stone or a group of stones may help induce a psychic trance. To try this, select some stones that have positive vibrations for you. You can hold them in your hands as you let your eyes go out of focus and enter your intuitive trance state. Now focus on the positive energy of the stones and ask that the right images be given you to provide answers to your questions.
You can also look for a large boulder and use its powerful energy to go into a trance. Find one that you can sit on, and try communicating with it. As you do, remember to always allow yourself to be grounded and protected in your golden bubble of light of the Universal Mind.
Runes are ancient Norse symbols carved on small rocks or tiles. When a diviner casts runes, she can use the symbols to interpret the results in order to get answers to questions about the future. Make sure that the set of runes you select has an accompanying booklet that explains the meanings of the symbols and helps guide you on how to find the answers to your questions. Casting methods vary. You can select a single rune tile from a bag, cast them in lots, or place them in patterns as some people do with tarot cards.
Another form of casting similar to rocks and runes is I Ching, an ancient Chinese method of divination. To cast I Ching, you would use three coins. After throwing the coins six times, you get a hexagram. There are sixty-four possibilities, all of which are interpreted in I Ching, or The Book of Changes. I Ching doesn’t exactly foretell the future — it is intended to guide the searcher to find his own answers.
Tea Leaves and Other Tools
Another psychic tool that is associated with gypsy fortunetelling is tea leaves. If you would like to try reading tea leaves, brew yourself a pot using loose-leaf tea. Pour a cup, and let the tea leaves settle. As you drink the tea, communicate with your Belief. Consider your goals for the reading, and prepare to read the patterns in the leaves after you finish.
Gazing into a bowl of dark liquid is one of the oldest forms of psychic foretelling. Early rituals included the use of blood and even the entrails of freshly sacrificed animals to help create an intuitive trance state.
Here is a routine that you may want to try. After you finish your cup of tea, slowly turn the cup upside down and let any remaining liquid drain out into the saucer. Then, twirl the cup around three times, and turn it right-side up again. Now, you can gaze into the tea leaves left in the bottom of the cup and intuitively read the patterns they formed.
If you try this, be sure to use a kind of tea that you enjoy and that is also relaxing. Let your eyes go out of focus, and let the information flow up to the surface of your conscious mind. If you find this method potentially helpful, you will want to develop your own ritual for focusing.