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Scrying is the practice of looking into crystal balls, mirrors, water, fire, clouds and other things to see visions, find messages, gain knowledge and see what the future might hold. It can be done to obtain guidance, for inspiration, to discover the answers to questions, to look at distant places or other realms as well as for fortune-telling and prophecy. It is a form of divination that taps into our psychic senses and powers of intuition.

Scrying has a long history. In ancient Egypt, mirrors sacred to the Goddess Hathor were used to divine the true nature of things. Jade balls have been found in ancient Mayan burials and are thought to have been used for divination. The Cup of Jamshid was reputedly used by Persian kings for observing the seven layers of the universe, and Nostradamus obtained his prophesies from staring into a bowl of water while he was in a trance. John Dee’s crystal ball and obsidian mirror, which he and his partner Edward Kelley used to consult angels, can still be viewed in the British Museum. The art of using such devices for fortune telling or other insights has never died out, and crystal ball readers are still consulted today.

In this talk Lucya Starza will reveal the secrets of the scryer’s art, and explain methods that can help you cultivate second sight and hone your powers of intuition. You will learn about working with crystal balls and black mirrors, as well as learning how to divine with water in glasses and bowls of the kind you probably already have in your home.

Speaker Bio

Lucya Starza is an eclectic witch living in London, England, and grew up in a family where fortune telling and divination, as well as folk magic practices, were part of everyday life. She writes A Bad Witch’s Blog at www.badwitch.co.uk and is the author of Pagan Portals – Scrying as well as other books published by Moon Books on candle magic, poppets, and guided visualisations.

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