Scrying requires the state of a light trance, often referred to as
magickal consciousness. This is state can be described as a
simultaneous state of concentration and relaxation.
"Crystal gazing" is the most publicized form of scrying, but one
can use almost any reflective surface. Semi-precious stones may be
suitable, a dark mirror (which is a piece of glass, usually
convex, coated with black paint on the back) or simply a bowl or
cauldron of water. One can drop a silver coin or ring kept
especially for magickal purposes into the water to provide a point
Let the mind drift as it does before going to sleep, free of all
thoughts. One may need to practice reaching this state by various
methods before one finds the way that works best. Often scrying is
best attempted by candlelight or moonlight, when all is quiet and
there is no as much obvious distraction by the objects around one.
Gaze into the glass or water (whatever your method of choice may
be) and eventually what one is looking at will seem to disappear
and images will for in the mind, although some actually "see"
Make a note of what is seen. The meaning of what you see may not
be immediately obvious, they could be symbolic or metaphoric, and
require further meditation to better understand their meaning.
Practice, patience, and experimentation are important, so one
discoversa method that is successful. Don't give up at the first
attempt. If one is unsuccessful at first, try, and try again until
success is evident. If nothing happens after a half an hour,
abandon the attempt for the moment and try again another time when
one feels more comfortable and that the conditions are more