Scrying is a process in Magick and a type of divination, used to see events from all areas of time. Unlike other divination methods scrying allows you to actually to see and hear the visions rather than having to just interpret them. There are many ways to scry, using many different materials but the three I will concentrate on are Mirror scrying, Liquid or water scrying and crystal scrying. Each practioner will have there own method(s) of scrying but these tend to be the main three, certainly for beginners.
An ancient method of scrying was called the princes of thumb, this is where young males boys, as children are naturally more clairvoyant, were chosen to have there thumbnails painted in oil until it shined. They would then scry into there own thumbnails reporting their visions as accurately as possible to their masters.
Firstly to scry in general you need to be in a dark room preferably with your chosen method of scrying in front of you, and a candle behind it, so the flame does not shine on the surface. Get into a relaxed state, and if you know how open up your third eye through either meditation or your other chosen method, and begin to stare into the chosen scrying method as if you are trying to stare through it.Empty all of your thoughts or focus on the one thing your scrying about. Don’t strain your eyes while doing this just relax with your eyes open and begin to go into a trance or deep meditative state, eventually the visions will start to come in the form of clouds appearing but more on this later, just know for now if this is happening you are doing it successfully, but it will take time and practice using development methods to develop this skill.
Liquid scrying involves getting the visions to appear in some form of liquid normally water or oil. For even better results you can use black ink, which dyes the water creating a temporary black mirror. After this you should scry into it as normal. To further enhance your experience you can charge the water with lunar energy, by leaving it out in direct moonlight overnight so as to soak up the lunar energy. Discard the liquid after use, preferably outside so as to be absorbed into the earth.
Crystal scrying is possibly the most famous method and possibly the most traditional as it is the art of using precious rocks and crystals, usually a crystal ball. These tend to be easy to get a hold of but can be expensive. Be sure to make sure your crystal is actual crystal as a lot of companies will claim they are crystal when they are actually glass. Another thing to look out for is to get one without or with as little blemishes or damage as you can as these could interfere or distract whilst scrying. Scry as normal and again you could also lunar charge the crystal in the same method as in liquid scrying.
Mirror scrying requires you to have a tool known as a scrying mirror or black mirror. These are usually highly polished pieces of black rock normally circular but there is custom ones out there. The most famous one is owned by the British museum and belonged to the Elizabethan Magician John Dee. You can also make them by taking a picture frame and painting the rear of the glass panel completely black with a gloss paint, taking care to be as even and neat as possible. When scrying using this method place the mirror at a slight angle so you cant see any reflections in it and so as not to be directly looking at it and scrying as normal.
As established previously as you are scrying, clouds will begin to appear, they way the appear and move will help establish what the vision will be. If the clouds appear on the left it will be a realistic vision where no interpretation is needed, if on the right it will be a symbolic vision and will need to be interpreted slightly to understand. The clouds will also begin to move and their movement will also help with reading the visions. If they stay left it will be a vision involving material matters and events. If they stay right it is a spiritual matter. A constant movement of left to right is either the beginning of something or it can mean that a spirit or entity is approaching a start of conversation. A movement of right to left is the end of something or an entity or spirit leaving. If they begin to float upwards it is an affirmation or yes to a scryed question and falling clouds is a de affirmation. Colours also play a big part in the interpretation of the visions each mean something different.
White- Good Vision
Pure White- Truth, Purity of Purpose
Brilliant White- Spirituality, Joy
Shot of White within Gold- A revelation or Prophecy
Cream- Presence of an Angelic Entity
Bright Yellow- Play fullness
Pale Yellow- Abstract Thought
Ochre- Wilfulness, Mental Dominance
Scarlett/Orange- Indignation,Righteous Anger
Vivid Scarlett- Fury, Rage, Violent impulses
Very Dark Red- Lust, Perverse Desire, Brutality
Dull Crimson- Sexual Desire
Bright Crimson- Emotional Love, Friendship
Rose- Spiritual Love, Devotion
Dark Orange- Pride
Bright Orange- Achievement
Pale Orange- Knowledge, Teaching
Dirty Orange- Selfishness
Dark Green with Scarlett- Jealousy
Spring Green- Flirting, Teasing
Emerald- Sympathy, Empathy
Deep Blue- Adoration
Sky Blue- Self Sacrifice
Pale Slate Blue- Religious Awe
Blue and White- Superstitious Fear
Violet and Blue- Idealism
Red with Purple- Animal Vitality
Dark Purple- Brooding, Obsessive Thoughts
Pale Purple- Weakness or Sickness
Dirty Purple- Insanity
Blue/Purple- Perverse Fondness, Erotic Dreams
Bright Brown- Acquisitiveness
Dull Brown- Miserliness, Hoarding
Rust Brown- Prideful Possession, Vanity
Dark Brown- Envy, Collecting Mania
Deep Slate- Depression
Putty- Tedium or Boredom
Glossy Black- Spite, Vindictiveness,Pettiness
Dull Black- Brooding Evil, Murderous Thoughts.
All these should help you to interpret the visions you will get, the more you practice the more vivid these will become and the easier it will get to have these visions. It is all a matter of practice.