What exactly happens during a scrying session? Well, what basically happens is that the seer uses the mirror as a meditative focus to relax his or her mind and enter a sort of trance-like meditative state that we call accessing the astral plane. Once there, the seer is likely to see images on the focal point, in this case the mirror. Other seers sense the image (or other sensations) in their minds.
To use the mirror, go to a darkened room and light a candle. Set the candle behind the mirror. Place the mirror so that you can sit and comfortably gaze into its reflective surface. After everything is set in place, hold your hands to the mirror’s surface and whisper three times the mirror’s secret, subtle name. This activates the energies you have set into the mirror.
As you gaze into the mirror, allow your mind to become a blank page. Let your critical thinking take a well-deserved break for the next twenty minutes or so. If you notice thoughts coming up, simply notice them. Don’t try to stop your thoughts, just observe them.
With the aid of this psychic tool, your vision will eventually break through to the astral plane. You will know that you are there because you will begin to see random imagery. For today’s practice, do not concern yourself with the meaning of the imagery. Simply jot down what it is you see in the mirror. When you are finished, cover the mirror with your silk and extinguish the candle.
Scrying is hard! It’s not something I’ve ever really practiced at, so there is that, but I also think I’m as psychic as a 2×4…so there is that, too. Interestingly, I did discover that putting the mirror in a self-standing frame meant that I could prop the mirror and a candle up on a little table near my bed and get my self all nice and cozy while being able to comfortably stare into the glass. It definitely seemed less straining than constantly looking down into a bowl of water (and then potentially spilling that water all over your lap as you lapsed into trance).
I didn’t really get a clear image from this session, but after about 10 minutes or so, I got the impression of a face flickering in and out, except that it was a stark white face with an empty (or black) eyes and mouth. After a few minutes of seeing this face, I realized it strongly reminded me of the comedy and tragedy masks. Very weird indeed.