The black scrying mirror is a powerful psychic tool, sometimes known as a magick mirror. Black Mirror Scrying can bring you hidden knowledge and clairvoyant ability. You can also use it to access other dimensions – as a portal to other planes of existence. If you look to the lessons of history you can see that it has been used in many of the traditional mystery schools and temples that practice scrying.
What Is Scrying?
Scrying can be defined as the art of divination by gazing into or upon reflective surface like a crystal, water or dark mirror. In our case here a specific black mirror. This act of gazing allows your physical eyes to relax. In turn this lets your inner psychic eyes open and receive desired visions or information. This can be about the past, present or future.
The use of the black mirror is one of the best methods of achieving the state of mind required for entering a trance and scrying. It not only acts as a focal point for visualisation but can become a doorway into the astral plane. It allows you communication with your subconscious mind, the higher realms, and the Akashic records. You can use a traditional crystal ball, this works well too but is more difficult to use and costs more to acquire. The black mirror is a more efficient way to learn when you begin but you can use what you learn in this article with other forms of scrying.
The Akashic records, in which all ideas, actions, influences and vibrations are stored are found on the Astral plane. You (and everyone else) carry an imprint of your record which you can access. With practice and the aid of the mirror and forcefully directed imagination you can obtain the ability to read these records and focus on this vast source of timeless knowledge. Your spirit guides will often lead you in either astral travel or mental journeying through the black mirror. The act of scrying develops your clairvoyant abilities and is especially helpful in strengthening your third eye.
Ways To Use Black Mirror Scrying
- To contact your spirit guides
- Access knowledge
- For healing and self improvement
- As a magickal transmitter and / or receiver
- For divining the past, present and future
- A portal to the astral plane
- For shamanic journeying
- For ritual invocation and evocation
- To improve your visualisation skills
Preparing To Work With The Black Scrying Mirror
- Keep the surface clean using alcohol and a soft cloth.
- Don’t use it for anything but its intended magickal purpose.
- Don’t let others look into its surface, except in ritual context. Keep it stored in cloth bag when not in use.
- Frequently recharge the mirror with your vital force or other methods (as explained below)
- Practice the visualisation exercises (as explained below)
- Keep your work area clean and free from any distractions
The Ritual Preparation
As a general rule do your black mirror scrying at night. If you do this on a new or full moon some people report better results. Personally I would time the event to correspond with the purpose of the operation.
Light two votive candles, one on each side of the mirror. Use white or coloured candles that correspond and are appropriate to the work. For example, if it’s a healing event you could use blue candles. Psychic readings would require purple and for direct communication you could use organ or pale blue.
Burn a psychic blend incense in the work area shortly before working with your mirror. Place your mirror on a wooden table or altar with a clean cloth beneath it. You can sit on the floor or on a wooden chair with your mirror before you. Extinguish all light sources except your candles and/or moonlight.
Make sure your mirror remains dark, don’t allow anything to reflect in the mirror’s surface. It should appear to you like a dark tunnel or window. Before you create a sacred space to work in. You can perform a banishing ritual, cast a circle of protection or visualise the area surrounded by white light. Call your guides and guardians to protect you and the working.
Begin Your Working
The first thing you must do is form intent. Clearly decide what you are seeking or trying to accomplish. Then prepare the work area as suggested above.
Once you are ready, close your eyes and begin to relax. Feel every part of your body releasing tension. Visualise a circle of protection and know you are safe and in control of everything that happens within it. Breath rhythmically and fully; try a count of four in, hold four, release four, four in, hold four, release four and so on. Feel yourself entering a light trance and as you do this imagine yourself surrounded by sacred space where you are removed from time and the physical world.
Silently call your guides or guardians. You may want to invoke the Christ consciousness, the Goddess or call upon particular angels, spirit guides, watchtowers, astral guardians or whatever you prefer. Reaffirm your desire and the purpose of the work.
Now open your physical eyes and gaze into the mirror. Relax the focus of your eyes but remain alert. After a while, the surface of the mirror will begin to change and fade, sometimes a dark mist will appear.
Your inner eye will open and the journey into the mirror begins. Remember that the inner eye sees inside the mind, through the use of your imagination. Most people when scrying do not see the images appear with their physical eyes on the mirror’s surface. You see within the mirror and in the mind’s eye. Your mirror acts as a focal point to a gateway within.
When you have completed your work or your journey, begin the return to your body and ordinary physical senses. Breath fully and deeply and remain still until you feel you returned completely. Mentally review your entire experience and write it down immediately in a journal kept specifically for this purpose.
Here is an exercise to master if you are new to scrying or if you are having trouble visualising. It strengthens your clairvoyant ability.
Look into your mirror and begin to imagine objects on its surface. One after the other. You should try to see these images clearly in the mirror with your eyes open, just as if they were there in reality. Just try simple shapes or colours first. Try a red triangle or a blue sphere for example. Hold onto the image of each shape, object or colour for 10 seconds before dissolving it and going on to the next. You can build the 10 seconds up to to longer time frames, one minute is good. Do this exercise every day for 5 minutes until you have it mastered. This exercise is well worth the effort; it gives you discipline and strengthens your inner eye so that your visions come with clarity and ease.
Charging Your Mirror With Light
To charge and empower your mirror with light force is an easy process and yeilds powerful results. Do it frequently, especially just before using your mirror. This goes a long way toward ensuring you connect with positive energy, without interference and for calirty of visions.
Imagine that white light is collecting inside your body. Imagine it being channelled down from the divine through your crown chakra. Your body becomes a vessel filled with light. Remember to breathe fully, deeply and rhythmically. Now stand in front of your mirror and direct the palms of your hands toward one another. Imagine that your internal light is in your hands and forming a ball of dense white light between your two hands. See and feel this clearly in your imagination. When you are ready project this ball of light into the surface of the mirror. Imagine life moving into the mirror and it being purified. Imagine the mirror filling with magickal force.
You can take this further by also projecting your desire into the mirror. Do this by placing your desire into the ball of light before it leaves your hands and moves to the mirror. This technique can also be used for healing and self-improvement. You can also charge the light with a specific colour or vibration, whatever is suitable for your current working. All it takes is a strong desire and powerful imagination.
You can “lock” the charge into the mirror by use of your will. When the light has been absorbed into the mirror, state in your mind and with all the faith you can muster that the charge will remain as long as you require it. To release or remove a special charge, simply reverse the procedure, pulling the light out of the mirror into the space between your hands. Then disperse the energy into the atmosphere through the imagination. Do not draw it back into the body – rather see it return to the universe.
There are many other ways to charge your black mirror – including building it to specific specifications. You can also charge this through the use of your own blood, specially made fluid condensors, bodily fluids and / or sexual ritual – all of this can be covered in more detail in other articles or if you are interested in furthering your spirituality and skills please see my facebook group. It’s free to join.