From the Author
Practical directions about all forms of scrying.
Scrying is usually equated with crystal gazing, or with those forms of seership that use a reflective medium, such as water-gazing and mirror scrying. In fact, it is much broader in scope. The psychological mechanism that works during scrying is described in parapsychology as automatism. Scrying is any deliberately induced transmission of information, acquired by the unconscious mind through non-sensory means, to the conscious awareness in the form of sensory metaphors. This includes sensory, or passive, automatism, where the unconscious mind stimulates the senses to produce sounds, visions, feelings, and so on; and also motor, or active, automatism, where the unconscious produces movements in the physical body that are beyond the conscious will. Thus, many practices not usually considered to be scrying rely on the same underlying mechanism of the mind. Not only crystal gazing, but water scrying, ink scrying, oil scrying, lamp scrying, dream scrying, mirror scrying, aura reading, psychometry and shell hearing are explained, along with dowsing, the use of the pendulum, the Ouija board, automatic writing, trance speaking or channeling, and automatic drawing. These are all forms of scrying. They are explained in practical terms that will allow the reader to actually try them. In addition, the scrying techniques of two of the greatest seers in history, the Elizabethan magus Dr. John Dee, and the French physician Nostradamus, are examined in great detail. The lost water scrying method of Nostradamus, never before presented in any book, is revealed for the first time.