An Introduction to Crystal Balls and The Art of Scrying

When it comes to spiritualism and mediums, the art of fortune telling and so on, there is often a lot of preconceptions people have. Take scrying, for example. The art of scrying – the act of gaining insight or revelation by becoming in touch with your unconscious mind through a medium – has often been misrepresented in modern times. In our multimedia age of television, the internet and movies, scrying has often been presented as simply gazing into a crystal ball and seeing the future spelled out with certainty before our eyes. We all know the cliché: a person visits a strangely-dressed woman in a dark and smoky room, and the woman gazes into a crystal ball and reveals the future of the aforementioned individual – usually for a hefty fee.


But there’s so much more going on when it comes to the art of scrying. Did you know, for example, that it’s an age-old practice that in fact goes back to the days of ancient Persia – and is even referenced in the Hebrew Bible? It is a shame then, in some ways, that such an ancient and much-revered practice – indeed, you could say way of life – has been allowed to become distorted and misrepresented in our point-and-click information age. It would be much better to learn the facts about scrying from those who still practice it today, rather than allow ourselves to be seduced by media images and false representations.

So What Exactly is Scrying?

Scrying, as mentioned above, has sometimes come to have a bad rep in our culture – usually through quite ill-informed people presenting it in an oversimplified and clichéd way. In point of fact, scrying is an attempt to obtain some form of revelation, prophecy or spiritual guidance by tapping into a person’s unconscious mind, or the collective unconscious of the universe we inhabit. There is no single, correct way to practice the art of scrying. It does, however, always center around the use of an appropriate medium, which the individual practicing the art deems to be an effective spiritual tool. Scrying can be performed using mediums such as fire, wax, oil, clouds, or even a person’s iris. Usually, though it is performed using one of the more simple or readily-available mediums that have a shiny or reflective surface, such as mirrors, water, or the time-honored crystal ball.

When it comes to using a crystal ball, or any of the other mediums listed above for that matter, it is important that the scryer focuses their mind intensely. It can be helpful for them to use deep breathing or meditation techniques in order to fully relax their mind and become fully ‘in the moment’. Only in this way can the revelations or inspirations become known to the scryer – and it can apparently take many years of training and repeated practice in order to fully develop a person’s power of spiritual revelation through the art of scrying. The clients who visit professional scryers often tend to be people who have lost their sense of direction in life, and who is looking for a sense of purpose and meaning, as well as revelation. It is for this reason that it is important to fully grow and develop your skills as a scryer, in order to be of as much assistance as you can to those people who may be in need of your guidance.

Crystal Balls and Their Revelations

When it comes to crystal balls and their effective use and manipulation in order to gain insight into the universe, there are some important principles to follow, and some basic things you can do. If you yourself are interested in this kind of occult divination, then there are many things you can do to set out on the road of becoming a fully-trained and practiced scryer. When it comes to developing your extra-sensory perception, you could start by first obtaining a crystal ball. These are available from numerous online outlets that cater to mediums and spiritualism, so you can just choose one that appeals to you aesthetically and also fits your budget. Since your crystal ball is a sacred medium and an object of revelation, it is important that is treated with the appropriate respect. Keep it in a secure and private place when it is not in use, and don’t allow other people – especially those who have no belief in spiritualism or the practices of fortune-telling – to play with it. This kind of disrespect of a medium may have the effect of dulling its occult powers, and as a scryer you certainly don’t want that to happen.

Once you have chosen your perfect crystal ball, it is then time to start practicing with it. You could begin by setting aside a certain time every day (or however often you want to practice – the more often the better) for relaxation, deep breathing, and meditation. In this way you will not only get yourself in the mood for a spiritual revelation, but will also create an atmosphere in which prophecy and divination can occur. You can add to this atmosphere by using other props as well; for example, by burning sacred ancient herbs and powders in joss sticks or candles. This will have the effect of cleansing and purifying the space in which you are working of any negative energies that may be lingering. This will then make it much easier for you to attain the appropriate mental state for scrying and crystal-ball gazing. After much practice and concentration, you should eventually start to find that when you gaze into the crystal ball, images and thoughts begin to gather in your mind. These images, according to scryers, are the manifestation of your spiritual revelations.

So when it comes to the art of scrying, it’s important to remember some important things. Firstly, it’s an ancient and widely-practiced artform that has often been misunderstood. Secondly, in order to practice scrying, we can make use of many other mediums as well as crystal balls. And lastly, whatever medium we choose to make use of, it’s important that we treat it with the appropriate respect – in order to fully open our minds to the possibilities of spiritual and earthly revelation.


~Allen Brown
Keen writer covering a range of topics such as Internet marketing, SEO and more! When he’s not writing, he could be found behind a drum kit and this man loves travelling as well.

Excellence Reporter 2019

Categories: Awakening

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