For newcomers, here's my track record so far:
A couple of people asked me about my technique. First, I highly recommend "Mental Radio" by Upton Sinclair (copyright 1930)
His wife just happened to be a pioneer in Remote Viewing!
Personally, my imagination is too wild to just shut my eyes, I need a tool. I use a smoky quartz crystal ball. Nothing magical about it, it just has
a lot of good facets and patterns inside. New age sites say to 'cleanse your crystal ball' by running it under water. Nothing mystical about it, a
clean crystal is free of distracting fingerprints and such. This morning a tiny hair had stuck to mine and it totally broke my concentration! You
can use tarot, runes, bowl of water, smoke, flames, even drywall! Just find something with a subtle pattern.
1. Create a 'ritual'. Not necessarily religious, just figure out some little thing you do every time to signal to your brain that it's time to
RV. I sing "Simple Gifts" a couple of times to myself until my mind is cleared.
2. Picture your mind as an empty white bowl on an empty white table. If thoughts pop in, don't fight them, but let them swim right back out.
3. Make sure you are really comfortable and relaxed. Focus on the target or question. Gaze into your scrying tool and relax your eyes until the layers
4. Your conscious mind is totally worthless in this, even your subconscious mind will lead you down the wrong path. Just let the pictures come from
the Ma, the space between. The negative space outside of yourself. Take them as they come and try not to force your opinion on what the picture is
about. That's the hardest part, because our brains are programmed to do that.
Sketch or write down what you 'see' and 'hear'
Have a friend prepare numbered envelopes with random pictures for practice. Or do like I've been doing and try for the headlines.
For me it's remarkably similar to those 'Magic Eye' pictures. The image separates from the back ground like a cut out.
Happy Scrying! And please join in the thread with your results!