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originally posted by: Qumulys
The cause is believed to be that the mind is constantly trying to discern faces and decode them, but in the low light conditions the mind starts to struggle to make sense of the edges as they appear to change in the low light, trickery ensues making your mind think it could be someones elses face which freaks you out a little.
originally posted by: Cuervo
a reply to: Aelfrede
I use a keek-stane which is similar in concept. The methods are also similar meaning you use it as a foci for your work and inquiry. The ball is something that had too many distractions for me and it was sometimes difficult to discern what was intended for me and what was simply a trick of the light. The keek-stane is pure black (kinda) until the vision comes so there is no mistake.
Normally, I see what I'm supposed to and it is obviously ethereal in the sense that it is apparent there is no object there. There were two occasions, however, where I actually saw a physically-manifested image that was definitely not solely a product of my craft work nor mind; it was really there in our realm, to be seen with my physical eyes.
Those two occasions led me to spectacular decisions that I would never have made otherwise.
My experience comes as a person who uses it as a tool to supplement other parts of craft work. Using it outside of that context is something I'm not familiar with. Is there a particular method you are following or are you just using it intuitively?
originally posted by: kronos11
a reply to: Qumulys
You simply have no clue. Scrying is ancient and venerated practice that dates thousands of years through many world cultures. It's not for the unbeliever or the neophyte, it would never work for you. Because this forum has de-evolved ever so in the past few years I will never share too much of what my experience has been but I can only tell the OP that they (crystal balls) do work in the right time and place and with the right people. As with anything that taps into the "other side" be careful and make sure your intention is pure.
originally posted by: St Udio
sure I use a crystal ball, but I also use this slab of reconstituted marble, its like shiny Onyx mirror
either device will (because of training &/or repetition) very quickly get me into a necessary trance state
in the crystal the fully developed image or scene might resemble a holograph or in older days the 3D visual impact of a 'view finder' image
I find the shiny-black (onyx) slab around 15"x34" to be my 3rd eye flat-screen counterpart, because the spider web like lines & sprinkled spots/dots in the slab gives rise to wonderful creatures or landscapes & topographies of the world below my flightpath (as I become an eagles' eye...or just a disembodied spirit who is unobserved by the people or creatures presented in the trance state on the onyx, slab portal
enjoy your visions, trance states and the experiences you might benefit, and learn from
in a very deep way, the encounters you have with these scrying states, are very personality forming events...because sometimes very profound dilemmas are confronted.... but with your deeper psyche instead of the waking reality that is very tainted with ideas biased with political correctness, social preferences, the flight-or-fight mechanism of Ones behavior patterns
whether it is etiquitte or something else, when your crystal is not to be used cover it with an Black covering same with a black slab
the portals are 'charged' with your signature aura-force by the act of intensifying your concentration in developing the clarity and precise attentiveness in the images seen in your crystal or portal
it matters just for what purpose you develop your crystal or portal... Magic, scrying, futures, are various specialized uses and must be kept to oneself always...(otherwise like backdoors in computer programs of today...your crystal ball or magic mirror (slab) can be used to pry into your sanctuary)
good journey my friend
originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
a reply to: Qumulys
Sorry this reply is totally off topic
Qumulys I couldn't but notice your avatar, loving the smoke coming out the chimney nice neat pic. My main curiousity is .. Where is that hat/house from? I've been walking in a few places in Scotland and we come across these stone huts which are used for walkers/Trekkers so they can spend a night in comfort. They call them bothies/bothys. Was just wondering if the one in your pic was a bothy or not