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The psychomantium is an ancient form of mirror gazing that has been popularized by Dr. Raymond Moody, M.D. It has its roots in the oracles of ancient Greece. This type of mirror gazing is used to contact spirits of departed loved ones.
The initial setup is a little more complex and costly than that of a scrying mirror. A large mirror (4' high by 3-1\2' wide) is attached to a wall with the bottom edge about 3' from the floor. A comfortable, high backed chair is placed about 3' from the mirror. The top of the backrest of the chair should be below the bottom of the mirror. The feet of the chair should be trimmed to allow the chair to slant farther back than is normal.
The person sitting in the chair should not be able to see his/her reflection in the mirror. The area around the chair and mirror is surrounded by a black velvet curtain. This black void should be all that is reflected in the mirror. A lamp with a 15 watt bulb is placed behind the chair. This is the only illumination in the room.
This procedure is usually performed after dark to alleviate the problem of light entering the room through the windows. Thick, dark curtains or a room without windows would allow you to use the psychomantium even during the day.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Where do the greeks do this? I'd be curious to see.
hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, anxiety, and depression
These visions did not disturb the participants but instead seemed to add closure to an unresolved part of their life
Something else you guys should try to do. Stare at yourself in the mirror without blinking for few minutes...and see what happened.
Originally posted by siriuslyone
Dr Raymond Moody has 'made' a pyschomanteum in his home in Alabama, with varied results.
If one is interested in his try, google on psychomanteum-moody.