Mirror Gazing to Contact the Spirit of a Deceased Loved One

This technique can be used during Samhain or any time of the year.

Below is a mirror-gazing method that I read about in a book written by Dr. Raymond Moody (Reunion: Visionary Encounters With Departed Loved Ones)
I am not sure if I will try it or not during Samhain but it is one of the options I have put into consideration.
I just wanted to share it with the group in case anyone else would want to explore it.
Ok so here goes:

  1. This should be done in a dark and quiet room. Use a fan or a white noise device to block outside noises (earplugs may also work). The lack of light and noise assists you in achieving a deeper meditative state while making it less likely that you’ll be startled out of your trance by outside noises.
  2. Set up a large mirror with a place for you to sit, either on the floor or on a chair. You should be seated so that you can see into the mirror, but not see your reflection. So sit at an angle to the mirror.
  3. Place a lit candle behind you. It will provide indirect light. You shouldn’t be able to see the candle flame. It’s meant to put out a very dim light in the room.
  4. Gather personal items from the spirit that you wish to connect with and lay them around you close enough to touch them from your seated position in front of the mirror.
  5. Sit quietly in front of the mirror and hold one of the items that remind you of your loved one. Think about your loved ones and mentally ask them to come and communicate with you.
  6. You may close your eyes or look away from the mirror as you take some time to relax. Breathe deeply. An easy way to relax is to breathe into the slow count of five, hold the breath for five seconds, then breathe out very slowly to the count of five. After you do this several times you will notice that you are very relaxed.
  7. With unfocused eyes gaze into the mirror. You will eventually begin to see the mirror clouding over. Try not to focus on the cloudy shapes that pass by. Just let them pass and keep staring off into the space, into the mirror.
  8. Continue gazing at the clouded mirror as you reach out and touch the other items around you and/or connect with the energy of the item in your hand. If you have a piece of fabric or a cologne bottle that smells like your loved one, pick it up and smell it as you continue gazing.
  9. If you are in a deep enough trance state, you will eventually begin to see the clouds taking the form of a human shape. Or you may hear your loved one’s voice speak to you, either aloud or in your mind. Many people using this technique have seen (in the mirror) their loved one walk up and stand next to them and they had a conversation or a mental exchange of thoughts and feelings. Sometimes the loved one will appear to you and simply smile or wave. You may first see a group of people and then your loved one will walk out from the group to greet you.

A black mirror may be used in place of a regular mirror, but they are harder to find. Trophy shops or online occult stores may have them.

You will almost certainly want to talk to someone about what happened so make sure that you have a friend or relative you can call afterward (or who is there waiting in another room). The visit with your loved one could be emotional, although most people feel elated after such a visit.

Occasionally you will want to see a particular person, but another person will show up instead. Try to accept the spirit who visits you and see if they have a message to give you. They may have been sent on behalf of the person you wanted to see.

-Much love and many blessings

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I hope you don’t mind but I’d like to bookmark your post please? So I can come back to it later down the line. Maybe next Samhain. This is something that I would really like to try when I am a little bit more experienced. Thank you very much for sharing.

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@jessica72 :purple_heart:Of course, I don’t mind. I put it here for anyone who wants to explore it. Enjoy! and I would love to hear about your experience if you decide you would like to share it?
-much love and many blessings

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Of course. I would be more than happy to share. Thank you so much!

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There are never enough resources on Mirror Magick or spirit communications- this is very much appreciated, @moonshadow! Wishing you all the best if you cast this spell for the upcoming Samhain, it really is the perfect time of year of this spellwork while the veil is thin :black_heart:

Thanks so much for sharing! :sparkles:

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I like how it says it may do this or that and doesn’t promise anything. Thank you for this new information!

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Thank you for sharing this technique @moonshadow! This whole post is immensely useful and I’m also bookmarking it right now :bookmark:

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@Francisco oh it is/was my pleasure! Thank you for the energy! :hugs:

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I think I might try this technique lost both my parents three days apart in March 2020 my mom was my high priestess and kind of like a huge hole in my life I have so many things I want to ask her and I’d love to see my dad again I just need to work up the guts to do it thanks for sharing

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@ToniF5 im so sorry for your loss. That must have been so hard for you.

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I’m sorry for your loss too, @ToniF5. If you decide to give the mirror spell a try to reach out to them, I wish you all the best :heart: Take care and blessed be! :pray:

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Hi again @moonshadow I’ve been really doing some reading about scrying as I really am keen to have a go at this mirror gazing technique when I’m not such a baby witch and I’ve earned a bit more experience…

I’ve been having a look at an Australian alternative magickal supplies store (they have so much stuff I am practically drooling over… oh my I need more grown up adultier adult supervision :laughing:)

Anyways my question is… they have obsidian scrying mirrors available. Do you think this is what would be considered a black mirror?

Probably a silly question but I just thought to ask as I’m just not too sure. I really am still learning so much.

Again thank you so much for posting.

Thank you,

Jess :purple_heart:

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@jessica72 hi yes an obsidian mirror would work great. That is what I use and it has worked well for me for years.

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Thank you :smiley:

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Your welcome :slightly_smiling_face:

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Today is my son birthday he passed away this September ( suddenly) just dropped on the soft ball field we are all still in a lot of pain I am doing this today I need to see, talk or just feel his presence again​:pray:t3::pray:t3::pensive:

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I am so sorry I lost my son sept this year I know how hard it is the holidays make it even worse . Today is his birthday :pray:t3:

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Thank you yes I am struggling bouncing back from this

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I paint the mirror black? Or the glass in a picture frame I am a little confused :confused:

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@darlene3 aw I’m sure today was a really hard day for you. I’m so sorry that your hurting.

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