Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Natural Healing
After spending time studying holistic healing and the gifts of nature, it’s time to narrow our gaze and search deeper- so peer inside, we’re looking in to another area of magick this week!
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
The Magickal Art of Scrying
For those who know how to truly look, there are no limits on what they can see
What does “scrying” mean?
Scrying may be described as the art of divining by looking into sacred, physical surfaces. Scrying is also referred to as the practice of making use of suitable media to connect to the supernatural realm, with the hope of uncovering hidden spiritual wisdom or visions.
The practice of scrying has been a part of many ancient traditions and cultures around the world. It is particularly deeply rooted in the ancient Greek, Celtic, and Egyptian cultures. The origins of the English term “to scry” go back to Old French, and are related to the word “describe. ” It can also means to “reveal.”
From Spells8: Scrying for Beginners
Long associated with magick and the occult, scrying is a form of divination that anyone can use. While crystal balls may be the first scrying tool that comes to mind for many, in truth, scrying can be done with a wide variety of tools both specialized or mundane
While some definitions of scrying focus on examining reflective surfaces (such as crystal, stone, mirror, water, etc.) other definitions of scrying extend to cover searching within any physical medium for symbols to interpret including those that are not reflective (such as smoke, flame, candle wax, tea leaves, clouds, etc). For the sake of this challenge, you are free to pursue any method of scrying of your choice
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This week’s challenge is about exploring Scrying- but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
Picture from Pixabay
STEP 1 : Give it a try- go on and scry!
This challenge is all about scrying- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
Like any ability, skills are developed through research and practice. Whether you are a practiced pro or are entering the world of scrying for the first time, there is always more to be gained through your studies!
Consider jumping in (or refreshing your knowledge) by reading the basics of scrying in this helpful beginner’s guide. Feel free to share an interesting point or something you learned for your challenge entry
Scrying for Beginners: How to Scry Using Various Methods
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Crystals & Crystal Balls
Arguably the most well-known method of scrying, crystal balls are a tool used by fortune tellers, witches, and soothsayers to peer into the unknown for answers.
For those who don’t have a crystal ball on hand or want to try something new, did you know that you can use almost any crystal to scry for answers? Consider giving it a try this week!
Crystal and crystal ball discussions in the forum:
- Crystal Balls and Scrying
- Crystal Ball Interpretation
- Pink Tourmaline Scrying
- Scrying with Black Obsidian
- Black Obsidian Scrying Disk
Have you ever heard the phrase “like smoke and mirrors”? It’s a saying used when the truth is hidden or facts aren’t coming to light. But for those skilled in scrying, these places that conceal things from others become an ideal place to seek out the hidden truth.
Discussions in the forum about scrying with smoke and/or mirrors:
- Scrying with Smoke
- Questions About Using a Black Scrying Mirror
- How Do I Cleanse, Consecrate and Use a Black Mirror?
- Scrying Mirrors
- Mirror Gazing to Contact the Spirit of a Lost Loved One
There are many mediums that can be used for scrying- from water and other liquids ,
to watching flames , and more. Consider experimenting with a lesser-known method, or perhaps create your own!
A note that the suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore scrying in another way, please feel free to do so!
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the theme
Picture from Learn Religions: Types of Magical Scrying
STEP 2 : Share Your Experience
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
Getting Your Credit
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Where Should I Share My Entry?
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
This challenge will close in 6 DAYS
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( Time Converter: 2023-05-23T05:00:00Z)
(Note that the time zone is CET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
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A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team.
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
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In smoke and mirrors, in stone and flame,
The vast unknown can now be claimed.
For if you look, there’s much to spy-
Wait no more- go on and scry!
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