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Making a Black Mirror

To: alt.magick,alt.magick.tyagi,alt.divination,alt.pagan,alt.pagan.magick,alt.paranet,alt.religion.wicca
From: M. Connelly)
Subject: Re: Making a Black Mirror
Date: 29 Aug 1996 15:50:50 GMT

In <> Corbie  writes: 
>One of the simplest methods is to find a bowl that has a black matte 
>glaze on the interior.  (I found a Japanese bowl that has a quite 
>lovely black matte glaze inside, and a green gloss glaze on the 
>If you can't find a bowl matching this description, you might be able 
>to find a ceramic shop that will let you buy a bowl, glaze it, and 
>return it to the shop for firing.
>Fill the bowl with water. 
>Voila; scrying tool.

One of the most interesting scrying mirrors I have is made from a cheap
magnifying mirror, bought at a discount store.  It's about six inches
wide.  I dismounted it from its plastic surround, took the silver off
the back with a combination of paint remover and gentle steel wool
scraping (really cleaning it well, nice and transparent) and then
sprayed the cleaned side with a couple of layers of flat black enamel. 
I mounted it with hot glue on a black painted triangle made of
masonite, just to protect it.  The masonite has a hole in one of the
apexes, through which I've threaded a loop of black twine.

This I wear over head and shoulder so it hangs at my side.  On a trip
through a dark wood - or your available equivalent - this is a handy
tool to have, to stop and meditate and veiw the astral scene around.

Just remember to blacken the convex side, not the bowl face - 

Walk in Brightness, everywhere

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