Who still practices these? and how reliable are they?
It’s no secret I am a huge sceptic when it comes to using any sort of scrying technique in the hopes of having the ability to see into the future or even the past.
In my opinion scrying techniques can cause borderline delusion among those who practice it, or even feel they have mastered this so-called craft. There is just no base to it, no theory as to why some believe these techniques work because they don’t.
Scrying, again in my opinion is just another form of pareidolia. Its definition states “Pareidolia is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual so that one sees an object, pattern, or meaning where there is none.
So, in simple English, it’s like looking up into the sky and clouds, and being able to make out a train chasing a cat or having found a potato with Jesus’s face on it….
However, that being said, I do like playing the devil’s advocate, continuously challenging my theories and beliefs most of the time, so I see it only fitting that we give the scrying technique another hard look, give it the benefit of the doubt if you will. I welcome a debate on a subject I am not too familiarised with, I like my lack of knowledge and naivety to be challenged by those who have more expertise and experience in the subject at hand than I do, and scrying is one of them.
The scrying technique is said to be able to bestow someone with the ability to see into the future and or even look into the past. It can also be a fountain of knowledge. It’s usually practiced by those who believe they possess extraordinary abilities.
Scrying was very popular in the Middle Ages and was known to be practiced even earlier than that. Different methods were used though, this would depend on the individual’s own beliefs, religion, culture, etc. Some made use of smoke, like Shamans, others made use of glass/crystals/stones, like fortune tellers and gypsies, and some even made use of animal bones and organs, such as witch doctors and those who practiced the occult like Voodoo. Many Kings and warriors sought guidance, knowledge, and enlightenment from their go-to “scryer” if you will.
This begs the question, were they just very superstitious, or where there some truth to this phenomenon?
Let’s say for argument’s sake, these scrying techniques did in fact work, why is it then not practiced so much in the modern age anymore? Or is it?
I have a theory as to why. You see if you were to give someone a magical wand, the person would first need to possess the abilities in the first place to use it successfully. A magical wand may work in the hands of a magician, but not so much in the average Joe’s. So, I think it’s safe to presume the individual would need to be of a powerful psychic, medium, energetic force, or someone with extraordinary abilities.
Very little is known about scrying, like many other questionable techniques, I am intrigued by its possibilities though. So, if there is anyone out there who is indeed knowledgeable in this field, get in touch, I would love to hear from you.