Methods of Divination
Beginners Development

Beginners Module 10 – Methods of Divination

Theory: Other Methods of Divination:

There are many forms of divination some of which we have covered already such as card readings, reading the aura and dowsing. Other examples are runes, dream analysis, tea leaf reading, crystal reading, and scrying.

There are two exercises given in the practical section of this module, one on tea leaf reading and one for scrying.

Scrying can take many forms, the most common of which is crystal ball readings. Other ways include using mirrors, bowls of water, ink or oil dropped in water, in fact anything that has a reflective surface. Some people also look for the formation of symbols in clouds, fire or candle flames.

Both methods are yet more building blocks in developing our abilities. They are like many of the other tools and skills that we learn in that they act as a catalyst and a focus for our innate abilities, enabling us to tune in more easily.

We have covered some theory on symbol reading previously. Scrying is similar but may need some further explanation. Scrying comes from the old English word ‘descry’ meaning “to make out dimly” or “to reveal”. So we are asking the tools that we use to reveal messages to us that we can then read and interpret.

Scrying has been used for thousands of years by different cultures. The ancient Egyptians used scrying. One legend states that the goddess Hathor carried a shield that could reflect back all things in their true light. From this shield she allegedly fashioned the first magic mirror to scry with. The ancient Greeks, Celts, Nostradamus are also believed to have used various methods of scrying.

Module 10 Exercises

Guided Meditation

Awakening Your Senses

Exercise 1: Up to you

Choose a method of divination that you would like to try.

Either use the tools you’ve brought with you, or something else available that you are drawn to.
Work in pairs and read for each other.
The buzz that this creates helps you to get more information through as you feed of each other.

Exercise 2: Tea leaf reading

Work in pairs to de these readings.

Make a pot of tea, using loose tea.
Pour a cup for each person taking part and allow the leaves to settle in the cup.

Drink the tea leaving a small amount in the bottom of the cup containing the leaves.
Turn the cup upside down on to a saucer or plate allowing the remaining liquid to run out.
Turn the cup three times in a clockwise direction on the saucer and pass it to your partner.
The reader can then turn the cup over and take a look at the leaves.

The reader should look for patterns and shapes or symbols that have been made by the leaves.
What do these symbols mean to you? What may they relate to? As you begin to interpret them, more thoughts or images may come into your mind. Use the patterns in the cup as a tool or trigger to open you to the messages waiting for the enquirer.

Keep a record of the reading including the date and names of the enquirer and reader.
Swap over so that everyone gets a go.

Exercise 3: Scrying

For this exercise there are many things you can use to gaze into: Crystal Ball, Mirror, Bowl of Water, Bowl of water with oil or ink added, even a candle flame.

Work in pairs.
Work in a dimmed light, light a couple of candles ideally placed down low and behind you.

Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Visualise yourself surrounded by white light. Allow yourself to relax and your breathing to slow.

Focus your intention on reading for your partner.

When you feel ready, slowly open your eyes and look upon the reflective surface.
Turn or move the item until you have as few reflections as possible and you cannot see yourself. Allow your eyes to relax and gaze at the object, looking through it, not at it.

Tell your partner what you are seeing so that they can make a note of it.

Keep a record of the reading including the date and names of the enquirer and reader.
Swap over so that you both get a go.


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