Step 10 Divination
Meditation Enhancing Your Extra Sensory Perception (Play Time 16m 39s)
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.
Step 10 Divination Exercises
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: 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.
It would be impossible to list all of the images that you may encounter, but here are a few interpretations that may help you unravel the symbolism. Whilst it’s good to have a guide, it’s your interpretation that counts. Ask yourself, does it ring true for you? Also the symbol itself may be of significance for the person you are reading for so you may want to tell them exactly what you see.
Angel – A desire to become more spiritual or to rise above more earthly and everyday matters. Represents a peaceful outcome.
Birds – Generally birds are a symbol of freedom. Although you can get more specific such as a dove for peace, a raven for deceit, and a peacock warning of pride.
Butterflies – Spiritual transformation.
Bridge – Crossing to new things. Take note of what lies on either side.
Cat – Associated with female qualities, your intuition of your psychic self. Also with good fortune ahead.
Church – The scared will be of importance to you.
Door – A new phase or opportunity in your life.
Faces – Does the face represent an emotion or state of mind? Does it remind you of someone you know? There may be a key figure for you in the future.
Fish – Fish are a universal symbol of life and fertility.
Hat – A change of job or life role.
Horse – A horse can represent untamed emotions or even sexual ecstasy.
Horseshoes – A symbol of good luck to come.
Judge – Are you required to make a decision? Is something playing on your conscience? Or it could represent a future conflict with authority.
Keys – A problem solved or a new opportunity.
Knife – You may need or wish to cut some ties. Someone may mean you harm.
Ladder – Progress or promotion.
Moon – The moon has always been linked with feminine, fertility, intuition and emotions. It may represent personal growth or travel overseas.
Mountains – A quest and possibly obstacles along the way.
Owl – Wisdom.
Path – The direction you are currently taking in life. Are there any other symbols around? Is there a crossroads or a decision to be made? Is it smooth, or littered with obstacles?
Pig – Are you being stubborn, selfish or brutish? Or is that someone around you.
Policeman – Are you feeling guilty? Do you have an issue with authority.
Queen – Representative of a motherly figure, or that side of your own nature. Listen to your intuition.
Rose – A symbol of love.
Storm – Are you feeling overwhelmed by some inner conflict? A possibility of trouble ahead.
Spider – Weaving or creating your life. Or a possible fear of being trapped, especially if it’s in its web.
Train – Could represent the direction of your life. Don’t miss an opportunity.
Tree – Strong yet flexible. Is that your message? Can also represent being in touch with the earth, and old wisdom.
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