Scrying update (see post on feng shui/geomancy update, below!)
>Scrying has always been a fascination of mine, basically cause I can't seem to see a damn thing. I have tried mirrors, water, flame...
I had not had any success with these at all, either, or perhaps not the "calm self" required, but this afternoon I could share with my friend Usch that I have in fact made some little progress with the Buddha-ball: besides the initial visions of Marie Laveau (Voodoo queen and original High Priestess of New Orleans, no less! See post on "feng shui/geomancy update" below), I have since actually seen and conversed with Papa Legba himself through the medium of the ball, and I also had a vision of the Prince of Disks, when I got that card one morning, although he did not seem so chatty, rather dull and boring, and a bit sad, in fact... I don't know who to expect tomorrow morning (scrying works best after morning Tarot meditation for me), but as I have the Justice card, I wonder if Agwe (normally Lord of the Ocean Deeps) might appear in his guise as Loup Garou (the Wolf of the Forest)... But I really have no idea who or what to expect; I find you cannot force the spirits to appear, and they come and go as they damn well please! Also I had to set aside my expectations (from previous reading) about things going cloudy, and then black etc., because I just don't get all that! I just look at the ball, and straight away the configuration of bubbles looks different, and has formed into something else, sometimes morphing again within the space of the session. So, besides having a "calm mind", I think the key to scrying amounts to setting aside your expectations, and letting come whatever will present itself; at least, I have fun with it this way, and Usch reckons it a good sign that I have "clicked into it" this way! ;-))
(Quite the opposite of ceremonial magick, I expect, which "commands" highly specific spirits to appear on demand! Scrying seems about feeling blessed by whomsoever deigns to appear... ;-)) )
>Thinking about this , I guess it is possible to recognise a lunar and a solar mode of divination; in lunar modes, one tries to obtain the answer through a medium (as in scrying) or an oracle , in other words one does not try to "look" into subconscious mind but trusts it to give the right answer in a rather general way, in a solar mode one tries to evoke a symbol of the object of study and examines it directly, lacks the overall understanding that lunar modes can offer but good for investigation of details. Now if Horus has two eyes representing sun and moon, would it be a good idea to try a lunar divination first and "interpret" the answer using a rather solar mode? (Though I feel that in a sense the solar eye corresponds to the modes we described as lunar and vice versa)
Hmm, interesting thoughts indeed, Pasha; thanks for sharing!!! Since I obviously gravitate towards the more lunar modes, perhaps no wonder that the scrying visions tie in so strongly with my preferred oracle (Voodoo Tarot of New Orleans)... Actually, lunar light represents the reflected light of the sun anyway, so I can see no difference between lunar and solar modes, really... Or maybe, with the Justice card as my card of the day, I should try, in a solar way, for a more balanced appreciation of both? Horus (the hawk) has also flown into my medicine wheel this month... ;-))