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Scrying Ball Against Depression

by Guinevra 2003-4

I am not sure it will work for all, but for myself
and my partner it works well. As a preface,
I never was interested in anything beside Tarot,
but only read about scrying balls and mirrors.
Last spring I bought a 10 cm white glass paperweight
and put it on my secretaire.

One day I passed it and saw something moving,
looking closer I saw a scene. One that was connected
with us and that we could avoid. It was not nice.
I told my partner this and for Christmas he gave
me the real thing. Not one of a precious stone,
but a man made crystal after the recipes of the
old adepts. I can make it work occasionally.

Some weeks ago I had an idea and tried it out.
I think you all have tealight candles besides real ones,
and I have teacandle holders that are mostly
coloured glasses, ones you put the candles in.
Not on top, but into the depths of the glass so
that the light that shines is coloured. I have
about half a dozen in different colours.

I put a black cloth on the table always, it's velvet,
but cheap, because bit by bit you get it stained
with wax from the big candles one has to use also.
The best remedy to take the wax out is, put the cloth
into the deep freezer for some hours, than you can
just break away all the wax.

It takes a bit of experimenting, depending on the
size of the table on how to place a candle holder
with normal candles and all the coloured glasses.
They mirror in the ball, my real ball is about
15 cm in diameter. The candles will mirror from the
top down. At the farthest end I put a real
candle holder, I take a sabbath candle holder
with small candles as there is some tradition
told to me the candles in a sabbath candle holder
have to burn out and are not to be put out.
Any other with about three to more
candles will do. If you place them right you have
them at the bottom of the ball. The lights go
higher when the candles burn down.

Place all the coloured glasses with candles burning
so that they show in the ball with space between till
the top. The nearest ones are showing at the top.
You can do it in silence of play some mediating music,
harps, or cembalo, very soft.

Sit before the ball comfortably and just gaze into it.
After a time the ball will vanish from your sight
and you see only all the colours and the black depth,
coming from the cloth. Light beams are coming out
of the coloured lights, that is because that all
has a kind of self-hypnotic effect.

We found out that this is very calming and is
helpful against depression better than any pills.
We did it for some evenings in a row together.
I placed my partner in the center, as he has at
the moment very deep depression. There is a danger,
the self-hypnotic effect makes one drowsy and tired
and one has to go to sleep, and there comes the danger
with the candles. These in the glasses, if forgotten
burn out, but in a candle holder they can drop and
maybe burn holes in the cloth or initiate fire.
I always open the window a little, so that
the candles are flickering.

If you do it alone,never use an open candle holder.
Best is to have someone around watching, like I do,
I am caught by that also, but not so much as when
I am in the center before the ball.I have not found
out till now how long lasting the effect is,
when it's done like a therapy each evening.
We do it once or twice in the week together now
when my partner is here.We tried it with my glass
paperweight also. It has air bubbles in it, but the
colour effect is the same, if the calming effect
is the same, we just try out.

I was in Berlin day before yesterday and bought
another of these paperweights, they are cheap,
and some colored glass candleholders in red, green,
blue, pink, purple. You should have more red ones,
they shine most, and of different sizes.
I gave the paperweight and half of the candle
glasses to my partner and he will try it out
also at home, as we cannot afford a second real ball.
Only setback, but not too much. The paperweights
are smaller, but that can be remedied with placing
the glasses carefully. You lose the time completely with
this form of scrying. First time we *woke* up so to say, after
more than two hours, when the first candle went out.
We thought it was only minutes we did that. My partner
was very tired, I had to stir him into the bed and
he slept the whole night through and woke up
much better than he was before that.

Regarding using scrying balls for scrying I have
a big book about that, tried to read it and in the
end abandoned it as nonsense.You surely know the
Romani Buckland deck. The same man did some years ago
a gypsy deck, I received as a much appreciated gift
from one of the list. The accompanying book is not
telling much. He goes in it in different kinds of
fortune telling and there is a small chapter about
scrying balls also. He tells that every ball will do,
it does not depend on the material, but on the one
who tries to see. So either you can do it or not.
The important thing is the psychic gift , not the
material of the ball scrying . I found out myself
in the paperweight ball.

For the antidepression effect I think its the same.
It is the coloured lights that shine through the glass
that has the soothing effect. So in my opinion any
glass ball would do. If you have the real ball and
have a talent for scrying be careful not to have the
wish to see anything before you place the ball in
its holder. That can interfere, getting a sight can
have just the contrast effect of soothing. I prepared
my ball with bathing it in saltwater and put it one
full moon night outside and cover it against day
light with a dark cloth.
These are the recommendations for scrying.
The paperweight ball just sits on my secretaire
and I did nothing with it, but it seems to help
also. Oh, I forgot something important. The tea candles
I use are scented ones, I use what I can get cheaply,
and they have scents from oriental, to apple,
lemon, vanille, flowers, lavender, incense,
just what is available. These mixed scents are
adding to the effect. The next morning, if you forget
to open the windows wide after doing that,the room
smells terrible, not awful, but enough to give you
a headache if you are in the room. With the ball
there never is a headache. I will tell what my partner
do with his now, I only advised him, not to use a real
candle holder without the small tablets for catching
the wax on them, when he does it alone.

I am not sure if that can help all against depression.
My partner has endogen depression, mine is exogen, and
it helps us both. The idea was really first time only
to see how it looks when coloured candles are mirrored
in the ball. I like to have candles burning in the
evening,they in general are more calming than electric light.

When I did it the first time alone, I also lost the time
and was *woken* up by the phone ringing. Not a nice
end of that. So make sure to avoid that. And best to be
two, so as to watch the candles.

Hope it helps more people than only us.


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