Since the days of the Ancient Persians, wizards, witches, and Romany gypsies and have sought for ways to look beyond the familiar world around them. Cunning folk have stared into fire, water, polished stone, magic mirrors, and crystal balls, seeking divination of hidden knowledge – visions of future events – or clairvoyant arts to find lost objects and detect criminals.
Scrying is a common Celtic practice too. It comes from the Old English word descry and means to make out dimly or to reveal the past, present, or future. Used to detect chaos, evil, good, and magic, scrying often brings a message. The seer goes into a trance and uncovers a series of hidden images, rather like a movie playing inside their skull. But the visions are symbolic and need interpreting, which is a skill that is only learned and honed over time.
Look into Kit’s crystal ball below. I see you – if you see me too then perhaps you’ve also got the gift!