Raising Little Heathens

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Personally, scrying scares me. I rarely do it. I have enough trouble coping with NOW.

    Possible tools for scrying:

  • Water in a silvery or blue bowl
  • Mirror
  • Candle flame
  • Fireplace fire
  • Crystal, ball or otherwise
  • Prism
  • Palm of hand
  • Smoke
  • Steam
  • Water with a few drops of colored oil
  • Lava lamp

First set up a protective circle. This is to prevent uninvited guests of ectoplasmic origin, i.e., “ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties and things that go bump in the night”. To do this, you will need:

  • a smudging herb such as white sage, the artemesias, lavender rue or patchouli. If the smoke bothers you, then you can drop the herb into a spray bottle filled with water, and spritz instead.
  • four white candles, preferably small ones in glass
  • comfortable place to sit, either a mat, stool or chair and table, that will be within the circle
  • scrying tool

Cast your circle, smudge or spritz and light a white candle at each direction. Invoke Deites, such as Hecate, Grandmother Spider, or any other of the Crones that control destiny and ask that they act as “gatekeepers” for protection.

Sit within the circle with your child and get comfortable. Your child can sit on your lap, on a chair, stool or on the floor.

Look together into the scrying tool. You don’t need to be quiet. You can discuss what you see. Talking helps to keep the concentration focused. If you find you have exhausted the child’s patience, banish the circle and try it again another time. After children have seen something for the first time, you will find their attention span will increase considerably.

Scrying is not a game. Tell the kids not to do this without adult supervision. They will do it without your supervision anyway. They will either scare themselves out of scrying altogether, or become very powerful seers.

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