NEXT IT’S TIME to get to grips with some practical divination tools, and we’re each given a scrying mirror, which is basically a black-backed mirror, to hold.
‘First, ask Spirit for protection,’ says Wendy, ‘so you don’t see anything scary such as a mischievous spirit in the mirror.’ You can either look into the mirror with a question in mind, or say it out loud, or like I did, just meditate on your reflection in the mirror and see if you receive a message.
‘As you gaze at it can you see the lips of a spirit guide talking to you?’ Wendy asks.
I can only see a blurred outline of my face, because when I go into a meditative state I allow my eyes to become unfocused. Fear may be holding me back as it’s a bit spooky looking for moving lips in a mirror.
Later, we repeat this exercise with quartz crystal balls and traditional clear glass ones. We’re given a useful tip to always sit with your back to the window so the ball is in shadow, which makes it easier to see.
I don’t see anything in the crystal balls either, but Wendy assures me that for most people, this technique does take practice. ‘Don’t always expect to see a picture,’ she says. ‘Some receive a message in words, others get a feeling transmitted to them, revealing the answer to their question.’ Frustratingly, none of the people who tried the crystal ball in this workshop managed to succeed but Wendy did tell us that one of her students on another course could hear spirits speaking through it and another saw faces, symbols and events within the crystal. One lady even entered a trance and wrote copious notes she’d channeled from Spirit.
Protect yourself so you don't see scary spirits in the mirror