Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scrying Mirror's Making Of


Some friends were curious on how Maebius created the gorgeous scrying mirror he sent me. I'll use his own words:

"First, I took a simple wooden picture frame and decorated it. In the most recent New Moon I had small riutal fire made from apple and elder branches which had fallen from our trees in the yard recently.
Also, smudged the glass and frame with mugwort and cedar leaves. Charged the scrying frame with love and intent to be a sacred tool. Then I took the ashes, powdered them in a stone mortar & pestle, and mixed some more dried mugwort leaves in. This got smeared on the back of the glass with a little salt-water and allowed to dry."


As he said, a bit of extra work compared to simply painting it, but it surely brought a special feeling to it, making the mirror even more sacred and powerful for me!

11 comentários:

Maebius said...

Awesome! I was just typing up my own post about constructing my mirrors and some other crafts. Will be posted by tomorrow on my site. Thanks!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

My dear, I have left you an award on my bloggie this morning because you are so special to me. You know how I feel about awards.....just the giving is the thing...you don't have to pass it on if you choose not to. Just saying, "you're a goodie, to me". The Olde Bagg

rox said...

that little mirror is so beautiful Nydia ! thanks for sharing
lov rox

Pallas Renatus said...

Neat =)

I plan on making mine by making an "herb candle" with appropriate herbs, and then holding the glass over the flame, letting the "lampblack" collect on the surface. Once I get a nice even coat, I'll blast it with black spray-paint and sealer for good measure. Should be a cool project =)

Lyn said...

It's beautiful!!!!

~*Rhi*~ said...

Great ideas! I simply painted mine, but it's a bit to black. I think I'll try this method.

Thanks!!

Maebius said...

for those into serious scrying, try finding an old glass tabletop, or old window-panes that someone might be tossing out. Spray or paint the reverse side flat/matte black and then make sure to protect any sharp edges with tape or something.
I have a big glass pane that we call "The Black Hole" because it really does suck you in when used when I did more scrying. (I should try it again, as it's been almost two years...)

Illustrated Ink said...

Very cool tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Mama Kelly aka Jia said...

How beautiful!

Strega Mamma said...

Oi, Nydia e Lucas ! Também sou carioca e bruxa ! Adoro este seu cantinho, mas meu inglês ...bom...posso pedir 3 "desejos" ? 1- será pedir muito que você coloque um tradutor para o blog ? Sei que ele não é tão eficiente, mas ajuda... 2- poderia me enviar por e-mail a "tradução" desta postagem sobre o espelho, não entendi muito bem... 3- ficarei esperando-a para um chá lá no meu blog, aceita ?
Ficarei aguardando, na maior torcida ! Bjs carinhosos. Blessed be !

Ponderosa Pagan said...

Wonderful Nydia! I love it. THe craftsmanship is amazing Maebius.
I have such difficulty with scrying mirrors. I cannot tell if it is because I stop myself before the images can come or I just am not allowing myself to let the images flow.
My scrying mirror is on my altar but it looks sad and unused. Maybe I will need to spend some time with it!