Egyptian Dream Scrying

Egyptian dream scrying may be traced back thousands of years. The method used by the Egyptians was recorded in the Greek magical papyri which were written between 200 B.C. to 500 A.D.


In preparing to use the Egyptian dream scrying method you must not speak to anyone on the evening you plan to scy. You should remain in silence after the setting of the sun.


Do not consume alcohol on that day or engage in sex. You must refrain from consuming food for up to four hours before the scrying.


After having a warm bath you anoint your temples with olive oil. You will need an oil lamp which must not be coloured red or bear any inscription.


Write on a short narrow strip of white linen with ink mixed with myrrh the name of the dream God and the purpose for the dream scrying. Twist the linen strip into a wick and insert into the oil of the lamp.


Place the lamp on a table beside your bed. Using the ink draw the image of the dream God upon your left palm.


You must decide which God or Goddess you wish to use. Thoth was well used with the Egyptians.


Light your lamp. Kneel before the lamp.


Concentrating on the image on your left hand recite the following invocation : Thoth I invoke, blessed power of dreams divine, Angel of future fates, swift wings are thine, Great source of oracles to human kind, When stealing soft, and whispering to the mind, Through sleep's sweet silence and the gloom of night, Thy power awake the sight, To silent souls the will of heaven relates, And silently reveals their future fates.


You need to concentrate on your question you wish to know the answer to. Around your left hand wrap a piece of black linen about four inches wide and about thirty inches long.


The black cloth is called "black" of Isis. Blow out the flame of the lamp.


Now go to bed, clear your mind and go to sleep. Have a tape recorder beside your bed so that when you awaken you may recrd your dreams while still fresh in your mind.


You will find that the dream will come to you in a voice that is clear and powerfull rather than in dream images. Sometimes the message is sent in cryptic form so take your time in working out the answer.


Pendulum Scrying


The ancient Romans were renowned for pendulum scrying and their methods were detailed in the writings of Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus. It is also possible that French seer Nostradamus used this same Roman method of basin scrying by means of a pendulum to produce individual letters that formed intelligible prophetic verses.


The bowl used was a composite material of many metals, meaning it was made of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver. A ring was attached by thread to a wand.


The ring was probably a band of electrum with occult characters engraved upon it. The twenty four letters of the Greek alphabet were engraved into the flange of the basin.


The table used was probably a tripod in which to support the basin. It was made out of branches of laural and had three legs.


Laural was the substance specified by the Enochian angels for the scrying table of John Dee. Another method which has been used in Europe for centuries involves the suspension of a ring from a thin silk thread inside an ordinary water goblet.


The responses come in the form of tapping sounds as the ring gently raps the side of the glass. The seer asks a specific question that can be answered with a yes or a no. A single tap indicates a yes while two taps indicate a no. More than two taps indicates the spirit is not certain of the response.


Another method is to use a sheet of paper with a cross marked upon it. The ring is held suspended over the cross in the left hand upon a silk thread.


A simple question is asked which only requires a yes or no. If the answer is yes it will swing back and forth along the vertical arm of the cross. If the answer is no it will swing side to side along the horizontal arm of the cross.


Some scryers prefer to use a crystal instead of a ring. Once you have made your pendulum you should purify it.


Fill a clear bowl with fresh pure water. Say a cleansing prayer : "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean, Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow, Create in me a clean heart, And renew a right spirit within me".


Dip the crystal and thread into the water and leave for a few minutes.


On the night of a full moon place the pendulum and thread in the moonlight and leave for several hours. Never allow your pendulum to be placed in direct sunlight.



Throughout history symbols of political or religious importance have been seen in the clouds. In A.D. 312 when Emperor Constantine was marching against the army of Maxentius at Rome, both he and his entire army saw a shining cross of light amid the clouds.


It was said the cross contained the Greek words "By This Conquer". Later that night Christ appeared to Constantine in his dreams bearing a cross in his hand ordering Constantine to have a military standard made in the same image.


Under this standard his outnumbered army was victorious. Down through history entire military battles have been witnessed in the clouds.


Some of the UFO sightings have in fact turned out to be disk shaped cloud formations. Generally cloud scrying is done on days when cloud conditions are good.


Having too few or too many clouds is no good for scrying. The best is when the clouds are thick.


Find a nice location to lie down and just relax. Try not to focus on any one cloud but rather allow the clouds to drift across your view.


Visions cannot be forced, they will come naturally when the time is right.




You will need a large, deep bowl made from glass, brass or silver. It must have a smooth and even rim.


You must set your base on some sort of tripod for best results. A tripod made of laural boughs is the best.


You will need to do your own testing to find out which bowl works best for you and how much water you should use. Do not use water from a tap. Get clean, fresh water from a stream.


The ancient Greeks believed that nature spirits dwelled in fresh water. The water may be stored in a vessel and used again.


However it is a good idea to replace your water once a month. Never collect the water of a day time. Water should only be collected at night preferably on a full moon.


To make your wand use a branch from a bay tree, hazel tree or the laural. The end of the wand should be covered in dry tree sap or resin.


Dip the end of the wand into the water until it becomes wet. Wet the rims of the bowl.


The best time to Scry is at night when it is quite. By gently drawing the rim of the wand around the bowl it will cause it to resonate.


The action of the resonating basin will cause circular ripples to form in the basin. The water seems to breathe with the sounds.


It is the harmonics that seem to whisper forth predictions of the future. These are interpreted with the help of a guardian angel.


You may also receive visual impressions which Nostradamus likened to that of a "burning mirror".



Both Merlin and John Dee used a crystal globe for scrying. Because of the cost of rock crystal balls many people use a glass ball but this is not advisable.


Brazil has the best crystal rocks in the world. Although crystals may grow to a considerable length, they seldom exceed one inch in thickness.


There are however some exceptions. Flaws in a crystal such as cracks, bubbles and discolorations do not make crystal unfit for scrying although they may distract your attention.


Size is however not important and bigger does not mean it will be better. Crystal scrying should be done in near or total darkness.


The main thing is to avoid reflections on the surface of the crystal. The best method is to use the light of a candle when scrying but make sure the candle does not reflect in the ball.


Focus your gaze on the centre of the crystal not on its surface. Try looking through the crystal as if it were a mirror upon the astral world.


The first thing you may see is clouds that change color. Eventually a mist will spread outwards from the centre of the crystal to reveal images.


When you scry for visions sooner or later you will achieve communication from the spirits. These spirits will help you to understand what you have seen in the visions.


It may be helpful to charge your crystal ball once a month with moonlight. Place the ball in a glass bowl of natural water in the glow of a full moon.



The history of oil scrying can be traced back to the ancient Babylonians. Some of their magic books have survived down through the centuries with details of the methods they used.


One of their techniques was called the "Princess of the Thumb". A scryer anointed the forehead and thumbnail of a subject.


The shiny nail acted as a magic mirror in which the scryer saw spirits. Another version was called the "Princess of the Hand".


Oil was mixed with black soot to make a black paste that was then smeared upon the hand. The scryer then used the hand as a mirror to scry future events.


A third type of oil scrying was called the "Princess of the Cup". Sesame seed oil was used to coat the inside of a cup that was rested on its side.


The cup was used as a concave magic mirror to capture and magnify the light of a candle that was fixed on its inner rim.


From the Babylonians oil scrying found its way to the Egyptians and Hebrews. The most detailed examples of oil scrying are written in the Greek Magical Papyri written in Egypt between 200 B.C. and A.D. 500.


Four kinds of water which is to be mixed with the oil is used for four types of divination.


If you call upon the services of the heavenly Gods then use rainwater. If you invoke the terrestrial Gods then use sea water. If you invoke the Gods Osiris or Serapis use river water And if you call upon the souls of the dead then use spring water.



Psychometry is the ability to read the history of certain objects by holding the object in your hand or placing it to your forehead. Usually small personal objects such as a watch, ring, key or other personal objects are the best.


People with the ability to scry this way are called Psychometrist. The term psychometry was invented in 1842 by J R Buchanan.


Buchanan experimented with some students from Cincinati medical school and found that when certain students where given an unmarked bottle of medicine they had the same reaction as if they had taken the medicine. Buchanan developed the theory that all things give off an emanation.


These emanations contained a sort of record of the history of the object. Buchanan believed that objects recorded senses and emotions and these could be played back in the mind of the psychometric scryer.


Some theosophists attempt to explain psychometry in terms of the Akashic records. Psychometrists usually scry in a normal state of mind.


In other words there is no preparation needed or any need for trance, etc. Scryers are sometimes unable to hold certain objects because of that objects past. For example if the object had been used in a violent crime.


In some cases if a scryer has been handed an object of someone who recently died of illness the scryer may suffer from symptoms of the illness. Psychometric impressions may come in the form of emotions, sounds, scents, tastes or images.


The visions are usually very rapid in nature. The visual images occur with no logical sequences.


Psychometrists usually experience a loss of energy and an increase in body temperature when scrying. Some scryers report an irregular heartbeat.


It is generally thought that psychometry is a natural power of the human mind, but some people believe that it is controlled by spiritual beings. Some scryers feel that they act as an instrument and that the spirits do the actual scrying.


If you possess a talent for psychometry you probably already know it. It usually starts at an early age and seems to be a natural gift not something that is learnt.



John Dee (1527 to 1608) was one of the greatest scryers in history. Dee's private library of books was renowned throughout Europe.


Through his studies Dee was well versed in the magic of the ancient world. In 1591 he became strongly interested in spirit communication when he started having troublesome dreams and hearing knocking noises.


He records these disturbances in his private diary. Dee began by trying to see visions within a small rock crystal.


Dee met Edward Kelley in 1582 when he came to his house seeking information about turning base metals into pure gold. Kelley had little interest in the angels other than trying to use them to make money.


The angels treated Kelley with contempt and only used him as a line of communication to Dee. Dee had a strong interest in using the angels as political channels, but the angels where not interested.


The angels where only interested in passing on the system of Enochian magic. The actual scrying method of Enochian magic was recorded in Dee's diary Libri Mysteriorum.


Dee's crystal was a small globe of rock crystal. Sometimes Dee used a mirror of obsidian which he called his jet shewstone.


The crystal rested within a golden frame that had a cross on top. The crystal in its frame rested upon a seal called Sigillum Aemeth. The angel Uriel gave instructions about this.


The Sigillum resides in the British museum today. The Sigillum was placed in the middle of Dee's scrying table.


The angels gave instructions for the table as well. It was to be made of sweetwood and two cubits in all directions.


A magic square of twelve Enochian letters occupies the centre of the table. The table was draped with a white silk cloth.


Around the central square of the table were seven talisman known as Ensigns of Creation. Dee always opened each scrying session with a prayer.


Dees method shows just how exact a scryers table must be . The details were dictated to Dee by the angels.