Using Scrying To See How A Genius
John L. Waters
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November 8, 2000
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Scrying is a technique used by a trained person to see
an image which he or she interprets to be the image of
a lost item, a future event, or some other important
item which can't be found by using any other method.
To help scrying work, a person learns to gaze blankly
at a featureless object such as a black mirror, the
surface of a water pool, or a crystal ball. When the
scryer is successful, images appear in the visual
field. Each image grows out of a light which the
scryer sees in the visual field. The scryer may
report what is seen to a note-taker or tape record his
or her own vocal report.
In a dream or in a vision a scryer may see images
which pertain to his own special problem. How he
relates these dream images depends on his prior
knowledge and his intuition. The images he receives
may need to be interpreted. If not, the images depict
an actual physical reality removed in space or in
Scrying and dreaming are not by themselves intuition.
In a dream and in a vision a person hallucinates
visual or auditory sensations. Later, intuition may
use the dream material to get some new idea.
Intuition associates old ideas in a new and useful
way. The dream itself usually requires intuition to
One example of using a dream to get a new and useful
idea comes from the pioneer German chemist August
Kekule's dream of fiery serpents biting their tails.
The brightness and the intensity of Kekule's dream
made it memorable to him. Several days later Kekule
intuited that the benzene molecule might not be a long
chain shape but instead might be a hexagonal shape.
Later Kekule told people how this dream of fiery
serpents biting their tails helped him overcome his
mental block and solve this specific problem.
Kekule had assumed that the structure of the benzene
molecule was linear. So his experimental laboratory
results perplexed him greatly. Kekule really needed
his dreaming mind to help him solve this problem.
You might dream of, or see in a vision some event
which transpired later. But you have other dreams or
visions which are not prophetic. So how can you tell
which one of your inner pictures is prophetic, and how
can you convince other people that your prophetic
dream is worth paying attention to? And what good is
having prophetic visions or dreams, if no one makes
any use of them?
Kekule's dream came when he was very perplexed. There
was a solution to his problem and his problem was
clearly defined to him. His many years of training
and experience in chemistry had prepared him to study
the molecular structure of benzene.
But to function better, Kekule's creative intelligence
required his dreaming intelligence. And the chemist's
effective intuition enabled him to use the dream
material to solve his problem. If Kekule hadn't been
so intuitive, he never would have connected his dream
material with the solution to his problem of defining
the molecular structure of benzene.
One naturally might think that the individuals
recognized by many people as "true prophets" have
often proven to many credible adults that they have
developed their ability to scry or dream of events
which later occured. In this way ones talent as a
prophet would be proven. Otherwise, how can people
accept the so-called prophet is truly a prophet?
But if we search the literature on prophets, we don't
find this much scrutiny in people. We only find the
people's blind faith in a charismatic person who
claims to be a prophet or who is said to be a prophet.
Even so, it ought to be intuitively obvious that
having a special talent for dreaming and visualizing
and a talent for intuition is something very different
from having a special talent for charming or fooling
A scryer's dreams and visions come as he is gazing
into a black mirror, a crystal ball, the shining
surface of water, or some other relatively featureless
surface. The scryer has been trained to use some
traditional "occult" technique to see or hear what
others can't see or hear. This can be an aid to
creativity, as when Leonardo Da Vinci often gazed at a
familiar rock wall to get new ideas for his paintings.
Scrying helps a person access his own subconscious
mind or unconscious mind. By regularly practicing
scrying a person regularly accesses his or her usually
latent or hidden unconscious ability. However scrying
has often been associated with casting spells and
other efforts to produce negative results.
In reality scrying is used by an adept to witch,
divine, or find the answer to a perplexing problem,
such as the subject for your next painting, or the
solution to your difficult problem, as Kekule used his
unconscious mind to help him solve a difficult problem
in chemistry. And because he was so successful in
pioneering organic chemistry, a great many people said
that August Kekule was a genius. But how did the man
learn how to so gracefully coordinate his many mental
By associating scrying with witchcraft and giving
witchcraft such a negative image, the scientific
cultures have prevented progress in the clear
understanding of developing and using more creative
inspiration. Furthermore, children who naturally scry
are taught that gazing blankly isn't socially
acceptible. The result is that very few young people
ever are taught anything positive about scrying and
the process of inspiration and creative genius remains
a mystery even the most honored medical scientists
don't actually know how to solve.
6:55PM Monday, November 6, 2000
John L. Waters
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