Using Scrying To See How A Genius Works

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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