Scrying is a general term for the practice of obtaining divinatory or spiritual visions by looking at fluctuating patterns of light.
Typically the scryer uses a reflective surface such as a mirror, crystal ball, or pool of water, or gazes into the swirling of clouds, fire or smoke.
By focussing gently but intently on the visual patterns, a mild trance state can be induced in which recognizable shapes and images may be seen.
These visions are often interpreted as communications from the spirit world. However, most psychologists believe that the images stem from the unconscious mind of the scryer, or simply represent the active tendency of the brain to create meaningful perceptions, especially of faces and human figures, from random stimuli (a phenomenon known as pareidolia.
This interactive Scrying Trainer randomly generates a constantly moving cloud-like pattern in a simulated crystal ball.
Caution: Scrying Trainer produces flickering images.
To use the trainer, you should relax and allow yourself to passively watch the pattern of swirling clouds. Just allow any shapes or images to appear before your eyes. Don't force it.
Start with no more than five minutes, until you are comfortable and familiar with the process.
You may want to experiment with different speeds and sizes until you find the combination that works best for you. You can then try longer periods of scrying.
As you are watching the images form, you may want to speak out (perhaps into a voice recorder) the impressions you receive. Some people also like to ask questions of the 'spirits' as they are scrying.