why are scrying mirrors black? and curved? By Forum July 16, 2010 0 - Advertisement - can’t someone use a regular mirror?? Yes, another Wiccan question… - Advertisement - Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Tumblr Mix Digg LINE Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Name* Email* Website Name* Email* Website 4 Comments Most Voted Newest Oldest Inline Feedbacks View all comments Pangel - hugging trees ( again ) 10 years ago you can use a plain old bowl of water if you want to but the black helps to stop reflections though … so all I do is put black cloth below the bowl 0 Reply Mystic Marvin 10 years ago It’s to help us see our inner self, not our outer self. 0 Reply Frau Hunter JPA 10 years ago Black absorbs light and reflections so that you mind only focuses on staring into dark and not be distracted by your own reflection or something in the room. Pangel has a good suggestion. Either a clear bowl with black under it, or water with ink poured in. Take a picture frame and spray paint once side with black paint. Put it back into the frame (a very simple frame) with the painted side inside. Go for it. 0 Reply Teawitch 10 years ago you can use many things to scry. Black, concaved, with water is usually the best because it leads to less distractions. Keeps you focused where a regular mirror and the like hold too many distractions. (Personal Experience) 0 Reply Related Does anyone use Power Meditation? What's a good book to read about meditation? Telepathy. Is there any truth in it ? How do you find out which Buddhism is the right one to follow? Is candle gazing good in meditation? what are the possible benefits of candle gazing? is it possible for your mind/consciousness to exists after death even if there is no god?