Scry Me a River: Crystal Gazing & the Psychomanteum
Steve Barrell has many irons in the fire, hats to wear, and clichés to air. Passionate about survival studies as evidence for spirit & spirituality, he facilitates The Rhine Research Center‘s ‘Dreams Study Group’, is president of Haunted North Carolina Paranormal Investigations & Research, Inc., and is an ordained minister in the United Metaphysical Churches. In 2016, he opened the ‘Metaphysical & Esoteric Study Center’ in Downtown Durham, a reading room & lending library of more than 7,000 books, including a séance room, and – yes – a psychomanteum.
“Scrying”, the divinatory art of gazing into a reflective surface with intention to obtain specific answers or information, has recently been adapted, as the Psychomanteum, for spirit communication with discarnate loved ones. A brief history of crystal gazing precedes a discussion of Dr. Raymond Moody’s and others’ research, and includes the showing of a portion of Dr. Moody’s documentary, “Through the Tunnel”, in which 60% of his subjects received desired spirit communication that remediated their grieving.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall….” “Scrying” is the divinatory art of gazing into a reflective surface with intention in order to obtain specific answers or information. Surfaces used for scrying include pools of water, mirrors, crystal balls and shiny ceramic tiles, and the resulting information is typically of a psychic (clairvoyant or precognitive) nature. In […]