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Gazing into crystals, shimmering waters, polished metal, and even oiled thumbnails have each long been visionary means by which mystics and diviners discern underlying occult influences, predict the future, and glean knowledge-at-a-distance pertaining to any number of human concerns - from the internationally socio-political to intensely personal.


Such ways of knowing are most often facilitated by preparatory periods of purification and alignment leading to intense states of contemplation and empowerment, and commonly activated by incantations, prayer, song, and other forms of ‘calls’. Calling what, you might ask? Scrying not only provides knowledge but can facilitate action-at-a-distance too, by means of evocatory scrying techniques that call a spirit or angel into the stone (or bowl or whathaveyou) to present visions, to answer questions directly, or even be charged and bound through the stone to perform a task for its summoner.


The most famous of these sorts of operations are undoubtedly the angelical experiments of Dr John Dee and Edward Kelley. In this class, diviner, magician, and historian Dr Alexander Cummins will lead us on an investigation of the practices and results of not only these infamous Enochian works but also a variety of Dee and Kelley’s contemporary seers, scryers, and conjurors of the early modern period. From the more necromantic experiments of Gilbert and Davis’ The Excellent Booke, to the records of wise women and cunning men showing their clients the faces of future lovers in their stones and calling forth spirits of justice and vengeance alike from their glimmering enchanting mirrors. Join us as we explore not only the history and theory but also the practices of early modern scrying.


About the Presenter:

Dr. Alexander Cummins (@grimoiresontape) is a professional diviner,  consultant sorcerer, and historian of magic.  His work focuses on  grimoires, divination, and folk necromancy. He co-hosts Radio Free  Golgotha, and can be booked for talks, workshops, readings, coaching and  consultation at His recorded classes can  also be obtained from The Cauldron Black archives.


THIS CLASS IS ONLINE ONLY! The class recording  link will be emailed to you within 3  business days of your purchase and will be available to you for 30 days. You must be 18 years old to purchase this class recording. There are no refunds or exchanges.


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By Stone and By Call: Scrying in Early Modern English Magic

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