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What's scrying, you ask? We're not totally sure either, but that's kind of the point of this workshop. According to Otherwild, scrying comes from the Old English word descry meaning "to make out dimly" or "to reveal"—it's an auto-deepening trance practice traditionally achieved by staring into a smooth black surface. Ancient Egyptians used bowls filled with ink, oil, or blood, Aztecs used slabs of obsidian, Ancient Persians used a chalice filled with water, the Celts used darkened brass plates, and many contemporary diviners simply paint a mirror black. During this two hour workshop, you'll make our own individual scrying vessels out of clay, learn the history and meaning of the art, and practice scrying together as a group. You'll also take home your very own scrying vessel, a workbook, and tools and techniques for finding guidance and illumination through the ancient art of staring into the void. Deep.