The art of scrying has been around for thousands of years and is a well-known method of fortune telling. We find out how it works
The stereotypical image of scrying has long since been of elderly fortune tellers leant over a crystal ball, providing guidance. While crystal balls are indeed the most common form of this ancient art, there is much more to scrying than meets the eye. Using a crystal ball and its internal images to provide guidance into events is known as crystallomancy, and can also apply to gazing into reflective surfaces, such as mirrors and water. Its many different forms were first recorded in Ancient Egypt, when priests and priestesses of the great temples, as well as ordinary people at home, scryed in the oil which filled lamps or large barrels.