A guide on how to build a practical Psychomanteum.
Excerpt from "Bridging Two Realms", John Holland, page 75.
Can we really see our departed loved ones right in front of us? According to Dr. Raymond Moody, this is possible through mirror gazing, which is known as scrying. He developed his own mirror-gazing technique using his Psychomanteum Chamber, which was inspired by the ancient techniques used 2,500 years ago at the Oracle of the Dead in Ephyra, Greece. Over the years, I've heard him speak many times of the people who have gazed into the mirror in his Psychomanteum Chamber and subsequently had their own personal contact with their departed loved ones.
You don't need to have your own chamber; a simple mirror can provide the necessary gateway. Simply follow these steps:
Sit comfortably and look into the depth of a clear mirror. I recommend that you have either a tall mirror in front of you or one on a table, so you can easily gaze into it.
Place a candle behind you and away from your gaze. You want to gently illuminate the room with soft light, just bright enough to see your reflection in the mirror. I've found that the lower the lighting is in the room, the better the results.
Deeply relax your body until it feels heavy. When you're ready, try not to really see anything or strain your eyes as you gaze into the mirror. Relax your eyes and just gaze gently. Some people have said they noticed the mirror becoming cloudy or a fine gray mist appearing. If you experience this, it's quite normal; it's not your eyes playing tricks on you. Let it happen, because this is usually a sign that a vision is about to appear.
When you begin to see images, please don't try to control them. Let them flow naturally as you remain relaxed. You may see a loved one, a pet, or even a special memory from your past. Some people have reported that images took on a 3D-effect, so that they were seeing things outside the mirror. Images may last seconds or even minutes. The more you practice this, the more proficient you will become and the longer the visions will last. However, don't be surprised or worried if you don't see anything initially; you might feel, rather than see, your loved ones around you.
I recommend that you write down your experiences in as much detail as possible. There may come a time when you need to reflect on an image that appeared to you or you might need some inspiration to give you a loving lift.
From Essassani With Love