Hecate Obsidian Scrying Mirror
Hecate Obsidian Scrying Mirror
Hecate's Wheel engraved on one side and polished Obsidian on the flipped side. The polished Obsidian side allows for scrying, while the engraved side can be used to honor Hecate, placed at an altar, and used as a Talisman to commune with Spirits in other realms and dimensions.
3 in x 3/8 inch Black Obsidian Mirror.
*Each Mirror comes with a stand.
The Aztecs used obsidian mirrors for scrying — peering into the future — and for religious rituals. These mirrors were strongly associated with one god in particular: Tezcatlipoca ("smoking mirror" in the Nahuatl language), a creation deity in the Aztec pantheon and a god of sorcerers.
Scrying, also known as crystal gazing or crystallomancy, allows one to see psychic visions or impressions in a particular medium, such as a crystal ball or polished black surface such as black obsidian or golden obsidian or a scrying mirror. Scrying is a powerful psychic tool. It can bring hidden knowledge and clairvoyant ability and can act as a portal to other planes of existence. Scrying is the art of gazing into or upon a crystal (or a dark mirror-like surface such as polished obsidian), allowing the physical eyes to relax, and letting the inner psychic eyes open to receive desired visions or information. Scrying tools allow one to achieve the state of mind required for entering trance, acting as a focal point for visualization, which can become a doorway into the astral plane. Scrying allows communication with higher realms, the subconscious self, and access to Akashic record (which contains the record of the soul, and information about All That Is, all that has been, and all that will be). Accessing the Akashic record can offer a vast source of timeless knowledge.
About Hecate and Hecate's Wheel:
Hecate/Hekate was an Ancient Greek deity. She was born to the Titans, Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea and as such became the “way” between all three. She is the Goddess of Liminal Spaces. She also rules the night and the moon and is regarded a Goddess of the Dead and the Underworld. She is known for her Triple Goddess aspect in that she goes through the three phases of female life: Maiden, Mother, and Crone. She is a protective Goddess who provides blessings and prosperity to the family. Hecate was originally the guardian of the crossroads and evolved into the goddess of magic and sorcery. This history of Hecate reflects in the uses and symbolism of the wheel symbol. Hecate’s Wheel is a visual representation of the Triple Goddess, consisting of a visual maze with three distinct whirls that are connected in the center.
The symbol is said to be the depiction of a labyrinthine serpent around a central spiral. The labyrinthine snake is representative of rebirth and renewal and relates to the three faces of Hecate. As a whole, the symbol represents wheels or whirls, and are emanations of Divine thought. It shows the power of knowledge and life. The labyrinth can also represent a journey and inner discovery as one walks through life.
As a practical magickal tool it is a spinning wheel which is used to invoke the Goddess. A shaman (modern term applied to spirit walkers of many traditions) works in liminal time and space. Hecate is an edge walker, one who walks between the worlds. Her work is on the edge, for she has one foot in this world and one foot in the other. She travels between them walking the edge. She connects those of the spirit world with those of this one. Her work is to serve her tribe, to heal, to honor the gods of the people, to talk with the spirits, keeping life in balance and harmony with all.
As the Goddess of the Three Worlds and the spaces in-between, Hecate is a perfect guide for the spirit walker as she travels between worlds