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intr.v. scried (skrīd), scry·ing, scries (skrīz)
To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball.

[Short for descry.]
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Divination by gazing into a reflective surface. There are many different forms, including crystallomancy, catoptromancy, and hydromancy.
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I've no crystal ball that can see into director Jon Favreau's mind or any other scrying medium that affords me insight into the decisions made and their reasoning.
The novel touches upon learned magic, inherited magic, and new age principles like tarot, scrying, runes, and crystals.
Guests will be investigating evidence of paranormal activity with a number of experiments including table tipping, seance, glass swirling, ouija, dowsing and scrying. The team will also have K2 meters, infra red thermometers, sensor alarms and ghost boxes.
The predictions--delivered by astrology, dreams, future scrying, Tarot reading, visions, and so forth--invariably serve as pointers away from the familiar and mundane toward the mythological and thereby become truth-tellings as well as future-tellings.
The facts of the former--the products of scrying into the mysterious forces of gravity, electricity, and magnetism--fed the delusions of the latter; and the same delusions often, in return, directed and focused genuine enquiry.
Students of the metaphysical sciences will discover in-depth information and how-to instruction for more than thirty divination practices, including: Tarot; Astrology; Palmistry; Numerology; Pendulums; I Ching; Automatic Writing; Candle Reading; Coin Divination; Flower Reading; Dowsing; Runes; Scrying; Geomancy; Bibliomancy; and so much more!
She'll be packing up by now, all her palm readings and aura readings and scrying done for the day.
He seems to have remained so, as he was still occupied with researches in scrying twenty years later" (46).
The chapters include lessons and writings on healing, meditation, psychic awareness, clairvoyance, psychometry, scrying, psychic and spiritual philosophy, colors, auras and their energies, sitting in circle, and much more.
I pursue my interest in UFOs and aliens, develop my skills with the scrying mirror, and use my intuitions as the main guide of my life.