Scrying Into the Future

Scrying (also called crystal gazing, crystal seeing, seeing, or peeping) is the ancient act of divination for the purpose of clairvoyance. It is usually achieved by concentrating on or staring at an object having a shiny surface until a vision appears.

A formerly widespread tradition held that young women, gazing into a mirror in a darkened room (often on Halloween) could catch a glimpse of their future husband’s face in the mirror or a skull personifying Death, if their fate was to die before they married.

Visit Occult World: Scrying to learn more about this ancient art of divination, including how to do it yourself.

Halloween Décor Ideas

Bloody Candles

For a straightforward, scary piece of Halloween décor, take a red candle and melt it over top of a white one so the red wax runs down like blood.


Cheesecloth Spirits

Glue cheesecloth onto foam mannequin heads (available at wig shops) and hang them from the ceiling. Spook them up with a fan on low speed.

Find many more great Halloween décor ideas at homedit: 20 Super Scary Halloween Decorations.

Paper Cup Ghosts

I love the simplicity of this Halloween craft. All you need are some white paper cups and a black marker, which are easy enough to get at a dollar store. Turn the cups upside down, draw goofy ghost faces and—voilà!

Visit Non-Toy Gifts to learn how to add glowing noses to these spooky cuties.