Scrying is a method of divination where one would gaze upon something with a surface that is polished, reflects light, or somewhat translucent. Most stereotyped would be the crystal ball, in which the fortune teller would concentrate on the crystal and be able to see into the future. Other forms of scrying include, but are not limited to, mirrors, flames, water (as shown above), smoke, and oils. In most cases scrying is used to achieve clairvoyance, or to perceive future events beyond sensory contact.
Hank Williams and his ex wife Audrey Sheppard, 1948, Montgomery Alabama.
I love everything about this picture, but I don’t know why.
Two women and a group of men in front of a saloon
Photographer: Francis Marion (F.M.) Steele
Date: circa 1890-1905
Negative Number HP.2014.44.001