1 cup water
3 teaspoons dried Mugwort(to contact our inner wisdom)
1/4 cup dried oatstraw (comfort)
1 cinnamon stick, 2 to 3 inches long (flavour)
Maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar
Use this brew not too often and with care. Mugwort is a powerful herb.
Boil the water, then add to a teapot into which the Mugwort, oatstraw, and cinnamon stick have been placed. Steep for at least 15 minutes. Strain and pour into a dark colored mug, preferably black. Sweeten with maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar, if desired. Sit comfortably in your Power Place with your mug. Sniff your Scrying Brew, feeling the steam, warm as breath on your face.
Take a sip and savor the earthy taste. As you sip, become aware of your breathing. Is it shallow or deep, quick or slow? As you drink, be with your breath without attempting to change it. When the tea is nearly gone, gradually turn your attention to the surface of the liquid remaining in your mug. Gaze at it without much effort, simply letting yourself be with the mug and the tea. The disk where tea meets air may look silvery if it catches a light's reflection. As you look, pay some dreamy attention to the thoughts that flash through your mind like fish. What are they?
All over the world, people are scrying and dreaming tonight. What images do you see? Take as much time as you can. You may want to leave the remainder of the tea in its mug on your kitchen altar as an offering for you long-forgotten kindred who knew how to perform this ancient ritual.
1 cup water