Firstly, let me say these things are outside of the mirror. While all of my attempts have not been as spectacular as the first two nights I tried it (beginners luck?), I do see mists and glowy patches and other things in the mirror. What has me most fascinated and puzzled is what I’m seeing around me.
I know from reading that scrying can and does cause things to manifest outside of the mirror. What I’ve been seeing are orbs, usually dark in color, spots of light in random places that fade in, then fade out, shadows that move, but more than anything, smoke.
In my first post after scrying for the first time, I mentioned this smoke, and the possibility it was from the incense. It’s not. I validated this accidentally about a week ago. I was setting up for my ritual with a candle burning, and nothing more. I was just kind of staring at my mirror, not really trying to scry, when tendrils of smoke started drifting in from my right. I got a little excited, as this showed me the smoke wasn’t from my incense, and my candles produce no smoke, either. It begins appearing when my eyes become unfocused to very unfocused. Sometimes it appears to be flowing out of the mirror, but mostly comes in from the side, and may drift in front of the mirror.
A week or so back, one tendril came in from the right, made a turn towards me, and came right at my face, causing me to reflexively jerk my head back. A couple of nights ago, before I had really started, it came in from my left shoulder, moved across my body, and as it passed by my right ear, I could hear it as a hum, like a largish house fly would make flying by your ear, but slightly lower in pitch. So it does seem to interact with me to some degree.
I’m not frightened or freaked in the least by this, but I am very curious as to what it is. In fact, at this point, even in daylight, if I defocus my eyes, I can see it faintly. This may be some natural ocular phenomenon, but I’ve never experienced it before, and I would have noticed. We’re not talking something faint or barely there. It’s very much like seeing smoke come off of an incense stick or cone, it’s that vivd and “real”.
If anyone can shed some light on this, or just has an opinion, I’d be interested in hearing them. I have mine, but I’d like to know what others think.