In my love & light days someone on a forum or e-group - I can’t remember which one - asked about this, because there are shamanic methods using rocks example to scry answers to a querant’s problems, and that person was warned never to scry into their own face, specifically their own eyes, in a mirror.
I recall they mentioned they’d tried it and that it had produced some very disturbing images, and they’d posted to ask was this valid kind of “spirit guide” advice, towards the white-light goals of ascent through benevolence, obedience to various moral laws, and selfless service to others etc.
The person who gave the advice to avoid this was someone I respected for their experience (not just armchair knowledge) and that’s why it stayed with me - this was several years ago.
It makes me think this is a well-known thing and while people in the world of white-magick healing etc., might think it was undesirable, it might not be for a black magician seeking out darker entities and currents?
Some of the stuff you describe also reminds me of this newsletter EA did on 28th March, and the stuff he describes, of the things he saw taking the form of “Every possibility imaginable – and some that I never could have imagined – were displayed on the black, watery walls” also echoes what happened when my work with Ahriman opened up a black channel of whispering chanting voices in my spine, and which I’ve been advised, for now, not to travel into.
I’ve copied below what I wrote about it - after I wrote this, it became distinctly seperate from the Ahriman channel, which is more like a part of me that meets the collective soul of all the black magicians who’ve ever lived.
... there’s also a “darkness” side which (from my limited understanding) is something to do with “potential” and related to what I’m going to explain below about the model of the world I’m seeing at present.
That “darkness” talks exactly like the multiple overlaid voices you’d hear in a Hollywood movie about demons, kind of very low-freq. and choir-like, I think it may be (one of) the entities that’s caused really dark energy to be known as “Legion” – it’s a bit creepy sounding, opens right beside my spine on the left side, and is the one I’ve had the least interaction with at the moment.
… The “darkness” Legion-type multi-vocal entity, I asked it what its nature was, and it replied “Possibilities” – I don’t think I have a complete grasp on this yet, but it’s something to do with the clockwork force taking set routes, which precludes and limits other routes, other possibilities – and that this is neither wrong nor right, it’s just the way things are.
I don’t know if what you see, what EA saw, and what I experienced are exactly alike, but there are enough similarities between them that I thought I’d mention both.
Finally, when EA did the Evocation Of Nine Demonic Kings vid, he described Balam, King of prescience, as looking hideous, “Balam, his face is hideous, like it was a monstrous face to begin with and caved inwards” - Balam also looks, not to be rude, rather hideous to me (by human standards) and since he covers the future, possibilities, etc., I wonder if there’s a correlation between the “possibilities” that EA saw, my own channel that called itself by that name, and the inhuman distorted faces you see?
So please forgive my lengthy reply but it’s always exciting when someone seems to happen across the same types of phenomena!