CHOOSING A SCRYING MIRROR, scrying, wiccan altar, divination, black mirror, black scrying mirror

CHOOSING A SCRYING MIRROR, scrying, wiccan altar, divination, black mirror, black scrying mirror


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I'm often asked about how to choose a scrying mirror for divination. After all, this is a highly personal tool you will be using during ritual and ceremony and there are many questions to ask before you jump in using one.

I've developed this 16 page pdf manual with full color photographs to help you answer some questions that I am often asked by clients:

What are scrying mirrors?
Are they dangerous?
Should I choose glass or obsidian for scrying?
How do I cleanse my mirror?
How do I charge my mirror?

NOTE! Be aware before purchasing this listing:

1.) This is a downloadable PDF. No refunds will be issued to those who buy ONLY the manual.

2.) If you decide to buy a black mirror or obsidian mirror from us, you will be refunded the 99 cents purchase price of this manual.

3.) If you have already bought a mirror from us in the past, this is part of our new scrying package. Email me via Etsy and I will send this to you for FREE, once I verify your order history with us through Etsy records.

WARNING! Copyright has been filed for this ebook and using it in part or in whole for resale in any type of manner, is a violation of copyright law and will be enforced. Please do not copy and post electronically.

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☆ RETURNS - We refund the purchase price once the item is returned to us and is in the same condition it was when sent to you by us.

☆ SHIPPING DAMAGE - If an item arrives broken or damaged, immediately take a photo (a cell phone photo is fine) and email a copy of it to us. Keep all the materials (such as the box) as the USPS requires this for claims.

An email and photo from you must be received by Cinnabarys within a timely manner (less than 30 days) from the date you received the package or we cannot respond to your claim.

☆ REFUSED PACKAGE - Once they return to me via the postal system, a 5% RESTOCKING fee will be applied if the item is returned unbroken. Postage is NOT refunded.

☆ MISSING/LOST PACKAGE - If you do not get your package in a timely manner, contact us IMMEDIATELY! In the rare instances where a package went astray, I've found being proactive with the post office produces the best outcome.



We offer OBSIDIAN OR BLACK GLASS MIRRORS. Check your listing to know which is which.

Our black scrying glass mirrors are generally made from vintage or antiques. This means they are 20+ years old and will show minor damage from wear and tear. Be sure to read each listing carefully to know what your mirror will truly look like.

I have had many mirror buyers tell me a mirror spoke to them and these are the customers who are most pleased. Always follow your heart when selecting personal, ritual tools!


If you wish to convert a mirror you own, we only do handheld mirrors. Converting hand mirrors to obsidian makes a better option because the glass is removed entirely and is not saved in the process.

Unfortunately, cosmetic compacts (that are a closing case) vary so widely in terms of shape and size there is no guarantee we can remove the glass without breaking it, or that the glass is even removable.

Obsidian mirrors are thick so will not fit inside cosmetic compacts; only black glass is an option.

Send photos of the mirror BEFORE mailing it to us and let us discuss it fully in an email BEFORE mailing or buying the mirror.

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We make no guarantees, promises, or statements of what you can achieve with our merchandise and neither do we accept any responsibility on how you plan on using our materials and products.

It is your responsibility to use these products with the same reasonable care and cautions as any other personal product you use. If you feel ill or unwell in any way we highly encourage you to immediately discontinue using the product and seek medical aid from a medical doctor or medical facility.

By purchasing from Cinnabarys you accept full responsibility for the outcome of anything you may acquire from Cinnabarys.

The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) requires that we inform you that products sold at Cinnabarys are for entertainment purposes only and sold as curios. Items are not guaranteed to produce or give a specific result.

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PREGNANCY/BREASTFEEDING: Anyone that is pregnant or breastfeeding needs to take special caution with herbs, essential oils, anything applied to the skin, anything ingested, and/or anything inhaled. Many herbs, safe for everyday use, are not safe for those pregnant or breastfeeding! For example, Myrrh and Frankincense are not safe for pregnant women to use as incense.

HEALTH CONDITIONS: If you have a health condition (i.e. diabetic, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, etc… to name just a few) there are certain items listed in the herb and essential oil section you SHOULD NOT use. Email us if you have questions, prior to ordering. Consult your doctor, pharmacist or certified herbalist, before ordering.

MEDICATIONS: If you are taking certain medications, they may interfere or react with certain herbs, oils, essential oils etc... Consult your doctor, pharmacist or certified herbalist, before ordering.

SENSITIVITIES/ALLERGIES: If you have sensitive skin or allergies, it is important that you test skin with a small patch and wait 24 hours before proceeding with the full-strength of the product. If you have a reaction or feel any discomfort, immediately discontinue use, and seek medical attention if necessary. Email us, providing us the name of the product and the physical reaction that you experienced.

ASTHMA/RESPIRATORY ISSUES: If you have any asthma or respiratory issues, there is a possibility that herbs, resin, incense or scents can cause a reaction. If you are uncertain of your reaction, try a reduced amount first in a well-ventilated area. Always discontinue use immediately at the signs of any discomfort.

FOOD/PET ALLERGIES: We are NOT a nut-free facility although any nut products will be NOTED in ingredients on the product page. We also have cats and dogs in the home who have limited contact with our materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I provide the mirror and have you make it into a black mirror?

YES! Just drop us an email with a photo of the face of the mirror. We will respond back to you via email to discuss if we can do it and the pricing structure for what you wish to have done. The buyer is responsible for postage, separate from the customization quote.

What hand mirrors are best for setting an Obsidian mirror inside the face?

First, we have to make sure we can remove the existing mirror without harming the frame. Send us a photo of the handheld mirror, specifically the area of the face, so we can check. Second, the mirror holding area has to be deep enough that the Obsidian can be set safely inside. Some mirrors are too shallow for setting Obsidian safely within. Definitely email us photos and we can discuss!

Why don't you sell feathers from Ravens, Owls, Hawks, Swans etc...? I see other shops on Etsy and they offer these.

In the US it is ILLEGAL to sell feathers from protected birds, even if those feathers were from roadkill or were found in nature.

Many common, North American birds (i.e, Crow, Raven, Owl, Hawk, Swan, Magpie etc...) are protected by the Migratory Bird Treat Act which makes it a Federal offense to own or sell these particular feathers.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We have done gift wrapping, free of charge, for clients. Just let us know at checkout.


If your package can ship cheaper (and still safely) we will let you know and refund postage overages. We often find that for our buyers that choose multiple items in one order, the calculator at Etsy is not accurate. If we can ship it cheaper, we will definitely refund to you!