There will probably be more orbs made in the future, please give me your old phones
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Spent a lot of today experimenting with casting some of the failed iPhone crystal dust into a scrying sphere and mostly it's kind of reminding me of a mushroom cloud and this is some kind of extended metaphor probably but my head hurts from all the styreneMadeline Ashby:
A reminder that the original "black mirror" was not a de-powered screen, like one's phone, but John Dee's obsidian scrying mirror plundered from Mexico and used in service to Elizabeth I. It currently resides at the British Museum.
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527 -- 1608/9), the Elizabethan magician, astrologer and mathematician. The mirror was used as a 'shew-stone' -- one of many polished and lustrous things used by Dee to carry out his occult research into the world of spirits. Dee worked with the medium and convicted criminal, Edward Kelley, to summon visions of angels into the mirror's reflective surface. The two men held séances in England and on the Continent between 1583 and 1589.
The mirror, made of obsidian (volcanic glass), was brought from Mexico to Europe between 1527 and 1530 after Hernando Cortés's conquest of the region. Mirrors were used by Aztec priests to conjure visions and make prophesies. They were connected with Tezcatlipoca, god of obsidian and sorcery, whose name can be translated from the Nahuatl language as 'Smoking Mirror'.