Mirrors are among the most magical items ever created.
There’s a deep connection between human mind and mirrors as some Dzogchen Meditation Masters explains.
For the Kongos, mirrors are windows, gates, portals into the Spirit world.
Within Santeria, the newly initiated Iyawo is forbidden to look into mirrors.
Lacan studied mirrors a lot especially among children.
Shinto Religion has a mirror has a central focus to represent the eternity of the Kami.
Shamans of several traditions have mirrors in their ceremonial dresses.
Tchí¶d practitioners hang them in their drums to realize the impermanence, release fears and achieve liberation. A drum sound related to heart beats, breaths and cycles of time, mirroring the Samsara.
The taoists uses the bagua mirror as well to improve and change energies.
Western magicians used black mirrors for scrying and visions like John Dee.

In normal life we use mirrors in cars and bathrooms, probably the less creative use indeed 🙂
What are you mirroring?

Macroprosopus/Arik Anpin

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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