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Mirrors in Magic

Mirrors have a historical starring role in magic shows. Illusionists use them to create their spellbinding, entertaining deceptions, making things like an elephant disappear or levitate. Of course, all but the more basic of tricks are carefully guarded secrets. What Read more…


The Chinese Magic Mirror

I’d never seen or heard of a Chinese magic mirror, not until investigating the use of mirrors in magic for this site. I didn’t get far in my research, because I became fascinated with this ancient art. When I first Read more…


The Sun King & His Hall of Mirrors

The French king, Louie the XIV unveiled for us the immensely beautiful Hall of Mirrors (also known as the Galerie des Glaces) in his palace at Versailles in 1684. This hallway was a tribute to light, decorated with 17 grand Read more…


Mirror Superstitions

Many of us know that if we break a mirror, it is considered to be 7 years bad luck, but I’ve never met anyone who could tell me why. Fortunately, I’ve never had the misfortune. Have you? Even if you Read more…


The Obsidian Mirror

“He said, ‘I am the Smokey Mirror, because I am looking at myself in all of you, but we don’t recognize each other because of the smoke in-between us. That smoke is the Dream, and the mirror is you, the Read more…


Mirrors in Feng Shui

There is an art to using Mirrors in Feng Shui and for good reason. They reflect the beauty around you (assuming you are indeed surrounded by beauty), put eyes in the back of your head (I loved my over-the-stove mirror Read more…


Mirrors and Traditions

The ways in which mirrors have been used throughout the centuries are fascinating. Surely, their importance in various world-wide traditions points to something quite archetypal regarding our reflection. Did our ancestors understand something we have forgotten? There are, of course, Read more…


Shisha Embroidery

Did you know? Shisha embroidery is the craft of sewing tiny mirroring objects to fabric. It originated in 17th century India (supposedly with the wife of Shah Jehan who built the Taj Mahal in her honor) eventually spreading throughout Asia Read more…


More on Osho & Mirror Meditation

When we look into the mirror during mirror meditation, what do we see? Spiritual teacher, Mooji, has an awesome youtube meditation in which he has you visualize yourself standing on a scale removing everything that is not natural to you. Read more…


Meet Artist & Lighting Designer Jill Mulholland

“Color and light are the strongest elicitors of beauty.” I love how I met artist and lighting designer, Jill Mulholland. I had gone to a Temazcal or Mexican sweatlodge in Albuquerque. The woman running it just happened to be talking Read more…


Mirrors in Art

There are some seriously beautiful installations out there that feature mirrors. Check out these “mindmelting” amazing mirrors in art. These images are not to be missed!! http://www.buzzfeed.com/kevintang/mind-melting-artworks-made-with-mirrors#t7qhwl http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/11/29/dan-graham-four-artists-use-mirrors-artwork/ Daniel Rozen, mirror artist  http://www.smoothware.com/danny/ Mirror Cubes http://twistedsifter.com/2013/12/light-bending-cube-of-one-way-mirrors-numen-for-use/ Here also is a Read more…


A Brief History of Scrying

Ever wish you could just look into a crystal ball and see into your future? Would it be a blessing or a curse to have such vision? The art of scrying, the practice of gazing into a reflective surface and Read more…


Mirror Meditation – Intro Meditation

This is an introductory mirror meditation suitable for all levels. It draws upon the practice of Ho’oponopono, a practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. You will need a mirror. For more mirror meditation videos, please subscribe to the MirrorSpiritus youtube channel.


Rumi & the Mirror

Rumi & the Mirror Contemplate these beautiful quotes from Sufi poet, Rumi, during your mirror meditations. ~~“You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to Read more…


Mirrors in Poetry

Mirrors frequently appear in poetry. Here is a selection of poems featuring the mirror that seem to capture the mysterious and compelling qualities inherent in reflection. Rumi has also used mirror symbolism in his poems.   Lady at a Mirror Read more…