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Ghosts in the Crystal Ball

The ghost in the crystal ball!

Story by Jessie Turner Clarke, Artwork Lisa Lee Harp Waugh, Photos by Kyle West Grant - Peterson

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh is an American Necromancer She often compared today as being "the modern day Dr. John Dee". He of course was one of the most fascinating characters of the Elizabethan period, just as Waugh is recognized as such in modern times as such. The events of Dee's life are filled with science, experiments, astrology and mathematics which he aligned with magic, the supernatural and alchemy, and so is Waugh's.

Waugh was an accountant and astrologer for many years and took of the Black Art of a Necromancer when she was child growing up lived in the town of Marshall, Texas. "The dead were everywhere," says Waugh. "The would follow me and try to communicate but it was only through real Seances and bone conjuring at first that I accomplished the deed."

Waugh's crystal ball was passed down to her through many generations. It belonged to her fathers mother and her mother respectably. Waugh never saw or even was aware or knew about it until her father's inheritance passed to her. That's when it was retrieved from a bank vault and given to her by the families lawyer. And the first face she saw in it was her fathers as she sat in the office stunned.

From then on Waugh began the learning process to the fine art of "Scrying The Dead".

A few of Waugh's select followers say she is the actual reincarnation of John Dee. Waugh also was an accountant and practices astrology daily, and is very continuously studying the Black Art of Necromancy as she did since childhood. Also see: Lisa Lee Harp Waugh

For many years Waugh worked exclusively with the talented Clair-Olfaction Medium Yvonne Brown. (Brown who now lives in the Coral Gables area of Miami, Florida for her health, Often told Waugh that the crystal ball had different smells as each spirit possessed or passed through it.

Yvonne Brown use to smell ghosts at Lisa Lee Harps Waugh's  Necromantic Rituals in Marshall, Texas

Brown a gifted real God Fearing ghost hunter and medium does not see or hear ghosts, she smells them. Read More On Yvonne Brown here. I Smell Dead People... I mean Ghosts!

Waugh has also worked her Necromantic practice with Gina Lanier in investigating a real Texas haunted prison and hopes to work with Lanier again in the near future. And also with the Great Mickey Of Miami investigating the many Hoodoo Voodoo Practices in the deep south of which waugh is a Texas Voodoo Queen of her own Secret Society.





The True Art Of Scrying The Dead

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh's crystal ball visions seem to defy explanation many say. She does not read for people as psychics or mediums do . Waugh uses hers to see and communicate with real ghosts only.

Scrying for the dead says Waugh can be an auto-deepening trance process that progresses in stages using tools such as a crystal ball, or other medium such as her crystal skull or a large mouthed chalice of black india ink.

Initially, the Ball or Black Ink serves as a focus for the attention, removing unwanted thoughts from the mind in the same way as a mantra. Once this is achieved, the scryer begins a free association with the perceived images suggested, for instance in a crystal ball, by the tiny inclusions, web-like faults and/or the cloudy glow within the ball under low light (i.e. candlelight).

The technique of deliberately looking for and declaring these initial images aloud, however trivial or irrelevant they may seem to the conscious mind, is done with the intent of deepening the trance state, wherein the scryer hears their own disassociated voice affirming what is seen within the concentrated state in a kind of feedback loop.

This process culminates in the achievement of a final and desired end stage in which visual images and dramatic stories seem to be projected within the mind's eye of the scryer, like an inner movie. This overall process reputedly allows the scryer to "see" relevant events or images within the Ball itself.

Scrying has been used for thousands of years by different cultures. Ancient Egypt used scrying in their Initiations. This included water scrying, dream scrying, oil scrying, and mirror scrying. One legend states that the goddess Hathor carried a shield that could reflect back all things in their true light. From this shield she allegedly fashioned the first magic mirror to "see."

Waugh even has gone as far as using a psychomanteum (sometimes spelled as psychomantium, and often called "mirror gazing") is a large or small mirrored room, specially set up to communicate with the spiritual realm.

In her large fifth Ward home in Houston, Texas she has a room where all is mirrored including the floor, ceiling and all the walls and Door. The room has no windows and is 20 x 20 feet. This is a room where Waugh talks to the dead freely and says it is like being inside a crystal ball in real life. Waugh considers her room a therapeutic tool to heal ones deep grief and bring insight for you travel the astral when you go into the rooms trance state.

Waugh enters the room completely nude except with a white hand made lace veil on her head with only a single black sweet smelling black arts candle which she makes by hand. She then lies naked upon the cold slick glass floor and gazes at the dark reflections around her. " This is when after a few moments I enter the real spirit world and they communicate with me."

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh in her psychomanteum.

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh in her Psychomanteum Mirrored Glass Coffin. Oculomancy is a form of scrying where the diviner gazes into the questioners' or their own eyes and reads the reflections something at which Waugh is adept at. Also see: Necromancer Lisa Lee Harp Waugh And: The Psychomanteum "The Glass Spirit Or Ghost Booth" of Lisa Lee Harp Waugh

Sometimes described as an "apparition booth" the psychomanteum dates back to ancient Greece, where a person would gaze into a still pool of water. This silent and steady gazing into a reflective pool would produce apparitions or visions. In 1958, the Classical Greek archaeologist, Sotiris Dakaris found accommodation near the Dodona oracle spoken of by Homer and Herodotus, where supplicants would wait their turn at the oracle in complete darkness. An extensive maze led to a long central apparition hallway where the experience took place. There Dakaris found the remnants of an bronze cauldron ringed with a banister which made it appear that the people who were seeing the apparitions would be gazing at the cauldron.

Catoptromancy (Gk. katoptron, mirror, and manteia, divination), captromancy or enoptromancy, is divination using a mirror.

Pausanias, an ancient Greek traveler, described as follows:

Before the Temple of Ceres at Patras, there was a fountain, separated from the temple by a wall, and there was an oracle, very truthful, not for all events, but for the sick only. The sick person let down a mirror, suspended by a thread till its based touched the surface of the water, having first prayed to the goddess and offered incense. Then looking in the mirror, he saw the presage of death or recovery, according as the face appeared fresh and healthy, or of a ghastly aspect.

Some sources define catoptromancy to refer to divination by predicting events by observing how a poppy flower bud burns on hot coals.

The mirrored room in Waugh's home and spiritual Voodoo Hoodoo Texas home is set up to optimize psychological effects such as a scrying trance. Its key features are low light or near-darkness, flickering light, and a mirror. The dimness represents a form of visual sensory deprivation, a condition helpful to trance induction, the undifferentiated color without horizon producing the Ganzfeld effect, a state of apparent "blindness". The Ganzfeld experiment replicates the conditions of a psychomanteum where a state of trance may be induced by a uniform field of vision. In the way of strobe or flashing light, stimulus is provided by indirect, moving light in the psychomanteum. Flickering black arts candles or lamp of the black arts are sometimes recommended to induce hallucination.

It is supposed the indeterminate depth of the mirror’s darkness allows Waugh's eyes to relax and become unfocussed, a state that reduces alertness. And Waugh uses this room on a daily basis. I allow no one inside this room ever since it's completion, it is my world alone to scry the dead in. My private hell and heaven in one she tells.

"The only daily chore is cleaning up the glass after each session and making sure every thing shines and reflects as it should and that's my own personal purgatory," says Waugh. ' And I am a real clean freak you can ask everyone I know."

A ganzfeld experiment (from German for “entire field”) is a technique used in the field of parapsychology to test individuals for extra-sensory perception (ESP). It uses homogeneous and un-patterned sensory stimulation to produce an effect similar to sensory deprivation.

Parapsychologists such as Dean Radin say that ganzfeld experiments have yielded results that deviate from randomness to a significant degree, and that these results present some of the strongest quantifiable evidence for telepathy to date.

Remote Viewing (RV) is the process by which a person attempts to gather information through paranormal means on a remote target that is hidden from physical view and typically separated from the viewer at some distance, and is a form of extra-sensory perception The room Waugh feels is the best place to practice remote viewing from.

At one time Waugh had a glass mirror Coffin in which she would scry in. but she felt it was not large enough for her needs so in her new home she had the large mirrored room made to her specifications. The Glass Magic Scrying Mirrored Coffin she only uses and takes along with her when she travels to investigation site now a days only.

Waugh also has a room painted black and another room painted white where she practices Ceremonial Necromancy.


You can contact Lisa Lee Harp Waugh directly by email with questions about ghosts or spirits or requests for media interviews or personal appearance request at: onthebaylisa@aol.com or visit her web site ghosthuntersofamerica.com

The Many Visions of Lisa Lee Harp Waugh

One of the best known practitioners of the occult in Texas is of course Lisa Lee Harp Waugh, she is a brilliant Necromantic scholar. She is not only a acountant and mathematician and astronomer, but a master of maps and navigation, and a scholar of alchemy, religion, cipher writing, architecture and science as well. Waugh has a huge collection of books and manuscripts ranging over diverse subjects, but most on her particular area of interest- the occult and Necromancy.

Waugh sees ghost and communicates with them through many methods. The crystal ball and the mirrored room are her favorites. She paints daily what she see on canvas so the visions to her become real.

The face of a real ghos by Lisa Lee Harp Waugh 2008.

Waugh also practices Uromancy, this is a form of divination, by reading the bubbles in urine that form when urinating in a pot or toilet. The above painting was done from this technique. Each day as I urinate I get on my knees and stare into the bowl to see what I see before I flush. I also do this for the many guest that come to my home with their urine. I feel urine gazing is very important and can show you many things even ghosts.

Its origin can be found in medicine, where examination of urine is used as a diagnostic tool. As with many forms of divination, the original basis is extrapolated and exaggerated to the extent that it is said that the urine does not only give indications of a person's health, but also foretells the future.

" I will stare at a bowl or just a metal jigger of urine for hours at a time," Waugh tells. "And even watch it as I flush to see if any changes in the visions move, change or become clearer." The painting Below is called Jigger and was the inspiration for her to star using a jigger to see ghosts in. The image came too her through a crystal ball.


Jigger of Urine

And also Alomancy (from Greek halo, 'salt', and manteia, divination), also called Adromancy, ydromancie, idromancie, and halomancy, is an ancient form of divination. Similar to many other forms of divination, the diviner casts salt crystals into the air and interprets the patterns as it falls to the ground or travels through the air. The diviner can also interpret patterns formed from the residue of a salt solution as it evaporates in the bowl. The exact interpretations are unknown, but it probably follows a similar method to aleuromancy.

Salt itself is often intertwined with luck and some of this ancient tradition can be seen in the superstitions, such as perceived misfortune when the salt cellar is overturned and the custom of throwing salt over the left shoulder for good luck.

She has also been known to gaze at a large bowl of salt for hours as visions appear and sometime pour hot water in it.


Many spirits during Necromantic rituals when they appear often speak of times to come when questioned. Some believe that ghosts and otherworldly beings can step through the fabric of time and space and bring news of the unseen things to come. All the predictions you will read posted here have come to Waugh from actual real spirits or ghost she has contacted through Necromancy. Please visit here to see predictions for the year ahead.

"I am not a psychic nor do I make predictions of future events." "I only post these things that the spirits tell me as a early warning of impending disasters or things people should be aware of." Says Waugh.

"The reason for Necromancy is to question these otherworldly guest for answers." "And I do. "Here I have posted many of their answers to questions I have posed to the future. I do not ask the Spirits for any Personal Answers To Questions ... about Acts of God (Death), Health or Pregnancy. "

Waugh is also experimenting and using a Frank's Box to channel Spirits and some of the actual predictions.

In modern time necromancy is used as a more general term to describe the art (or manipulation) of death, and generally implies a magical connotation. Modern séances, channeling and Spiritualism verge on necromancy when the invoked spirits are asked to reveal future events. Necromancy may also be dressed up as sciomancy, a branch of theurgic magic.

Necromancy is extensively practiced in Quimbanda and is sometimes seen in other African traditions such as voodoo and in santeria, though once a person is possessed by a spirit in the yoruba tradition he cannot rise to a higher spiritual position such as that of a babalawo, but this should not be regarded as a modern tradition, in fact it predates most necromantic practices.

ALSO SEE: Lisa Lee Harp Waugh -- The Great American Texan Necromancer



The faces of the many ghosts Waugh says are diverse in nature. From shiny and bright happy ones to dim dark and evil and frightened ones.

When you see the dead in a crystal ball no matter how seasoned of a scryer you are their are always surprises. It's like watching a horror movie sometimes. Faces pop up out at you and startle you or gross scenes of body parts and organs then a bright happy face jumps in and makes you jump. "Sometimes what I see makes me want to close my eyes but I can't." says Waugh.

The Dead seem to be very strange sometimes in appearance. At others quite normal.

Also See: Necromancy --- Rituals to contact the Spirits

 of Necromancy The Baphomet, adopted symbol of some "Left-Hand Path".

Waugh say if you stare at the Necromantic Hexagram above at the bottom of a bowl of water or urine you will see ghosts also.

Waugh also makes Necromantic Bowls or Metal Jiggers and Shot Glasses with this image hand painted on them by Waugh personally.

Her Necromancy Bowls are very sought after in the Par normal community and several investigators actually take them on ghost hunts with them.

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh is a firm believer in ghost hunting

"The "Green Way!

You personally can contact Lisa Lee Harp Waugh directly by email with questions or requests to by a Necromantic Bowl from her. ( and it's worth every penny.) Also for media interviews or personal appearance request at: onthebaylisa@aol.com or visit her web site ghosthuntersofamerica.com



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Ken is a Demonologist, Spiritual Warfare Counselor, and Catholic faith adviser, as he has over 28 years of research / experience on the topics, with his first experience occurring when he was about seven years old. He is near completion of his book: ”The realm of the Demonic”: A comprehensive guide to the Demonic haunt”, which should be in print by 2009. And will begin a producing an educational documentary as a companion to his book, after the book is completed.


Also See: 20 Questions with Ken Deel here now.

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Kenneth Deel is a Demonologist, Spiritual Warfare Counselor, and Catholic faith adviser, as he has over 28 years of research / experience on the topics, with his first experience occurring when he was about seven years old. He is near completion of his book: ”The realm of the Demonic”: A comprehensive guide to the Demonic haunt”, which should be in print by 2009. And will begin a producing an educational documentary as a companion to his book, after the book is completed.