The crystal ball.
Author: | Posted on: January 23, 2013
Crystal balls are crystal spheres or domes which are believed by many spiritual people to enhance or give assistance in the act of clairvoyance. Sometimes referred to as a shew stone and made of crystal or glass it is a form of divination which has been used over many periods of time. A body of water or reflective surface is essential in the practice and will be a conduit for radiating messages, images and fragments of the future.
Scrying is in essence a practice of using a medium, most commonly a reflective body or translucent material, to aid psychic abilities. Clairvoyance is one such demonstration and can by these means give visual element to the spiritual sights. Mediums often used to “see” are polished precious stones, water, crystal balls, or mirrors. Scrying which is what the practical art is termed as in this form, uses a “visual” process to break through and clearly mark out event or incidents. Scrying is not limited to the use of “reflective” or “translucent” bodies only and includes other elements. Scrying has been used in many cultures and throughout history.
Screening, viewing parts of the past, present, or future is made more clear via scrying. Over the ages it has applied to many methods, it can be a wider practice and include other mediums such as dowsing rods, which involves a “kinetic” process. Other aspect of scrying can be tea leaves which relate to tea reading, water gazing or smoke which was used by the Native American clans to pre-empt many spiritual warnings of foe or enemy attacks. One of the oldest known forms of scrying is dowsing whereby a forked or L-shaped rod made of wood preferably from that of the chosen tree and is used to “point” to the wanted information. The art of scrying needed to perform this type of divination is termed “Empathic Psychogenics.” This simply stated is whereby one focuses on their internal energies, this helps to form the unconscious information and bring it to the conscious of the individual.
The actual process of scrying has been implemented over the years and was an accepted part of life. Back through specific eras Hathor Goddess of the sky who was the holder of joy and love was the pioneer for this type of divination. It is and was felt that she was one who owned a shield which could reflect the truth through light. Thereon many viewed future prophetic glimpses of what could be as a means to divine the future. Hathor was considered to have originated the first mystic mirror from this concept, a reflective mirror which could highlight to the beholder an answer to a question.
Michel de Notre-dame, or Nostradamus as he was commonly known by many, is believed to have employed a small round bowl of water as a scrying aid. This simple way of finding out important or notable times was favoured.
Crystallomancy is the word to collate the art of crystal watching. When scrying is used with crystals, the crystal balls, a number of precious stones, a transparent body of any substance or independent that of a polished quartz many spiritual messages can be looked at. Hydromancy which is scrying that is used with water, or any reflective surface such as the black glass, a mirror or bowl of water was back in the early periods sometimes done upon a sword’s blade.
Scrying is a method which can be implemented using an auto-deepening trance process that progresses in stages using a crystal ball or other medium. Initially all the medium serves is as a focus for the attention, a focus and basis for removing unwanted thoughts from the mind in the same way as a mantra for meditation. Once this stage is achieved, the scryer starts a free association with the perceived images suggested, for instance in a crystal ball, by the tiny inclusions, flaw faults or the colour or cloudy glow within the ball itself under low light. Candlelight is usually adhered to because it can be the best lighting for easy sight of the sphere. The technique of deliberately looking for and declaring the visions using that of the third eye is a form of divination.
John Dee July 13, 1527 – 1608 or 1609 was a noted British mathematician, astrologer astronomer, geographer, occultist, and consultant aid to Queen Elizabeth I. His life was spent much on alchemy and divination. Dr. Dee brought together the worlds of science and spiritual just as they were becoming distinguishable by the public. One of the most learned men of an age, he had lectured to the University of Paris when still in his early twenties and gave distinct approach to finding out about practical future modes. He was an ardent promoter of mathematics, a respected astronomer and it is by many of his theories that we take and move forward with the practices of spiritual prophecy.
The process of divination using the crystal, pendulum, water bowl or stone is one which if preformed correctly is potent. Carefully put into real terms it is something which can astound and offer much insight. Good luck with your chosen method and happy scrying.