Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crystal Ball

Crystallomancy is just what you think it is: the ability to accurately read a crystal or crystal ball and it's something I've always wanted to be able to do. Last week I bought myself my first crystal ball, a pristine clear dusky purple crystal that also reads blue in some light. I held an amazing clear quartz ball and an even more incredible amethyst ball but they were loaded with striations that I felt would make my first attempts at reading more difficult. That and their exorbitant price tags. I mean, what if I don't ever get the hang of this? How could I justify spending that much money on what would become merely a gorgeous paperweight, albeit one with really great energy?

So I spent some time handling and getting to know my new crystal ball, then I carefully cleansed it and a few days later sat down one evening for my first try at reading it. I'm aware that this form of divination is considered to be one of the most difficult to master, so I was prepared for a challenge. But seriously, this was hard. To begin with, I had trouble with my light source and despite fussing with my candles and dimming the room lights up and down, and up and down again and again for a good twenty minutes or so, I never truly did find a comfortable amount of light with which to work. I relaxed and grounded and then threw up around me a bubble of safety. And at last I was ready to try to read. Sigh. I managed to find my soft eyes, that sort of pre-trance, almost day-dreamy feeling I get when I read auras or do a visualized journey. But an hour later I had seen nothing at all, not even a wisp, and I had managed to give myself a bit of a sore neck and a violent and unexpected case of extreme nausea that took more than two horrible hours to subside.

Needless to say, my ball and I have kept a fairly respectful distance from one another since that night while I await the arrival of three new books on mastering the art of crystal gazing since I think it best I not try my hand at this again without at least a small amount of guidance beforehand. I'm anxious to give it as many tries as I need in order to begin to actually see something, but I'd prefer to do it without incapacitating myself for hours on end. Trust me, nothing is worth feeling the way I did that night, not even foretelling a strange and glorious future. And until my books arrive, I'll just have to admire my beautiful new purple-blue paperweight safely from across the room.

John William Waterhouse, The Crystal Ball, 1902 (detail)


Jeanne said...

I will be waiting to hear how learning to read (a crystal ball) goes. I've heard that crystals can be read as well. Have not tried it. Can you recommend any books?

aKuna Kumara said...

as with most things it takes time to acquire the harmony between you and your friend...I love mine and he not always is prepared to be in my company or work with me..They are becoming ever so more evolved themselves and we must always consider and ask it they have the interest in the moment...
You'll settle your friendship soon I'm sure of it...Enjoy!

Little Messy Missy said...

Hope it gets better with practice. ;0)

Victoria said...

Jeanne, I'll have to let you know if any of the books I've ordered are any good. I've never seen any in person so am hoping I can gain some wisdom from those soon to arrive. If you remind me in a couple of weeks, I'll let you know if any are worth buying.

aKuna, there's nothing more wonderful than forging a relationship with a new crystal or any other tool of divination but with this feisty little ball, I'm going to need to take it nice and slow, lol.

Missy, I hope so too. I'm not the most patient person, so learning this difficult art is going to be a test of what little I DO have. :)

Kim said...

I have an interest in scrying as well, but have never attempted it for the same reasons you mentioned. I read that you can also use a black onyx or black obsidian ball instead of a clear-ish crystal one. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Love the Waterhouse image. It's one of my favorites.