Crystal Ball Readings
For over 4 thousand years, CRYSTAL BALLS have been used to foretell events in the future. The art of getting information using the crystals is known by the name of ‘SCRYING’. Most people associate the readings using a crystal ball to be linked to GYPSIES. Crystal Balls are also called OBRUCULUM and are a crystal, or glass ball, used in CLAIRVOYANCE, where the reader stares into the ball and sees events played out in it, much like watching a video. The earliest record of the use of crystals to see into the future, is recorded by PLINY THE ELDER, in the first Century AD, when he wrote about their use by SOOTHSAYERS. By the 5th Century, Scrying had become widespread in the Roman Empire, and was also condemned by the early medieval church as being HERETICAL (departure from accepted beliefs).
In Britain, Queen Elizabeth 1st (1533 – 1603) consulted DR. JOHN DEE, who favoured the use of the crystal ball for telling of future events. With the events of that time in history, this was seen as an accepted form of information to use for strategic planning. The next big surge in the popularity of Scrying came in the Victorian era. Crystal gazing, palmistry and other forms of fortune-telling were popular in both music halls and in the homes. Private consultants also attended house parties to use their ‘powers’ to decipher the images they claimed to see in the crystals and to entertain the house guests. However, this also encouraged the art of fraud, with a rise in prosecutions for those who offered their services as fortune tellers in exchange for sums of money. Several parts of the Church claimed that crystal ball were a ‘Satanic agency’ and banned the use of them for their parishioners!
It is also possible to use a bowl of clear water to use in place of the crystal ball. To use, sit in front of the water and concentrate to see an images that may appear. The water and the crystal balls both claim to help with problems linked to family, work, emotions, travel etc. Crystal gazing is also found in the art of FENG SHUI. It is use to clear ‘pathways’ of bad karma and open up clear lines of energy. As for individual crystals, wearing a small crystal in a piece of jewellery is sometimes claimed to produce a sense of calm and can be used to concentrate on when practicing mindfulness exercises. Make sure the crystal is washed in mineral water and placed in direct sunlight for at least 5 minutes before using to ‘charge’ it.
The value of fortune-telling, by whatever means, continues to be highly popular. To experience the services of a talented psychic reader, consult a reputable service, such as Crystal Clear Psychics, to find the answers you need for your future!