Crystallomancy is a term used to describe forecasting the future, reading the present and analyzing the past using crystals. These crystals can be in the form of meditation crystals or crystal balls, which are used for focal points. Gazing and scrying are forms of divination that are associated with this.
Scrying comes from the old English term descry meaning “to produce out dimly” or “to reveal.” Scrying comes in many forms, from looking into a pool of water, an ink spill or even a mirror.
Crystallomancy is a refined form of scyring, and is considered a fine art. The energies of the crystal resonate together with the energies of the reader, commonly a clairvoyant or other psychically-gifted human being. There are quite a few ways to charge, cleanse, and hold a crystal ball. Most people will allow it to rest in moonlight overnight or throughout a certain time period of the moon cycle. Storing a crystal in a black cloth when not in use is another common practice. This is done in order to cleanse and “charge” it up with energy.
However these methods are not constantly needed. Methods vary according to different psychic practioners and the usage of the crystals. Many individuals rest them in sunlight alone, or both sun and moonlight equally, and display them on their tables or altars to disperse the crystal’s energy throughout the room. Some will even clean them with sea salt or kosher salt.
There are many different ways of engaging the crystal for scrying. Some seers may stare for hours at the crystal in a room with very low lighting. Other psychics have their third eye open and actively seek information for the querent. The main goal is to achieve a state of mind that engages the side of the brain that taps into psychic information. The psychic’s vision will see images that are below the surface of ordinary reality that appear in the crystal. This includes holograms produced by inclusions. Regardless of the method used, the possibilities of what can be learned are almost limitless.
Simply put, the crystal ball can act as a bridge to other forms of psychic phenomena.
Crystals have their own energy frequencies that subtly draw the gazer to the proper crystal. I’ve been working with a lovely citrine for quite some time now; it has three special inclusions which are truly intriguing. Psychics choose their crystals by what “feels” right for them, and crystal ball gazing is a great additional tool to help the psychic in his or her practice.