Friday 9 June 2023

Scrying Tonight: Crystal Ball? Candle Holder? Both?

I was given this lovely glass ornament by a friend who is in the process of decluttering an elderly relative's home. It's technically a candle holder, but we both agreed it could possibly make an amazing crystal ball. 

The photos show it from two angles, which I think give an idea of its potential. I've not tried scrying with it yet, but I'm interested to see how well it works.

I've often used glass paperweights for divination, and they've traditionally been used for that purpose historically. At one time it was difficult and expensive to buy real crystal balls, so fortune tellers and cunning folk would make do with paperweights, glass fishing floats, wine glasses and all sorts of other improvised scrying devices.

You can find out more about crystal ball reading and other forms of divination in my book Pagan Portals - Scrying.

I've also blogged in the past about some other inexpensive alternatives to crystal balls, here are some links:

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Sandra Lawrence said...

Good luck - I'll be thinking of you and keen to see your results.

Badwitch said...

Thank you!

Jane said...

Ooo, it would kook good with incense smoke drifting past it in a room with just candle light. A nice scenario for drifting off to sleep since the tealight would burn down safely.