Welcome to the sharpest corners in the spherical room where all
reside, and remember that there is only one of Her and only one of
you. Therefore, She shall speak in Her usual manner: as She pleases
and on behalf of us both. This is paranoia, April.
Since She knows you have been unable to attend many of the following
thoughts until now, here is the debriefing on the nature of Qui’s Crystal Ball in
another sorceress’ tongue:
The Ancients supposed crystals to be congealed
water or ice petrified by some long-continued natural process.
These long-ago people invoked the power of the crystal to change
the fate of individuals, and often to modify the course of
a country’s events. It is reported that Pliny, the Elder
(23-79) subscribed to this belief, and that Seneca (4 B.C.?-65
A.D.) supported his opinion. This belief extended well into
the Middle Ages.
The Geologist defines a crystal as a body
formed by the solidification of a chemical or compound.
…is there anyone who is able to forget
that magical device – the first radio? It was known as
the crystal set for its receiver had a crystal detector. All
instruments worthy of being classed as magical do affect the
future of humanity. Need it be pointed out to anyone the undreamed
future of that original crystal radio set?
The Seer or Scryer sees the crystal ball very
differently. He looks upon it as the Generic Ovum in whose
transparent, unfathomable depth lies the whole of creation.
In it is preserved all terrestrial energy in its myriad forms.
The Seer is a person credited with extraordinary moral and
spiritual insight, and practices crystallomancy or divination
through gazing into the Crystal Ball.
Sibyl Ferguson, the Crystal Ball.
Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1979.