1. A sphere made of a crystal, typically quartz. The fewer occlusions and imperfections it has increases its value. Often used as a focal point for concentration with a purpose of divination.
2. A round ball of quartz crystal or glass used as focal point in skrying. Gazing at the ball, one enters into a trance-like state where dream like scenes and symbols are seen and interpreted. Similar aids are the Magic Mirror, a pool of black ink, a piece of obsidian.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Charlotte Wilde, author of the new Eclectic Witchcraft.
Some of us openly practice, while many of us consider hiding our practices as the only viable option. There are many reasons for this, such as...