Adjusting The Crystal

"(2) The crystal should be placed on its stand on a table, or it may

rest on a black velvet cushion, but in either case it should be

partially surrounded by a black silk or similar wrap or screen, so

adjusted as to cut off any undesirable reflection. Before beginning to

experiment, remember that most frequently nothing will be seen on the

first occasion, and possibly not for several sittings; though some

sitters, if st
ongly gifted with psychic powers in a state of

unconsciousness, and sometimes conscious degree of unfoldment, may be

fortunate enough to obtain good results at the first trial. If,

therefore, nothing is perceived during the first few attempts, do not

despair or become impatient, or imagine that you will never see

anything. There is a royal road to crystal vision, but it is open only

to the combined password of Calmness, Patience, and Perseverance. If at

the first attempt to ride a bicycle, failure ensues, the only way to

learn is to pay attention to the necessary rules, and to persevere daily

until the ability to ride comes naturally. Thus it is with the would-be

seer. Persevere in accordance with these simple directions, and success

will sooner or later crown your efforts.