General Directions For Crystal Gazing

An old English authority on the subject of crystal gazing handed down to

his students a certain set of general directions and rules to govern the

conduct of their experiments. These rules and directions have never

been improved upon by the later writers on the subject, according to the

opinion of the best authorities; and such stand today as perhaps the

simplest and best set of general rules and directions on this important
r /> subject. For this reason we have thought it advisable to include the

same in this chapter, for the guidance of our own students. Here follow

the said general rules and directions:

"What is desired through the regular use of the translucent sphere is to

cultivate a personal degree of clairvoyant power, so that visions of

things or events, past, present, and future, may appear clearly in the

interior vision, or eye of the soul. In the pursuit of this effort only,

the crystal becomes at once a beautiful, interesting and harmless

channel of pleasure and instruction, shorn of dangers, and rendered

conducive to mental development. To the attainment of this desirable

end, attention is asked to the following practical directions, which, if

carefully followed, will lead to success: