Crystal balls conjure images of witches, warlocks and spells. But modern day spiritual seekers understand that the crystal ball is a microcosm, a doorway, a transmitter and receiver of energies and a very valuable ally for those involved in divination or meditation, and all those who want to strengthen their intuitive powers.
Natural quartz crystal balls are cut from veins of quartz. Crystal balls usually have inclusions or veils. Rainbows, metallic flakes, and milky clouds are often found inside crystal balls.
In traditional crystal ball divination, the holder of the ball has cleared the stone of all outside energies and hands it to the questioner. The querent passes energy into the ball and returns it to the holder.
The holder then enters into the ball, metaphorically speaking, meditating upon the interior until inner spiritual guidance provides the appropriate information about the querent and the question.
The inclusions within the crystal often function to create an imaginative landscape and a backdrop for the emergence and retreat of meaningful, symbolic forms, such as are often found in clouds, bonfires or running water.
Crystal balls can be charged with Reiki energy, placed in the sun -- and in moonlight -- for additional energizing, and then placed on an altar or elsewhere in any room to subtly alter the energy in the space.
Crystal balls radiate a vibration of unity, and can be excellent doorways to higher realms, so they can be a point of contact with spiritual guides and teachers, both those in physical bodies at this time and those whose energies are primarily elsewhere.