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Can a Crystal ball serve a purpose in the average home

Updated on August 29, 2014

Crystal balls are more than a tool to predict the future!

I know that if I was to put you on the spot right now and ask you to think of a use for crystal balls, chances are good that the first picture that comes to mind is going to be that of a psychic gazing into it while she reads your future.

The truth is that you can use a crystal ball for much more than that though. Simply placing a crystal ball in your home can change the flow of energy through your home - although you need to be mindful of exactly where in your home you place the crystal ball because in sunlight, they can act like a magnifying glass and start a fire.

A crystal ball can be a great addition to any office because of the way that it works. It's shape (sphere) symbolizes wholeness and allows it to radiate it's energy equally from all it's sides. The reason a crystal ball would work well in an office is because it enables you to think more clearly and clears negativity from your workspace.

Another positive point on the crystal ball is if you use other gemstones to create the atmosphere you have in your workspace, the crystal ball can also be used to cleanse them.

The crystal ball as a meditation tool

A crystal ball can be an excellent tool for meditation. When it comes to meditating with a crystal ball, you can either simply hold it for clarity of your visions or gaze upon it as you meditate.

Personally speaking, I prefer to gaze into the ball because I find that I'm able to achieve a increased level of relaxation that I've previously been unable to achieve otherwise. With that said, it's worth experimenting to see what works best for you.

Remember that everything shot through a crystal ball should be upside-down.
Remember that everything shot through a crystal ball should be upside-down. | Source

The crystal ball as a photographer's prop

This is one of the more controversial uses for a crystal ball that came to my attention recently is in photography. Initially, this wasn't a use that I'd given much thought to being of the mindset of "Just how much use can a crystal ball be in photography?".

With that said, I still listened intently when the conversation cropped up in my photography group simply because I'm always looking for ways to make my photographs that much more interesting. Of course, at the time, I was too busy to put the proper time into researching the details that were laid out for me and far too mindful of the likes of Photoshop to even bother trying to search for images that would give me a graphical idea of the subject at hand.

At this point, I was suffering acutely from images of dodgy back-street psychics and all that that entails. What happened next totally blew my mind right out of my head!

It wasn't long before someone decided to bite the bullet and give it a go though and a few mistakes were made along the way with crystal ball sizes... but on the whole, many of the group were happy with what they bought and the fact that the ball on the whole was easy to transport without being too heavy to carry over longer distances as one might expect - though you might like to pad it out a little if you are travelling over uneven terrain and there's a chance you might fall while transporting it.

Of course, if this is your scene, you don't have to stop at a crystal ball... while searching for images for this page, I encountered other interesting effects achieved by using other clear mediums instead. You can also add a more interesting twist on your photograph by using a tinted crystal ball. When it comes to this type of photography, the sky really is the limit.

Scying pig


It's inevitable that scrying has to be mentioned whenever a page like this exists. The crystal ball is a better publicized version of scrying... although it's not the only method available by a long chalk. Mirrors, water, ink, blood and even lightbulbs are listed as items that can and have been used for the purpose of scrying.

Perhaps the most famous incident of scrying can be found in Walt Disney's The Black Cauldron where a pig uses scrying as a means of communicating with the humans who are fighting to keep it safe. Though I was unable to locate the full scene that I wanted, I've added this video because it shows a quick glimpse of the scrying pig.

Amlong Crystal Clear Crystal Ball 110mm (4.2 in.) Including Wooden Stand
Amlong Crystal Clear Crystal Ball 110mm (4.2 in.) Including Wooden Stand

From what I've been told, the larger sized Crystal balls (100mm or above) work best with photography - which is why I went for a larger sized crystal ball here,


Now what do you think?

Has this page changed your views on crystal balls?

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      LisaKeating 3 years ago

      Interesting thoughts. In the past I would have thought this was nonsense (not the photography part.) As I get older, I find myself more open to possibilities. I may get one since I could use it for photos also. I'll let you know if I do and what the results are. Voted up.

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      Ice cold princess 3 years ago

      I understand about superstitions role in this more than people think, too. I have friends today who are witches - but only a select group of people know that they are because they still fear persecution to this day.

      I think that a lot of us aren't too keen on the idea of seeing their own future - but at the same time, some people are also curious about crystal balls in general... which is why I looked into a selection of other things before I fell back on scrying itself. I have no doubt that this will be something I'll be adding to in time as more uses come to my mind.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I agree with what you just said to Barbara about "lack of knowledge," but superstition also plays a part. Some people are actually afraid of crystal balls, because they feel they are connected to something evil. This goes back many centuries, to when they were hanging, burning and drowning women (a few men) for supposedly being witches. I think crystals and crytal balls are beautiful and decorative. If I could tell my own future in one, maybe I wouldn't want to know, huh? Interesting page on this subject, thanks for sharing.

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      Ice cold princess 3 years ago

      Thank you. I often see negative posts about most things spiritual... and more often than not, when you get down to the matter at hand, the problem is more a lack of knowledge as opposed to a dislike of the topic for various other reasons.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      one of my friends is very into crystals and their meaning - in fact I learn so much when we visit together - your page reminds me of the time I spend with her, enjoyable.