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.
Is it too early to order holiday gifts? Given the state of shipping these days, probably not. Here are some ideas for people new to tarot. Next month, we’ll look at gifts for those of us who are not new to tarot.
Gifts that introduce tarot...