Ask the Crystal Ball
How to use the crystal ball ?
Using the crystal ball is very simple: All you have to do is write your question and click on the validation button. You will then receive an answer online.
What can you ask ?
Feel free to ask any kind of question. It can be about love, about work, about tomorrow weather or even about your next holiday destination, the crystal ball always have a response.
The crystal ball in the past
- Here is an article about clairvoyance and in particular about crystal gazing. The author tries to be a bit logical and classifies visions about the future in charlatanism.
- This text begins by reviewing the situation of the occult sciences (in 1902). It says that at that time in New York, every fashionable woman owned a crystal ball and was interested in mediumity. Then it describes cases of medium finding people or objects. Finally he tries to understand how it can work and what the dangers are.
- In this one you will discover how a wise man pretended to be a medium using a special home made crystal ball.
- The police are hunting down fortune tellers who work in Melbourne tea rooms in 1933. The author is really interested in these women who read in tea leaves or crystal balls. Even if she does not believe in them and is suspicious, she still finds romance and a form of compassion in the practice of these occult arts.
An imaginary crystal ball adventure
This morning, I wake up at 10:00 really sleepy. Normally, on Sundays, I get up earlier, but today my wife and children are not there: They went Friday to the countryside, for the weekend, and are only coming back tonight. I didn't follow them because I unfortunately had an important meeting on Saturday afternoon with new customers.
I make a coffee and memories from last night come to my mind: A good party with old friends at "Robinson Pub". It was a karaoke night and unfortunately I remember participating actively. I'm a good guitarist but I have no talent as a singer and performed Hotel California (The Eagles), what made a lot of people laughing.
The day is very sunny, I sit on the terrace and quietly drink my coffee. I would have eaten a croissant, but going to the bakery now seems far too exhausting. It's been a long time since I've spent a whole night without my family. It was nice to see my friends again, like when we were playing in a rock band. An evening only with men where it was acceptable to burp while laughing. I remember some epic memories of this part of my life while playing, without thinking about it, with a spoon. When suddenly, looking at my hand, I notice a detail: I'm not wearing my wedding ring.
My heart is jumping. What did I do with it? I don't remember taking it away. I try to think, but nothing comes to mind. I get up and search my pockets once but I can't find anything. I search a second time: Still nothing. I'm getting alarmed. I quickly enter the house and go up to my room on the first floor. Nothing on the bedside table, nothing under the bed, nothing in the drawers. I go to the bathroom but I still don't find the important jewel. Obviously I disassemble the siphon but without result.
I have to think more, I certainly left it somewhere yesterday, I just have to remember it. But despite my efforts, nothing comes to mind.
I'm trying to trace back Saturday.
In the morning I did nothing unusual.
I got up and had lunch with the kids.
Then I took a shower.
I went for a walk with the dog.
I came back and spent some time in my workshop to finish building a wooden shelf.
That must be it!
I run to the workshop and look for the ring. Half an hour passes by but I still can't get my hands on it...
Let's continue: After the workshop, I joined the children in the garden and stayed with them until lunchtime. There's no reason I lost my ring at that time. Nothing special happen during the meal, and when I finished I cleared the table.
Has the ring fallen into the dishwasher?
I hurry into the kitchen and inspect the inside of the household appliance but without success.
I keep on reminding myself yesterday: After lunch I went to the office where I spent the whole afternoon. Then, after work, at 7 o'clock, I joined my friends at the pub.
Did I lose the ring yesterday at karaoke?
That seems unlikely to me. The problem is that I can't search all the places I've been, and a ring doesn't get lost like that. I keep trying to remember and inspect the house for an hour but without result. My wife and the kids are coming back at 6 o'clock. I absolutely have to find the ring before.
I feel totally lost, so I decide to call Peter who was with me last night. I explain the problem to him, and he told me that he did remember nothing that can help me. But maybe he has a solution for me: A crystal ball. I am a bit incredulous, but he explains to me that he knows a psychic who could perhaps help me with her magic ball. I find the idea singular, I thank him and hang up. Then I call all the people who were with me yesterday, except Sandra who is too talkative and knows my wife.
Half an hour later I'm still at a dead end. I'm near a nervous breakdown when I finally decide to call Peter back. He gives me the psychic phone number. I am not really sure but I decide to contact the woman anyway.
She tells me that she doesn't work on Sundays but after I explain my situation, she agrees to make an effort. She explains to me how to come to her house, it seems very complicated but I don't have much choice anymore. I take my car and drive north, leave the city and I'm in the countryside.
Finding the crystal ball
The indications are clear, I have to drive to a cemetery, then turn left and take a small dirt road. This one is only passable for one kilometer, after that I have to walk for another kilometer. Then I should see the the fortune teller's house.
I'm now walking on the path. I don't know how this is possible but, despite the sunny day just 5 minutes ago, I quickly find myself in the fog. The path is muddy. I shouldn't have worn my new shoes. I am surrounded by a forest that seems to come straight out of a horror movie and above me are flying some crows. The further I go, the less I want to continue, but I have no choice.
Suddenly, the daylight begins to get weaker. It's only 3:00, it's really strange. I remember suddenly that today there's a solar eclipse. That's probably why the light is falling. I take my smartphone to use it as a flashlight and notice that I have no network. It is almost completely dark when I see a house.
I don't know if it's because of my state of mind at this time, but the atmosphere is particularly gloomy. We are in mid-spring but it seems that the surrounding vegetation has been stuck in winter. I'm really not reassured, but approach the door.
A black cat emerges from behind a pile of stones.
He makes a high-pitched meow and runs off.
I notice that one of the stones is carved and represents a human skull.
I'm thinking that if it had been a real skull I would probably have run away.
I take my courage in my hands and knock at the door.
I knock a second time and perceive a movement. The door opens slowly and I find myself facing an old woman about 1m50 tall. She says hello to me and a very strong smell of mushrooms comes into my nostrils.
The fortune teller
I enter the room and immediately notice the four human skulls on a shelf on my left. But it's too late to run away. The lady told me to sit down but first took off a little snake that was taking a nap on the chair. She takes place in a large armchair in front of me. You're not going to be surprised if I tell you that a bat is passing over me at this moment to nestle in a corner of the ceiling while the cat from earlier enters the room through a broken tile of a wobbly window.
The psychic asks me to express again the reason why I am here.
She listens to me while slowly shaking her head.
She then gets up and heads towards a shelf.
She takes a crystal ball from it that is right next to what appears to be a mummified rat.
She sits down again and looks at me right in the eyes.
"I can try to help you, but it's not free.
The session costs $100.
But if I can't find your item, you won't have to pay."
It seems a little expensive to me, but a good deal at the same time.
The old woman lights what looks like a hand rolled cigarette. She takes a big puff and blows it on the crystal ball. Then she starts again and, this time, blows the smoke on my face. For a few seconds I feel a bit high. The colors become brighter and I feel relaxed. The psychic makes some slow gestures around the crystal ball while keeping her eyes fixed on it. It seems to last about 5 minutes during which I am like in a sweet dream. Suddenly the woman claps her hands, which brings me back to reality. She then said to me: "Look in your pants pockets". I get up and incredulous I search again. And then, miraculously, I feel the ring.
Time has passed quickly, it's already 5:00. I pay the old woman and hurry to go home. I arrive just in time to sit in the garden, with a beer in my hand, looking peaceful. If you ask me how my alliance ended up in my pocket, I would tell you that I have no idea, nor how the crystal ball works.