Crystal gazing has been in use since the ancients used ice for divination.
Lewis Spence, one of the world’s foremost scholars of occult science, has this to say in his book An Encyclopedia of Occultism: “The object of crystal gazing . . . is the induction of an hypnotic state giving rise to visionary hallucinations, the reflection of light in the crystal forming points de repère for such hallucinations. . . . There are many well-attested cases wherein the crystal has been successfully used for the purpose of tracing criminals, or recovering lost of stolen property.” Now when the veil is thinnest is the best time to look to the other side for messages and meaning.