With a few exceptions, I’ve always viewed the principles and practices of metaphysics as vehicles for understanding who we are, where we’re from, where we’re going, and how we’ll get there.
But when it comes to old women with crystal balls conducting seances on Halloween, I’m more likely to roll my eyes and snicker. That is, until today.
Over at A Novel Paradigm we’re reading and discussing Opening to Channel – How to Connect with Your Guide. One of the exercises the author gives for preparing to channel involves attuning to the subtle energies in quartz, amethyst, and plants. When attuning to the quartz, I saw very clearly and felt very strongly that it helped create a doorway to move energy and communication between this world and others, including the plane where souls reside after passing over (the astral plane).
It makes sense that quartz is an effective conduit for energy – it can be found in watches and electronics of all kinds, serving exactly this purpose.
Though probably obvious to many, I understand now why crystal balls are used in seances. I still might snicker at the old lady in the turban, though. 🙂