I thought I would start this article with the most notable and well known use of rock crystal as "crystal balls," although we know that the Gypsy "fortune-tellers" and the like use polished glass spheres instead. It would be nice if we could find a suitable photograph of a genuine "crystal ball" to establish the authenticity of the genuine material. Tom Goodwin, G.G. 12:18, 20 January 2007 (PST)
- I'm not sure why you would put fortune-tellers between quotes. Madam Voyante looked in her ball many years ago and predicted I would never amount to anything and that it would rain in the next month. Seems she saw right.
- As far as I am concerned "fortune-tellers" don't tell fortunes. They just collect money! Tom Goodwin, G.G. 12:53, 20 January 2007 (PST)
- A good pic of a rock crystal would be nice, especially if it shows an interference flash --Doos 12:32, 20 January 2007 (PST)
I have a few crystal balls at home. I'll see what I can conjure up for you. I wrote an article on crystal gazing several years ago. I'm not sure I still have a copy, but I'll see what I can remember--Barbra 12:48, 20 January 2007 (PST)
- Will you tell me my "fortune," Barbra? ;) Tom Goodwin, G.G. 12:56, 20 January 2007 (PST)
I wish I could Tom,lol. I hope you don't mind I put in a couple extra things into your rock crystal page, and added a couple pics. I looked at my xl ball thru crossed polaroids and did get the crossed isogyres but the bulls eye was really weak and unphotographable (is that a word?) Barbra
- It's OUR rock crystal page, Barbra! Thank You for adding the photos. We are on our way here! Incidentally, I think you were searching for the word "unphotogenic." Right? Tom Goodwin, G.G. 03:26, 22 January 2007 (PST)