THE CRYSTAL AS A STEPPING
STONE TO CLEAR VISION
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE REAL
VALUE OF CRYSTAL-GAZING
"Q.B. L. or THE BRIDEíS RECEPTION" and "THE CHALICE OF ECSTASY."
By C. STANSFELD-JONES
All Rights Reserved
Dedicated to Those
Having Realized the Difficulties of the Path
Have Sworn to Overcome All Things
The Purpose of this little volume is
three-fold. (1) To give those who are interested in the art of
Crystal-Gazing a clear and concise method of procedure, not alone in the
practice of the work, but also in the preparation of the crystal itself,
so that it becomes a true material basis or link with other planes. (2)
To show that the Ancient Methods of Working -- if properly understood --
are more scientific than modern ones, since they were designed to insure
a definite type of vision and to put the Seer in touch with definite
Intelligences of a Higher Order. (3) To point out that there are other
Crystalline Spheres besides the crystal ball at first used to contact
them; and that eventually the practice may lead to very high results, if
the necessary steps are taken to insure success.
With these objects in mind, the
Author has done all in his power to make this book of real value to all
who may obtain it.
In the hands of the beginner it may
lead to a wider conception of the Nature and
Powers of his, or her, own being.
Those who have already traveled some distance along
the Occult Path may still find help
through the study of the more advanced, if less understood, methods of
the Ancient Seers. Those who are seeking to make their own Vision more
Perfect, so that the Light of Truth may focus itself within them, will
also find hints as to the
means of accomplishing their True Purpose.
Thus, it is hoped, all will be
satisfied; and should their satisfaction be equal to that of the Author
at this opportunity to herald the Light -- however faintly -- of the
Ultimate Crystalline Sphere, Whose nature is Light Itself, he will be
more than repaid for his efforts.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LESSER CRYSTALLINE SPHERE.
First Considerations -
The Crystal as a Material Basis - Magnetic Attraction - Choosing our
Crystal - Why Crystals attract us - The Choice of our Place of Working -
Purifying the Crystal - Consecrating the Crystal - Initiating the Crystal
- Care Of the Crystal.
GREATER CRYSTALLINE SPHERE.
How to approach the Practice
of Crystal Gazing. The
Two Important Factors - What attracts us to the Crystal - Our Inner
Motives - Honesty of Purpose - Crystals and "crystals" - The First Great
Lesson - The Second Great Lesson - Practical Instruction - The True Start.
UNIVERSAL CRYSTALLINE SPHERE.
The Value of our Visions
- Taking Chances -
Were the Ancient Seers Right? - Establishing Spirit Identity - Notes on
the Ouija Board - Contact with the Unseen World - Is it necessary that the
Crystal should be in sight? - A Strange Experience - The Magic Mirror of
the Universe - The Ancient Idea of the Cosmos - The Universal Crystalline
Sphere and our connection with it.
CONSIDERATION OF THE ANCIENT METHODS.
requirements Trithemius of Spanheim - His Work transmitted by Barrett -
The Form of Preparation for a Vision - The Circle - The Holy Table - The
Invocation - Consecration of the Circle - Conjuration of the Spirit - The
License to Depart - The Angels and Planets Ruling the Hours of the Day and
Night - Practical Difficulties - The Real Meaning of the Wand, and of the
Divine Names - Instructions for the Few.
CONSIDERATIONS - THE METHODS OF DR. DEE AND SIR EDWARD KELLY.
Much Knowledge, or none at all - Banishing and
Invoking - Purification of Incense - Disastrous Results through Failure to
understand Seventeenth Century Crystal Gazers - Their Visions - The
Wonderful Work they Accomplished - Results of their Work in this New Aeon
- Inner organs of Vision.
THE ATTAINMENT OF
What the Power to see
Visions Depends upon -
Inner Guidance - Visions of a Definite Type - Creative Imagination -
Willed Results - A
New State of Consciousness - Traveling in the Body of Light - Example of
the Perfect Type of
- Visions that Initiate the Seer - Visions Universally True.
THE ULTIMATE CRYSTAL.
Some Valuable practical hints In the form of Maxims - Intermediate types
of Vision - An Astral Journey undertaken by
the Author - His Guruís Comments thereon - Errors of Working -
Another Vision of the Willed Type in order to obtain
Definite Information - The Results - The Star Consciousness - True