Gaining knowledge about the future by gazing into a crystal, and seeing a vision in the crystal. Also called Crystal Gazing. See Divination.

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  • Crystallomancy — Crys tal*lo*man cy ( l? m?n s?), n. [Gr. kry stallos crystal + mancy.] Divination by means of a crystal or other transparent body, especially a beryl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crystallomancy — noun a) The use of a crystal or other transparent solid for the purpose of divination. b) Divination by a crystal ball …   Wiktionary

  • crystallomancy — divination by means of clear objects Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • crystallomancy — crys·tal·lo·man·cy …   English syllables

  • crystallomancy —   n. divination by a crystal ball …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • crystallomancy — ˈkristəlōˌman(t)sē noun ( es) Etymology: crystall + mancy : divination by crystal gazing : crystal gazing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crystal gazing — Ball gazes and Ball gazing redirect here. For the American poker player, see Bill Gazes. For the lawn ornament, see Gazing ball. Crystal saw redirects here. For the magic trick, see Crystal Sawing. Crystal see redirects here. It is not to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • crystal vision —    A term used to denote a type of visual hallucination or *illusion that may arise during a period of fixed gazing into an opaque or reflecting object, such as a Braid s crystal, a glass of water, or a metal mirror. The ancient technique… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Fortune-telling — is the practice of predicting the future, usually of an individual, through mystical or supernatural means and often for commercial gain. It often conflates with the religious practice known as divination.European and Euro American fortune… …   Wikipedia

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