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THE CRYSTAL AS A STEPPING
STONE TO CLEAR VISION
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE REAL
VALUE OF CRYSTAL-GAZING
"Q.B. L. or THE BRIDE'S 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
CHAPTER II. THE 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.
CHAPTER III. THE 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.
CHAPTER IV. A CONSIDERATION OF THE ANCIENT METHODS. The necessary 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.
CHAPTER V. FURTHER 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.
CHAPTER VI. THE ATTAINMENT OF CRYSTAL VISION. 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 Symbolic Vision - Visions that Initiate the Seer - Visions Universally True.
CHAPTER VII. OF THE ULTIMATE CRYSTAL. Some Valuable practical hints In the form of Maxims - Intermediate types of Vision - An Astral Journey undertaken by the Author - His Guru's Comments thereon - Errors of Working - Another Vision of the Willed Type in order to obtain Definite Information - The Results - The Star Consciousness - True Crystalline Vision.
Transcribed and converted to HTML format by Benjamin Rowe, December 15, 1997