Whether through popular legend, books, movies or other media, crystal balls have come to be inextricably linked to the occult. Specifically, these spheres were thought to be useful to psychic mediums and clairvoyants in their bid to predict the future. Scrying pools were used for a similar purpose in ancient and medieval times. These small bodies of water were supposed to reveal secret truths to a gifted clairvoyant.
Today, people continue to appreciate crystal spheres – but it’s not always because of a belief in superstition or extra-sensory perception. Natural quartz crystal balls are fine examples of artistry and craftsmanship. They are often displayed on a special stand on tabletops and mantels, and their express purpose is to provide visual and tactile appeal.
After years spent collecting rocks, crystals and semiprecious stones, I relish the opportunity to revisit old pieces that I haven’t thought about in ages. One of the items that got me interested in the hobby originally still sits in a closet in the spare bedroom of our house. Even though I don’t display it anymore, I’m beginning to wonder why. After all, it’s just the sort of crystal that would pique a visitor’s interest.
There’s no mystery as to how the coconut got its name. Without knowing any better, one might suspect that it’s a genuine petrified coconut geode. These geodes are distinguished by three key characteristics: they’re hollow, they’re round, and they feature a “stem”-like structure on the outside. All of these physical attributes serve to make them resemble the tropical fruit even more.