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Pyramid vs Sphere for black mirror divinitation

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:12 pm
by HexesAndDecimals
I want to try black mirror divination using hematite, ideally floating using maglev. Would there be a magical difference between using a sphere and a four- or three-sided pyramid?
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Re: Pyramid vs Sphere for black mirror divinitation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:47 am
by SpiritTalker
I think pyramids are generators & spheres are receivers. Nature makes planets round for some reason. The standard crystal ball has been used for gazing for centuries & not a pyramid or a cube (cubes anchor) so the stone carvers had some reason to intuitively choose the sphere shape IMO.

Re: Pyramid vs Sphere for black mirror divinitation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:29 am
by corvidus
Why not try it and report back on your experiences with each?
I for one would be interested in reading :)

Re: Pyramid vs Sphere for black mirror divinitation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:47 am
by HexesAndDecimals
Thank you both for your responses! Most of what's stopping me is that large, solid hematite masses are kind of expensive (2.6" hematite sphere is 1.7lbs and $56). Also just realized that a 1.7lb sphere is gonna be too heavy for most mag-lev platforms (most only hold about 350 grams, and 1.7lbs is 700+ grams).

What are your thoughts on gazing upon a group of smaller, suspended mirrors? Like a group of these floating about four inches off the ground? I suppose the answer is the same; why not try it?

That's good to know about pyramids vs spheres, it had never occurred to me but it makes a lot of sense.

Re: Pyramid vs Sphere for black mirror divinitation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:41 pm
by SpiritTalker
One's all I can handle. I don't think I could focus on 6 or a moving target. Maybe with a group you'd focus on the central space between them? Or see impressions on the mind's eye & not on the sphere surface? Maybe like the way stones can call out to us at a shop just walking past?