Dionysos - Villa of Mysteries Pompei - The crystal ball
Type of Spiritual Experience
In the Villa of Mysteries in Pompei there is a fresco that shows either the technique of Looking at shiny objects or Looking at a crystal ball, that may have been used as part of the Dionysian Mysteries.
In the background we see a mask.
The lad at the back is holding a shield.
The man holding the bowl is wearing a wreath.
The silver bowl is reflective like a mirror, so symbolically and literally the initiate is searching in the spiritual world for answers about his destiny, and personality .
A description of the experience
The source of the experienceDionysos [and the Dionysian Mysteries]
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Using crystals and crystal balls