- the practice of staring into a crystal ball, as by a fortuneteller, to see distant happenings, future events, etc.
- speculation about the future.
Origin of crystal gazing
Related Words for crystal gazingguess, indicator, forecast, prognosis, prophecy, astrology, conjecture, hunch, horoscope, dope, augury, tip, divination, foresight, cast, prognostication, vaticination, presage, soothsaying, omen
Examples from the Web for crystal gazing
Historical Examples of crystal gazing
Crystal-gazing, for keeping children quiet,—nothing beats it!Pirate Gold
Frederic Jesup Stimson
The Greeks had a variety of methods of divination by crystal-gazing.Telepathy and the Subliminal Self
R. Osgood Mason
This is especially noticeable in crystal-gazing experiments.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
What could smack more of magic and fraud than crystal-gazing?
Forms of crystal-gazing, it is well known, are found among savages.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
- the act of staring into a crystal globe (crystal ball) supposedly in order to arouse visual perceptions of the future, etc
- the act of trying to predict something