Yeah, it’s a couple of days after the last excerpt was published, and what do you know? Here’s another!
We get into a continuation of what began as Deanna explaining something to her class. What, exactly? Well, it must have something to do with divination, right?
You got that right.
She was also about to foci and that means she’s probably got them out for the kids to use. You’d be right there, too: she does.
And here they are.
(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016, 2017 by Cassidy Frazee)
Deanna pointed to the object on her desk. “The crystal ball.” She waved her hand over the sphere and levitated it until it lay shoulder-high next to her. “Nearly everyone Normal think of this as the most used prop used by those claiming to be able to see the future, but for those Aware who are in the know, this is one of those foci that actually help with the function of pre-cognition.
“While no one can say with any certainly why a crystal balls helps, it is known that it somehow allows people to ‘focus’ their Sight and even have it interact with the Sight abilities of another witch. This is one of the reason why when a crystal ball is used by a true Seer, they’re able to reach the meditative state used by those with Passive Sight far easier, as well as being able to tap into the Sight ability of another with ease.
Yep, she’s brought out the crystal balls and wouldn’t you know it, they really work! Well, they work for the right people, aka witchy witches who have Sight, or at least a semblance of that talent. So a crystal ball is gonna help you get in the right frame of mine when it comes to Seeing.
And it’s not just all balls Deanna’s brought out–
“Just as some constructed items work better due to the craftsmanship and material, crystal balls are no different. Crystals mined from different locations around the world interact with Seers in different ways, and the manner in which they are crafted help improve those natural abilities. This sphere—” Deanna held out her left hand and the ball floated into her palm. “—and the ones before you, were created with crystal mined from a small range on the border of South Australia and Northwest Territory in 1938 and crafted by native Australians over the next three years. The school owns fifty of the batch of seventy-seven created by from mining and when I’m looking to introduce students to their first possible vision, these are my go-to foci.”
She levitated the crystal sphere back to its base before stepping away from her desk. “Today’s exercise is simple: you and your partner will work with the crystal ball you were given and attempt to activate your Sight. Now, some of you have expressed concern as to why I have paired you with people to whom you feel you have no connection. That’s simple: my observations and my data indicate the couples around each crystal ball have the greatest chance of experiencing visions.”
“Is that why those two are together?”
Deanna didn’t need to look to where Fidele Diaz was pointing to know which couple he meant. “You worry about working with your own partner, Fidele, and not whom else I’ve put together for his lesson.” She cocked her head slightly to the right. “Am I understood?”
Fidele gave a half-hearted shrug and sighed. “Yes, Professor.”
“Good. Now, if there are no other interruptions—” Deanna stared down Lisa, who looked as if she were about to speak up. “Let’s begin the lesson.” She pointed at the two students close to her, Kalindi Kartodirdjo and Usha Soedjatmoko. “Usha, Kalindi and you are first.”
Depending on the crystal ball before you, one could have nothing, or a slight vision, or a really good vision. From the sounds of things Deanna’s brought out the kick-ass crystal balls, which means visions are gonna get real.
At least for a few people, I’d imagine.
So get ready for the Students at Memory’s End to get their eenie meenie chili beanie on and look into the future–