The Milky Mist

While some experimenters obtain results almost from the time of the

first trial, others find that it requires a number of sittings before

they begin to obtain even faint results. The psychic picture in the

crystal usually begins by the appearance of a cloudy "milky mist,"

succeeding the former transparent appearance of the crystal. The milky

cloud becomes more dense, and finally there appears in its midst a

faint form, outline, face, or scene of some kind. Some have compared

this gradual emergence of the picture to the gradual development of the

picture of the photographic plate when the latter is subjected to the

action of the developing fluid.