In the valley next to mine was a beautiful estate which had been rented to a healer who I considered a phony. He kept inviting me to participate in his gatherings, but I usually refused.
One day I heard that Marcel Vogel was a guest of this healer and I went over to find out if this was true. I knew of Marcel's work and found it fascinating.
At the time I met him, Marcel was doing a project where he would think of an object then focus his mind on some liquid lithium vanadium crystals. The image in his mind would appear in the crystals. He then took pictures of the images that appeared using special cameras developed by IBM. He had put together a slideshow of those mind-images in the crystals.
The healer was pedantically pontificating when I got there. I could tell Marcel was bored. I introduced myself and told him, "This sucks! Let's go down to the waterfall and talk story."
He agreed and we went for a walk. We buried a special communication crystal he had at the falls. It was fun and we became friends.
[The healer was James Arthur Ray. In 2011 he was convicted of negligent homicide in the deaths of three people in a sweat lodge. Go figure....]