I did an Act 1 course about 10 years ago and I changed my thinking radically. I realised I had been communicating quite a lot before. About that time I was also doing a dowsing course and the use of crystals appealed to me. I began to use a crystal (or anything in reality, but certain crystals on a chain seemed very effective) and I kept several to hand and used the technique a lot over the years. I have been grateful for the opportunity to re do the Act 1 and go deeper in to the communications. The crystal was limited, yes no questions were needed, although other things obviously came to mind, it did mean the questions had to be worded well. . I am now using the crystals for quick, immediate thoughts but I am going deeper and this is to the benefit of the animals I have and know.