Thirty-year-old Roger marks time by the gradual shifting of sunlight and shadows outside his Toronto high-rise apartment. As a freelance columnist, he makes about as much money as a twelve-year-old with a lawn-mowing business. With all his hopes riding on the novel he started eight years ago, Roger is clearly not in a hurry to do anything except dodge life's ups and downs as much as he can. While nurturing a crush on the cute girl at the local coffee shop, Roger notices a leaflet on the table advertising a psychic demonstration. Intrigued, he bribes three caffeine-loving buddies to accompany him to the show featuring Anya Dreamchaser, psychic extraordinaire. Anya turns out to be a fake, but the real surprise comes when Roger's friend Karl begins displaying his own shockingly accurate psychic abilities.
As the friends come to terms with what they have witnessed, they each embark on bizarre personal journeys of enlightenment that take one of them straight into a weird New Age cult and another into a confrontation with a maniacal Scottish churchman. Crystal Balls is a comic tale about the adventures--and misadventures--of four friends who unwittingly change their lives forever after making the fateful decision to step out of their ordinary lives into an extraordinary psychic world.