Curious devices, forbidden artifacts, mysterious creatures, and intriguing documents.
The 19th century saw a big surge in séances and spiritualism, thanks to the Romanic Movement and folks like the Fox sisters. Although the idea of “automatic writing” had been around a long time, the first patented Ouji board appeared circa 1890. The word “Ouji” was supposed to be the ancient Egyptian word for good luck. How did he know that? The Ouji board told him so -- classic ballyhoo. It was good luck for William Fuld who took over the enterprise early one and made a lot of money. As far as getting a communication from Azathoth or hacking his mind, you just might end up the following message: “sdpRfipk034kCajnqUkk8sHq1;iokjllXase, “ could expect less from the god of chaos? But then again anybody would go crazy hearing an off key rendition of “Three Blind Mice” for 6 billion years, played on a penny whistle by a host of millions.The history of the board is worth a look http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouija A history of modern (Victorian) spiritualism from the First Spiritualist Church http://www.lansingspirit.com/history.html For a freebie, try the link to download History of Spiritualism Vol I by Arthur Conan Doyle. http://archive.org/details/historyofspiritu015638mbp
Combine this with one of the Easy Eyes and you're all set! LOL
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