The spirit board, more commonly known as the ouija board, derived from America's obsession with spiritualism in the 19th century. Already popular for years in Europe, communicating with the dead brought solace in an era where the average lifespan was less than 50. At the time, after-death communication was considered commonplace and not seen as unconventional. With the "talking board" gaining popularity, a Novelty Company was formed to produce the board to be sold to the masses. The spirit board was so normalized that would-be crime solvers used their boards for clues to solve famous murder cases, writers gained literary inspiration through the eye of the planchette and even Norman Rockwell illustrated a cover of the Saturday Evening Post with one.
In 1973, the spirit board's normality changed almost overnight when the movie The Exorcist depicted a little girl playing with her board and becoming demonically possessed. And just like that the board was seen as a tool of the devil, a way to open the gates of hell.
The board is still considered mystical, family entertainment and all around other-wordly. Even today, some psychologists believe the ouija board may offer a link between the known and unknown. Who knows? Isn't that the fun of it? Show your belief in the supernatural in this Spirit Board Necklace.
- Available in Rhodium Plated Brass
- Available in 18K Yellow Gold Plated Brass
- Black CZ
- 18in Chain
Such a beautiful design, I gave this as a gift to my sister. She loves it! We had a slight issue with the jump ring attached to the clasp, it opened after the first wear and so the necklace fell off. I fixed it for her but maybe would suggest a solid closed jump ring that cannot detach easily. Otherwise such an awesome pendant x
Super cute and high quality, love the length of the chain too!
Great quality chain and pendant; I love the weight of it. I did put it on a longer chain I have. Design is just as rad in person.
So easy to communicate with. I had a problem with my delivery address. They were so patient, and so helpful. Their products are absolutely beautiful. I have three pieces from Little Rooms, and they are absolutely stunning. I have nothing but praise for this wonderful company. Thank you again!
I've ordered one necklace a while back from Little Rooms, so it was long overdue for another piece from this amazing small business. The quality of the Spirit Board Necklace is amazing, and the attention to detail is so perfect down to the tiny little black stone! I love that this piece, and all of the pieces from this company in general, are creepy (in the best way), but still polished and sophisticated. Perfect for the emo girl all grown up. I need to expand my collection of Little Rooms pieces ASAP!