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
Great quality and service!
Honestly this necklace is even prettier in person. Length is comfortable and the pendant is very high quality! Love love love
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.