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
Beautiful, quirky, and playful. Little Rooms makes excellent jewelry. I have several pieces. I am very sad that the Spirit Board Ring is no longer available and hope it's brought back, so I can pair it with my necklace someday.
Let me just start off by saying, I absolutely love this necklace! Shipping was fast and it’s perfect to wear during the fall season and for Halloween (or year round if you enjoy spooky things like I do).
This necklace is absolutely perfect. Love the size and the graphics.
Gorgeous and high quality, instantly eye-catching
This necklace is excellent quality with a great design. I got exactly what I expected and am completely satisfied. Really glad I also grabbed an extra charm to swap out for when I want something different.