planchettes.com - Sacred Symbology and the Psychic Appliance...
For thousands of years, cultures from all over the world have
created and used special symbols. Sacred symbols
have evolved, much like with words, to represent various concepts.
Many symbols have been
thousands of years, by many cultures, although with varying "definitions."
Some cultures have associated magical powers to these symbols
themselves. The pentagram is one of the most potent, powerful,
and persistent symbols in human history. It has been important to almost
culture, from the Mayans of Latin America, to India, China, and
Egypt. It has been found scratched on the walls of Neolithic caves,
in Babylonian drawings, where it marks the pattern the planet Venus
on its travels- a secret symbol of the Goddess Ishtar.
According to Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and philosopher, five
is the number of man, because of the fivefold division of the body, and
the ancient Greek division of the soul. According to Pythagoras, the
five points of the pentagram each represent one of the five elements
that make up man: fire, water, air, earth, and psyche. (energy, fluid,
breath, matter, and mind)
Scriptures, especially Hebrew, are abundant with references
to pentagrams. Although definitions vary, we feel that many would
find this to be an appropriate symbol for the "divining devices..."
Another timeless symbol of extrodinary power is the triquetra.
To the Christians, it represents the trinity of god. Father, Son & the
Spirit. This symbol actually predates Christianity and was likely a Celtic
symbol of the triple Goddess, and in the North, a symbol of the god Odin.
were common symbols in Celtic myth and legend, one of the possible reasons
Christian beliefs were so easily adopted by the Celtic people. The triqueta
makes an ideal Christian symbol. It is a perfect representation of the
concept of "three in one" in Christian trinity beliefs, and
incorporates another popular Christian symbol, the fish. It is sometimes
enclosed within a circle to emphasize the unity aspect.
As there are limitless
opinions on how and when magical symbols are appropriate, we offer
a wide range of available symbols as well as the option for you to
submit your own designs. We feel that this symbology can be quite powerful
and want to be able to help you choose what's best for you...
The History of Psychic Tools Psychic tools have a history going back thousands of years. We attempt to explain the evolution of these "devices" as well as show the connections between each of them. From the "pendulum board" used by Pythagoras through the most recent inventions.
Thomas Alva Edison and the Spirit World Thomas Edison is certainly regarded as one of the great minds of the ages. He has over 3,000 patents to his credit, more than anyone in history. Thomas Edison invented, among thousands of other things, the light bulb, the phonograph and many other "miracles of science" which we take foregranted today. Did you know that he spent years of his life building a machine which could communicate with the dead???
The "Ouija Board" - Fact, Fiction & Folklore The "ouija board" has been accused of many things. Some claim it's a direct link to the spirit world. Others would have you think that if you as much as went near one, you'd open the gates to hell and become posessed, just like the little girl in "The Exorcist..." We explore the FACTS and let the reader judge for themselves...
Do Spirits Write Books??? Via automatism and seances, many books have been published which credit supernatural entities with the authorship. We offer a synopsis of several well known, as well as nearly completely obscure books. We begin with discussing the "Seth Books", certainly the most famous of the lot. We also explore another book by well-resepected authors. In their book, they report to have communicated with famous "ghosts" including George Washington. Although this book is from 1882, they have some interesting things to report from entities living on Mars...
The Truth About Automatic Writing Automatic Writing is a powerful ability which most of us have yet to explore. We examine the evidence on hand and attempt to explain this phenomenon as well as potentials which are hardly explored.
Ouija Boards in the Movies... Psychic tools such as the "ouija board" have made their way into the spotlight many times. We reminisce about some of our favorites.
Sir William Barrett FRS was a Professor of Physics at the Royal College of Science for Dublin from 1873-1910 and one of the distinguished early psychical researchers. In fact, it was Barrett who first initiated the founding of both the American and British Society for Psychical Research. Here are some of his thoughts about the planchette...
THE SUPERNORMAL character of many of the communications that reach us through the medium or automatist having been established, let us now turn to further evidence of survival and of the identity of the discarnate intelligences, together with occasional glimpses of their condition after death.
Some years ago I was staying at a friend's house in the country, which I will call Hawthorn Manor, and found that my hostess, Mrs. E. - the wife of a lawyer holding a responsible official position, and herself a matronly lady of great acumen and commonsense, the centre of a circle of religious and charitable activity - had accidentally discovered that her hand was occasionally impressed by some power she could not control.
Long messages, the purport of which were at the time unknown to her, were thus written.
The curious feature of this automatic writing was that it came on her suddenly; when writing up some household accounts she fell into a dreamy or semi-trance-like state, and then felt the fingers of another hand - belonging apparently to an invisible person seated opposite
to her - laid on her right hand, and a sudden vigorous scribbling ensued. But the writing was all upside down, each line beginning at her right hand side of the page, and could only be read by turning the page round.
Mrs. E. assured me, and I have no reason to doubt her word, that it was quite impossible for her to write a single word correctly in this way in her normal state. Anyone who will make the attempt will find how difficult such a mode of writing is to execute, especially in the clear and characteristic calligraphy, which here occurred.
Mrs. E. was not a spiritualist and had no knowledge of the subject, in fact rather an aversion to it. Hence no serious attention was given to this abnormal writing until a message came containing certain specific statements, wholly outside the knowledge of herself or husband, which they subsequently discovered to be perfectly true incidents in the life of a deceased relative, who asserted he was present and guiding the lady's hand. Other communications followed, which also were verified. Then on another evening came, the instance to which I have referred as affording proof of identity.