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.
AUTOMATIC WRITING AND THE BOOK OF MORMON
Automatic writing, which has several forms, in summary is the very unusual power a person has to write or dictate several types of documents. The person with this capability can for hours on end, as fast as they can write or dictate, author sometimes very complex well written poems, single and multi-volume novels and short stories. The writing is frequently done by the medium of the Ouija board or crystals or stones. In some cases the "author" while writing can carry on conversations with others in the room. In some cases more than one person must be at the ouija board.
In many of the cases, where significant high quality writing results, the "author" is in communication with a "person" who has died, a spirit guide. In addition the "author" exhibits paranormal writing skill and knowledge not shown at any other time in his/her life. They know historical events and can describe geological and biological items they never were exposed to. Many can leave their work and when they pick it back up, even days later, they do not have to review past work before starting again. They just continue as if there were no break. Some automatic writers see the words and or pictures of what they are writing in their mind. What becomes their writing is a description of what they see or they are reading/writing what they see.
This idea that the Book of Mormon is the result of automatic writing was proposed also by Scott C. Dunn, in his article, "Spirit Writing, Another Look at the Book of Mormon," Sunstone, June 1985, Vol.10, No. 6, pages 17-26. This article is well written. It describes several complex books that were written using automatic writing, identifies several well known authors that used it and compared this information to what is known about the way the Book of Mormon was authored. Scott's conclusion is that the Book of Mormon could well have been authored by automatic writing.
If you want to do your own reasearch on this subject, after you first read Scott C. Dunn's article, I suggest the following in the order given. Singer in the Shadows, the Strange Story of Patience Worth, by Irving Litvag, 1972; The Case of Patience Worth, by Walter Franklin Prince, first Ed. 1927, 2nd Ed. 1964; Automatic Writing, An Approach to the Unconscious, by Anita M. Muhl, M.D., first Ed. 1930, 2nd Ed. 1963; Swan On A Black Sea, A Study in Automatic Writing, the Cummins-Willett Scripts, transmitted by Geraldine Cummins, edited by Signe Toksvig, first Ed. 1965, revised 1970.
Some Mormons have also considered automatic writing. John A. Widtsoe and Franklin S. Harris, Jr., in their book, Seven Claims of the Book of Mormon, page 21, briefly consider that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon by the aide of automatic writing. But they apparently did not understand what it was because they said: "...second, that Joseph Smith was afflicted with nervous ailments such as epilepsy, resulting in automatic writing under the influence of which the book [Book of Mormon] was written." Automatic writing was also known to Brigham Young (Journal of Discourses, 10:194, May 31, 1863) and Orson Pratt (Journal of Discourses, 7:38, January 2, 1859).