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Psychic Appliance Innovations of the 20th Century


It may surprise you to learn that during the late 1800's through the early 1900's, great inventors like Thomas Edison continued to develop new psychic appliances. Thomas Edison consulted with several prominent mediums and concluded that if there is an afterlife and that we were able to communicate with it's habitants, that he would be capable of making a device which would make the communications as easy as possible. A great deal of controversy surrounds a special type of recording device which he was developing. Essentially, it was a very sensitive phonograph, with "an extra large horn as the spirits have their own way of speaking..." He felt that a sensitive enough recording device could possibly record "the voices" of the dead...




The dowsing community found great success in the mid 1900's with a new variation to their wares. The advent of the "L-Rod" was met with popularity never before seen in the dowsing community. The "L-Rods", as their name implies are "L" shaped rods, generally made from stiff wires. Some are as basic as bent coat hangers. Others have reported greater luck with more sophisticated systems. Some of these feature bearings or special handles which allow the tool to be even more sensitive. Some prefer wires produced from certain metals, frequently copper, silver or gold. There is a variation where the tips are constructed to hold various "target materials" as well as screw-on tips, made of specific materials. Mostly due to lack of media hype, the tools traditionally employed by the dowsers have not been besmirched with the occultophobia so common to devices like the ouija board.



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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.

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.

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...



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...


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“The Talking Board” - Reprinted from the "Religio-Philosophical Journal" - April 23, 1887

A year ago, possibly longer, I. T. Damon, of Millington, Mich., kindly sent me explicit instructions for making a so-called “talking board,” and I accordingly had one made, and have occasionally used it since, always with apparent gratification to all parties concerned.  For the benefit of many readers who never saw one, allow me to describe it: An unpainted board 18 x 24 inches, with the alphabet stencilled upon it in three horizontal lines, the words “Yes” and “No,” “I don’t know,” and the numerals, beneath it.  Next, small board, 6 x 8, with a pointer attached. 

To use the apparatus, hold the large board on your laps, place the little one on it, rest your hands lightly thereon, and patiently await results.Under the hands of some the small board will move quickly, readily answering questions and spelling names and messages.  A young lady living with us the past winter, totally ignorant of such things, was not a little surprised by having the name of her deceased father, together with a message spelled when no hands but her own touched the board.  At the time of her father’s death her mother was an inmate of an asylum for insane, and the message alluded to was the inquiry, “How is mother, is she rational now?” 

We asked whether he could not see his family, and the reply was, “sometimes,” implying that they on their side of the river as well as we on ours, are hampered by “conditions.”

[Isaac Taylor Damon was born in July 1843 in Lake County, Ohio.  In September 1861, living in Madison, Wisconsin, he enlisted as a Private in the 11th Wisconsin Infantry, Company B.  He was wounded at Vicksburg and was mustered out in November 1864.  He married Mary Reed from Millington, Michigan, where he settled after the War.  He died in October 1926, and was buried in the Millington Cemetery, next to his wife, who had died in 1920, and their son “Little George.”]