Spirit Boards or Ouija Boards have a long and fascinating history. Although they may be used to communicate with the spirits, they are also collected as decorative works of art.
This design features the artwork Gothic Prayer by the fantasy artist Anne Stokes. Beneath a dark, hooded cloak, a young woman’s face can be seen, a tear falling showing the depth of her emotions and her prayers. She is like a light in the darkness.
The Spirit Board has all the traditional elements – the number 0-9, the alphabet and the words ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and ‘Goodbye’. On the back is a poem, see the picture below to read it. A planchette (used to point) is included and this is decorated with a Gothic cross, set with red jewels.
The board is made from cork and the back and front are illustrated in colour. It measures 30.5cm x 39cm and comes in an illustrated box. An informative leaflet is inside the box, giving instructions on how to use a Spirit Board and also some of its history.
IMPORTANT The Spirit Board is not a toy, please use it responsibly.