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 Prayer for the Fallen by the fantasy artist Anne Stokes. An angel of Remembrance kneels, praying, whilst her white wings fold protectively around her. On the floor is a single purple rose.
The Spirit Board has all the traditional elements – the numbers 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 single white feather.
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.