Automatic writing was hugely popular in the late 1800s, with spiritualists believing mysterious ext…

Automatic writing was hugely popular in the late 1800s, with spiritualists believing strange external forces were moving the planchette to develop images and text. Today it is more commonly believed that the planchette is moved through the unconscious motions of the user. This does not make it any less fascinating as a tool for getting in tune with your unconscious mind
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This photo is taken from the remarkable book The Spectacle of Illusion by Matthew L Tompkins..
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