Ouija after World War I: We tried talking about 1920s Ouijamania but there was too much good stuff in the late 19teens.

Highlights include:
• Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini playing with a Ouija board in an Atlantic City hotel room
• The pope hiring a former psychical researcher to denounce Ouija
• Possible connections between remote viewing and successful Ouija board use
• The solar plexus chakra and ouija
• Racism in 1920s America

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Ouija after World War I: a 1918 newspaper with a drawing of a ghost emerging from a Ouija board

“Can The Dead Talk To Us?” The San Francisco Examiner. Sun, May 26 , 1918.


Sources consulted in researched Ouija after World War I

Websites consulted about Ouija after World War I

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_the_Romanov_family
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Romanov
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Wheeler_Wilcox
  • https://www.history.com/news/flu-pandemic-wwi-ouija-boards-spiritualism
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dangers_of_Spiritualism
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/conan-doyles-very-suspicious-seance-with-harry-houdini-1191847.html
  • https://www.williamfuld.com/ouija_letters.html
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipura
  • https://www.chakras.info/solar-plexus-chakra/
  • https://www.chakras.info/solar-plexus-chakra-blockage/
  • https://lonerwolf.com/solar-plexus-chakra-healing/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celiac_plexus
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klanhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_a_Nation
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star-News
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_insurrection_of_1898
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Manly

Historical articles and advertisements consulted about Ouija after World War I

  • “Dementia Ouija.” The Fort Wayne Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) · Thu, Oct 14, 1920 · Page 4
  • “War Will End in Jan. 1919, Says the Ouija Board.” The Weekly Tribune (Cape Girardeau, Missouri) · Fri, Nov 23, 1917 · Page 6
  • The Salina Evening Journal (Salina, Kansas) · Fri, Aug 18, 1916
  • “Can The Dead Talk To Us?” The San Francisco Examiner, Sun, May 26, 1918
  • “Are You Superstitious?” El Paso Herald (El Paso, Texas) · Sat, May 31, 1919 · Page 6
  • “Letter To The Editor: The Ouija Board.” The Ottawa Citizen, Wed, Jan 22, 1919
  • TR Sends A Message Via The Ouija Board. The Wichita Daily Eagle. Sun, Mar 23, 1919. 
  • Oh Look What TR Said Ouija Board. Evansville Press. Mon, Apr 14, 1919. 
  • “Ouija Board Devilry.” The Tablet (Brooklyn, New York) · Sat, Dec 13, 1919 · Page 7
  • “Among Us Mortals.” Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) · Sun, Feb 15, 1920 · Page 23
  • “Haskin’s Daily Letter: An Interview With Ouija.” The Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina) · Thu, Feb 26, 1920 · Page 4

Books consulted about Ouija after World War I

  • The Worlds and I by Ella Wheeler Wilcox: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Worlds_and_I.html?id=BBJIU0v_gyUC
  • The new black magic and the truth about the ouija-board by J. Godfrey Raupert: https://archive.org/details/newblackmagictru00raup/page/214/mode/2up
  • The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities by Russell Targ
  • THE PROBLEMS OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH by Hereward Carrington (1921) : https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23660/23660-h/23660-h.htm#Page_247
  • Raymond, or Life After Death:
  • Wilmington’s Lie by David Zucchino

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