The Planchette

From time to time, during the past fifty years, there have been invented

or arranged various forms of mechanical contrivances designed to assist

in the development of writing mediumship. The most popular of these has

been the Planchette, which has enjoyed great popularity for many years

past. The Planchette is a little heart-shaped board, having two legs,

with tiny wheels at the end, attached to the board. Near the pointed end

of the heart-shaped board is a hole, into which a pencil is inserted. A

sheet of paper of good size is spread upon a table, and the Planchette

is placed thereupon. Then the sitter, or two sitters, place their hand

or hands upon the board--generally resting only the tips of their

fingers lightly upon it. The sitter or sitters then await results.