Some hold that the action of the pendulum or dowsing rod is driven by spirits. Others say the pendulum responds to mysterious energy fields.
Ouija boards are steeped in spiritualist traditions dating back a century and associated with esoteric religions, art and literature.
Marcel Proust famously describes psychometric phenomena in his opus Remembrances of Things Past.
Is it right to interpret what happens during sittings as signs of the paranormal? Or should we instead be led, exclusively, by cold hard reason?
Success is never guaranteed, but we’ve often observed that tables will tip for sitters who are willing to wait, concentrate and remain still.