Automatic writing is writing which the writer claims to be produced from a subconscious, external or spiritual source without conscious awareness of the content. Or all three.
In spiritualism, spirits are claimed to take control of the hand of a medium to write messages, letters, and even entire books. I’m hoping that some kind of spirit turns up and writes mine for me – I may start going to bed with a pencil and notepad strapped to my arm. Would be great if I could get good at Automatic Typing too, and Automatic Editing.
I’m writing a book about being possessed, so it’d be entirely appropriate, surely?
If you want to have a go at some automatic writing yourself, try this link, or see below for more info. You’ll probably creep yourself out. Don’t blame me if you realise you’re channeling Damien.
Automatic Writing – Wikipedia
Testing Spirit Writing
Have you ever had sex with a ghost? Probably not. Although you might have – what about if it happened in your sleep?
The Succubus and the Incubus are both types of evil spirits that have sex with people. In this fascinating article ossuary expert Paul Koudounaris explains how people use mummys in the real world to help themselves with life’s little dissapointments:
“One of the more outlandish stories is about a guy who got to be called “pene grande,” which means “big dick.” He was a mummy famed in life for having a big penis. People would go down to the Palermo Catacombs and treat him as the patron saint of big cocks. Finally a newlywed woman came to see him because she was married to a guy who was not well-endowed. She took a cloth and rubbed it on the mummy’s dick, and then rubbed it on her husband’s dick. The next time she had sex with her husband, his penis seemed larger and fuller and she was about to orgasm except that at that moment she looked up and saw it was actually the ghost on top of her. Everyone thought she was crazy, but then it happened again the next time she had sex. They had to set up an exorcism for this ghost.”
You can read the full article here: Bones, Ghosts, and Paul Koudounaris
The posessed have a pretty hard time of it, and sometimes you have to act, and act fast. Trepanning has been used by various civilizations in an attempt to remove evil spirits, with mixed results.
“On their bare heads, a small lid was attached over a round hole, which had been bored right in the crown-bone. Such a hole was held in great reverence, and belonged only to the most eminent. Through it, evil vapors were able to escape, and the sunlight could enter to absorb their spirits after death.” – Werner von Heidenstam ‘The Swedes and their Chieftains’ (1908)
Trepanning On Wikipedia