For the October 2012 issue of Modern Witch Magazine Carnivalia artist Chas Bogan was asked to both write an article addressing how best to work with a Ouija board, titled 'Playing With Dead Things,' and to create a new talking board for the magazine.
This talkingboard, appropriately named 'Modern Witch' debuted at the New Orleans Witches Ball 2012 as part of its auction.
Pagan customers had been asking for a talking-board with a pentacle on it since we retired our 'Victorian_Spirit-board' in 2008. Since then the artistry of our boards as deepened.
"I wanted the board to have depth to it, to be something that seemed to pull you into it. For this I layered colors and textures until my text appeared to float, the letters, moon phases and astrological symbols occupying different planes. I look at it and think of things floating in a swamp, and feel like I am falling into clouds of green ectoplasm." -Chas Bogan
This is a quality artisan product, and all elements, from its unique design to its planchette, are handcrafted at Carnivalia’s studio by artist Chas Bogan. Its wooden board measures nineteen by thirteen inches. The underlying image is protected by layers of clear varnish, creating a smooth finish that is ideal for easy movements of the planchette and will protect your board for generations as your relationship to this heirloom matures.
The watermark for Carnivalia does not appear on the product, but is featured here to protect the image from theft.