All the mystery and power of the Egyptian Revival of the Victorian era right at the reach of your fingertips.
Sterling silver planchette with patina (there is an ‘Egyptian Blue Edition’). This is a very versatile piece of jewelry ready to be used for its original purpose (talking board pointer) combined with our Singular Talking Board or for many other applications: pendant, keyring, bookmark…
This original design is the result of our unusual approach to the planchette classical design, choosing a triangular shape for our Moriar Planchette. The result of such a clean and minimalist design with geometric motifs is a versatile sterling silver jewelry piece.
Side 1: mystic ascending rays of light | Side 2: elements in bas-relief: ‘non omnis moriar‘ inscription, year of design and Decimononic logo.
Black, grey or red rattail satin cord with sterling silver lobster clasp included.
Dimensions and weight
- Length x width x height: 45x45x2.3 mm (1.78×1.78×0.09 in) approximately.
- Weight: 21 gr. (0.74 ounce) approximately.
This planchette gathers two of our fascinations: the Egyptian Revival that ran concurrent with Renaissance Revival during the Victorian era in conjunction with its influence on the numerous secret societies that proliferated during this period. There is no need to say that the Egyptian culture has had an enormous influence on our society through history and that other Egyptian Revivals have flourished before (Napoleon Egyptian campaign) and after (Art Deco period) this one.
The impact of the Egyptian symbols, beliefs and monuments is undeniable and it left its imprint in the esoteric and philosophical secret societies that were so deeply rooted in the Victorian society. For example, as James Stevens Curl explains in ‘The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West’:
“The importance of Freemasonry in the history of the Egyptian Revival is considerable: the idea of Egypt as the source of all knowledge of architecture and of all wisdom as enshrined in the Hermetic Mysteries was potent. The Craft was traced to Egypt, and the Israelites were supposed to have learned the skills of architecture from the Egyptians. Freemasonry in the latter half of the eighteen century reflected many of the philosophical, moral, political, and artistic currents of the Enlightenment”.
Really intriguing, isn’t it?
About the inscription
‘Non omnis moriar’ (I shall not wholly die)
This inscription is a tribute to the Spiritualism movement in which so many Victorians believed.
You have heard about talking -or ouija- boards, but have no idea about the use of a planchette? Learn about this reading ‘What is a planchette?’. And remember: if you like this planchette you will probably like The Singular Talking Board too.