This post is a follow-up to “The Rise of the Haunted Dolls” (Click here to see post). After researching the haunted items that can be bought online, I came across a whole plethora of weird and wacky items! One of the most bizarre things was a a 3 day spell casting offered by a master of metaphysical arts called “Sheila” (perhaps she’s an Irish chancer with a name like that!? The casting promises to give the buyer all the qualities of a vampire or werewolf.
The user is promised supernatural strength, superior healing powers and virtual immortality! I was glad to see that this “casting” cannot be purchased by under 18’s, but surely there are lots of people over 18 who would be vulnerable and a purchase like this seems like a cry for help? The power of the online world sometimes scares me and with the amount of these type of products on sale is scarier than any horror movie!
While on my online search I wasn’t shocked to find a 4 leaved clover good luck candle, giving the buyer the luck of the Irish.
While this doesn’t sound as threatening as the spell casting to “become a werewolf or vampire”, these products are all being marketed by the same type of sellers, each promising something that the buyer wants to believe in; be it good luck or the ability to heal quickly or the power to live forever.
Good luck products come in many forms but the most prevalent type are the “Djinn” products. These come in many shapes and forms but mainly pendants, rings and other jewellery. As in the tale of Aladdin the “Djinn” promises the user good luck and the ability to make wishes come true.
Maybe there is nothing wrong with believing in the good luck or powers that these items offer? But, as we all know the key to achieving one’s dreams is hard work and determination and no mystical item is the key to that! I’d advise everyone to steer clear of these items and hurt the sellers where it hurts most – in their pockets!
Until next time,
The Corpse Bride (Noelle )