- writing allegedly produced by spirits or supernatural forces.
Origin of spirit writing
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for spirit writing
The words might have been spirit-writing, they might have meant anything.At the Villa Rose
A. E. W. Mason
There is no doubt that spirit-writing is very ancient, China alone furnishing sufficient evidence of the fact.
Then it was held under the table, and in a few seconds covered with ‘spirit-writing.’The Mystery of a Turkish Bath
E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
On another occasion Mr. William Eglinton proposed to me to try and procure the spirit-writing on his arm.There is no Death
I have been reading lately a curious work from an old German in Paris who has been making experiments in spirit-writing.Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals
Charles Edward Stowe