This is one helluva charming little book. Its a collection of former minis of the same name. The premise is simple, its simply illustrated little conversations she and friends have had with the spirit world using a ouija board. She: "Are you happy?“ Spirit: "yes… but dead.” And some creepy stuff too from murder victims, lost spirits, and so on.
Of course I can’t actually believe in that spirit stuff, to me its all hokum. Spiritualism, ouija, majic; its all remained unchanged in the past 200 years or so. Its inherent lack of evolution or adaptation to society proves that it is just a game, frivolity for fun. If ouija was actually the inception of a way to talk to the dead some very analytic and smart people would have realized the potential in it long ago and invested and applied real method to the process, like how science and technology have evolved in the past 200 years. If this shit were real we would have blurred the lines long ago between life and death and these would be realms we could walk between. The church can’t figure it out, science can’t figure it out, Hasbro figured how to make some bucks off of it.
Because when we’re dead, we’re dead. There ain’t nothing but dirt, dust, and bone. There might be some little spark of us that goes off to join the cosmos but it retains nothing of our identity, our sense of self, our “I”, our experiences; its probably just the part of us that likes sex and food. That part will want to keep on living and will do whatever it has to forever.
But of course that is always the reaction of the non believer, isn’t it? So strongly fixated on the “it can’t be” notion that perhaps they aren’t ever gonna see what others are a little more in tune to. Sure, i’ve had all sorts of crazy things happen in my life that can’t be explained; crazy coincidences, near death experiences, floating orbs of goo but these can’t be spirits and can’t be evidence of an afterlife because there is nothing, this whole world just exists in my head and I perpeptuate it as a form of self torture.
you can buy the book and other fine comics from Sarah here.