Robert W. Chanler, Leopard and Deer

Robert W. Chanler, Leopard and Deer

(Source: ymutate, via five-magicks)

oldbookillustrations:

Rama spurns the demon lover.

Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Rama spurns the demon lover.

Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.

(Source: archive.org)

mortem-et-necromantia:

Kali of the cremation grounds being worshipped by Brahmaji, Shiva & Vishnu.

mortem-et-necromantia:

Kali of the cremation grounds being worshipped by Brahmaji, Shiva & Vishnu.

(via five-magicks)

the-grudge-girl:

Living Doll

This game is very similar to “Hide and Seek Alone” but much more dangerous. If hide-and-seek alone is a way to meet ghosts, then living doll is a way to ask the ghost to kill you. People who have played say that the biggest difference between the two is that the the doll’s facial expression changes during “Living Doll”. If the doll finds you, it smiles. 

You need:

  • 2 mirrors
  • Human doll (It can’t be a cotton doll. Japanese dolls are said to work best)
  • A candle
  • A piece of your hair
  • Salt (about 5 spoons) wrapped in paper

To play:

Step 1: Place the two mirrors so that they are facing each other. Now place the doll and the lit candle in the center.

Step 2: Wait until midnight. Then while pointing at the doll say:"Atarashii karada wo oite okimasu, douzo otsukai kudasai." (I’m giving you a new body, please forgive me.)

Step 3: Yell  ”Asobimashou!”(Let’s play!) five times. 

Step 4: Take the salt with you and say"Watashi wo sadashite kudasai. mitsuketara inochi wo agemasu." (Please find me. If you do, I’ll give you my life.)

Step 5: Go to your room or a large room, turn off all the lights, and sprinkle some salt on yourself with your back to the door. If you feel like you’re in danger, go hide in the closet.

To end:

While holding the salt, go to the room where the candle is.
When you’re in front of the candle, say "Anata no make desu  oshimai" (You lose) five times. Put out the candle and spray salt on yourself. Afterward, find the doll and sprinkle salt on it. Turn on all the lights and create a happy atmosphere, like turning on your favorite song or something (very important!). Do that for at least an hour.

Within three days at most, give the doll to a shrine.

Important:

  • You must play alone
  • If the doll finds you, don’t make any noise
  • Don’t use all the salt on yourself. You’ll need it for later.
  • Don’t run away or the doll will chase after you. 
  • You must end the game after sunrise or else the spirit will stay behind. 

spiraphobia:

Hanako-san is a Japanese urban legend about an omnipresent ghost who is thought to be the spirit of a student who committed suicide due to excessive bullying. She supposedly haunts the third stall of the girl’s bathroom,  opening and closing doors and scaring anyone who enters the bathroom, knocks on her stall and calls her name. Her appearance is usually that of a young girl with bobbed hair and a red skirt. Characterized by a pair of stark gleaming eyes, the spirit scares any person who sets eyes on it and can be either mischievous, malevolent or benign. 


She will also appear if you call her name. If you go to the third stall in the girl’s bathroom and knock three times before asking, “Are you there, Hanako-san?” A voice will answer, “I’m here.” If you enter the stall you’ll find a small girl in a red skirt, waiting for you.

(Source: hellyeahhorrormanga)

dystopiaherenow:

Some monster art by Kawanabe Kyosai.

animeclay:

Raiu (雷雨)

the-grudge-girl:

Hide and Seek Alone

Playing hide-and-seek-alone is quite popular in various parts of Asia. Those who have tried it report that it actually works and that they felt their lives were threatened.

You will need:

  • A doll with legs. (The doll serves as a place for the spirit to enter, therefore it is advised that you not use a human doll or a doll that you really like because there is a great chance that the spirit will not leave the doll.)
  • Rice (The spirit that eats this offering is said to grow stronger)
  • Red thread (This symbolizes blood and acts of restraint)
  • Something from your body (Fingernails are the most commonly used, but some use their own blood, skin, hair, etc. Don’t use someone else’s body parts or else it becomes a curse.)
  • Weapon (Something to stab the doll with so that you can anger it. Real knives are dangerous, so most people use pencils or needles.)
  • Salt water or alcohol (Without this, the game won’t end. This material is used to get rid of the spirit.)
  • Hiding place 
  • A name (Giving the spirit a name is the most powerful thing a human can give. Names give spirits great power.)

Step 1: Cut the doll and replace its insides with rice. 

Step 2: Place something from your body into the doll. 

Step 3: Wrap the doll with the red thread thread as if to hinder it. 

Step 4: In a bathroom, pour water into a large washbasin and find some place to hide. 

Step 5: Place a cup of salt water in the place before starting the game. 

To play:

Step 1: Start at 3 A.M. because that is the time when spirits are most active

Step 2: Give the doll a name 

Step 3: When the clock strikes three, close your eyes and say “First tagger is (doll name)!” three times. (If you’re talking to the doll, you must talk sternly.)

Step 4: Go to the bathroom and place the doll in the washbasin. 

Step 5: Turn off all the lights

Step 6: Close your eyes and count to ten. Ready your your weapon and head to the bathroom. Go to the doll and say "I found you (doll name)!" and stab the doll. Afterward, close your eyes again and say "Now (doll name) is it!" three times

Step 7: Place the weapon next to the doll and go to your hiding place. You MUST lock the door as well as all other doors and windows.

Step 8: Drink the salt water, but do not swallow or spit it out. The salt water will protect you from the spirit. 

To end:

When you want to end the game, take any leftover salt water or alcohol and find the doll. Keep in mind that the doll may not be in the bathroom and there have been instances of it being outside. When you find the doll,  Spray the salt water in your mouth on the doll and do the same with the excess water you have left. Close your eyes and shout “I win! I win! I win!” The spirit in the doll will give up and and the game ends. It is advised to dispose of the doll by burning it. 

Important:

  • Keep the game under two hours. After two hours, the spirit in the doll will be too strong to be removed.
  • You must play alone. The more people there are, the higher the chances of someone getting possessed.
  • Don’t go outside
  • When hiding, BE SILENT
  • Turn off all electronics before starting
  • When running away, DO NOT LOOK BACK. Also, don’t fall asleep while playing. The doll might stab you. 
  • When discovered by the doll, you can get a small wound or even get possessed. If found by the doll, be careful because your weapon will be somewhere on the floor or in your pocket.
  • After the game is over, it is important to clean up properly. Be sure to put salt in every corner of the house, especially places where you put the doll and where you found it. Salt is said to scare away spirits. 

People who have played have reported some of the following events that usually take place while playing:

  • TV changing channels on its own
  • Perfectly normal lights flickering 
  • Doors opening and closing
  • Hearing the sound of laughter