Anyone who has ever googled the word haunted would have come across the Dibbuk Box at some point. Considered the world’s most haunted item. So surrounded by suspicious deaths and intense paranormal activity that there was even a movie made about it! Not a terrible one either.
The origins come from 1930´s Poland, war torn and riddled with poverty all that’s to WWII. A young girl Sophie and an older girl Havela, both thought it would be a bit of fun to make an ouija board and see if they could contact the dead.
They brought something into the world that absolutely terrorized there lives. Havela sealed it into a little wine cabinet now known as the Dibbuk Box. After a lot of research, we found something out. Something that might explain a lot.
.Inside the Dibbuk Box
Inside the Dibbuk Box, we find; two 1920’s pennies, a small loch of blonde hair, a stone slab inscribed ” Shalom “, a small wine goblet, a dried rose and a four legged candle holder.
So it’s all good to see whats inside the Dibbuk box, what why are they there !?
Inside The Dibbuk Box: The Pennies
Let’s start with the two pennies. 1 US wheat penny 1925 & 1 US wheat penny 1928. Both made from 100% copper.
Throughout history all over the world, copper has been used to fight demonic forces and witchcraft. Also to protect. For hundreds, possibly thousands of years villagers would actually wear copper amulets and rings to ward off witches and ” Devil Himself ” ( said in a thick Cornish accent ). It is also dotted within The Bible, The Quran, and other ancient religious texts. Used again working against evil!
.1925 Us wheat penny
So we can be sure that Havel did not place those pure copper pennies in there by accident! She did this o secure the Dibbuk inside the box and make it weaker.
Inside The Dibbuk Box: The Lock of Hair
Also inside this devious little wine cabinet we find a small, blonde lock of hair. But we have no idea just who´s hair it is!
But we did find that human hair is actually an essential part in Hoodoo, Voodoo, Witchcraft and Satanic Rituals. We have all seen the Blair witch project with those hairy little dolls hanging from the trees.
Not only that we find it in a lot of other different Dibbuk Boxes!
Human Hair used in these dark arts are generally meant to work against people. Causing maybe sickness, bad luck, and even death! But maybe there’s something else to this.
Perhaps as part of this ritual, you have to pay a price to seal what you summoned and by putting a part of yourself into the box it affects you but seals the demonic force.
But that is just an educated guess. Perhaps Dibbuk Boxes aren’t even meant to seal ” Dibbuk’s ” At all!!
Inside the Dibbuk Box: Inscribed Stone Tablet
The Small Stone Slab inscribed with the Hebraic word for Shalom. This is quite a simple one really.
Shalom means Peace. Since a Dibbuk from the Jewish religion, it makes sense that she would use inscriptions from the Torah. Using holy words to keep the demon at bay. We See it all the time in Christian and Muslim Cultures.
A closer look at the front and back.
Also Sophia the longest owner of the box to the date requested to be buried with the box, just before she died at 102. But her family thought better of it and decided to sell it on eBay ( good choice, we thank you ). So quite simply stone lasts a lot longer than paper. I’m sure she wanted, whatever she but within the Dibbuk Box to last.
Inside The Dibbuk Box: Zee Wine Goblet
The little brass wine goblet inside the box is somewhat a mystery. There are wine goblets again used throughout history in bloody rituals. However, they are normally full…..
Doing some digging, however, we find out that the kiddush cup is a ceremonial wine goblet in the Jewish religion. Although they are usually used in wedding ceremonies. It is meant to bring good health and prosperity. So something embedded in Havelas faith and made up of positive energy.
Traditional Kiddush Cup
However, these little cups are usually made up of silver and gold. Obviously brass would be a standard choice during WWII Poland as there was no money.
But maybe it was intentional brass consists mainly of copper and a little-added zinc. If you read further up you’ll know that copper is used to ward off evil things!
Inside the Dibbuk Box: The Dried Rose
We know that Havela placed a Dried Rose inside of the Dibbuk Box. We all associate with roses with things like love, romance, beauty, and justice. However, the oil from the rose is used for something else.
It is actually one of the most common substances used in Magick. It supposedly protects from dark and demonic forces.
Yup this is rose bath oil. Nothing like Demonic fighting bubbles
In ancient Hebraic and Islamic texts, we see the symbol of the rose also means union with divinity. However, there are those who worship demons as such divinity. I wonder which side Havanah and Sophie were on.
Or if they swapped sides after realizing just how messed up it can get.
Inside the Dibbuk Box: The Candle Holder
Candle holders are one of the most iconic symbols in Jewish history. Predominantly the 8 stemmed candle lit at Hanukkah.
However, the only single stemmed candle that stands out in the Jewish religion is that of the Shabbat.
A closer look inside the Dibbuk Box
The Shabbat is traditionally lit on a Friday evening to welcome the weekend and rest.
It is a symbol of peace and a light in the darkness
The Truth of the Dibbuk Box
So we have two young girls messing with an Ouija board in a place and time plagued with poverty, death, fear, and sadness. An absolute field day for anything demonic.
The theory stands today that the Dibbuk box holds and imprisons an old Demon. ” Dibbuk” in Jewish, meaning demon.
However, with the evidence provided, we can make an educated guess. We think that Sophie and Havela were scared and tried numerous times to get rid of it or seal it.
They then figured out that it is close to impossible and settling for something that would, in a way calm it. Make it less powerful.
We think this because the majority of the items are for protection and peace. It even has the stone slab with the words peace clearly inscribed.
In later years Sophie kept it in her sewing room and insisted that it was ignored at all times. So she took on the problem herself, not just that either. She kept it until she was 103 and even tried to be buried with it!
The Dibbuk Box today is kept in a military box buried somewhere in land owned by a Jason Haxton. He refuses to take it out and I’m sure you understand by now just why.
So just remember if you’re ever out buying antiques or at some junk sale and you see a rather attractive little wine box and think ” hmm that would be a fine place to store the Chardonnay”. Just Buy A Wine Rack Instead and pray to god you haven’t just got a Dibbuk Rack
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