The Hidden Department of Notions--  Hypocephalus

The Hidden Department of Notions-- Hypocephalus

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Ages ago and a little after the Great Depression there were stores called Notion departments. If you have a great grandmother or even an old grandmother they may remember these places. This was a store were you could go and buy thread, cloth, buttons and anything related to sewing.

Now just like today and in the age of reason people have all different beliefs. Some are into Wicca some are Christian and many others are all different things. Basically it was just like today but things were kept much, much quieter.
On a little known alley way in the deep in NYC the practice of the occult was in high practice.  The things we don't know today were not forgotten to one lost family. This family worked around the clock for those like them, those into the paranormal and the occult. Their last name was Smith. Yes it is a common name but what they did was anything but.
Inside the shop which seemed to appear only at the beginning of dusk you could find all sorts of things,related to sewing. While many people found their way in some found exactly what they were looking for, those in the know. A special code word was used to open up the back room which was filled with flying silver fish. At least that is how people described the spirits that resided there. Opening the door was like walking into a room where silver glitter was thrown into the air. That is how many spirits filled that room. The other thing that filled that room was tons and tons of buttons. Each one was designed for beauty, creativity and supreme power. They were also created so no one would notice them other then to say how original. They were not jewelry that could be stolen and could be worn anywhere, on a coat, on the inside of a jacket or just carried around.
Here you will find many of the ones my grandmother collected. Below you will find the description and what they do.
In ancient times a disc was placed under a mummy's head when was buried.  This disc was called a hypocephalus, made from bronze and inscribed with magical formulae and words of power.  Researchers, who have obviously been jaded, insist that these discs were placed under the heads of mummies as a means to keep their corpses warm.  I mean, if that's what they want to believe I guess we'll let them.  This piece tells a different tale, or perhaps of an alternate power that is held within the hypocephalus.  This power is the ability to raise the dead.  Each mummy was given a specific formula that would raise them from the dead, in soul form, and allow them to walk the Earth.  
This same power applies to this item, save for the fact that this just doesn't correspond to one mummy or soul, it corresponds to them all.  What this means is that this piece allows you to raise anyone from the dead.  This person will appear to you in soul form and communicate with you as if they were flesh and bones.  You can use this piece to call any soul from the dead, doesn't matter who, doesn't matter from how long ago.  This is an amazing feat that can grant you additional powers if you call the right people, it can give you answers if you call people with divine wisdom, or you could simply use these powers to see your lost loved ones again.  However you choose to use this piece, one thing is for sure-- it gives you command over all of the unliving.