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If you are a fan of Scare Theater, like I am, then you will recently have seen a video about a demonic entity that calls itself ZoZo. I thought this might be interesting to do a bit of research on and share with all of you.
Supposedly according to this website, the name ZoZo was listed in the 1906 book, The Infernal Dictionary, by Manuel A. Malet as a nickname used by a demon called Pazuzu – a soul stealer. Now I can’t find much information about this book, although others claim ZoZo’s name appears in Dictionnaire Infernal, which was written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy (try saying that three times fast) in 1818 and does exist. This site says that the mention is as follows:
ZoZo, a demon whom accompanied by Mimi and Crapoulet, possessed a young girl at Teilly, a town in Picardy in 1816 .
This site also provides an argument that this could also be Zoso, who was associated with Led Zeppelin and some websites do seem to write about this same entity with this spelling instead.
People claim to have encountered this demon up to the present day in various forms of spirit communication. This includes ouija, EVP, automatic writing, pendulum sessions and various others. All encounters with this entity are unpleasant and unpredictable, but most of the recorded experiences are directly related to ouija. I previously wrote two articles on ouija, one an instructional post designed for those of you who intend to use it and that can be found here. The other was simply ouija stories.
The majority of the articles I have found about this demonic entity are about how to react should you encounter him during an ouija session. Warnings that ZoZo is hanging out with you include:
- Rapid figure 8 movements of the planchette.
- Spelling out of the words ZOZO (duh), MAMA, OZ, ZO, ZA, ABACUS or ZAZA. The demon is supposedly fixated on spelling its own name repeatedly in an attempt to have it spoken out loud.
- Extreme feelings of hate or sadness during and following the session.
- A shadow figure moving around the ouija board area.
If you do encounter this entity, the advice is the same as if you should encounter any unpleasant spirit through an Ouija board.
- Stay calm.
- Close the board properly.
- Do not use the same board again.
- Never speak the demon’s name, or read any of the words being spelled on the board. Names give power.
Although stories of this demon do seem to go back to the 80s on the internet, this could all well be another viral marketing campaign, as there is a movie coming out in the next year or so about ZoZo.
It is always worth reminding people out there though to be careful with things like Ouija because whether you believe there are demonic entities out there who love hanging around at teenage sleepovers, the power of suggestion can be a powerful thing, especially to anyone who is especially vulnerable or generally emotionally unstable.
Supposedly knowing about this demon now means it is aware of you too, so avoid speaking its name and maybe hold off on the sleepovers for a while.