The other night, I had a “dream” about one of my spirit folks.  Someone I hadn’t seen or heard of before, but I’m told has been around me a long time.  I saw his face and head, almost like you would if you were looking at a bust, but it was an extreme closeup, so close I could see his eyes very clearly.  He said “from well to Wellington”.  It sounds like total nonsense, but having done a lot of work with table tipping and the Ouija board, I thought differently.  It was a combination of straight-forward information and word play that conveyed multiple meanings.  “Well” meant that I was doing well in general.  “Wellington” starts out with “well” and progresses through i-n-g-t-o-n to get to Wellington.  Each letter after “well” stood for a separate word, which was a thought, concept, or theme I had to go through, in order, to progress upward to the end, which was Wellington.  For example, the “n” stood for negative, because there was something negative that I had to deal with appropriately.  Wellington represents Beef Wellington, which I’m told is a dish based on beef tenderloin, which is a good cut of meat.  I’ve never had it, but it sounds good, perhaps a gourmet-like dish.  It represented something good.

I’m not entirely sure why spirits communicate using this type of word play. The Ouija board and table tipping lend themselves to this, as communication through these methods are letter-based to begin with.  I’ve seen it many times over the years, but never thought to see if there was a word to describe this type of play.  Sure enough, there is, and it is called a backronym. A backronym is is constructed by taking an existing word already in common usage, and creating a new phrase using the letters in the word as the initial letters of the words in the phrase. For example, the United States Department of Justice assigns to their Amber Alert program the meaning “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response”.