Ghost teeth (what Goethe called Geisterzahn
) are neutral entities, neither quite divine nor satanic, equally good and bad. "Their realm may be beyond human rationality, but it is not inaccessible to human experience. [Ghost teeth] have their home in the imagination. Neither concrete, i.e. empirically verifiable, nor rational, they inhabit the above and below of human rationality. They are a concrete experience of the non-concrete in the mind, an imaginary concretisation of extra-rational phantoms" (Maike Oergel, Culture and Identity: Historicity in German Literature and Thought 1770-1815
, 2006, p. 241).
We wrote a macabre tale about ghost teeth, and it appears in the Spooky Tales
From Prof. Oddfellow's sketchbook: