Ouija Boards Dangerous?
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have heard a lot of negative things about Ouija Boards. I recently
found one in my attic. Should I keep it or destroy it? I really
don't know much about them.
Uncertain Charlottetown, PEI
Ouija Board (or magic board) can be a very controversial subject.
The name 'ouija' comes from a combination of the French and German
words for 'yes' and was a popular form of entertainment last century
when there was a resurgence of interest in spiritualism. Ouija
boards became very popular in the 1960's, a time of resurgent
interest in all things occult and metaphysical, and were sold
in many countries as a board game. Ouija Boards work and yet they
are approached by many as a game being sold in shops alongside
Scrabble and Monopoly. This is where many of the problems begin.
are many different types of Ouija Boards, which can have differing
layouts and can be made from a variety of materials. The board
usually consists of the letters of the alphabet, 0-9 in numbers
and the words, "Yes" and "No." The user or
users of the board lightly touch a pointer (sometimes called a
planchette) and the pointer moves and spells out the answers to
questions asked of the ouija. Usually this pointer is mounted
on castors to help it move freely about the board.
form of the Talking Board can be made by placing the letters of
the alphabet, 0-9 in numbers and the words, "Yes" and
"No." on paper or cards on a table. A small overturned
glass can then be used as a pointer. Sitters lightly touch the
glass which moves and spells out the answer to the questions.
Board is a form of channeling and must be used with respect. The
important point to remember here is Like attracts Like. Ouija
boards do work, but the sort of beings you are likely to attract
is directly related to the level of spiritual development of the
participants and their intent. Also, the level of preparation
and location has to be taken into account.
Boards are not by nature positive or negative. They are tools
which can be used in positive or negative ways. Trivializing or
treating their use as a game is inviting problems. The following
are examples of how one should not use the Ouija Board.
1: A group of drunk friends go to a haunted house and take a Ouija
Board to see if they can call up some spirits. It is obvious that
if the house is haunted, there are earth-bound spirits who usually
died in sudden or tragic circumstances present. They may be just
sad or confused, or they may be downright malicious.
2: A group of friends get together to have a fun evening playing
a 'harmless game' with those in spirit. The participants usually
want to ask questions about their love life and future lotto wins
and treat the whole thing as a bit of fun - as do the entities
attending. This type of gathering usually brings a similar gathering
from the other side who all want to have a go. There may be deceased
relatives, but more often it is mischief makers who will tell
you anything, and much testing of the board by various entities.
In this situation, the results are more likely to be trivial like
the questions usually asked. Without prayfullness and respect,
there is the real danger that a negative entity could come through.
a Ouija board is just a tool for contact which relies on no practice,
learning or spiritual development to make it work. It's like dialing
a random telephone exchange and hoping for the best. However,
with practice, learning and spiritual development the chances
of getting through to the right person are greatly increased.
Ouija Board is best used by people who regularly work on their
own spiritual development and get together to use the board. They
are relaxed and open. Their intent is for spiritual guidance rather
than earthly pursuits. They fill themselves with love and open
with a prayer of protection to allow only positive vibrations
to work through the Board. These people are much more likely to
meet their spirit guides or a teacher making first contact. Their
higher channels of communication are open to higher realms. There
may be those among them who are psychically and spiritually developed
who help attract the higher teachers. Even these people may get
some low level interferrence because the astral level overlaps
following is an excerpt from a book received through a talking
board by two Baptist ladies who have worked with the Board for
a number of years. For this book, the entities working through
the Board asked that they sit every night for thirty nights to
receive a meditation for each day of the month. The book is titled
" Meditations in Daily Living ...... A Search for Self- Truth
and is published by King's Wellness and Counselling in Charlottetown,
day is precious unto itself.
To fully appreciate each day,
you must think of it
as the very last time
this day will be here
to be used and lived in.
matter how similar the days,
this one will never again be
repeated. How do you want to spend
this last day?
In appreciation of its gifts?
In excitement of its possibilities?
not pay it any particular attention -
as another one will be by tomorrow?
choice is clearly
only yours to make.
Guidelines for Using a Ouija Board
Do NOT choose a place where you suspect earthbound entities are
gathered, or places which will generate fear in the participants,
ie: graveyards, haunted houses, sites of tragedy. Choose a place
that feels good - has the right vibrations, a home where loving
people live, or a room usually devoted to learning and meditation.
Nighttime is usually better for these things because of the reduced
amount of electrical activity and interferrence in the atmosphere.
As with most things, some days are better than others for various
A chain is only as strong as its' weakest link. If you have 3
people of positive intention and one negative, it will lessen
the chances for positive results for the others. While the board
will still work with skeptics in the room, their negativity will
your group size limited to around four. If there's an extra person,
they can take notes and everyone can have a go at this. The more
people involved, the more varied the results and contact may be.
This is very important. Don't just repeat a few words, visualise
it. Start with a meditation where you concentrate on:- - cleansing
your own body, aura and chakras with a visualisation of silver
rain. - filling your bodies with white light and extend this to
engulf the room you are in, and beyond if you can. - call upon
your guides to protect you and ask them to allow only information
and entities through for your highest good.
may prefer to use a familiar mantra, poem or prayer while doing
the visualisation. The important thing is your intent. You want
to feel love and fill the room with it until you feel good. Do
not be afraid. If you feel fear, don't go ahead with the session.
Feel the love envelope and protect you. That love will attract
entities who vibrate to that love. - Do not use alcohol or drugs
prior to the session.
By all means enhance your session with accessories. They will
add to the atmosphere in more ways than one! Some gentle new age
music in the background, candles and incense will help. If you
don't have any preferences, use something like sandalwood or patchouli
to help protect you.
Treat astral entities the way you would like to be treated by
anyone. They are not there to be commanded by you. They have come
to communicate at your invitation, so treat them as a guest in
your home. If a naughty child comes through, their antics can
quickly become tiresome. Ask them to leave and call upon your
guides to take them away.
call upon specific people to come and talk unless you have a good
reason. Remember, a long deceased relative may by no longer living
near the earth plane and it can be very inconvenient for them
to get through. They may even be reincarnated, so the entity who
answers may not be the one you are expecting.
a deceased relative seems to come through seek confirmation. Ask
them personal questions about things that are not generally known
- but remember not to be thinking of the answers in your head
at the time - let your mind go blank.
you have to be the judge of the information you receive. To believe
everything that comes through on the board just because it's from
the other side is extremely gullible, and is like believing everything
that you read in the newspaper or see on TV. If your intuition
tells you there's something wrong, there probably is. If the information
you're getting seems new to you, compare it with other channeled
material and see if you're comfortable with it. Always thank the
entities who come to talk with you. When you've finished your
session, thank all the gathered entities and ask them to go in
peace back to where they have come from. Then cleanse the room
again with white light.
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