DO NOT use them they are very dangerous. I was at a friends house at a slumber party when I was younger (teenager) and a couple of the girls started to fool around with a board, they thought it would be cool to contact someone like Jckthrppr, yeah stupid weren't they. . My sister in majik and I did not participate just started to pray nothing would happen and to protect us against anything coming thru. We had to have my grandmother(my mentor and teacher), and sister in majiks mom come not only to get us outta there but help rid the house of the spirit they raised. Believe me it cured my friends of ever using a board again. Kinda broke up the party as well. Once you open a portal ANYTHING can come thru and some things just shouldn't be here.
ok first if you dont know what your doing you can get hurt but im not telling you dont do it because you will never learn anything if you never try but if somthing goes wrong be carful it can harm you also i have used ouija boards before and was contacted by my uncle he told us who killed him and that has helped bring closer but of course you cant go to court and say so and so killed him the judge will ask why and you will have to say the board told me so people will think your crazy so just be carful and be safe oh and if you have questions email me because i wont check this thread everyday.
The main thing many have left out is that, the spirits that come through a ouija can trick you, and many enjoy doing so. As for working with your spirit guide, I'd recommend doing guided pathworkings which are forms of meditation. Also, working with them through dreams is also a safer and better way to communicate. If you feel that the ouija is the absolutely, only way to go about talking to your guide, you should contact a local medium who can train you properly on how to use it.