Re: Ouija board
Aug 03, 2013
Post # 2
Grab a friend . Technically, Ouija can be played alone, but it's best to play with at least one other person. Especially if it's a dark and stormy night.
Two people is ideal. The more people you have, the more hectic it may get (loud, distracting, etc.) and you may confuse the spirits. More than two is fine--just make sure everyone stays calm and respectful.
Set the mood . Before getting down to the business of contacting "the other side," you may want to get in the mood by dimming the lights, using candles, lighting incense, and burning sage.
Ouija can be all about timing. Sometimes the board is ultra-responsive and sometimes it seems asleep. It's best to try it at night or into the wee hours of the morning.
Remove all distractions. There should be no loud music, noise from the television, or kids running around. A seance requires your undivided attention in order to be successful.
Turn your phones off! Accepting a call in the middle of the conversation interrupts the progress and mood.
Grab a seat . On the original instructions of the game, it says to place the board on the knees of the two participants, with their knees touching. It also says, "Lady and gentleman preferred." So, take it for what it's worth.
Working on a clear table or on the floor is fine. So long as everyone can cleary see and keep fingers on the planchette, or pointer.
The participants should be on either side of the board or at the base of it; sometimes the planchette moves fast and the letters need to be quickly processed and sequenced. Viewing the board upside-down could confuse the intended message.
The Proper Mindset
Be patient . Sometimes the board needs a minute to warm up. You may not get answers right away. Don't give up.
If your board seems a bit sleepy, move around the planchette lightly in a circular motion and resume.
Sometimes the planchette moves very quickly and sometimes it moves very slowly. If getting a message out of your planchette is like waiting for dial-up, don't get angry. Wait it out or close the game and resume a little later.
Be polite . If you are speaking to a highly communicative spirit, talk to it! Be friendly. This will encourage him/her to cooperate with you.
You may not get the answers you want. This is not the spirit or the board's fault. Getting angry or violent will just ruin the vibe of the game and the room.
Start simply . It's best not to bombard your spirit with questions on the content and length of your next history exam. Start simple, like a normal conversation.
Your first questions should have easy, short answers.
How many spirits are in the room?
Are you a good spirit?
What is your name?
Be careful what you wish for . The last thing you want to do is stay up all night contemplating your imminent death. If you don't want to know the answer to a question, don't ask it.
Don't ask silly or stupid questions. "What did Billy tell his sister about me?" is not something your spirit may want to waste time on. Not to mention how long it would take to spell the answer out!
Don't ask for physical signs. That's just asking for trouble. What's more, those you're communicating with may not be able to follow up. It's best to keep it contained within the Ouija.
Don't believe everything the board tells you. If it says you're going to die in the next ten minutes, just don't go running in front of buses. That's you fulfilling the prophecy, not the prophecy being correct.
Playing the Game
Pick a medium . Designate one person to ask all the questions. This keeps things simple and prevents the ones on the other side from getting confused.
However, all players should have a say in questions. Take turns thinking up questions, but have the medium address them to the board.
Place your fingers on the planchette . It should be resting on the "G" space on the board to start.
Ask all players to gently place their index and middle fingers on the planchette. Slowly move the planchette in circles to let the board warm up and concentrate on what you want to ask. Rest your fingers on it firmly but without much force; if you hold it too stiffly, it won't move as easily.
Develop an opening ritual . This could be anything -- a prayer, a welcome, or even trinkets scattered around you.
Have the medium greet the spirits and affirm that only positive energy is welcome.
Line the board with jewels or other relics. If you are seeking to talk to a deceased relative, have something of theirs nearby.
Ask a question . These should start out simple and progress as you get the feel for that specific session.
If your spirit indicates that he/she is bad, it's best to close the board and resume again later.
If you start getting rude or vulgar responses, do not mirror it with your own rude behavior. Say goodbye to the spirits and quit.
Concentrate . To get the best, most effective results, all players need to clear their minds and focus on the question at hand.
Everyone playing needs to sit seriously and respectfully. If you have a friend who is laughing or encouraging ridiculous questions, kick them out of the room.
As the planchette moves, you may want to have one person serve as the writer. Sometimes responses get quite lengthy and need to be worked out.
Watch it move . Sometimes this happens quickly and sometimes it happens slowly; once in a while, it doesn't happen it all. But if everyone is focused and attentive, the planchette should slowly take off.
Make sure no player is dominating the planchette. If they are clearly the reason it's moving, they shouldn't be playing the game. Each player should have the same amount of weight distributed on the pointer.
Close the board . If the planchette starts doing "figure eights," or counting down from Z to A, or counting down from 9 to 0, end the seance by moving to goodbye. Any of these 3 things happening indicates that the spirit is trying to escape from the board. It's very important to tell the spirits goodbye. You would hate to be left all of a sudden, wouldn't you?
Have the medium state that it is time to finish the seance and sweep the planchette over the 'GOODBYE' symbol on the board.
Of course, if you enjoyed the time with your spirit, say, "Goodbye!" and wait for the planchette to move to "Goodbye" in turn.
Before you box your board up, rub it with a soft, dry cloth. This keeps it clean and prevents dust and moisture from building up.
It will work only if your mind is open to it; don't expect an outcome if your energy is negative and not open to such things.
Before you start the session, sit in a circle, hold hands and say, "Let there be no evil forces or demons."
The sun and moon identify what kind of spirit is contacting you. If it comes from the sun it is good, if from the moon, it is bad. If you get a bad spirit, thank the spirit for its time and say goodbye. When the planchette lands on goodbye, it means the bad spirit is gone.
If at anytime you get scared or feel that the session is getting out of hand, simply close the board by moving the pointer to "Goodbye" and say, "We're leaving now. Rest in peace."
Light a single white candle. White in witchcraft is used for protection and purity; even though black is used for energy, it is also used for dark, evil, and black magic.