on Oct 20, 2014
There is a lot of buzz about Ouija boards; they appear frequently in media, stores and even conversations. But what are they exactly? And do they work?
1) Ouija board are the most common and famous of spirit boards. The design was created in the late 1800's. Spirit boards are an ancient way of communicating with the spirit world, along with automatic hand writing. Now a days, Ouija boards are viewed as a toy; they can be found in toy stores. I find this insane, as there is quite a bit of danger involving them.
2) The board, as you may have seen, consists of the alphabet, the numbers (0-9) and Yes or No. As well, it features 'Goodbye' and sometimes 'Hello'. Sessions usually have 3-4 people; however psychics or people with great energy can use it alone or with 2 people. People in a session place their fingers on the planchette, traditionally a upside down heart with a glass ring in the centre, and ask to communicate with an entity. The entity will move the planchette across the board.
3) If you are planning on using an Ouija board, here are things that you MUST follow:
1.NEVER TREAT IT LIKE A GAME
Using an Ouija board is serious business and should never be taken lightly. Always be sure to say Good bye to the entity.
2. NEVER USE IT IN YOUR ROOM
Always make sure sessions happen outside of the place you live in. Precautions such as blessing the members before hand, blessing the room with a protective herb or binding a circle around the board to prevent any negative energy from entering is strongly suggested.
3. DO NOT TAKE YOUR FINGERS OFF THE PLANCHETTE
This is another important one. Sometimes if the planchette begins to move, people get scared and remove their fingers from the planchette. Never do this; make sure you say a proper goodbye to the entity.
All and all, using an Ouija board is risky. It can be used as a great tool to communicate with the spirit world, but it can also be dangerous. Follow the guild lines mentioned above whenever using an Ouija board, and stay safe. I personally recommend looking into other ways of communication before jumping into this.