The Board Game Like No Other: Ouija
Also known as: Spirit Board or Talking Board
The Ouija board is a flat board marked with the letters of the alphabet and the numbers 0-10. It sometimes is engraved with the words ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ and ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ ‘’Oui’ and ‘ja’ mean ‘yes’ in French and German respectively.
If you have never used one before, how it works is that participants place two fingers on a small heart-shaped piece of wood, which moves around the board to spell out a spirit’s message.
To begin, you call out to any spirits that are listening and wait for a response and then ask it questions.
Sometimes people ask for proof of their physical existence and challenge them to blow out a candle or turn off a light. What this essentially does is open a door that allows them entry into the physical world.
Ever since my sister had a rather traumatizing experience with a Ouija board years ago, I have been curious to try it out for myself but am waiting for an opportunity to present itself to me.
My sister came home crying once when she was in her teens. She had been at a friend’s place and they had managed to successfully communicate with spirits that evening.
“We were asking it how many children we were going to have,” she told me. “It pointed to numbers for everyone but for me, it spelt out ‘I-N-F-E-R-T-I-L-E.’
Wow. Can you imagine being told that? Will it come true? I suppose only time will tell. In the mean time, I think she’s banished that thought.
Why communicating with spirits can be dangerous
According to GhostResearch.org this form of uncontrolled communication is dangerous. The spirits that respond to us are those that reside on the ‘lower astral plane.’ These are spirits that may have passed away violently or suddenly and include suicides and murders. These ‘demons’ use the Ouija board as a gateway to takeover the soul – or to possess a living individual.
It would be a good idea to involve a mediator such as a physic that is able to pick up on any negative energy early in the experience and end it if need be.
“Engaging spirits isn’t an elitist ability or industry, it’s being active in the connection with All Things. It’s innate to us all.” – S. Kelley Harrell