Sunday, June 6, 2010

YOUR Future, the Ouija Board is it safe?

Is the OUIJA board a sinister divination tool?
This is one of the best treasuries I have seen in a long time, I thought I would post it here as it is YOUR FUTURE !There I found many great items from and it made me think of the OUIJA Board. I am so tempted to purchase the necklace that was featured. It made me think why have I always had such a fascination with this strange device. In fact, next to me as I write this morning, sits on top of my crystal singing bowl, a Ouija Board that I purchased from The CRESCENT HOTEL from Eureka Springs Missouri. I, as a child loved my late night sessions with my friends in a candle lite room, asking questions away. My memories bring back excitement and fear. As an adult I have learned a healthy respect for this "game".

I thought it would be interesting to do a bit of research of it , I have learned that

A Ouija board (/ˈwiːdʒiː/), from French "oui" and German "ja" also known as a spirit board or talking board, is a flat board marked with letters, numbers, and other symbols, supposedly used to communicate with spirits. Interesting origins, I admit Im curious how the name was developed.

It uses a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood) or movable indicator to indicate the spirit's message by spelling it out on the board during a séance. The fingers of the séance participants are placed on the planchette, which then moves about the board to spell out messages.

Ouija is a trademark for a talking board currently sold by Parker Brothers. It has become a trademark that is often used generically to refer to any talking board. This is true!

Since its invention in the late nineteenth century, the Oujia board has been associated with the threat of demonic possession. Wasn't it THE EXORCIST that featured the dreaded board? Consequently, mainstream Christian denominations have warned against using Ouija boards. My christian associates are convinced that to own one or use one is to play with the devil himself, is this just another influence of the media ?

Occultists, on the other hand, are divided on the issue, with some saying that it can be a positive transformation; others echo the warnings of many Christians and caution inexperienced users against it. I have had some bad indirect results with its use and am beginning to err on the side of extreme caution with its use.

My children made a Quija board from nothing more that a piece of paper and used a simple glass cup. An idea they found from the internet. My 14 year old daughter at least knew enough to make a circle of salt protection around herself and friends. I was out for the evening with my husband, we came home late that night. I found my children and her friends still up. They were extremely excited and animated.

They had used the Ouija board, they reported bumps in the night, but most troubling to them was that the board had threatened to hurt our cats. Apparently one of the ghosts was a younger girl who had a pet bird and one of our cats had killed it. She was mad!

Quite honestly, I was rather dismissive, I thought they had some good fun, similar to what I had had as a youth. Memories of the Ouija and sleep overs being formed.However, one week to the day, my beloved cat Smokey died.Out of the clear blue he came down with some weird bladder blockage, the vet could not save him. I had 4 cats, and one dog at the time, all cats were related to one another. Today, less than 2 months after this event I have 2 cats. The other cat and dog simply disappeared.

I admittedly am very superstitious about this, it breaks my heart that I have lost 3 beloved "family members. " Yet, I am still attracted to the Ouija. Why? I try to tell myself that the loss of my beloved animals is pure coincidence, which I do not believe entirely. The board that sits next to my bed , I purchased from the Hotel, it is more of a work of art in some ways. I had to have it, It was expensive $25.00. made from foam core, it is a Ouija with a picture of the haunted hotel THE CRESCENT, which from our investigations I believe is most haunted. It was a great souvenir I thought. It sits there haunting me, begging me to use it.

I admit that I am afraid to use it. Yet I am tempted. My children arn't allowed to "play" it anymore. As a future telling device I don't think it has much use, the Tarot seems a better choice. To scare yourself... yes, use the Ouija, but why should one divination tool be sinister while the others are not?

So it seems that ouija boards are viewed by some to be nothing more than a toy,while others believe they can be harmful, including Edgar Cayce, who called them "dangerous.

While tapping into the Tarot, dead spirits are not what gives the information. With the OUija however one summons the dead.
Many people hold the belief that using a Ouija board allows communication with demons, which they say is Biblically forbidden as a form of divination. Some people who claim to have been oppressed by evil spirits after using a board say that they could only get rid of these problems after Christian deliverance. Some people believe that no dead person's soul can be summoned, and that the only summoned spirits are demons who are trying to harm humans. (Wikipedia)


"In March 1920, a United Press dispatch from Martinez, California stated that detention in the insane ward was filled with seven persons "who, the police say, were driven insane by constant use of ouija boards."[15] As early as 1924, Harry Houdini similarly wrote that five people from Carrito, California were driven insane by using a board" (Wikipedia)

well known psychic Sylvia Browne made her appearance on The Montel Williams Show stating that Ouija boards were dangerous. I think that the most recent declaration from this gifted albeit wealthy in her success psychic, should be headed. After all of this, I think that I will purchase the necklace, I love the shear aesthetics of it. But as far as picking up my Ouija Board, I think I will let it collect dust. Live the motto... better safe than sorry.

I read peoples future so often with the TAROT, I am taping into possible realities, looking at points in space and time, this is a far cry from summoning the dead, who should be on their way out of the communication realm with the living in the first place. It is highly likely in my opinion , that the voices beyond the grave are nothing more (or less) than demons. Do they exist? most surly, but that is the subject matter of yet another blog posting.

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