Ouija Boards

By Angela

Ouija Boards

The tool of the devil, or intriguing game?

This game was patented in 1892, marketed as a game for entertainment. The marketing ad stated "Ouija the wonderful talking board. A magical device that answered questions about the past, present, and future with marvelous accuracy. This was during the American 19th Century obsession with spiritualism. Popular with relatives of soldiers who passed away in World War 1. The name Ouija is a combination of two words "oui" and "ja" which mean "yes" in French. There is talk whether the boards are dangerous or not. Saying any beings who communicate through the board are usually demons who will attempt to possess the user. Most paranormal investigators do not recommend using an Ouija board. The use of the board is uncontrolled. The board itself is not dangerous, it's the presence that you connect with is the danger. Some say spirits that are contacted through the board are those who reside on "the lower astral plane". These are spirits that are confused and possibly died a violent death. Often multiple spirits might try to come through the board at the same time. But, the danger comes when the user asks for proof of their existence. When doing that you basically invited that spirit in and "opened a doorway". This is when the entity is able to communicate with you and possibly obtain an evil attachment. So, this is up to you and what you believe, or you are simply curious. You can either try this out for yourself or stay away from Ouija boards. My recommendation would be to stay away from using one.

 

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