For many years, the Ouija board has been used for different things, but the main thing is to contact spirits. Skeptics and and those new to using a Ouija board will easily dismiss the seriousness involved in it. It is often used at parties, and in areas where spirits are more likely to be seen, such as graveyards by paranormal enthusiasts. It’s important to understand every aspect in using a Ouija and the many dangers that can come with it, if you’re careless.
Aside from being used at parties, or graveyards, Ouija boards are most often used at seances and during paranormal investigations. There have been plenty of occasions where using a Ouija board resulted in nothing happening at all. It doesn’t automatically mean danger is someone wants to use it, however, the key is knowing what you’re doing and being careful. If you’ve never used a Ouija board before, it’s best to use it with a professional, or someone who has had more experience at it. Your safety is important so should be treated with care.
To be clear, the Ouija board itself is not harmful, it’s what you do with it that is. Most often people are using it to try and contact a loved one, or any spirit simply to see if anything will happen. And people don’t realize that, if used properly, the board can open up a portal in your home that will allow anything to come through that you don’t know how to handle. It could be something that stays attached to you, or if you’re lucky, can be something that is easy to be rid of with help from a professional, such as a medium or paranormal investigator who specializes in this area.
Evil or Demonic Entities – When a portal is opened up in your home, it’s simply a gateway that can allow any spirit to come through from another realm. There are times where, if you’re trying to contact a loved one, you will seem to have succeeded. This is where you have to be careful and know what you’re doing. When it comes to an evil spirit, they can and will pretend to be a loved one in order to gain your trust. They will start gaining access to your home and can even invade your psychological state, not to mention possession. Many people have become the victim of possession all because they weren’t aware of what they invited into their home. Victims allow themselves to become vulnerable which is a perfect recipe for demonic possession. More than one entity can easily come through this portal also. So if you’re using a Ouija board, don’t be naive to what can happen.
Psychological Dependency – There are many people who are more psychologically sensitive than others. Using a Ouija board can make them feel like they have some sort of purpose, as if they’re on a mission. Some may even become addicted to it because they feel like it’s the only thing they can rely on for answers, and there are spirits who can help guide them. It begins to take control of their life, and so become a prisoner to it. There have been occasions where nothing happens when using a Ouija board, however, someone who is psychologically sensitive can believe there are things happening, that’s in their subconscious.
Burning a Ouija Board – When using a Ouija board becomes too much for someone, they tend to burn it, thinking that’s all it takes to get rid of it for good. In actuality, it’s even more dangerous to burn it. If a portal was opened because of that Ouija board, burning the board will allow that portal to stay behind allowing multiple spirits to continue coming through your home. Who knows what’ll happen after that. It’s also been said that burning the board will unleash a curse upon you and your family. If you want to get rid of a Ouija board, it has to be properly disposed of. Breaking it into several pieces and sprinkling holy water onto it is a good start, and then bury it somewhere. But not in a graveyard.
Tips on Using a Ouija Board:
Prayer – Treating the use of a Ouija board with respect is considered a proper way of using it. Starting with an opening prayer, and ending a session with a closing prayer shows that you mean nothing but respect and mean no harm and is not trying to cause trouble.
Practice – The power that comes through using a Ouija board is something that should be mastered in order to avoid being the victim of any dangers. It takes a lot of mind power to handle it. So focus is key. Don’t forget, never do it alone, but always with someone more experienced.
Proper Location – It’s not wise to use the board in a location where a violent death has occurred, nor is it wise to use it in a graveyard. These places can result in negative manifestations that can cause harm to you and even possess you. So when using a Ouija board, first thing to do would be to make sure there are no distractions. Turn off the radio, the television, and even the lights. Get candles and light them. Sit in a quiet room, and get started.
Number of People – Being by yourself is a no no. At least two to four people is an appropriate number if you’re doing a seance. Sit around in a circle and make sure all hands are touching the plancette, since using the board can be exhausting. Having all the hands on the plancette gives it the power it needs without it completely draining you. Don’t be heavy handed. Place your hands lightly. If you’re a beginner, stick to yes or no questions.
The safety precautions are endless. Be careful, and don’t become reckless. Personally, I would never recommend the use of a Ouija board but they have come in handy for many things. So make sure you’re using it for the right reasons, and not have intentions on becoming cocky and disrespectful to the spirits around you. It can result in disaster.