Anyone have ANY experiences with a Ouija Board? Be truthfull, and elaborate on the positive as well as the negative.
Portal to evil or harmless game?
THERE’S AN ongoing debate about the powers and realities of the Ouija board. Essentially, there are three basic positions:
•It is inherently dangerous, can open portals to evil entities and should never be used.
•It is only dangerous if used with evil intent, but can be a useful tool for spirit mediumship if used properly and with good intent.
•It is inherently harmless and has no real powers of mediumship for good or evil; its effects, if any, are only psychological in nature.
Which is true? Talk to any group of people and you’ll find strong proponents for each argument. A few years ago, I conducted a survey of readers on this subject. It results showed that 65 percent of those who responded felt the Ouija was dangerous, and 35% felt it was harmless.
There is also a lively discussion on the matter in our Paranormal Forum.
Inherently evil As expected, most religious leaders are strongly anti-Ouija. More interesting, however, is that many of the top paranormal researchers believe the Ouija to be a dangerous instrument, to be avoided at all cost.
Brad Steiger, one of the most prolific authors on matters supernatural, has consistently stated his opposition to the use or even the ownership of a Ouija board. In his article “Mothers, Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Play with Ouija Boards,” Steiger recounts his investigation of a 17-year-old girl who began experimenting with the Ouija – with dire consequences. “She thought she had the knowledge to contact spirit entities through the board,” Steiger writes, “but unfortunately she had neglected to assume a prayerful attitude to guard against malignant influences.”
Dale Kaczmarek, founder of the Ghost Research Society, says, “I would strongly advise against the use of the Ouija, automatic writing or séances” in his article “Ouija: Not a Game.” “Most often the spirits whom are contacted through the Ouija are those whom reside on ‘the lower astral plane’.”
One of the most respected paranormal investigators or the past fifty years, Hans Holzer, adds his voice in warning against the Ouija. In the book The Ouija Board: A Doorway to the Occult, author Edmond C. Gruss quotes Holzer as saying, “Those who wish to use the Ouija board as a parlor game I advise to think twice. There is always the possibility – rare, I admit, but conceivable – that one of those playing the board is a genuine trance medium without realizing it. In such a case, the board can become an easy entrance for a disincarnate person… who might next take over the personality of the medium and manifest under conditions where no controls are possible.”
Some readers in the Forum have also had bad experiences. “I'm wondering if anybody else out there knows how dangerous Ouija boards truly are?” says toddybear007. “I had my own experiences a long time ago when I was around 13 years old. To make a long story short, I came face to face with pure evil.”
“I do believe without a doubt that Ouija boards open doors,” adds Deebliss. “The entity that we brought out actually manifested itself to my best friend’s mother….”
Ok, if used with caution
The article “Ouija, Using it Without Harm” on the PaganPath website states: “The Ouija is only as dangerous as you and/or your friends make it. The Ouija can be a useful tool for mediumship (spirit contact) but can also be a tool to tap into the subconscious minds of the users. If you begin your Ouija session with the intention of just seeing what will happen, but without letting superstitious fears scare you, you're well on your way to a fun, entertaining, and informative experience.”
Even those who say the Ouija can be used without harm often suggest performing a “cleansing” before any experiments. According to Crystalinks’ article on the board, “Some people like to say a prayer over the board – or do some other ritual.
In this case envision a protective white light of energy surround yourself, the board, those you are working with, and even the room.”
Author and ghost hunter Loyd Auerbach is one of few seasoned paranormal investigators who doesn’t put much stock in the Ouija’s powers. In his book, Ghost Hunting: How To Investigate the Paranormal, he writes: “There is nothing inherently evil or demonic about Ouija boards.” The answers come from “unconsciously driven minor muscle movements and not spirits of dead people. Ouija boards have never been shown to tap into spiritual sources. Any danger…is in taking the ‘communications’ literally.”
Many people, like me, who have attempted to use the board get little or no results. Nostro75 in the Forum is another. “I brought one from the Internet and have tried to use it several times, including on my own and with friends and family. The planchette didn’t move an inch, ever. So nothing to fear.”
The “Skeptic’s Dictionary” agrees with Auerbach’s position and may have the most reasonable advice about the Ouija. “The movement of the planchette is not due to paranormal forces but to unnoticeable movements by those controlling the pointer, known as the ideomotor effect,” the website says in its article on the Ouija.
“Observing the powerful effect of messages on impressionable people can be impressive. Yet, as experiences with facilitated communication have shown, decent people often harbor indecent thoughts of which they are unaware. And the fact that a person takes a ‘communication’ seriously enough to have it significantly interfere with the enjoyment of life might be a sufficient reason for avoiding the Ouija board as being more than a ‘harmless bit of entertainment,’ but it is hardly a sufficient reason for concluding that the messages issue from anything but our own minds.”
Caution n care are the basic things needed!! Humble attitude n a prayer from the heart before starting.But still I personally would prefer now to stay away n tell others too to do so...."Dont be casual about it!!" Nothing in this world is meaningless if so why are there 3 basic positions...there is a mystical force driving it n we are not at a level to decode the reality...so better be alert n careful.
I as a child used to sit with my dad while experimenting with planchette ....without knowing the depth......but today when I look back at my life in a flash I feel I and my family have gone thru n still go thru very difficult situations . n so frequent ..that I dont find in others' lives!!! I doubt n fear too many times have I done anything wrong with the board but then I was a child. Your motive may be good but the door u knock on opens up to a totally different world of spirit power it can be good or evil too so take time to think..... do u really need that board???? oops am I being too judgemental??
I personally never use these sort of things and put my faith in spirits i do not know of. when im in need answers to questions i pray for jesus Christ and answers i need come clear in so may amazing ways that you do not expect.
btw there was a great article abt the dangers of Ouija boards and other risky methods o f divination in last months GoodNewsMagazine
I agree with u Nuke n Yoda you should never be dependent on Ouija boards or any other thingsof same level unless you are wellprepared on it.....mentally n psychologically too!! these things are mystical n very powerful.....!!!
I'm a trained Spiritual Battle Consultant, Exorcist and Mystic and I can guarantee you that Ouija Boards are EXTREMELY dangerous! They are NOT harmless and they can do horrific things to people and their descendants.
My mother used the board to see if she would pass her exams. It said she would fail (she didnt) and a "Perverse Demon" attached itself to her all her life and even when dying it tried to drag her to hell.
At the age of 12 she was sexually assaulted not long after she used the board. Her sister was grabbed and raped at the age of 12. My 4 siblings and I had many bad things happen at the age of 12 - my sister has 3 demons attached to her but I cannot help her until she asks Jesus for help.
You cannot get rid of demons unless the person attached wants them gone. My brother tried to commit suicide when he was 12 and when I was 12 I had a serial rapist come killer (22 crimes in all) come after me. But because I was close to God He protected me from him.
It was an inherited demon and can affect the entire lineage if you do not follow God and know how to get rid of them.
I had two friends in England use one and they started literally being raped by demons appearing as Elvis and anyone else they idolized. They were half dragged into a wall by demons whilst using one - dragging them to hell. Them things even lured them near water boiling on the stove and poured it onto them. I haven't heard from them ever since.
Ouija Boards, opened cupboards / wardrobes, mirrors, tv and computer screens, windows - are all portholes into the lower world of hell.
Someone mentioned that they pray before doing it - if you are a Christian you should never be doing it in the first place because it is demonic. Remember! It specifically states in the bible that we are NOT to consult the dead, we also do NOT know the future and it is ONLY by the grace of God and God alone that we are told specific things as mystics.
There is a massive difference between mystics and psychics and when I get a chance I will write the difference for you.
Psychics are demonic but rarely know it and mystics walk ONLY in the footsteps of Jesus and have no powers - just graces.
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