An Ouija board is a spiritual board used to communicate with the dead.
The Ouija board originated from Baltimore, Maryland in 1890. People believed that the dead were able to contact the living, through the use of a talking board, which is very similar to the modern day Ouija board, at camps in Ohio in 1886. On July 1 1890 the Ouija board was advertised as an innocent game, and the term ‘Ouija’ is now owned by Hasbro.
So, how does an Ouija board work?
The board consists of numbers and letters, and it has the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’. To use a Ouija board, you have to use the panchet(a small heart shaped piece of wood/plastic). Place your fingers on it and the spirits will move it around the board to spell out words and answer your questions.
I have never used a ouija board before as I think it can be dangerous, as you are opening up a portal to allow any spirit, good or bad. However Ouija boards have always fascinated and intrigued me.
Ouija Board Etiquette:
Darken the room and entice the spirits to visit by using candles
Avoid distractions, turn that phone off!
Warm up the board by moving the planchette in circles or figures of eights
Be specific about who you wish to communicate with
Be respectful of the spirits
Do not use the Ouija board alone
Do not confuse the spirits with questions you don’t want to know the answer to
Don't ask questions you already know the answer to
Do not accept all communications as a fact, listen to your gut
Do not be disheartened if it doesn't work, sometimes the spirits don't want to talk!
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Take caution when opening yourself up to spirits/using a Ouija board, you never know who you could be talking to.