Ouija Boards

August 31, 2021
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Ouija Boards…

Just the name conjures up an emotional response.  Fear even.

But really what are they, should they be feared?? 

I feel like any tool that they should be respected.  Ouija Boards are a tool for divination or communication with people in the spirit world.  So where did they all start?

Spiritualists in the US started using them in about 1886 using a talking board. They had nothing to do with the occult until WW1 and then they took off as a ritual tool.  Christianity warned against using them, stating that the use of an ouija board would lead to demonic possession.  So of course the occultists embraced them.

But actually one of the oldest mentioned of the automatic writing board is in Wuhan China in or around 1100AD.  This was known as ‘Fuji’ or ‘planchette writing’. The use of the planchette was a means of necromancy and communication with the spirit world and was used as a central practice of the Quanzhen School until forbidden by the Qing Dynasty.

Ouija Boards as we know them today were patented on May 28 1890 by an American businessman Elijah Bond.

Ouija boards have not changed much in design since the turn of the century, however, they have been given new names such as Angel, Witch, or Spirit boards to name a few.

As I said I don’t feel like they should be feared, like any tool they should be used with respect and with a clear state of mind. One of my favourite ways to use them is as a pendulum board.

I have never feared the Ouija Board, but after the last 18 months, I find it ironic that they started out in Wuhan China…

Well played Spirit well-played…

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