The ouija board

The ouija board

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There is an ongoing debate about the powers and realities of the Ouija board. Essentially, there are three basic positions regarding the Ouija board: 1 – it is dangerous; 2 – only dangerous if used with evil intent; 3 – it is harmless.


  • The Ouija is inherently dangerous, can open portals to evil entities and should never be used.
  • The Ouija is only dangerous if used with evil intent, but can be a useful tool for spirit mediumship if used properly and with good intent.
  • The Ouija 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, Steven Wagner 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.

     

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    NEWS FLASH – A FAMILY spooked from their home by spirits found themselves Living With The Dead once more – on TV!

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    The Sayles family claim they underwent a terrifying ordeal when their house was “taken over by spirits”. Lynn Sayles (36), her husband Dave (34) and their two children were scratched while objects moved on their own. The nightmare lasted until they moved from their Grimsby house in April – and their story was recently screened on the UK Living paranormal TV series Living With The Dead.

    Mrs Sayles told the Telegraph the strange happenings began when she was watching another UK Living series, Most Haunted Live, on May 6 two years ago.

    The show was asking for viewers to take part in a variation of the Ouija board and Mrs Sayles (36) did just that.She said: “I wondered how it all worked and all of a sudden I got a pen and paper and started writing a story. “Somehow my mind had opened up a bad spirit that was releasing these psychic thoughts. Original Productions, which makes Living With The Dead, picked up the story after hearing from the family.

    Series producer Richard Greenwood said: “It was a good story, from our perspective, whereby the paranormal activity got so extreme they wanted to move out. “Something had to be done, especially as they have two young kids, and I think we would have helped in some way.” Mr Sayles admitted that the filming of the show was more difficult than he anticipated.

    He said: “When they filmed us it was very stressful. “We had to do a lot of reconstructions and some retakes about 10 times so the whole process became much worse. “The filming made it really intense.”

    The family moved to another home in Grimsby, and are happy it is now all over. Mr Sayles added: “It has all stopped now since we have moved. It is such a relief.”


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    Ghost hunters about the Ouija

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    Ghost hunters about the Ouija:

    If you’re thinking that a Ouija board, marketed for years as a parlor game by Parker Brothers, is too trivial for a serious group, think again. For paranormal investigators, it is a serious matter.

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    Meet the Texas Society of Paranormal Investigators. The meeting room at the back of the Gander Mountain outdoor outfitter store on the Eastex Freeway was crowded on a recent Saturday afternoon for a meeting of the Texas Society of Paranormal Investigators. The group, formed with the aid of an online meet-up site, began in early 2008 and is dedicated to the scientific investigation of things that go bump in the night – the world of spirits, hauntings and unexplained phenomena.

    Except for the TSPI logo and box of cupcakes topped with a cartoon ghost, there is nothing to distinguish the members of this group as particularly out of the ordinary. One couple also raises miniature show goats; another guy sports a “Jay & Silent Bob” t-shirt. Part of the discussion this night concerns details of upcoming Halloween and Christmas parties. Their common purpose, however, is an interest in the paranormal.Group leader Don Dennis is a burly truck driver who organized TSPI to conduct investigations. He points out the fact there is safety in numbers as one of his motives for starting it.

    “You never want to do this by yourself as a safety factor,” said Dennis. He traced his interest in the paranormal to “a couple of different experiences I had when I was younger.”

    Dennis stresses that his group exists to undertake serious investigations, often on behalf of property owners seeking explanations for things that may be beyond conventional wisdom.

    “Like the guy who wants to know why plates are flying across his kitchen,” he said by way of example. The TSPI manual contains a list of “The Official Standards and Protocols” that covers a range of topics. Some are basic, from “Respect private property, ask permission and do not trespass” to “Show reverence and respect in cemeteries, battlefields, historic sites, etc.” to “No running or horseplay at any site you are investigating.”

    Other protocols seem a little more exotic, including “Ask the spirits of the dead for permission to take their photos or to record their voices” and “Avoid shooting when foreign objects are floating near the camera lens.”

    One curious standard says: “We do not consider Ouija boards, dowsing rods, crystals or séances valid investigation tools.”

    If you’re thinking that a Ouija board marketed for years as a parlor game by Parker Brothers, is too trivial for a serious group, think again. For paranormal investigators, it is a serious matter. “I will tell everybody flat out, if I find out you’ve been playing with one or that’s what you’re into – (you’re) gone,” said Dennis when asked about Ouija boards. “The reason being that you have no control – if they actually do work – usually when you have some type of demonic activity, you can trace it back to somewhere in that time a séance or Ouija board was brought into play. That’s why I don’t play with them.” The question of demons called to mind another point. On the meet-up Web site, it allows users to click on other members and see what related topics interest them. An initial scan showed a number of those who signed up also expressed interest in topics including Wicca, pagans, and goddesses, to name three. A few days later, those members had disappeared from the site.”I purged them,” said Dennis. “If that’s what you’re into, that’s fine. But that’s not for our group … Because of their worship of spirits or whatever, some of them were in our group to find out places for them to go. I don’t put up with that.”

    This caution is understandable, considering another protocol from the manual: “If someone is angry, they should not be involved with an investigation. They could draw angry spirits and the other spirits will avoid them.”

    Dennis says such contingencies are always a consideration when dealing with the paranormal. “There is a possibility, a very slim possibility, say you have a thousand claims of paranormal activity, you may get one that’s even close to a demonic,” he said. For more information about upcoming TSPI activities.


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    The history of the Ouija board

    Ouija Board History:

    The interest for the mysterious ouija board has persisted for over 100 years. The ouija devotees range from collectors of antique boards to true believers in its mystical powers.

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    The history of the Ouija board isn’t straightforward, there are various different theories.

    The basic concepts behind the ouija board – a “talking board” for psychics or spiritualists – have been around for many centuries. However the first modern ouija boards came into being on the back of the spiritualism boom of the late nineteenth century.

    Many mediums during that period undertook “automatic writing” whereby a message was written down by them, purportedly under the direction of a spirit.

    The Ouija Planchette

    An early forerunner of the Ouija board was, so legend has it, invented in the 1850s by a Frenchman by the name of Planchette. This talking board was a small wooden table with pencils attached that wrote as it moved. Some people have cast doubt on the origin of this device, not least because the name “Planchette” (which means “little plank”) seems too good to be true.

    Who Invented the Ouija Board?

    The first real Ouija board was invented towards the end of the nineteenth century. There is considerable disagreement as to who actually invented it – names mentioned include Elijah Bond, E.C. Reiche and Charles Kennard. The first patent for the new form of talking board was filed in 1890 and listed Elijah Bond as the inventor with Charles W. Kennard and William H. A. Maupin as assignees.

    Charles Kennard and associates formed the Kennard Novelty Company and began to produce and sell Ouija boards commercially.

    In 1966 the rights to Ouija board production were sold to Parker Brothers who retain them to this day. It is interesting – if slightly depressing – to think that what began as a tool for spiritualists, psychics and mediums you can today buy over the net as a glow-in-the-dark children’s toy.

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    Is the ouija board dangerous?

    Is the ouija board dangerous?

     

    Is the Ouija dangerous?:

    Most paranormal researchers advise against the casual use of the ouija board, suggesting that it can be a doorway to unknown dimensions.

    “The ouija board itself is not dangerous, but the form of communication that you are attempting often is,” says Ghost researcher Dale Kaczmarek of the Ghost Research Society.

    “Most often the spirits whom are contacted through the Ouija are those whom reside on ‘the lower astral plane.’ These spirits are often very confused and may have died a violent or sudden death; murder, suicide, etc. Therefore, many violent, negative and potentially dangerous conditions are present to those using the ouija board. Often times several spirits will attempt to come through at the same time but the real danger lies when you ask for physical proof of their existence!

    You might say, ‘Well, if you’re really a spirit, then put out this light or move that object!’ What you have just done is simple, you have ‘opened a doorway’ and allowed them to enter into the physical world and future problems can and often do arise.”

    But what if the ouija really does not contact spirits? What if it only accesses our own subconscious? The advice might be the same. Since there are realativly few accounts of positive, uplifting experiences with the ouija board, and many negative ones, we might assume that it more attuned to the negative aspects of our subconscious.

    If you’re determined to use the ouija anyway, it is highly recommended that you follow some rules of precaution:

  • Begin by announcing that the session will only allow an experience that is positive or toward a higher good and that negative energies are not welcome.
  • Don’t ask for physical signs.
  • When you’re done, close the board. This is an important step. When you’re done with your session, slide the planchette to ‘GOODBYE’ and remove your hands.
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    The mystery of the Ouija Board?

    The mystery of the Ouija Board?

    About the Ouija Board:

    An Ouija board has usually a flat surface which printed with letters, numbers, and other symbols. A planchette or movable indicator is used as an Ouija pointer.

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    Usually an ouija board has two arced rows of letters, one above the other. Often the upper row goes from A to M, and the lower row runs from N to Z. Below these is a row with numbers One through Zero. On the upper left of the ouija board is the word Yes, and at the upper right, the word No. Close to the bottom of the ouija board is Goodbye. A tiny three legged heart-shaped device rests on the board, which moves smoothly over the board’s surface. The fingers of 2 participants are placed on the planchette that then moves about the board, purportedly on its own power, to spell out messages.

    The ouija board does not have a straightforward history, there are several varied hypotheses.

    At the end of the nineteenth century the first genuine ouija board was invented. There is significant disagreement as to who actually invented the ouija board – names brought up include Elijah Bond, E.C. Reiche and Charles Kennard.

    The first patent for the Modern class of talking boards was registered in 1890 and listed Elijah Bond as the inventor with Charles W. Kennard and William H. A. Maupin as assignees.

    Charles Kennard and associates set up the Kennard Novelty Company and began to produce and sell ouija boards commercially. The rights to ouija board production were sold to Parker Brothers who own them to date. It is interesting – if not slightly dismaying – to think that what began as an instrument for spiritualists, psychics and mediums can be bought today as a children´s toy.

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    Universal & Hasbro present ouija board movies:

    Working with Universal, Hasbro has lined up big screen versions of the Ouija board.

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    Board games might seem like a wet Sunday afternoon kinda thing, but Hollywood is hoping there is some movie mileage in a crossover between films and the family favourites. Toy company Hasbro has peddled traditional movie tie-in toys for years, with Transformers, Spider-Man and Star Wars providing big pay-days.

    But it’s looking for a new direction and wants films to copy games, rather than the other way round. Working with Universal, Hasbro has already lined up big screen versions of Candy Land and Ouija, while Ridley Scott has announced plans to direct a Monopoly movie. What – no Scrabble?

    This new venture gives Hasbro greater control over the use of their brands and according to their chief executive, Brian Golner, is a way to “reinvent” its decades old games. But is there a market for board game-based movies? Clue, an 80s film riffing on the popular who-dunnit game, Cluedo was a box office flop, and already questions are being raised.

    David Klein, the senior director of the New York Film Academy has his doubts: “There are three basic elements to any story,” he says. “There needs to be a heroic character; there needs to be an objector and there needs to be conflict. Those three things don’t necessarily exist in most board games.” Richard Walter, a screenwriting professor at UCLA, adds that he finds “it depressing to think that someone someday is going to actually utter the words, “Let’s go see the movie Monopoly.”

    But more importantly, who will they cast to play the moustachioed Monopoly man?

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