The Ouija board has long been a popular method of attempting to contact “the other side”, and is probably the only product sold on a large scale for this particular purpose. The name “Ouija” is derived from the French and German words for “yes”; “oiu” and “ja”. The Ouija consists of a flat board upon which is printed the letters of the alphabet, some numbers, punctuation marks and with the words “yes” and “no”.. The participants proceed by placing their fingers lightly on a pointer, which then supposedly without the conscious effects of the participants moves to spell out a series of messages.
Many Spiritualists and investigators into the occult have held that the board is a means for making direct contact with the dead and that the messages which are spelled out, are from the dead.
Others have held that the messages are suggestions from the unconscious mind or the result of muscular tension and unconscious direction of the hand.
If you’ve done any paranormal research or watched more than one ghost hunting show, you probably already know that many consider Ouija boards dangerous. In fact, this is one topic where many religions, paranormal investigators and psychic practitioners agree.
Many users of the Ouija board often regard this activity as a novelty for parties and other such gatherings, very often without fully realising the very real potential dangers of which there are many. The Ouija board can and often does work, and indeed many communications received can be from “the other side”. Unfortunately many of these contacts are with spirits residing in the very lowest levels of the Astral planes whose intentions are often much less than honourable.
Although use of the Ouija Board can at times be harmless, there is still a very real danger of contact with beings that have a much darker and more sinister motives. Such dangers include spirits posing as a deceased relative. Once the spirit has been able to convince the Ouija board sitters they are indeed a deceased relative, they will often be very manipulative, proceeding to request or even demand certain things to be done for them, mostly with view to increasing it’s own strength of presence within the material world. Such requests are often carried out by the Ouija board sitters without question, not wanting to risk upsetting or offending what they genuinely believe to be a deceased relative, friend or inner Spiritual being.
Lower Astral beings (spirits) do not like dwelling in their dark worlds, and will very often seize any opportunity to take control of a physical body in the material world. This could in turn very easily lead to a full possession resulting in all sorts of potentially nasty problems, including but not limited to very severe psychological problems. The personality of the possessed person might change dramatically and for the worse. The only solution to such a state of possession, is to exorcise the being from the possessed person. This might all seem rather dramatic after what started out as an innocent party game, but it most certainly can and does happen, and accordingly all Ouija board users should know the dangers beyond any doubt before using a Ouija board, even as a party novelty.
In closing, the use of a Ouija board should be strongly discouraged. Due to the nature of the way this instrument functions it is much more likely to attract malevolent low-level Astral entities than well-meaning or even helpful inner-level beings. Those who do attract lower level beings ultimately stand a very high chance indeed of suffering possession and/or serious mental illness, both of which would be nearly impossible to overcome by modern medical means. The only solution to such a serious situation involving inter-dimensional forces would be an exorcism carried out by a highly experienced practitioner of which there are very few living today.
The most sensible solution therefore is to resist any such temptations completely, leaving the Ouija board and similar instruments well alone for your own safety and for the safety of those around you.