The Ouija Board & Evil?

On All Hallow’s Eve, when the dead come back home and the veil between existences is the thinnest, communing with them is supposed to be easier than any other time of year.  There are a number of ways those who have translated can interact with us on this side, but what do we do to initiate the conversation?  Automatic writing,  candle flame scrying, deep meditation to channel?  How about an Ouija Board?

The witchboard was introduced to our country around 1891 when an interest in the Spiritualist movement was at its peak.  It was a popular form of entertainment for decades practiced by a large following of believers from just about every background, including Mary Todd Lincoln, the President’s wife.

Ouija boards seem to be to the occult what cilantro is to cooking….you either love it or hate it!! I know people who won’t go near one and certainly would never touch one because of the supposed inherent evil they contain.  I don’t understand this questionable thinking process.  How can a piece of wood or pressed cardboard be made bad?  Certainly the movie The Exorcist helped this idea develop!!  And religions, also, jumped on the bandwagon in an effort to scare a dwindling Sunday attendance back into the pews so congregations could keep one step ahead of the Devil….

In November 2014 DailyMail.com ran a story saying the sales of Ouija boards was up 300%.  Couldn’t find stats for this year so far, but imagine sales are still pretty good; especially considering when times are tough people turn more to the paranormal for answers they don’t get anywhere else.  Ouija’s are still manufactured by Hasbro, who bought out Parker Brothers in 1991, and I don’t think they package a piece of Satan in every box!

Ouija, like any other tool, can be used for any purpose. I believe that any evil that is associated with the witchboard comes to it with the intent of the person, or people, using it.  It can work as a conductor for any energy, but does not have any inherent energy of its own.  It’s like white or black magick  —  no such thing  —  there’s only magick.  What you do with it is what defines it.

Happy Halloween!!

–  ashanta

 

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Are You Psychic?

Are you psychic?  You probably don’t think so, but I’ll bet you’re wrong.  In many cases we’ve been taught there is no such thing or that it’s evil.  You know – “Don’t dabble in the occult.” sort of thing.  That certainly stands in the way of using one’s natural ability. Having a capacity for being psychic doesn’t require some special feeling or aptitude.  It is important to realize everyone has this innate gift of psychic sensitivity.  It’s normal and it’s how the rest of nature operates.  Other living things were never taught there was no such thing or that it was wrong.  Thinking like that hampers learning how to access and use our naturally-given senses….which is probably why it was given such a bad rap to begin with.

There are many different names given to the various areas of ‘psychic ability’ that one may possess.  It seems everyone has their own talent they will be more adept in than another.   The most popular at this time seems to be communing with ghosts – or at least trying to find out if they are real or not.

Searching for an entity could involve many different psychic abilities.  If one has mediumistic talents, seeing and talking with a spirit should be quite easy.  But, being sensitive can cover a great many areas.  Being clairaudient would allow you to be able to hear spirits talking while clairvoyance would let you see an apparition.  Both can be present at the same time in the same person.

One could have the knack for automatic writing to allow the deceased to write through a planchette onto sheets of paper while the practitioner , alone or with others, places their hands on the writing tool.  This is similar to an ouija board – which I will argue isn’t evil, but that’s a different story.

Some people could use psychometry to discover something about either someone who is either still alive or has passed.  If given an object belonging to the person in question the psychomotrist can detect information about the person through their residual energy.

–  ashanta