THE DOS AND THE DON’TS
Global Psychics has received quite a few letters over the past few months concerning the use of Ouija boards. I have included two consecutive letters from one of our website visitors attesting to the angst the Ouija board can cause. Ouija boards are not toys. They are not to be played with. They are a magical tool, and like any tool, can do as much harm as good. The Ouija board has a rather colorful, if not checkered past. Thanks to the auspices of Wikipedia, I have also included Aleister Crowley's thoughts on Ouija boards.
I have been working with the board since I was a child. My mother was a board reader and was my teacher in the art of the Ouija. I still use a board, though I have moved on to using a board called the “Psychic Circle”, for reasons I will explain later, instead of the standard Parker Brothers board pictured above. First let me tell you about a very life changing experience I had with the Ouija board back in the summer of 1971.
I had just moved to San Francisco to an apartment at 1137 Hyde St. My roommate, Robyn was from Minnesota; I was from Massachusetts. This was a time when many young people were migrating to the West Coast, especially to San Francisco. The whole New Age thing was happening in the wake of the Hippy movement that was centered in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Robyn and I had three friends who shared an interest in metaphysics with us, Barbara, Jim, and Bob. We spent a lot of time together and one day I asked if any of them had ever worked with the Ouija board. They hadn’t, so I said let’s get one and see which of you can make it work. I knew I could make it work, but I did not know which of these four persons would be able to work it with me. It takes two to work the board. It came to be that my own roommate, Robyn, was able to make it “dance”. My life long spirit guide immediately came through. Robyn and I would work the board, while the others took turns writing down the messages Robyn and I received. At first the messages told us what a great team Robyn and I made, but the messages as to who and what we could be started to be the main focus. Everyone in the group eventually became astute in the areas suggested by the board. We had many adventures inspired by the board. Adventures I will relate some other time. Robyn went on to be an excellent astrologer in Aspen, Colorado, Jim, a numerologist in California. Bob became a worker of quartz crystal; Barb became an herbalist/healer/midwife. I went on to be a professional Tarot reader. All of us were directed by the board to pursue these paths.
I and the rest of my group had a positive experience with the board, but we were very careful, and I had been trained and already had a guide in place. My spirit guide, who shall remain nameless at this time, “stood guard”. He would not allow any mischievous spirits to invade our space, and he told us this right out front. He would not put up with any nonsense. It was his protection that surrounded us. We did not have any backlash from any nasty spirits, let alone demons. We got some very useful information that served us very well. We were “improved”. We never used the board for gossip or for selfish purposes. We just wanted truthful information. We wanted to know what was really going on. We got it. I have many stories of “board room meetings”!
On the other hand, there are many people that tinker with the board. They want to know if their boyfriend is cheating on them, or who is going to win this weekend’s big game. Such questions invite trouble. A lower level of inquiry attracts a low level spirit, and there are some real nasty ones with extremely sadistic senses of humor. Again, the board is not a toy. The Ouija board is a portal. It is a gateway to another dimension. This dimension is populated by both good and bad entities, just like here.
We, at Global Psychics, recently received a couple of letters from a mother whose son had played with a Ouija board; he got it to work; he opened up the door, but did not close it out when he was through “playing” with it. He was visiting his aunt, his mother’s sister, and started “playing” with the board. I do not know if he tried to work it himself, which is a big No-No, as that almost always leads to spirit attachment. (You should always do the board with two people.) Anyway, the point is that the doorway was not closed. There is the word GOOD BYE on every Ouija board and it is there for a very important reason. It is to close the “gate”. If you do not close the board, you open yourself to just about anything that wants to come through. This is not good, and there have been some very nasty outcomes as a result. People have been haunted, suffered mental illness, and even committed suicide, so you can see where the Ouija board is not a toy. As I mentioned above, I now use a board called the Psychic Circle designed by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. I use it because it is a Circle of Protection. It “contains” whatever entity is coming through the board. It is a built in protection. Aleister Crowley suggested the same approach. Draw a Magical Circle around your board session.
THE DOS OF WORKING THE OUIJA BOARD
Do protect yourself. Say a protection prayer. I start out with: “May this session be surrounded by Golden Light. May this Golden Light protect us from Negativity, the Opposition Forces, the Dark Side, and any entity that may try to harm us. May we also be surrounded by a crystalline dome that will reflect back any such negative forces that may get through.”
Do place quartz crystals in the room.
Do make a magical circle around the place where the board is being used. A circle of salt works very well.
Do light white candles.
Do go into the session with the highest intent to do GOOD and receive valid information.
Do burn sage, sweet grass, and/or incense
Do record your sessions in some manner either via tape recorder or written notes.
THE DON’TS OF WORKING THE OUIJA BOARD
Do not consume alcohol or drugs.
Do not do the board when tired or fatigued.
Do not do the board when you are in a bad mood.
Do not use the board to pry into other’s privacy.
Do not use the board in any way to affect someone else’s free will.
Do not use the board for financial gain.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Melinda"
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > city: Cheektowaga
> > province: NY
> > country: United States> > remarks: My son played with the Ouija board and brought a spirit out! I
> > know cause my dog keeps barking at him and growling, she won't attack him
> > cause she knows his voice!! How do I get rid of it???
Hi Melinda, Christopher Ree here for Global Psychics. Ouija boards are not toys! They can and do open doors to the other side and what comes through can be a nuisance. First thing to do is get on the board with your son. You have to do this with your son, since he is the one that opened the board up. No one else will do. Demand the name of the spirit, say goodbye to it, command it to leave, and then close out the board. Destroy that Ouija board so no more accidents occur. Your son, probably in his ignorance of how the board works, left the board open and did not close it out. That is why the word GOOD-BYE is on the board. If you leave the board open, you leave the door open. Close it ASAP. This should calm things down. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree
I try so much for the response to my message, I will try to do the sage and grass braid. My son opened the Ouija board at my sister’s house; he no longer has anything to do with it!!! Should I tell my sister to close it or should I do this with my son? My sister lives pretty far away its hard to get there what should I do?
Hi, Christopher Ree here for Global Psychics. The board must be closed by the person that opened it. This means that your son has to be one of the people to close it. As you can see, this is a problem. You will be subjected to this mischievous spirit until that board is closed. Not just any board, but the one that your son messed with. You can burn a forest of sage and not stop it. The door has to be closed. Have your sister send you the board in the mail and then call the spirit, get its name, say the name to banish the spirit, and close the board out. Make sure the planchette goes to the GOOD-BYE. Then go out and burn it in a safe place. Then I would smudge your son, you, and your entire house. It's a lot of work for such a small infraction, but is the only thing I know of that can be done in this situation. Keep us posted. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree
Hi Danielle, We seem to be getting more letters concerning Ouija boards. They are not toys, and I know. I was trained on a board from the age of four. My mother tested each of her children with the board. I made it dance. I can work a board like no one else I know living, but, and a big BUT it is. The board is a Gateway, a Portal. The other side is accessible through a Ouija board. In the wrong hands, it is disastrous. It is no accident that Parker Brothers Games is headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts. Parker Bros. brought this game to the toy market! The board is nothing new. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used a similar device.
Kids playing with such a device as the Ouija board are asking for trouble, and their families will suffer along with them. I was taught and trained by my mother, who knew her stuff. The kids these days think it is a toy, their mothers, clueless. Boards of any kind are not playthings. They are very effective, but can be dangerous in the wrong hands. They are basic ceremonial magic and without knowledge and control, can backfire big time. It is one thing to be able to call up a helpful spirit, but to get a wrong number can be a nightmare no one would want. Lots more info can be found at the Wikipedia website. Below you will find a note on the origins of the Ouija and a piece about Aleister Crowley's take on the subject, courtesy of Wikipedia. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree
The first historical mention of something resembling a Ouija board is found in China around 1100 B.C., a divination method known as fuji 扶乩 "planchette writing".
Little is published regarding Aleister Crowley's advocacy of the Ouija board. Yet, he had great admiration for the use of one and the Ouija board played a passing role in his magical workings.
Jane Wolfe, who lived with Crowley at his infamous Abbey of Thelema, also used the Ouija board. She credits some of her greatest spiritual communications to use of this implement. Crowley also discussed the Ouija board with another of his students, and the most ardent of them, Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones): it is frequently mentioned in their unpublished letters.
in 1917 Achad experimented with the board as a means of summoning Angels, as opposed to Elementals. In one letter Crowley told Jones:” Your Ouija board experiment is rather fun. You see how very satisfactory it is, but I believe things improve greatly with practice. I think you should keep to one angel, and make the magical preparations more elaborate."
Over the years, both became so fascinated by the board that they discussed marketing their own design. Their discourse culminated in a letter, dated February 21, 1919, in which Crowley tells Jones, "Re: Ouija Board. I offer you the basis of ten percent of my net profit. You are, if you accept this, responsible for the legal protection of the ideas, and the marketing of the copyright designs. I trust that this may be satisfactory to you. I hope to let you have the material in the course of a week." In March, Crowley wrote to Achad to inform him, "I'll think up another name for Ouija." But their business venture never came to fruition and Crowley's new design, along with his name for the board, has not survived.
Crowley has stated, of the Ouija Board that, "There is, however, a good way of using this instrument to get what you want, and that is to perform the whole operation in a consecrated circle, so that undesirable aliens cannot interfere with it. You should then employ the proper magical invocation in order to get into your circle just the one spirit you want. It is comparatively easy to do this. A few simple instructions are all that is necessary, and I shall be pleased to give these, free of charge, to any one who cares to apply."