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Ouija Board Communication by LC
The Ouija board or “talking board” has fascinated millions since its invention in
the 1800s. Many predictions of future events, as well as life direction have
purportedly been received from talking boards. Some of the most interesting
advice received from Ouija Boards has been the foretelling of impending doom,
winning lottery numbers, as well as direction for major life decisions. But of
greater interest to most people would be the idea that we can communicate with
the dead – those who have crossed over to the other side of the grave.
A coffin maker originally invented the talking board, naming it “Oujia” after what
he thought was an Egyptian word for “luck.” The invention was purchased by
Kennard Novelty Company and later the Oujia Board’s ownership was assumed
by William Fuld who marketed it in mass. Eventually, Parker Brothers purchased
the rights to the Oujia Board and still market it today in toy stores around the
world. Many artisans from various countries and cultures craft unique styles of
the talking board and market them on-line.
Tales of the Ouija Board have caused many to fear it. Some believe that evil
spirits will come through and harm or even possess the talking board user.
Others believe that its usage may invite harmful ghosts to haunt one’s house, or
that bad luck may ensue after using the Ouija Board. So what is the Ouija Board
story? My take is that fear is never truth, nor does it have any power beyond
what we give it. Can there be a haunted Ouija Board?
So what is happening with the Ouija Board? Well first, we should explain how a
talking board, such as the Ouija Board is used. The talking board has letters,
numbers and the words, “Yes,” and “No,” printed on its surface. The user then
places what is known as a “planchette” or even a glass on the board with
fingertips on top. Usually, more than one Ouija Board participant is used, with
everyone’s fingertips lightly placed on top of the planchette. As questions are
asked by the participant(s), the planchette will usually begin to move across the
board within five minutes. If the question is a “yes or no-type” question, the
planchette or glass will move to either the “yes” or “no” printed on the board, thus
giving the answer. If the question requires other words, then the planchette will
spell out the answer in letters or numbers. If all participants are honest and not
purposely trying to move the planchette, then one must ask, “Where do the
answers come from?” Do answers received from the Ouija Board come from the
dead? As the Ouija Board box exclaims, “It’s only a game, isn't it?”
I received a letter about this from Charlie Chittendon of the UK. He currently sells
“The Ouija Board Diaries” on-line at Ebay. For a novel price, one can purchase
the diaries and read about Charlie’s story of conducting talking board
experiments. Charlie believes that people who have died speak through the
Ouija Board. His stories are quite interesting, as they are diary notes of
questions and answers received through his talking board. The ranges of
people, places and their times of existence here on earth vary and are of interest,
but to date Charlie has been unable to confirm their stories and messages. This
leads the reader to wonder, “Are they real?” Charlie used to sell his ouija board experiments for people to read through eBay. They were known as The Ouija Board Diaries.
If Charlie Chittendon has not received these messages from dead people, then
where is all this information coming from? I have two other ideas, and I am not
saying I’m correct. Maybe Charlie is picking up those who have crossed over
from this physical world through death. However, I am wondering if we may
indeed be tuning into spirit, and could it be the spirit hidden deep within us?
What if all of us are connected in one spirit…call it God. All of us being “in” or a
“part of” God, could we then possibly be receiving truth like a radio receiver from
the spirit, of which we are all a part of? Is it possible that when we relax with our
fingertips on the planchette of the Ouija Board, that we leave the rational mind
behind (which is fixed to this physical realm), and possibly open up to the creative
mind which seems attached to the invisible, spirit realm? And if so, could our
fingertips and mind be working together subconsciously to move the planchette to
spell out truths that are hidden deep within…hidden within spirit? Another idea
would be that perhaps the Ouija Board acts as a mirror of what lies within us. If
we are filled with fear, then we will receive messages of fear. If we are looking for
truth, we may just receive messages of truth – all of this of course still coming
from within our very being.
This is the mystery of the talking board, and ultimately what intrigues us about it.
Whatever the truth may be, talking boards are definitely interesting. Check out a
medium demonstrating the board in this Ouija Board Video.
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