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Readers Respond: Is the Ouija board a harmless toy or dangerous portal?

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they are very dangerous.i have seen wiith my own eye a boy possessed by something that came from the board.he lifted the corner of a waterbed.now that take super humane strenght.and hes was never quite right after that night.And one night a bunch of us were in our fav hide out in a barn and we had a board playing asking stupid question,we began hearing noise coming from all around us.we all got scared and decieded to call it a night.when we got up the next morning the barn down the road had burned to the ground.and no no one had been smoking in there.
—Guest beeergirl

Ouija boards are just props

The Ouija board trivializes something serious and powerful--contacting souls without bodies. There really is someone "out there." If we trusted our intuition more, we would not need props like the Ouija board. If you must use the board, always ask aloud for protection. Just do it. And if you have stories about using the ourja board or seances, I am writing a book about a different way of contacting the dead--for healing and resolution. Please get in touch with me via my website, www.greenstoneofhealing.com. Thanks
—StoneScribe

just be confident !!

ouija board , merely a game is not harmful in its own ..... people are not aware of themselves and have no confidence in their inner strength and beliefs........ by my experience the more we are scared during an quija session .... more we attract the bad! so, being arrogant on our own powers and god's grace.... if we hold a session.... banishes away the bad spirits from us. at the same time good spirits get attracted to us....... so, just be confident and totally fearless in performing ouija , then, even the bad get banished!
—Guest RICK

Fearfully yours

I went ahead and read through all the posts and oh my some are really fearful like the all caps of terror and control over other people's minds and decisions. The world can be a dangerous place--it's all in what you choose to make it. is there more than what we can see out there? of course there is and it is always a reflection of what you, the individual are projecting, so if you desire to scare yourself go scare yourself silly and if you desire to get knowledgeable then go study something that interests you, trust in your own self love and be happy then that is what you will find reaching back to touch you not a lurking monster but kindness, love and appreciation. Come on people get your heads in the game and stop wasting your precious time fearing yourselves to death and hiding behind outdated ideas.
—Guest bonabo

though forms

Look, I have and have used the board for years. not all the time mind you, but on the rare moment of interest or need. I have had both good and bad experiences and have used it with enough people to understand that people's expectations and intent are huge when using it. if you are filled with fear and trepidation, guess what? your in for a nasty surprise, you'll get exactly what your looking for. if you are having fun it will be fun if you are looking for answers you get answers probably not real clear answers but answers just the same. If you think in fear then you live in fear and all of your experiences will support your fear based reality just as if you choose to live in fun you experience fun and so on and so on. the world is what you decide it will be and I am so sorry to tell you that it is that simple.
—Guest bonabo

Ouija boards

I believe they can be dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. I have had a good experience and a bad experience after using one. Tip: always make sure you point the planchet to 'goodbye' before putting it away.
—Guest Mary J.

They came out of mirrors

Years ago when I was much younger and naive I played with one of these things by myself in my bedroom. My bedroom has a lot of mirrors. I started having "waking dreams" where naked people were coming out of the mirrors and were preforming strange rituals. They told mre they were going to turn me into an animal. When I took the ouiji board out of my bedroom the dreams stopped. A couple of years ago I had a nervous breakdown. I awoke one night and these children who looked like me were in the mirror. Voices told me they were clones of me to be put on other planets. They spoke through me mocking me and said they (I) were stupid. After that the ouiji board went in the garbage, I went on antipsychotic drugs and I rubbed holy water on my mirrors. I haven't seen them since. I think there is a fine line between parapsycology and mental illness.
—Guest Lucy

ouija board

I am very cautious about using this board. I have put crosses on all four corners of the board, and prayed to God to protect us players from evil. I don't know what else to do to be able to use the board. There is definitely a force that I don't understand how it works.
—grouchymama

Quija Board

A friend of mine used to come over my place and bring her Quija board. She insisted that we play it because she said it only worked with me. One time the Quija board told me when I was going to get married and where I was going to be living. Since I was very skeptical on this prediction, I forgot all about it. My friend later reminded me after I had married and moved to the location that the Quija board predicted. Very scary since the prediction was dead on. I have never used or would never use the Quija Board again.
—emmadee51

use it or lose it

i just started using the ouija board. unfortunatlly i never got to speak with anyone i personally knew. i couldnt talk to animals and my aunt who passed away when i was 6 was 'unavailable'. it works but you have to be extremly careful when you use it. its highly addictive and very dangerous. its not all evil, but it can be at times. you have to know what you're doing and DON'T BE STUPID.
—Guest taurus

Curiosity killed the cat

Why does a person has the need to know something like spirits? Is it not enough to know that life is enjoyable without the needs of supernatural events? Nothing can give one the answer to a question beyond human knowledge. The only thing it will bring will be one's doom since death is mostly known as the end of questions...
—Guest Tomorrow Tamer

Be Realistic

Ouija boards in themselves are not evil. You must look at the person using it. I practice Wicca and being a witch I know how to create a majick circle to protect myself and my board from negative energy. Only use a Ouija board if you are sure you are using correctly. And if you believe in evil spirits (which wiccans do not) you must be able to protect yourself. We protect ourselves solely from negative energy and use positive energy to work a Ouija board.
—Guest Storm

try it and loose your life

if you dare use it you would be a fool im 14 years old and i know not to use a ouija board! you might as well ask to be harmed ! you never know what a ghost can do unless you use it the ghost could be evil it is very harmfull
—Guest Qua'nique

The Truth is Out There And...

some things are more than dangerous. We've labeled the Ouija Board as a game and this means something to be played by anybody, even those who don't know what they are doing. I've been involved in the paranormal and the occult for 25 to 30 years. I've been bitten by experiences and have learned magical self-defense. I've dealt with the dark side and know how to embrace it (crossing my fingers) in a safe way. When you've been slapped across the head, you will soon learn that the dark side loves the naive. The Ouija Board invites anyone to play the magic game and way too many have no idea the truth is out there and ready to play with your health, your sanity, and your life. Okay, so this isn't going to stop you, but please consider what you are inviting in. And for the sake of yourself, be careful.
—Darkenwulf

ouija board

the ouija board in itself is harmles; but, the person or persons who utilize it are the ones who actually call spirits, etc..the ouija board is just a focal point for meditation of one person or more who meditate on contact with the spirit world.
—Guest mary

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