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How to Use the Ouija Board - Contacting The Spirit Realm

Updated on November 29, 2009

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Did you know the first Talking Boards were produced prior to 1890?  By the 1920's their popularity was so great that many large newspapers ran articles and regular columns dealing with the phenomena of Talking Boards.

How to Use a Spirit Board

A tool to access Occult knowledge.

The Spirit Board is a tool to access occult knowledge.

The standard definition of the word occult is hidden. That's it! Nothing evil or wicked is implied in the word. Now, whether the hidden knowledge is part of your subconscious or comes from the spirit world is open to your interpretation...




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The traditional and time honored original William Fuld instructions: circa 1920

William Fuld Created what is now known at the Ouija Board

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Place the board upon the knees of two persons, lady and gentleman preferred. Place heart shaped table (the planchette) in the center of the board, resting fingers lightly upon the table so as to allow it to move freely and easily. A question may be asked, and in from one to five minutes the table witll commence to move, at first slowly and then faster. As the table passes over the board, a transparent window or pointer at the top indicates each letter of a message as it is received.

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Care should be taken that only one person asks questions at a time so as to avoid confusion.

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To obtain the best results it is important that the person present should concentrate upon the matter in question and avoid other topics. Have no person at the table that will not sit seriously and respectfully. If you use it in a frivolous spirit, asking ridiculous questions, laughing over it, you will naturally get undeveloped influences around you.

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The Spirit Board is a great mystery, and none claim to give exact directions for it's management and use, and the spirit board will not work equally well under all circumstances. With reasonable patience and judgment the Board will satisfy your greatest expectations.

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The board should be kept smooth and free from dust and moisture, as all depends on the ease with which the feet of the table can glide over the surface of the board. Rubbing with a soft dry cloth just before using is advised.




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Two or more people with hands on the planchette make the spirit connection more stable. Our skepticism is somewhat reduced to believe in the movement of the planchette during multiple participant sessions. Our skeptic minds tend to believe that it is someone else in the session moving the planchette. This skepticism allows the spirit to use that belief system, and therefore much easier to move the planchette themselves.

Burning Lavender (incense or herb) tends to welcome benevolent spirits for other realms. Burning frankincense tends to protect the session from not so benevolent ones.

Burning white candles during a Spirit Board session allows white light to protect the participants.

Low lighting in the room creates a better atmosphere for conducting a reading with the Ouiji type Spirit Board.

Using the Spirit Board around midnight seems to create a stronger connection to the spirit realm.

You can use the Spirit Board (Ouiji Board) on a table, or you can sit face to face with another and place it on your knees. I find a table is more stable in that some sessions may be very long, and you may desire to shift your weight or hands often.

It is a good idea to have someone writing down questions and responses. Often spirits speak in an abbreviated code of first letters of words (instead of whole words) and also they may spell things out phonetically. When we see it written out, it becomes more clear.


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Here are a few time honored BlackRaven suggestions:

* wipe your board clean with a soft cloth

* smudge your board with a sage bundle or any purifying incense (like rosemary, patchoulli, or frankensence)

* light a white candle

* state, in a clear strong voice, that no negative or harmful energies be attracted to your Board

* tell any negative forces that may be present that they are now banished and dismissed

* Some like to say a prayer or some some words of protection prior to using the board

* ask for a helpful and positive entity to make itself know to you before beginning the questions

You can use a spirit or talking board by yourself, but this requires practice and patience for most people. Some are simply unable to get results when working with the board alone. The energy raised by two or more may be needed. All of the above pointers are just suggestions and can be modified as the user sees fit. As with any form of divination, what works for one may not work for another.



Now, whether the hidden knowledge is part of your subconscious or comes from the spirit world is open to your interpretation...



In my opinion after 25 years of experience is that Spirit Boards do work.

A Spirit board will not bring evil spirits!

Unless of course, you really believe that they will...

Spirit boards are nothing more than a tool to access occult knowledge and messages from those on the other side of existence.

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My Personal Warnings:

Do NOT use the Spirit Board in graveyards or sights of tragic death. Spirits bound to these places are often very confused and sometimes angry. Using a Spirit Board in these places can open a connection with those spirits to yourself and allow them to bind to you and/or the board.

Do NOT take the Spirit Board lightly; mocking the message deliver can cause unpleasant reactions. The idea here is that do you like to be mocked or taken lightly? Nor do the Spirits.

Do NOT believe everything just because it comes thru on a Spirit Board. When we pass to the other side, we tend to keep our personalities. We can joke, tease, and even lie; as can the spirits that come thru on these boards. They are still human so to speak. An angry human is not likely to mellow in death, although some may.

Take notes during your session, carefully evaluate all the information you get from beyond. If it does not sound right, or feel comfortable, you may want to consider banishing the spirit from contact. You may also want to do a basic cleansing or smudging or your board after a session. By all means test the information you get. Ask questions until you are sure the information you are receiving is consistant.


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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey guys!

      it did not work alone, as I tried a few times as a noob..my friend and I are spiritual, so it worked very well. We met some suicides, a child and a very funny spirit.. some questions we asked that we found kept the spirits interested were:

      Are you present

      What's your name

      How old are you

      How did you die

      How many spirits are in the room

      How old were you when you died

      Etc.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You say is anyone home and wait for a answer

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Me and friend have tried numorous of times to make board work and no results from it from candlelight Insence concentration for 30 is it work for every one orjust select people

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My bestfriend and I were using the board one night and we would ask it the questions like is any body there and would the talk to us and when it responded it would say no. We would ask it for its name and it would say no or give us garbled letters nothinf clear. It would do this several times then it the board would tell us good bye and close its self. we tried alone and together and for two nights it would do the same thing. Has this happened to anybody and what does it mean? Please help.

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      ElizabethOSP 5 years ago

      Nice lens with good information! I learned to use spirit boards with my Dad and Grandmother, and my kids learned from my hubbie and me. It's good to meet more people who use these boards respectfully, lovingly, and without...ummm...hysteria! Hee! Thankyou for being here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a Pagan Witch 17 years of age and I've used the spirit board numerous times. It's a very great way to contact a loved one but beware a spirit can impersonate your loved one. so ask it a question only they and you would know. also, A spirit can cannot possess you unless you willingly give your person as a vessel. I've seen this done in my coven, for that I left the circle and never returned to the coven again..One of the people who let the spirit take their body is now in a metal institution. But don't let my story scare you. Only idiots who mock and tease the spirit can be harmed. Please use with care. Try wearing rosemary essential oil and burn frankencense and dragons blood.

      Many blessings, and oh,,No you can't contact the devil, and yes it can be used by yourself alone, it seems the people who contact the "devil" are christians..merely a scare tactic..a good one but not original.

      So, take heed and play nice, I mean..you wouldn't want some fuck head 13 year old kid mocking you in death would you?

      Blessed Be )O(

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      spellbindingsis 5 years ago

      Awesome Lens...enjoyed it. So is it a bad idea to use it alone, I have never personally used one but, always wanted to. www.spellbindingsisters.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What do you say when you want to call or banish a spirit

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i have operated the ouija board in the midnight durin 12.15am and when started that is 12minutes later my finger started to tingle on the planchette and the movement of my finger on the planchette was slow as i felt some light energy making it move as i was alone i got fewer results so i m interestd in having a companion in order get accurate result so interestd person is welcome to join or contact me to communicative mode here is my mail id eelson97@yahoo.com So i await.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Interesting! I've added it to my What Was Life Like in the 1920s.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @DragonOak LM: what is the best way to close a session?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Ask specific questions... Make them feel like your truly INTERESTED in the answers.

      Hope that helps. (:

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've tried the Ouija board and all it spelled out seemed to be scrambled messages with the exception of yes, no, and goodbye. Is there any way to make them speak clearer or are these codes or something?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      our spirit board isn't working. we just bought it and used it and it was working before, but now its not. any suggestions???

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i don't go into anything that has to do with the occult, and this board is something that i somewhat want to try. some part of me wants to try it, but the rest of me is saying no. and also, i was wondering, what can you use to point out the words or numbers? besides a magnifying glass?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hello im interested in spirits mostly djinn and im wondering if its possible for me to contact a djinn with a ouija board all info is welcome

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      MS-Strait 6 years ago

      Interesting lens. Great topic. I don't know if I believe in the Ouija, but I'm not going to try using one. LOL

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      We guys are going to try it out tonight...........Lets see whether if it is true buddies...!!!!!!! I'll let u all know what happens.............

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am wanting to make my own spirit board and would like to know what kind of wood would you suggest Thank you

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      DragonOak LM 7 years ago

      @anonymous: You may use a ritual (like candle lighting), a spell or prayer before you begin, but you do not have to. To begin a session, it is similar to using a phone to the spirit realm, You can touch hello, and then move the planchette in a circular motion on the board until a reply comes, or you can ask for a specific spirit and wait to see if you get anything. You should be focusing your thoughts on the questions you want answered or spirit you wish to hear from. The movement in circles on the board, helps raise energy. Please also see my lens /A Guide to Using Spirit Boards /for more information about Ouija Board use.

      http://www.squidoo.com/ouijaseance

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      is there a saying or some kinda spell we say before starting to play??? like something we call the spirits with??

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i used a board in a gravyard on top of a gravestone when i was a kid, i should say me and a friend jordan, as we were using it, i believe i saw a girl in white with long brown hair, i was to scared to dio anything else, it felt like there were lots of people sourrounding me, i ran so fast, i didn,t stop the session to however i was talking to i just grabbed the board and ran, that was at least 12 years ago, am i gonna be ok or should i expect something

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      eh how do you banish a bad spirit if you contact 1

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Me and my friend don't really believe in this, but we would love to try it out, what do you suggest for us, being our first time?

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      DragonOak LM 7 years ago

      [in reply to Michael Lee] Areas of war have a lot of tragedy, anger, and confusion from those that pass to the other side. I would advise you to take precautions, and realize that those that may contact you from the other side might confused or possibly very angry. Those that are angry and have taken the time to learn how to manifest their abilities could "push the limits" between the barrier of our world and theirs.

      For those spirits fear is often the catalyst that provides them the "energy" to manifest themselves. The more afraid they make you they more they can actually do, whether that be their ability to show themselves, speak, makes sounds, or move things. Control the fear, and your control their ability to manifest.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Is it safe to use one in Iraq... I am in Iraq now and have made one should i use it?

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      DragonOak LM 7 years ago

      [in reply to Jennifer] Guides often work in the background, sometimes never revealing themselves. It just may be that your guide has not felt the need to reveal his or herself.

      Give it time, pay attention to everything around you, because you guide me also be reaching out to you and you are overlooking it. I once spent a whole year watching the cardinals fly up to my window only to eventually open my self to the animal spirit guide of the cardinal.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Do you have any tips on contacting your spirit guide? All the spirits that contact me are rather mischevous/tricksters and I'm trying to contact one with good intentions, it doesn't seem to be working.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My self and two Friends did a Spirit Board a few Nights back in the early Hours of the Night. We had an amazing time we contacted a number of Spirits and had an eventful night with our Fireplace playing up the Radio coming on and off and many magnificent energys throughout. My friend who lost her Baby a few years back had the best expirience when he came through. What a night!!!!. A lot of people who i have told some times go funny as they say you don't know what your dealing with. But i would advise any 1 to have a go. Thankyou Mick

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      DragonOak LM 8 years ago

      [in reply to Katie] Try a different location. There may be no spirits or at least any with a message to give that are near. Also give it time, maybe the spirits need to learn more about you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      It hasn't been working for me... my friends and I have been trying to use it for a little while but we can't get it to work!

      And the weird thing is that we used a homemade Quija board a few years ago and it did work.... do you have any advice?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Well this is very helpful. I have made a board and I plan to use it soon.

      Thank you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i can't wait to use my board but i must wait until i can protect myself i will be alone.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      can you contact specific people

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey, I found your info very helpful. I just had a question to ask you. If I do take the board into a graveyard, what's the worst that can happen?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Helpful tips we'll take it into consideration TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to NIck] Hi It really is true it is SCARY!!!

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      go206th 8 years ago

      GREAT Lens!! I too use a homemade spirit board for communication purposes. Its nice to read a lens that respects its purpose without scaring people. 5*

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      in you

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      is this game a joke or its real i whant to what's true

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      DragonOak LM 9 years ago

      Banish the spirit, it can only do to you what you allow it too. Banishing can be successful either by word, ritual, or even focus that you put into it. I would also advise reading my lenses on Working with Thought Form Identities at https://hubpages.com/politics/thoughtform and Poltergeists at http://www.squidoo.com/poltergeists Those two lense may provide more insight about the visitor you are having, and those types tend to feed off of fear, just don't give them what they want.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      For a long time my girlfriends house has been the scene of some strange stuff... footsteps at night, lights turning on and off, my daughter seemingly "tracking" something round the room and long drawn out scratching from within the walls. used a home made board to attempt to talk and the only words we could get from the spirit were "eyes" and "joker" we asked permission to leave but the spirit replied "no" each time we asked.My partner freaked and let go of the glass. since then the noise and the quite frankly F*c^i"g scary presence has increased. Neither of us want to be in there anymore. Please anyone HELP!!! explainations? advice? regards K

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      DragonOak LM 9 years ago

      There are good people just as there are bad people. It is all about the choices we make. Dimensional contact is very limited and can only interact to the limits we allow them. Granted there are bad spirits and I choose to commune with a better quality of those that have passed or guides from the other side. And just like if I meet a criminal, I will call the police, I am prepared to call up my guides and banish negative spirits.

      The church over 2000 years has done an awesome job to keep people afraid of the unknown. Stop letting fear be the ruler of your mind. Stop letting the corrupt indoctrination of the church to be your guide.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Ouija boards are in fact an opening door into the summoning of spirits past into the astroplane of death. Be careful, they may not know they are dead

      and long for attention.You think its cool and fun to summon the dead until they want something from you - and you must not ignore them! Make sure whatever or whoever you invoke you are ready to deal with it/or them. What you don't know can indeed hurt you.

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      DragonOak LM 9 years ago

      I and a few other crafters hand make boards like these and align them with the necessary spiritual properties for contact with the other side. Please visit my site at http://www.dragonoak.com

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      HOW CANI GET ASPIRITS BOARD

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      oh my god the board is amazing i contacted a real spirt i asked it question's like are u a boy or girl it was a girl in fact her name was katie wow i can't believe this !!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      is it ture that sprits are true and if they they are then can you teel us when you write back

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      what do you have to do be for yo open a session and how do i open it

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      anonymous 9 years ago

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      DragonOak LM 9 years ago

      At the close of your session thank the spirit / guide for their time and place the pointer on the goodbye and say good bye.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      how to get out of the game?

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      cdreyer03 lm 9 years ago

      I'm going to have to get one for Halloween! You have a lot of great information. I ranked your lense 5 stars! Check out my Free Best Man Speeches lense and rank me too.

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      AncientWisdom LM 10 years ago

      Don't advertise Ebay stuff, other than that it is good.

      Wonderful designs, great pieces of art. Very helpful synopsis of Spirit Boards.

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      DragonOak LM 10 years ago

      Let me know what I can do to make this better