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Dangers of the Ouija Board-A Gateway to Malevolent Spirits

Updated on February 20, 2016
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Dangers of the Ouija Board
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What is the Ouija Board?

The Ouija Board is any flat surface covered in the alphabet, numbers 0-9, options for an affirmative or a negative answer, and finally entrance and exit verbal actions. The "exit" being the most crucial step to mitigate occurrences of lingering spirits and open gateways. Two or more people place their hands just barely touching the planchette, which is used to point to the chosen options. Whether homemade or bought from the toy store The Ouija Board may be a portal, which many say, leads to the realm of demonic beings.

Dangers include:

Former Satanist Warns of Ouija Board

A Tool of Divination

Divination is the the practice of seeking future events in the form of a supernatural ritual. Why does the word of God teach that divination or consulting with spirits is wrong? It is for our protection from false information and dangerous contact.

“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people." (Leviticus 20:6)

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

"English ouija board". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
"English ouija board". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons | Source

Man Turns Away from the Ouija Board and Occult Activities

Warn Kids Before it's Too Late

Once kids reach the age of 10 they may have already played a Ouija Board session. Young girls are already very susceptible to supernatural experiences. They love to dare each other to play spooky games. Games that seek to tap into the spirit realm include Light as a Feather Stiff as a Board, Bloody Mary and The Ouija Board, which are all temptations that girls may face when going to a sleepover. It may be wise to show your children an online image of the Ouija Board game so they can be equipped. You may wish to tell them you'll give them a reward if they turn down playing the game. Consider having your child contact you to pick them up, if their friends refuse to put the board away at a slumber party.

Spiritists Claim There is no Harm In Using the Board if You Know What You are Doing

Spiritists perform rituals where they hope to receive protection from all 4 corners of the room so that no malevolent spirits may enter. They also are strict in closing the gate. This is the "goodbye" option on the board. The problem with this, is there is a false sense of security. Spirits may appear as a lost relative or an ascended master.

"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Some spirits may reveal shocking private information "proving" that the lost soul is speaking through the board. How is this possible? Familiar spirits may have dwelt in the presence of a particular human being, learning their ways and recording information to bring forward on a future date. Why would they do this? So that they will be ready with answers when you attempt to contact the dead or consult a psychic. Both are practices the Bible strongly teaches against to guard us from danger. Demonic entities may pose as lost ones when conjured up by a Ouija Board, automatic writing or séance and offer information to psychics so they can earn trust and credibility. Once you begin consulting these spirits you may become dependent on their information. At this point they offer more deceptive knowledge.

"Mystic Hand planchette c.1940" by Original work: Museum of the MacabreDepiction: Museum of the Macabre . Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia
"Mystic Hand planchette c.1940" by Original work: Museum of the MacabreDepiction: Museum of the Macabre . Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia | Source

Test the Spirits

If a ghost or spirit comes to speak to you, test the spirit to see if it is a follower of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. How do you do this? Ask the ethereal being specifically if Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, who died for our sins and rose again. Test the beings words against scripture. Lift up the name of Jesus Christ and see if this entity praises Him. Know this, no Holy angelic being of God will use a device such as the Ouija Board. This is in direct violation of The Holy Bible. If you do come in contact with an angel in another time, test the spirit.

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1)

Is the Ouija Board a Demon Summoning Tool?

"But I'm simply calling dead spirits of the past," you say. How does this work? Faith or belief that the board may work. Or having fear. When one uses a Ouija Board they are actively giving permission for an unknown entity to speak with them. Fallen spirits have been given domain over the air on this Earth. "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians. 2:2) Therefor many have concluded that the Ouija board is an introductory way to summon demons.

He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord provoking Him to anger. (2 Kings 21:6)

Tips for Equipping Yourself Against Spiritual Warfare

  • Read the Spiritual Warfare Study Bible
  • Pray continually
  • If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, rebuke the demonic spirit "in the name of Jesus".
  • Stay positive and thankful. Negativity and angry outbursts feed dark spirits.

Scary Hauntings Occurred After Ouija Board Use

Ways to Unintentionally Welcome Spiritual Attacks

Meditation and Hypnosis

Relaxation, goal setting, and focus are all worthy pursuits. However the current ubiquitous practice of Eastern Meditation purposely alters the brains waves, resulting in a shift of frequency. You are now susceptible to demonic attacks.

Ouija Board

With the Ouija Board you are making your intentions known to unknown spirits in another plane. Your energy is focused upon them. This easily opens the gateway for those who believe.

Drug use, including pot

When you mess around with altered states of consciousness and abuse the body with drugs you are shifting your frequency level to match those in the hidden plane (often times the demonic realm).

Astral Travel

Once you have left your body, some say you have passed the gateway into the spirit realm of fallen angels. You body is now open for demonic possession.


But Isn't My Subconscious Moving the Board?

Skeptics claim that the players hands are having spontaneous motor responses when using the Ouija Board. However a high number of compelling testimonies have overwhelmingly pointed in favor of supernatural phenomenon for many witnesses.

Conclusion

Those who are interested in the occult and use of devices such as the Ouija Board are in search of the unknown and mysterious. It is a false belief that we are gaining pure knowledge when consulting with the spirits through occult practices. Creative people often are lead to unusual experiences. Seek healthy alternatives by reading about science, studying God's creation, mastering a craft, and living life to the full as an artistic expression.

© 2014 Rain San Martin

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      Rain San Martin 19 months ago from Fort Wayne

      I hear more and more stories about people playing the Ouija Board alone. Praise God you were protected, and yes it's true if we play the game it may potentially affect others in the home.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 19 months ago from Philippines

      thank you for writing this article. I used to have a ouija board in high school that I played with my sisters and friends. Soon I started playing with it alone. The funny thing is, in the latter times I had no idea what we talked about. But one day, the porchette just zoomed to goodbye and never came back. My mom says that Jesus protected me. I sure am thankful for that. My fear is, though I was protected, is it possible something was released that touched another person in our home? That, I wonder about.

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      Rain San Martin 2 years ago from Fort Wayne

      Thanks Brie, Also I checked out your Hub, "Are You Good Enough to Get Into Heaven?", which is a great future reference.

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      Rain San Martin 2 years ago from Fort Wayne

      Timothy, Thanks for your insight, especially from someone one who works with the paranormal.

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      Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

      Very good and accurate article.

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      Timothy Yohe 2 years ago from St. Louis

      Ouija boards are far more dangerous than people realize. These are tools to open portals and should not be used by novices or children. Your article definitely does a good job of warning the reader of dangers. Attempting to ascertain who the entity you've contacted is extremely tricky. Many entities have been around for millenia and know how the "game" is played. Another fine hub, Rain San Martin! Thank you for sharing! :)