Friday, May 1, 2009
Talking Boards.... To Use or not to Use...
I was having an interesting conversation with a coworker last week and it gave me some time to put my thoughts about ouija boards into perspective. I know a lot of people are against using them, claming "they don't work" or "they only attract bad, evil entities". I used to think so too.
When I was in junior high, a friend came over on Halloween night and we decided to try to ouija board. We were in my bedroom, sitting on the carpet, our anticipation rising as we asked, "Is anyone there?" Moments passed and there was nothing. The planchet never moved. The minutes ticked on and still there was nothing. Then, a wind up music box that I had bought BROKEN began to play! We were frozen in our positions as the tiny notes filled the room. I went white and my heart was beating a mile a minute! When it was finished playing, we immediately put the board away and she destroyed it the next day.
Now, I've been thinking a lot about whether to use a ouija board again or not. Truthfully, they really do scare the crap out of me! :P
But through all the reading I've been doing of Wicca books, the odd one touches on the very subject of spirit boards and I've changed my view of them. I believe that they are safe to use, so long as you know what you're doing and how to protect yourself.
The analogy I gave my coworker was that using a ouija board is like driving a car: You don't get behind the wheel of the car for the first time and drive into heavy traffic! You need to learn what you're doing first because it can be dangerous to you and those around you!
In the same way, learning to respect the spirits to whom you are trying to contact is a VERY useful thing! (And knowing a protection spell or two doesn't hurt one bit either!) :) The intent of your contact also helps to funnel the type of spirit you wish to contact.
But I invite those to share their own views about spirit boards and their experiences with them! :)
Blessed be! )o(