Ah, the Quija board. What a delightful dilemma.

For those of you not familiar with the Quija board, let me enlighten you. The Quija board, or spirit board, or talking board is a flat board with the letters of the alphabet, numbers 0-9, the words, yes, no, hello, and goodbye printed on its face. There is also a heart-shaped piece of wood called a planchette. The object of this “game” is to place your fingers lightly on the planchette and wait for the spirits to send a message by moving the pointer to various letters and spelling out words.

Elijah Bond and Charles Kennard invented the board and planchette in 1890. Kennard came up with the name, Quija while working the board. He claimed the word is ancient Egyptian meaning, “good luck.” Parker Brother
Games made the first boards until Hasbro, Inc bought them out.In fact, my ex-husband made the boards while working at Parker Brothers. While Bond conceived Quija as a harmless parlor game, Pearl Curren projected it into the Spiritworld when she used the board as a divining tool during World War I.

I loved the Quija board. Notice I said, loved. (past-tense)

I was introduced to the board at Girl Scout camp. A camper pulled out the board she’d brought from home. We sat around the campfire and “played” the game. Of course, everyone asked the board who they were going to marry and girly questions of that sort. supposedly we got the spirit of John F. Kennedy. Who knows?

I also worked at Parker Brother Games in the sales office. During a storm that knocked out the electricity, we passed the afternoon with Quija. My partner on the planchette said she was a seventh daughter of a seventh mother of a seventh of something which made her very spiritual. All I know is, that pointer flew across the board with her and I. I was NOT moving it. She was NOT moving it. Freaked me out.

I was hooked.

Science has a fancy name to explain the movement of the pointer, ideomotor response. It means the person controlling the pointer is unconsciously moving it. Yeah, right. Nope. I ain’t buying it.

The dilemma with the board is that organized religions consider it to be a tool of Satan and warn their followers not to fool with it. The board brings in demonic possession. Now, here’s the deal. While I don’t agree with them 100%, the board is a portal that connects us with the spiritworld and therefore, one should use extreme caution.

There are lower-based energies floating around out there who delight in screwing with mortals. They love to attach themselves to some innocent who dapples in the supernatural and once they do, all hell can and does break loose. Who needs that?

I don’t fool with the Quija board any longer. Why tempt fate? I can hardly handle my everyday life, why do I want to willingly complicate matters even more and have to deal with something I can’t handle? My advise is, DO NOT FOOL WITH QUIJA. However, if you must, put up protection. Say the Lord’s prayer. Light candles. visualize a protective bubble encasing you. AND make it plain right from the beginning that only the highest, most loving spirits are invited to the party. Every thing or everyone else must stay away.

To Quija or not to Quija? That is the question.

Beware of the answer.

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  1. Kay Lawson says:

    Yeah–I loved the Ouija board, too,–“loved”–until disquieting things happened after a session. I was just a kid–maybe we just scared ourselves–but I lived in the boonies amongst the hootie owls, howler monkeys, and wampus cats and not much scared me back then. All I know is that our old house was unsettled and spooky for weeks after that session and I was never tempted to try it again. I don’t believe in “evil” as in Satan and demons, but I agree that there are things that are best left alone unless you are made of stern stuff.

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