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Ouija Board Dos and Don’ts

Ouija Board Dos and Don’ts

Compiled by Christopher Ree

Global Psychics has received quite a few letters over the past few months concerning the use of Ouija boards. I have included two consecutive letters from one of our website visitors attesting to the angst the Ouija board can cause. Ouija boards are not toys. They are not to be played with. They are a magical tool, and like any tool, can do as much harm as good. The Ouija board has a rather colorful, if not checkered past. Thanks to the auspices of Wikipedia, I have also included some historical references, the supposed origin of the Ouija and a note on Aleister Crowley’s thoughts on the subject that I had not seen before. A great deal more information can be found at the Wikipedia website.

I have been working with the board since I was a child. My mother was a board reader and was my teacher in the art of the Ouija. I still use a board, though I have moved on to using a board called the “ Psychic Circle ”, for reasons I will explain later, instead of the standard Parker Brothers board pictured above. First let me tell you about a very life changing experience I had with the Ouija board back in the summer of 1971.

I had just moved to San Francisco to an apartment at 1137 Hyde St . My roommate, Robyn was from Minnesota ; I was from Massachusetts . This was a time when many young people were migrating to the West Coast, especially to San Francisco . The whole New Age thing was happening in the wake of the Hippy movement that was centered in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Robyn and I had three friends who shared an interest in metaphysics with us, Barbara, Jim, and Bob. We spent a lot of time together and one day I asked if any of them had ever worked with the Ouija board. They hadn’t, so I said let’s get one and see which of you can make it work. I knew I could make it work, but I did not know which of these four persons would be able to work it with me. It takes two to work the board. It came to be that my own roommate, Robyn, was able to make it “dance”. My life long spirit guide immediately came through. Robyn and I would work the board, while the others took turns writing down the messages Robyn and I received. At first the messages told us what a great team Robyn and I made, but the messages as to who and what we could be started to be the main focus. Everyone in the group eventually became astute in the areas suggested by the board. We had many adventures inspired by the board. Adventures I will relate some other time. Robyn went on to be an excellent astrologer in Aspen , Colorado , Jim, a numerologist in California . Bob became a worker of quartz crystal; Barb became an herbalist/healer/midwife. I went on to be a professional Tarot reader. All of us were directed by the board to pursue these paths.

I and the rest of my group had a positive experience with the board, but we were very careful, and I had been trained and already had a guide in place. My spirit guide, who shall remain nameless at this time, “stood guard”. He would not allow any mischievous spirits to invade our space, and he told us this right out front. He would not put up with any nonsense. It was his protection that surrounded us. We did not have any backlash from any nasty spirits, let alone demons. We got some very useful information that served us very well. We were “improved”. We never used the board for gossip or for selfish purposes. We just wanted truthful information. We wanted to know what was really going on. We got it. I have many stories of “board room meetings”!

On the other hand, there are many people that tinker with the board. They want to know if their boyfriend is cheating on them, or who is going to win this weekend’s big game. Such questions invite trouble. A lower level of inquiry attracts a low level spirit, and there are some real nasty ones with extremely sadistic senses of humor. Again, the board is not a toy. The Ouija board is a portal. It is a gateway to another dimension. This dimension is populated by both good and bad entities, just like here.

We, at Global Psychics, recently received a couple of letters from a mother whose son had played with a Ouija board; he got it to work; he opened up the door, but did not close it out when he was through “playing” with it. He was visiting his aunt, his mother’s sister, and started “playing” with the board. I do not know if he tried to work it himself, which is a big No-No, as that almost always leads to spirit attachment. (You should always do the board with two people.) Anyway, the point is that the doorway was not closed. There is the word GOOD BYE on every Ouija board and it is there for a very important reason. It is to close the “gate”. If you do not close the board, you open yourself to just about anything that wants to come through. This is not good, and there have been some very nasty outcomes as a result. People have been haunted, suffered mental illness, and even committed suicide, so you can see where the Ouija board is not a toy. As I mentioned above, I now use a board called the Psychic Circle designed by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. I use it because it is a Circle of Protection. It “contains” whatever entity is coming through the board. It is a built in protection. Aleister Crowley suggested the same approach. Draw a Magical Circle around your board session.


  • Do protect yourself. Say a protection prayer. I start out with: “May this session be surrounded by Golden Light. May this Golden Light protect us from Negativity, the Opposition Forces, the Dark Side, and any entity that may try to harm us. May we also be surrounded by a crystalline dome that will reflect back any such negative forces that may get through.”
  • Do place quartz crystals in the room.
  • Do make a magical circle around the place where the board is being used. A circle of salt works very well.
  • Do light white candles.
  • Do go into the session with the highest intent to do GOOD and receive valid information.
  • Do burn sage, sweet grass, and/or incense
  • Do record your sessions in some manner either via tape recorder or written notes.


  • Do not consume alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not do the board when tired or fatigued.
  • Do not do the board when you are in a bad mood.
  • Do not use the board to pry into other’s privacy.
  • Do not use the board in any way to affect someone else’s free will.
  • Do not use the board for financial gain.

Editor’s note: I would also add, Do not use the board alone, always work with a partner, and Do not use the board if you are under 18, unless supervised by an adult. Remember, the Ouija is not a toy and connecting with spirit is not a game… if you approach this work as a game, you will find yourself connecting with energies that just want to play, and some of these can be harmful.

My son played with the Ouija board and brought a spirit out! I know because my dog keeps barking at him and growling, she won’t attack him because she knows his voice!! How do I get rid of it??? Melinda

My Response: Ouija boards are not toys! They can and do open doors to the other side and what comes through can be a nuisance. First thing to do is get on the board with your son. You have to do this with your son, since he is the one that opened the board up. No one else will do. Demand the name of the spirit, say goodbye to it, command it to leave, and then close out the board. Destroy that Ouija board so no more accidents occur. Your son, probably in his ignorance of how the board works, left the board open and did not close it out. That is why the word GOOD-BYE is on the board. If you leave the board open, you leave the door open. Close it ASAP. This should calm things down. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree

I try so much for the response to my message, I will try to do the sage and grass braid. My son opened the Ouija board at my sister’s house; he no longer has anything to do with it!!! Should I tell my sister to close it or should I do this with my son? My sister lives pretty far away its hard to get there what should I do?

The board must be closed by the person that opened it. This means that your son has to be one of the people to close it. As you can see, this is a problem. You will be subjected to this mischievous spirit until that board is closed. Not just any board, but the one that your son messed with. You can burn a forest of sage and not stop it. The door has to be closed. Have your sister send you the board in the mail and then call the spirit, get its name, say the name to banish the spirit, and close the board out. Make sure the planchette goes to the GOOD-BYE. Then go out and burn it in a safe place. Then I would smudge your son, you, and your entire house. It’s a lot of work for such a small infraction, but is the only thing I know of that can be done in this situation. Keep us posted. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree

We seem to be getting more and more letters concerning Ouija boards. They are not toys, and I know. I was trained on a board from the age of four. My mother tested each of her children with the board. I made it dance. I can work a board like no one else I know living, but, and a big BUT it is. The board is a Gateway, a Portal. The other side is accessible through a Ouija board. In the wrong hands, it is disastrous. It is no accident that Parker Brothers Games is headquartered in Salem , Massachusetts . Parker Bros. brought this game to the toy market! The board is nothing new. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used a similar device.

Kids playing with such a device as the Ouija board are asking for trouble, and their families will suffer along with them. I was taught and trained by my mother, who knew her stuff. The kids these days think it is a toy, their mothers, clueless. Boards of any kind are not playthings. They are very effective, but can be dangerous in the wrong hands. They are basic ceremonial magic and without knowledge and control, can backfire big time. It is one thing to be able to call up a helpful spirit, but to get a wrong number can be a nightmare no one would want. LL&L, Christopher Ree

Note from Danielle: As synchronicity would have it, this next article arrived in my mail box while I was posting Christopher’s… fitting!

The Demon Warrior is on the Prowl!

By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager aka The Demon Warrior

The owner of HPI – Shannon ‘Ms. Macabre’ McCabe received an emergency phone call from South Sacramento, near where I live. The caller Ted Huntley tells Shannon that he believes a demon entity is inhabiting his home. Shannon sends the call over to me. While talking with Mr. Huntley, I am taking notes. I go back over his statement and discover that his statement is consistent and has no discrepancies or contradictions.

Mr. Huntley basically says that he was playing with a Ouija Board with 3 of his buddies, they were trying to make contact with the late Michael Jackson, since all 4 of them are big Michael Jackson fans. They had a candle lit and the candle flame went out on it’s own. They felt a cold draft enter the room. According to Mr. Huntley, one of his buddies passed out and started convulsing for 2 minutes.

After this session, they put up the Ouija Board and never brought it out again. Mr. Huntley says on one night the window slammed closed on its own. He has now seen a dark mass moving from his bedroom to the living room. Three scratch marks in the form of circles appeared on his legs. Mr. Huntley tells me he doesn’t want an investigation, he wants the demons out of his house. He wants his home blessed! Mr. Huntley is a devout Catholic and asks if I could do an emergency blessing of his home. I agree.

I am not ordained, but I have learned enough from my former priest in Louisiana to know what is needed for a blessing. I head over to Mr. Huntley’s home and to my horror, the home smelled of rotted flesh. The smell lasted for mere seconds before dissipating. I asked Mr. Huntley if he smelled the odor and he said “no”. I proceeded with the blessing and after I was finished, Mr. Huntley claimed he could smell a flowery fragrance. Now here is the odd thing, I didn’t smell the fragrance. Legend has it, that if a home is properly blessed, you will hear a thundering sound. The sound of demons leaving the home and afterwards a fragrant smell will resonate through the home. This is the indication that angels are now protecting the home.

I didn’t hear any thundering sounds, but Mr. Huntley claims to have smelled the fragrance after my blessing. So, perhaps I was successful. It has been over a week now and Mr. Huntley claims that there is no more paranormal activity in his home. He has also thrown his Ouija Board into the Sacramento River. Note: To burn a Ouija Board can bring upon a curse to your person or family. It is best to dispose of a Ouija Board by burying it on hollowed ground away from your property or throwing it into a river.

Mr. Huntley, have a good life and always seek out positive energy!

Excerpt From,

A Ouija board, , also known as spirit board or talking board ) is a flat board marked with letters, numbers, and other symbols, theoretically used to communicate with spirits. It uses a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood) or movable indicator to indicate the spirit’s message by spelling it out on the board during a séance . The fingers of the séance participants are placed on the planchette, which then moves about the board to spell out messages. Ouija is a trademark for a talking board currently sold by Parker Brothers. While the word is not considered a genericized trademark , it has become a trademark that is often used generically to refer to any talking board.

The first historical mention of something resembling a Ouija board is found in China around 1100 B.C., a divination method known as fuji “planchette writing”. Little is published regarding Aleister Crowley’s advocacy of the Ouija board. Yet, he had great admiration for the use of one and the Ouija board played a passing role in his magical workings.

Jane Wolfe, who lived with Crowley at his infamous Abbey of Thelema, also used the Ouija board. She credits some of her greatest spiritual communications to use of this implement. Crowley also discussed the Ouija board with another of his students, and the most ardent of them, Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones): it is frequently mentioned in their unpublished letters. Crowley has stated, of the Ouija Board that, “There is, however, a good way of using this instrument to get what you want, and that is to perform the whole operation in a consecrated circle, so that undesirable aliens cannot interfere with it. You should then employ the proper magical invocation in order to get into your circle just the one spirit you want. It is comparatively easy to do this. A few simple instructions are all that is necessary, and I shall be pleased to give these, free of charge, to any one who cares to apply.”

Spiritualists who believe Ouija boards can be used to make actual contact with the spirit world feel that the act of hindering a medium’s ability to use his or her own eyes while the board is in uses effectively places too great of a handicap on the whole exercise. This argument stems from the belief that contacted spirits actually utilize the eyes of the medium during a Ouija session in order to point to the letters and words needed to form a message. Most believers of this notion believe that the board has no intrinsic power in and of itself, but rather, is used simply as a tool to aid a medium while in communication with the spirit world.

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