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Originally posted by BlackHoleSun267
Are Quija boards actualty anything really paranormal? Yutzi !
Originally posted by ShadowArcher
reply to post by -Blackout-
Blackout - first off, I'm not here for a discussion about this; I'm just going to say what I know of it and unsubscribe
I would personally urge you not to use a ouija board. Though it can, of course, be used properly, it can also be potentially risky. I believe this is mainly due to the fact that you use an upturned glass and draw energy (a spirit) UP into it. It has nothing to do with heaven/hell, but the darker entities are at a lower 'level' as it were. So drawing the energy up from beneath, you are far more likely to get something bad. And by 'bad' I don't mean a hoarde of demons ready to consume the Earth; it could simply be 'naughty'.
I haven't explained that particularly well. I know two clairvoyents/psychics/mediums who would never go near a ouija board. I don't know the reason for one of them but I'll tell you why the other won't:
She and her sister decided to have a go with a ouija board a long time ago before she really believed in any of this kind of thing. THe short version is that the glass eventually began moving on its own (without their hands on it) and they couldn't stop it even when they tried. It told this woman that her father was dead (untrue, but she couldn't confirm for a while) and that the plane her fiancee was coming over in was going to crash and he was going to die. Consequently, she told her fianceee to stay where he was, and due to money they never met again.
As well as this, the glass pushed itself off the table and smashed, and immediately her sister had some kind of fit and attempted to strangle herself.
So, as I said, I would urge you not to use a ouija board. Of course, if you don't believe in such things then you'll go ahead anyway. Though, frankly, anyone who pisses about with things they don't understand just because they don't believe in them deserves whatever they get.
If you do use the board, just don't smash the glass afterwards - it's supposedly what contains the entity and smashing releases it into this world. Obviously, as I said, it can be used just like it is supposed to be, and something going wrong is fairly rare - just not nearly rare enough.
Anyway, I think I've also answered your question in there somewhere; but then, you have others' answers too.
EDIT: As others have siad - it isn't the board itself, obviously. Deciding to just use a paper cup and some pieces of paper with letters on doesn't cut out the risk (risk is perhaps too strong a word, perhaps not . )
[edit on 6-5-2010 by ShadowArcher]