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A couple of years ago I blessed you with an article filled with Six Reasons Not to Play With a Ouija Board. I own a Ouija Board, and I am in no way against these divinatory objects. If you use a spirit board properly, it can be an amazing tool.
I also wrote an article about the reasons to Dust Off Your Ouija Board, which I recently shared in an FB group for people that like that sort of thing. Someone commented on my post asking if I knew how dangerous Ouija Boards are. Well, as someone that believes in ghosts, spirits, and things that go bump in the night, yes, I do know that tools used for speaking to spirits and the dead can be dangerous if you don’t know how to use them properly. I give warnings in my articles. I’ve had good and bad experiences with talking boards. I also know that it all depends on the type of person you are and how you’re using these divination tools.
Enough about all that, though. I want to point out some more reasons not to play with Ouija Boards, aside from the fact that it’s not really a “game.”
1. Don't play if you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you’ve ever watched the movie Witchboard (1986), you probably noticed when Brandon’s character requested that someone that was sober be the one to use the Ouija with him. When you’re under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you’re opening yourself up to possession and more.
2. Don't play with friends who refuse to take the Ouija seriously.
Playing with a Ouija Board as if it were a game when other people using it are attempting to take it seriously can cause issues. If you are able to contact a spirit, it won’t like being mocked by those participants that aren’t serious about the whole event.
3. Don't play you’re already having problems with spirits in your home.
If you already have spirits in your home, using a Ouija board to commune with them could cause you to become possessed by them. That, or they could bring some friends along. If you don’t already have spirits in your home, using divination tools and spirit communication can open your home up to hauntings.
4. Don't play if horror films give you terrifying nightmares.
If horror movies give you nightmares, it’s pretty likely that using a Ouija board is going to add to your nightmares—especially if something happens (like you contact a spirit). If you frighten easily, don’t bother with this spirit communication tool advertised as a toy. Even if you don’t contact an actual spirit, that doesn’t mean the people “playing” with you aren’t going to do something that’ll scare you.
5. Don't play if you have an addictive personality.
If you tend to get addicted easily (smoke one cigarette, now you can’t live without a pack a day), you could easily get addicted to the spirits communicating to you through this tool. Thus, opening you up to even greater chances of possession, or letting harmful spirits into your home and life.
6. Don't play if you’re alone.
All Ouija Board related books and movies warn you about playing alone. Why? Who really knows? I mean, if you can get possessed playing with others, then what does it matter if you play alone? The thing is when you play alone, and something goes wrong, who’s going to help you?
Mainly, don't play with a Ouija board if that's what you're doing—playing. Only use this tool when you're practicing safety—being grounded, having protection around (friends and amulets), and when you've done the research to know you're safe. Possession is the main reason NOT to play with Ouija boards. As the movies say, it's difficult to get the church's approval these days for an exorcism.