Ouija boards are probably the most readily accessible, yet most misunderstood, magical items in the world. You can buy them on Amazon, in game aisles at toy stores, and you can even make your own, like the Charlie Charlie game, but do Ouija boards work? Can you actually talk to the dead with a spirit board or does it make use of some form of mass hypnosis? If used correctly, summoning spectral forces with a Ouija board is as easy as getting some friends together and asking the right questions. But to summon Ouija board spirits worth talking to, you’ve got to focus your energy and follow some simple rules to the letter. If you don’t, you run the risk of living out an Amityville Horror situation - and you don’t want that.
The greatest misconception about Ouija boards is they’re inherently evil, but the truth is they’re essentially telephones you can use to speak to the dead. If you follow the steps laid out here, you should have a fun. And if you don't? Well, we would be lying if we said there haven't been times using a Ouija board went horribly wrong. Either way, your life is about to become much more interesting. Keep reading to learn how to use a Ouija board. Remember, do this at your own risk, and don’t come crying to us when Beelzebub haunts your house forever, K?
Use A Clairvoyant To Boost Your Spiritual EnergyPhoto: Ghostbusters 2/Columbia Pictures
If your leader isn't confident in asking questions and speaking to things which are definitely dead, and which may have never been born, then hire a clairvoyant for the evening to lead your session. It's easier to have a controlled session with a medium present who can tell when things are getting weird, and who can shut the session down if a spirit gets too feisty.
Perform The Ritual In A Dark Room With No DistractionsPhoto: Ouija/Universal Pictures
When it comes to ritual magic, the more distractions you have the less likely it is you'll be able to conjure a demon, speak to dead, or perform any kind of spell. If you're going to try and commune with a demon, then perform the ritual in a room without any TVs or music, and keep the lights low. If you are going to have some light in the room, then just use candles. Not only do you want to create a spooky mood, but too much light can scare off a spirit.
Don't Goof OffPhoto: Ouija: Origin of Evil/Universal Pictures
Focus is important, especially when you're working on a magic ritual - even if it is speaking to a spirit through a spirit board. Everyone involved has to be really into creating a magical atmosphere or you won't be able to communicate with anyone. Make sure the people who are involved with session thinks what you're doing is a joke, that creates negative energy that can either ruin everything or can call out an evil entity.
Remember To Keep Your Hands On The Planchette At All TimesPhoto: Ouija: Origin of Evil/Universal Studios
During the session, everyone who isn't documenting what the spirit is saying has to keep their hands on the planchette at all times. Maintaining contact with the planchette is how you ground your session, keep contact with the presence, and keep the energy positive. If things start getting weird and people remove their hands from the piece, then contact is broken. If you break contact you run the risk of inviting the creature into your home. If you want to bail on the spirit then tell it "Goodbye."