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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE...APRIL 17, 2014...LETTER O

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE
Today's Letter is................O

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OUIJA BOARD

Introduced in 1890, by Elijah Bond, as a harmless parlor game, the Ouija board has gained quite the negative reputation. It is a flat board, with numbers, letters, yes, no, sun, and moon, and good-bye, printed on it. A person/persons use a planchette to put their hands on, expecting the board to move the device around the board to spell out answers to the questions it's been asked. Is this some sort of magic? Is it demonic? Is it just, as stated, a simple parlor game for kids?

I don't know. Some people swear it is evil...that it opens a portal to the underworld and calls forth demons. Despite the warnings, the Ouija board game can still be purchased at toy stores today.

I had a Ouija board when I was a kid. Me and my friends played it all the time, with no ill effects. We'd ask silly questions...and it would move the planchette we had our hands on...and give us an answer. Most times it was right, and for a fact, we were not making it move. I don't know how it works, but it does.

One question I asked it was, would I get a dog? It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years.

Later on, my own kids were playing with a friend's Ouija board, when they hollered, all excited, that they'd contacted a spirit called Seth. When I heard that, I made them stop, and told them the story I'd read about Seth.

It is written in a series of books, called "Seth Speaks", by Jane Roberts. Her and her husband claimed they'd contacted the discarnate entity of Seth, and he was speaking through her. Her husband transcribed all she spoke, as Seth, and they wrote every dialog down in the book series. One of the main topics of the writings is, as Seth told them, that each individual creates their own reality.There is much, much more.

So, when the kids said they'd contacted Seth, I told them this and they put it away, never to play it again.

For more information on Ouija boards and the Seth books, go to...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Material

Thank you for reading! If you'd like to, visit my other blog for the letter O. Find it at http://teleportingweena.wordpress.com



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2 comments:

  1. love this post! i have a fascination with the concept on the ouija board, and though i have to admit i have strong restrictions as to its use- it is never allowed in my home for instance- i still quite like the idea of being able to use it to communicate what worries me however is that it s rarely a spirit that is contacted most times it is a demon or other entity that was never human and well that is a whole other kettle of fish, if i could be confident that what i was talkig to was a ghost then i would be more likely to use it as it is i cannot feel happy using something i cannot trust as to what is trying to talk with me, have a super day x

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  2. Hi, kizzylee! thank you so much for visiting here, and your comment! I know when I was a kid, the Ouija board was just a fun game for us kids. Later on, the more I learned about it, I was scared of it, and what entities it might call forth. Don't want any demons or bad spirits hovering around me, that's for sure. If it could be harmless, though, it would still be a wonderful way to communicate with maybe family and friends who have passed on. Who knows for real, though? For now it's off limits for me! xo

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