Ouija Spirit Board, Celtic Pentagram Style Oracle Divination
This spirit board comes with a stunning celtic knot design with a candle & pentagram pictured in the centre. It features a clock face style alphabet, numbers 1-9 +0 and the words, Yes, No, Hello & Goodbye. The image is printed onto a plasticised fabric that is bonded to a sturdy wooden board. The finish gives a good easy glide motion to the planchette which has a matching celtic design pointer section and hole in the centre.
The board is 38cm x 38cm x 0.8cm the planchette is 12cm x 9cm x 1cm
History of talking boards "Ouija" is a trademark of Hasbro games, but is often used generically to refer to any talking or spirit board. Following its commercial introduction by Elijah Bond in 1890, the Ouija board was regarded as a joyful little parlour game and was never intended to have any kind of dark or occult status. In fact, it's original instructions were that two people had to balance the board on their knees while sitting face to face on chairs, they then had to balance unsupported hands on the planchette /pointer. This creates a physical micro movement muscle chain reaction that almost always resulted in the movement of the pointer due to this balancing act. Questions would usually be based on courting couples and who found who attractive and such like.
It was however later taken on by the spiritualist movement in the US as a divination tool around WW1 and the association of it connecting with spirits was took firm hold. Since then it has been the victim of mass religious hysteria and adopted by countless Hollywood films and books bringing it to its place as a fearsome gateway to hell. Several Christian groups including Roman Catholics states that "The Ouija/Spirit board" is a form of divination (seeking information from supernatural sources) so should not be done, this same opinion also extends to crystal balls, Tarot cards, and all other attempts to tell the future or talk to spirits. At one point Ouija boards were burned in New Mexico, by fundamentalist groups alongside Harry Potter books…LOL as symbols of witchcraft, expressing that they reveal information which should only be in God's hands. Clearly, this was one of the best promotional stories they could have given and the boards shot back to popular use worldwide, inspiring a whole new Hollywood movie resurgence on them.
Hollywood movies and hysterical religious people have made the popularity of the spirit board. It is, of course! In reality, just a piece of cardboard or wood you could make at home or buy ready-made from a factory. The product has no built-in power's, It's the intention of connecting to the person that makes a link if any, not the inanimate object. So we would suggest if you don't want to talk to spirits or the dead don't do it, whether it be a board, cards, mirror scrying, calling out or any other form, they are all the same practice and carry the same intention.
The logical explanation of whats going on The original instructions for the Ouija Board (fortune telling game) were that two people had to balance the board on their knees while sitting face to face on chairs, they then had to balance unsupported hands in the planchette/pointer. This creates a physical micro movement muscle chain reaction that almost always resulted in the movement of the pointer due to this balancing act. Just think of the way someone balancing on a circus ball it is an involuntary reaction to stay upright, this works on a smaller more subtle way. We still do however believe that because the Ouija Board is based on the involuntary subconscious movements we make, that the mind may be open to external manipulation from forces, so further experimentation and investigation may well be worth exploring, especially combined with mediumship skills. It comes under the same category as glass divination and table tipping, as well as being good old-fashioned spooky board game fun. Bottom line is if it scares you don't do it, but when did that advice ever work.
"We don't pretend to have the answers to the mysteries of the spirit world, but together we just might catch a glimpse of the other side" (Walking With Ghosts TV)
Neither Walking with Ghosts nor Funky Lighting are associated with or promote any form of religion or organized faith structure. We are simply open-minded people who have a passion for exploring the unusual and unexplained phenomenon, as well as social history, mythology, and folklore from every corner of the globe.