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Ouija boards have been around for quite some time now. They might not have always looked the way they do now, but the concept has been the same. Hundreds of years ago, the Chinese would use them to uncover hidden messages. In 1891 the board first began to appear in the United States. They were made popular through funky advertisements and soon flooded most novelty shops. At the time the Ouija board was known as “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board” and they were selling at an extremely fast rate. This article will cover essential Ouija board rules.

Ouija board rules

What Are Ouija Boards?

Ouija boards are tools designed to communicate with ghosts. They are also known as Spirit Boards and are commonly used for entertainment. Paranormal experts, as well as those trying to speak with a lost relative, will at some point use an Ouija board to get the answers they seek. A spirit board is usually a flat rectangular panel. It will have the numbers 0-9, letters of the alphabet, “yes”/ “no”, “hello”/ “goodbye”, and other symbols displayed on it. A small heart-shaped piece known as the planchette will be used to spell out the messages. Those participating will lightly place their finger on the planchette, and it will then move around the board to spell out any messages.

what are Ouija boards?

Rules To Using An Ouija Board

Regardless of the specific reason you have decided to use an Ouija board, you must always remember that it is NOT a toy. There is much that can be learned, but if used incorrectly, it can be extremely dangerous.

“The board itself is not dangerous, but the form of communication that you are attempting often is.”

-Dale Kaczmarek of the Ghost Research Society.

If you or anyone you know is considering using an Ouija Board there are a few tips and rules that you should keep in mind:

1.   Always Be Respectful

As mentioned before, an Ouija board is not a game and it should not be treated like one. Even though most spirits are in fact not evil in nature, they should still be treated with respect. Provoking a spirit can have disastrous consequences.

Disrespecting or taunting any entity is always a bad idea. There are those that choose to use an Ouija board and don’t fully believe in its power of communication. A large majority of these people will not take the session serious and end up making the spirit mad. They expect results right away and get easily frustrated when they don’t get what they want.

Remember, things will not always happen at your pace. Even though you are the one initiating the contact, the ghost will ultimately be in charge. Therefore, be patient. The more understanding and polite that you are, the more you will receive in return.

2.   Do Not Believe Everything a Spirit Says

Spirits are known for being mischievous in nature. Keeping in mind that they might not be telling you the truth is very important. Although it is rare, some entities can be malicious. Especially if they have had a tragic passing, don’t wish to speak, or simply do not like the energy in the room.

Just because they have answered a question, does not mean that they have done so truthfully. The same way that you are free to ask them anything that you want, a ghost can also give you an answer that they please. Be honest in your questions and motives to help the spirit trust you. The more that they trust you, the more likely it will be, to be honest.

3.   Never Use an Ouija Board Alone

Ouija boards should always be used with at least two participants. It is not something that you would want to do alone. Finding the right people to join and help you communicate with a spirit might not be such an easy task, but it will sure be worth it.

In order to have a more successful experience, you will want to search for individuals who have some sort of