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History, Lore and Use of a ouija or spirit board

The Ouija Board

"Never use a Ouija board alone!"

This is a statement spoken with the foreboding of impending disaster in horror movies and it is usually followed by a series of dreadful events involving demonic possession, head spinning and bizarre deaths.

Unfortunately, many people's only knowledge of Ouija boards comes from what they see in movies and on television. And so, despite the absence of any basis in reality, it has become a popular belief that Ouija boards are dangerous, especially, if they're used alone.

The fact is, Ouija boards can be used safely by all except those who suffer from mental illness. So, rest assured. As long as the sitters involved are mentally healthy people it is very safe to use a spirit board either alone or with others.

Fundamentally, Ouija boards, whether manufactured by Parker Brothers or hand made spirit boards, are simply wood, paper fibers, plastic, glass, paint and whatever other ordinary substances go into their construction.

There is nothing to fear in a Ouija board. Furthermore, Ouija boards only work when people are involved. They are simply a psychic tool like any other tool. You can use it wisely or destructively. And, some people are more skilled at using these tools than others.

Many people get good results with the Ouija board when they are, fearless, well-intentioned and have in their minds the entity or the kind of entity with whom they wish to communicate.

History of the Ouija or Spirit Board

Early spirit boards were all made of wood, with letters and symbols painted onto the board.

"Ouija" is the name of a particular spirit board trademarked by Parker Brothers. In the past these boards had different names under different manufacturers.

The word "Ouija" is a term applied generally to all spirit boards.

A brief history of the Ouija:

In 1880s, businessman Elija Bond introduced the first spirit board as a parlour game.

In 1891, Charles Kennard of the Kennard Novelty Company patented the first spirit board in the U.S. under the name "Ouija." Popularly, the term "Ouija" is said to have been derived from the French and German words for, "Yes," "Oui" and "Ja." But, Kennard said he gave the board this name because the spirit board told him that "Ouija" was Egyptian for "Good Luck." As far as anyone knows, this is not Egyptian "Good Luck" or anything else. Yet, in the beginning of their manufacture, they were actually referred to as "Egyptian Luck" boards.

In 1854, Adolphus Theodore Wagner patented the first "talking board" in London, England.

In 1898, Ouija board manufacture was turned over to William Fuld. The boards would become alternately called "Fuld boards" for a time.

In 1913, a Spiritualist named Pearl Curran began receiving message from an entity called "Patience Worth," through the spirit board. The result was several books authored by this spirit who originally lived in England during the Middle Ages.

In 1966, the Fuld patent was sold to Parker Brothers. Early Parker Brothers boards were made of wood, but soon this gradually gave way to cheaper manufacture until now they are made of only cardboard and plastic.

Now there are a variety of spirit board manufacturers besides Parker Brothers. For example, occult author Raymond Buckland has his own "board," which is made of laminated paper. There are more sophisticated-looking boards made of cardboard and plastic or glass like the Psychic Circle.

And, there are numerous independent spirit board manufacturers who are still making gorgeous wooden boards. The quality of these boards varies.

What to Look for When You Buy a Spirit Board:

There are many complaints about the new Parker Brothers Ouija boards, which is why there are so many different kinds of spirit boards being manufactured. People are looking for higher quality and better functionality in their boards.

Any board you consider purchasing should have a highly slippery surface. There should be little friction between the planchette and the board.

There should be plenty of room for the planchette to slide around on the board without falling off. This is a big problem with some currently manufactured boards. The planchette should be an appropriate size for the board. The main problem with the current mass manufactured spirit boards. Some makers have decreased the size of the board without considering the size of the planchette.

Unless you're a collector, you may not have many boards in your possession to choose from. So, choose wisely, especially if you are choosing a custom board. Select a spirit board you feel strongly attracted to.

How Do Spirit Boards Work?

Ouija boards work through a process called psycho-kinesis, which can occur once there is sufficient build up of bioplasmic energy in the instruments of the board and planchette.

Some people have better luck getting the boards to work than others. A variety of factors come into play with regard to achieving success with spirit boards.

A person working with a Ouija alone must have a very strong supply of his or her bioplasmic energy. The sitter must be strong and healthy. This is one reason why the boards sometimes work better with more than one person. Usually, multiple people supply more bioplasmic energy than a single person.

Good Experiences Using the Ouija or Spirit Board Alone

Only in recent decades have spirit boards been associated with anything negative. Early experimenters used them as part of their investigations into the nature of the world beyond.

Alex Kardec talks about their use in "The Book of Mediums."

Other experimenters wrote of their personal experiences with the boards, none of which involved the elements common to stories today involving poltergeists and demonic possession.

Positive experiences with spirit boards center on the intention of the user. When the sitter is clear-minded and focused does the board become a means of spirit communication. The sitter gets out of the board what he or she puts into it.

One example concerns a young woman who has used her spirit board alone to receive messages of comfort and guidance from her deceased grandmother. She communicates regularly with the spirit of her grandmother who has served as a support contact or "control" for other spirit communications - all very positive.

How to Use a Ouija or Spirit Board Alone

Once you have selected a Ouija or spirit board you are comfortable with you can begin your first session. Of course, you can invite a friend, but it is also entirely possible to get good results alone.

Semi-darken the room so that you can relax and focus more easily. Arrange the room so you can be comfortable with the board on your lap.

If you have a video camera, set it up to focus on the board. You will probably have to illuminate the board a little to get a good image. You might also want to set up your video to run off the electrical socket instead of its batteries. Even minor spirit manifestations can drain brand new batteries in a matter of a couple of seconds.

Alternatively, you can use a digital recorder. The benefit of using is a recorder is that when the planchette begins to move, you can speak the letters aloud. Also, you have the chance of recording some Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) during the session. Keep extra batteries handy.

Make sure the feet of the planchette are clean and that the Ouija board is free of dust. A soft, dry towel will sufficiently wipe away dust or fingerprints so that the planchette can glide freely. Sit with the board on your lap. Place one or both hands lightly on the planchette. It is imperative that you are comfortable and relaxed.

You may begin your session with an invocation or prayer. This can be something really simple or it can be as elaborate as you'd like. Some people even begin the session with an elaborate ritual. But, it is enough to say something simple that states your purpose and asks for help. For example, "I call upon my guardian angels to aide me and oversee this operation."

Ask aloud if the person you're talking about is available. Be patient. It takes time for the planchette to build up sufficient bio-magnetism, especially with a single sitter. If you don't have success after half an hour, take a break. Come back and try it again after some water and a light snack.

Many external factors play into success with the Ouija board, as well. Sunspot activity, the weather and astrology are a few. This is another reason it pays to sit with the board regularly.

Be consistent in your sessions. Sittings held at the same time every evening or every week tend to yield the best results. Persistence pays off.

It takes time for the board and the planchette to be imbued with your energy. This is why you may have to work with it for some time before you begin to see results.

If you have a clear head and you are not in a state of any kind of mental or emotional upset, you will have better clearer communications.

Pay attention to external factors, as well, such as thunderstorms, geomagnetic and solar activity and astrological timing.

It is true that the boards are just boards, but, they do have the tendency of opening up people's psychic and mediumistic abilities. Therefore, using the spirit board in the way it should be used is actually a very good tool for psychic development and paranormal investigation.

Spirit boards are, also, excellent tools for meditation. Using a spirit board as a meditative tool can lead to spirit communication. The most important thing is what is in the mind of the sitter. The spirit board can be a tool for uplifting the soul and attuning to other frequencies or planes of existence.

It is not pleasant to see the use of spirit boards maligned or hearing of them being misused or abused by silly or irresponsible people. This will help set the record straight about how they can and should be used.

Reasons not to use a Ouija Board:

You're easily frightened or freaked out.

If you're highly emotional, easily frightened by scary movies or situations, then you might be freaked out by some of the messages that come out of the Ouija board. The Ouija is one of those things that you often get out of it what you put into it or what you expect. If you are frightened or nervous, because it is responding to your subconscious, you very well might have an experience that makes you even more frightened or nervous.

You've been drinking or taking drugs.

There was a highly publicized news item in late June, 2014, about a video that alleged to show 18- to 23-year-old cousins in San Juan Tlacotenco, Mexico who became "possessed" and subsequently hospitalized from using the Ouija board to contact dead relatives. Of course, this story was used to once again emphasize the dangers of this portal to evil.

It turned out that they weren't possessed by demons pouring out of the Ouija, but that they had taken a drug called Brugmansia that is often used by shamans to help attain altered states.

So excessive drinking or drug-taking, which affect your awareness and self-control, are probably not a good combination with the Ouija. You are likely to attribute the effects of the stimulants on your brain to the talking board.

You want something bad or extreme to happen.

You have friends – you know who they are – who relish the idea of getting something weird, crazy, or "extreme" to happen with a Ouija session. They've watched the Witch board movies too many times. With this kind of person around, they are likely to purposely make something happen when they're not satisfied that the board isn't causing things to fly around the room.

Then there are the ones who say, "Hey, let's see if we can summon a demon with the Ouija." Yeah, that's a good idea to get people all worked up with that suggestion. What do you think is going to happen when you get the imaginations and fears of people all focusing on that? You won't get a demon, but you very well might get participants having panic attacks or even fainting. People are highly suggestible, as any magician will tell you.

You are desperate to contact the dead.

One of the original intents of the talking board was to get messages from "the other side" – from friends and relatives who have died. Still today, people are turning to the Ouija board to see if they can make contact with a deceased loved one that they miss terribly.

Can the Ouija board help contact the dead? I certainly have my doubts, but you are probably going to be disappointed with the messages you get through the Ouija. Even if the "entity" spelling out the message claims to be your loved one, you cannot accept this as a fact. Again, it's my assertion that the messages are actually coming from your own subconscious, so what is spelled out might only be your own wishes or fears for an answer.

So if you are truly desperate to contact a dead loved one, the Ouija is not a reliable tool for that purpose.

Someone is talking you into using it.

If you are uneasy or fearful about using a Ouija board, don’t. And don’t let others goad you into using it if you really don’t want to.

You should only use the Ouija if you are perfectly comfortable doing so and you can accept the results with a grain of salt, amusement or, at best, a “that’s interesting.”

You want to use it to make important decisions.

The Ouija probably is not a good decision maker for you.

On one hand, because it taps into your subconscious, it conceivably could be a way to help you make a decision about something since the knowledge and even the answer might already be inside you (in the same way that our dreams can sometimes provide such answers).

However, if you are going to make a life-altering decision based on what the Ouija spells out, you could be making a horrible mistake. In no way is it a trustworthy source of knowledge about your life and your future.

You take it too seriously.

The emphasis always is to avoid the Ouija if you are going to take it too seriously. It can be a harmless, amusing, possibly even insightful diversion, but only if you use it in that vein. Expecting too much, expecting truth, or approaching it with fear are always mistakes. It’s better, then, to leave it on the closet shelf.

Three things never to ask a Ouija board:

  • Never ask about God.

  • Never ask when you are going to die.

  • Never ask where the gold is buried.

Here is a cautionary tale that has been around for a long, long time. The point is (obviously) to warn a potential Ouija user that spirits are a deceitful lot. One gets the idea that they may not be too smart either.

We were having a Ouija session one evening and we contacted a friendly spirit who told us all about himself when he had a body. We asked him several questions about his life and family, to which he cheerfully responded. Next we asked him when he died and he said, "1948." He also mentioned that he liked talking to us and that he felt safe with the living. We then asked him the year of his birth. To this question he replied, "1955." We looked at each other, confused, and asked, "You mean you died BEFORE you were born?" The message indicator circled the board wildly for a moment then spelled out,

"O - O - P - S"

—then stopped and refused to move, effectively ending our session for the night.

The other school of thoughts …..

It’s not the board that’s dangerous; it’s the process of inviting harmful paranormal entities into your home.

There are two schools of thought on Ouija boards in the paranormal field.  One group states emphatically that this is not a dangerous activity. The other school of thought emphatically states that the Ouija board is a dangerous item.  We subscribe with the majority in the field and with the scores of documented incidents that have a common theme – the Ouija board! Personally, we find it amusing that some groups are quick to dispel all the documented cases where the use of the Ouija boards is involved.  They sound like the skeptics (that they themselves argue with) that assume that paranormal activity does not exist and are quick to dispel all the documented cases and claims. 

Ouija boards can invite unwanted presences into a home or other location.  When we say unwanted, we mean demonic entities not in this realm and malevolent spirits that remain in our realm.  Although at first glance it appears to be a harmless toy, it is a potentially dangerous item. Will something happen each time you use one?  Not at all, but use does bring an associate risk. 

By using a Ouija board you are consciously inviting spirits to communicate with you.  In actuality, a user does not have any control over who responds when they evoke spirits.  What you may end up getting is demonic or a malevolent spirit. What is a malevolent spirit?  These are the spirits, that when living, comprised of what we know to be the criminal element.  This criminal element remains angry and hostile in death and its intentions are clearly not your best interest.  Spirits keep the same personality that the person had while living. If this element does not value human life while alive, why would they in death?

The demonic entity or malevolent spirit will focus on someone in the group with a lower psyche.  This entity or spirit will answer basic questions in order to lull the user into a false sense of security.  The entity may disguise itself as friendly and helpful, this element has been known to lie and be convincing using the name users try to contact.  Unless you ask the right questions to ask, you may not know the difference. The more the Ouija board is used, the greater the chance the entity or spirit can create major and potentially dangerous situations.  Even the energy used to contact the spirits can energize a spirit, and again, you have no control over who (or what) responds. 

Once a demonic entity is allowed into your home, it is very difficult - and dangerous – to expel.  Conversely, a spirit cannot be physically expelled, they must be convinced – therefore it will be impossible.  If you have a Ouija board, please throw it out. Do not donate to a charity in a box of unwanted items – just destroy it.  Normally we like to see unwanted items given to charity, but not this time. Please educate your children on the dangers involved with this “toy”.  Education is much easier than dealing with a demonic entity or malevolent spirit! 

Some paranormal groups will tell you that these boards are not dangerous because “demonic entities are rare”.  However, there are documented cases of homes being plagued by demonic entities and malevolent spirits as a result of the use of a Ouija board.  Why risk it? To us, it’s as dangerous as walking through the streets with a stash of money. Most people will not bug you, but one may rob you.  It’s the same in the paranormal world, most are harmless – but there are those few bad apples!

It’s manufactured by a toy company.  How can it be dangerous? 

We hear that question a lot and can answer with the following comparison – toy guns were also produced by a toy company and yet youths lost their lives when police thought they were real.  While the plastic gun was not dangerous, the use of one is – much like the Ouija board. So yes, “toys” can be dangerous – although the Ouija board is not a toy – but a tool for divination. 

It is believed that the use of a tool that was created for spirit communication does not belong in the hands of a child.  Until people realize the seriousness of the spirit realm, they should not touch this device. There are many people who have suffered with the consequences of this “toy”.

Some noted demonologists strongly recommend never using a Ouija board.  Experienced demonologists have seen their share of demonic possessions and episodes of dangerous haunts by malevolent spirits.  These cases had the use of a Ouija board as a common denominator. As we stated above, demonic entities and malevolent spirits will pretend to be helpful to gain trust and then will make their move when the time is right. 

There is also several reports of users having to be institutionalized either through information gathered from their subconscious, or through harassment from an evil entity or spirit.  Some have even let the board control their lives and their decisions. 

Still want to use that Ouija board? 

Ouijastitions !

  • Don't drop that mirror or you'll have bad luck for seven years.

  • Never let a black cat cross your path.

  • Throw salt over your shoulder to ward off bad luck.

We have all heard these admonitions before. Somehow its comforting to know that you might be able to ward off misfortune with a pinch of salt or a knock on wood. This is especially true when dealing with the unknown or something particularly scary. So it isn't surprising that the Ouija board has its own set of rules and warnings; you may even know some yourself. But are they true? Do you really need to worry about these things, or are they just superstitions garnered from Ouija folklore? Well, we're not going to let you off easy with a simple answer, especially since the Ouija has a reputation to maintain. Instead, just for your amusement, we are going to treat you to just about every Ouija caveat we know. There is no need to thank us. Consider it a little reward for staying with us this long. 

Oh, and you may wish to read them over before your next session with the Wonderful Talking Board:

  • Never play alone!

  • Never let the spirits count down through the numbers or go through the alphabet as they can get out of the board this way.

  • If the planchette goes to the four corners of the board it means that you have contacted an evil spirit.

  • If the planchette falls from a Ouija board, a spirit will get loose.

  • If the planchette repeatedly makes a figure eight, it means that an evil spirit is in control of the board.

  • If you should get an evil spirit, quickly turn the planchette upside down and use it that way.

  • The board must be "closed" properly or evil spirits will remain behind to haunt the operator.

  • Never use the Ouija when you are ill or in a weakened condition since this may make you vulnerable to possession.

  • The spirit of the Ouija board creates "wins" for the user, causing him to become more and more dependent on the board. Addiction follows. This is called "progressive entrapment."

  • Evil spirits contacted through the Ouija board will try to win your confidence with false flattery and lies.

  • Always be respectful and never upset the spirits.

  • Never use the Ouija in a graveyard or place where a terrible death has occurred or you will bring forth malevolent entities.

  • Witchboards are so named because witches use them to summon demons.

  • The very first Ouija boards were made from the wood of coffins. A coffin nail in the center of the planchette window served as the pointer.

  • Sometimes an evil spirit can permanently "inhabit" a board. When this happens, no other spirits will be able to use it.

  • When using a glass as a message indicator, you must always cleanse it first by holding it over a burning candle.

  • Ouija boards that are disposed of improperly, come back to haunt the owner.

  • A Ouija Board will scream if you try to burn it. People who hear the scream have less than thirty-six hours to live. There is only one proper way to dispose of it: break the board into seven pieces, sprinkle it with Holy Water then bury it.

  • If you must use a Ouija board, make your own. Arrange the letters and numbers, into a circle so whatever is trapped within that circle can't escape.

  • If you place a pure silver coin on the board, no evil spirits will be able to come through.

  • NEVER leave the planchette on the board if you aren't using it.

  • Lecherous spirits from the Ouija board will sometimes ask young women to do rather . . . ah, odd things. Ignore them and always remember that your Ouija partner (i.e. boyfriend) has nothing to do with this.


Sources:

How to Use a Ouija - Psychic Powers & Magic Spells

The Ouija Board: Is It Really Evil?

How to Use a Ouija - Psychic Powers & Magic Spells

The Ouija Board: Is It Really Evil?

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   >>>A brief history of the Ouija:
In 1880s, businessman Elija Bond introduced the first spirit board as a parlour game…..<<

Some MORE Historical Facts….

The web site that fostered this info, (as with many regarding Spiritual details) lacked some of the earlier History and details…
For the most part I can choose to ignore those infractions - but in this case I feel  it is more valuable to actually TEACH that History is not always as it seems!
Having actually researched, and uncovered this Topic pattern on a more Spiritual Occult expanded level - and produced a Paper to that effect in 2018 - I feel it more prudent to improve upon the above Forum's Post …

    I will follow this Post with the later versions that were also in place over History in the East….way back in the Chinese Dynasty (found in China around 1100 AD),!!!

     Ouija Board (copyrighted within the Grimoire of Astropaths c2018)

        The 'Talking Board' dubbed the 'Witch-Board' was first produced by Charles Kennard sometime after 1848 and before 1886 (founder of Kennard Novelty Company which manufactured Fuld's Talking Boards, and where Fuld had worked as a varnisher)
He claimed he learned the name "Ouija" from using the board, and that it was an Ancient Egyptian word 'We-jii' meaning "Good Luck".
(In truth, the name “Ouija” was written on the necklace locket that Bond’s sister-in-law, Helen Peters was wearing at the time. This was indeed a popular good luckTalisman - called ‘oudja’ c1885 )..

History later shows that this was a creation by businessman Elijah Bond, who had the idea to patent a Planchette sold with a board on which the alphabet was printed, much like the previously existing 'Talking Boards' c1886.
The patents was filed on May 28, 1890 for patent protection, and thus was credited with the invention of the Ouija board.

BEFORE this however (according to G.W. Cottrell, the manufacturer of the first Planchettes (in America) previous to that) was in fact attributed to French Monks, who were responsible for devising the Planchette, (as a Spirit Writing' tool) in a Parisian Monastery.

Both Board Manufacturers claimed (as shown in the above Forum Post Dialogue pre this response) that the idea was obtained through Spiritual Mediums - first introduced in c1848 using a similar process….known as 'Spirit Writing'..

In the details of the History shared in the main Website/s (- and again as above Forum Post), there is a line that remarks:>
"Exactly when the alphabet board with the detached message indicator came into use is unknown although it would have been early".

That remark had me digging in my Archive of materials - (documents that seem to many to have little or no interest) - I thus discovered possibly the First known version……..stemming from the 1600's (see images), that then followed through later, as the "Idea" which was published in an English 'Spiritual' Magazine in 1791, sharing details of the 'system' that had been 'invented' by a gentleman known as 'Honairable Robert Boyle'. (Robert Boyle 1627-1691)…

In the History of his works, he wrote in his notes 'Wishes' - two that pertained to the desire of:
**The Cure of Wounds at a Distance.
**The Cure of Diseases at a Distance
(Today both are an Art that can be achieved from a Spiritual level)

In 1644 Boyle (at the age of 17) had a conversation with François Perreaud (1572–1657), who later wrote Démonographie, ou traité des démons, which Boyle then arranged to have translated into English by Peter du Moulin (the younger, 1601–1684).

In his works, he makes comment of this 'Treatise' ..:>"some passages of the booke, did at length overcome in me (as to this narrative) all my settled indisposedness to believe strange things”.
The idea may have stemmed from another Book known as 'Book of Charms' c1600's (see image below) where the workings indicate Spirit contact..
(This book is still undergoing Translation)

Boyle considered three objections that might be made against such a belief:
1** The implausibility of the standard means of bringing about such intervention
2** The unreliability of the witnesses
3** The impossibility of incorporeal beings interacting with matter.

He later concluded - "We men understand very little of the nature, customes, & government of the Intelligent creatures of the spirituall world: and particularly what concernes the Falne Angells or bad Daemons.
And therefore they being themselves invisible to us, and capable of working in wayes that our sences cannot discerne; and being Agents of great craft & long experience; tis no wonder that many of their actions, thô never so pollytickly contrived & carried on, should seem irrationall to us: who know so little of their particular inclinations & designes, and the subtil & secret methods in which they carry them on”…..

Somewhere between the age of 17 - mulling over the causes, and the Treatise he had been charged with - he created an experiment - which to his surprise had the 'Cause and Effect' - he so argued against….

The ORIGINAL Text is written in old English - the letter "S" is seen as a "F" (often due to the fact that there was not enough s's available in the printing press - so they used f as an alternative)….and many of the words are 'spelt' differently than what is known today……..so the reading of the material may play with the mind as it tries to sort the discrepancy..

I however want to share it in it's original format (The value of that Teaching is to show the Student of Arts the writings that then occured - BEFORE Translation) ….. those that may be used to reading such formats - tend to get by quite effectively….

The page concerned in this Monthly print starts:>
November c1791 -
Way to know each other's mind at a diftance, by fympathy of motion ; a fecret from the works of the Honaurable Robert Boyle. (Robert Boyle 1627-1691)

"LET there be two needles made of the fame iron wire, at the fame time, and touched by the fame load-ftone; let them be framed north and fouth, when the Moon is in Trine with Mars and applying to one of the fortunes. The needles fo made, place them in a concave box each by itfelf; then make two circles anfwerable to the diameters of the needles, divide them into twenty four equal parts, according to the number of letters in the alphabet; then place, the letters in order round each circle.
Now when you defire to make known each other ’s mind, the day and hour Being firft concluded on, you muft place your boxes with the needles properly fufpended therein, then having pen, ink and paper in readinefs, and with each party a loadftone, he that intends firft to begin, muft with his loadftone gently caufe the needle to move from one letter unto another, till a word is perfected, according to which motion the other needle will turn.
After a fmall ftay they muft begin another word, and fo forward until his mind is known; which being done, the other friend with his loadftone muft do as before; moving gently from letter to letter, until he has returned anfwer accordingly.
This has held fo true when rightly managed, that hundreds of pounds have been won in the late Irifh Lotteries. "

This image is c1600 - Spirit Contact Instruction

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  The Later versions of the Spirit Talking Board - took on several design's and changes not recorded in the Website's Documentation…
Below are images that show the Timeline before it became the Parlar version that many know todate..
  These images tell a better story - and express the changes that many veiwed as being one thing or another!

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Rare 1855 Spiritoscope made by Dr. Robert Hare

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Hudson Tuttle's Psychograph from the 1880's - Spirit Board

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Egyptian Luck Board c1890's

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Kennard 'Witch-Board' c 1895

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DEC 1897    'Igili' - Talking Board

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Christian Version early 1900's (that involves the Hindu Tradition ??)
Advertised a 'Hindoo Luck Board' ??!!
Love some of the 'Comments' expressed on the Advertisment…

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“Isaac Pease’s ‘Spiritual Telegraph Dial’ from the 1850's - above 1910 version

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When Children misbehave! c1920
Always the BEST punishment - Just set a Spirit on them!!

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Talking Board' - later dubbed 'Witch-Board' c1920

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24 Jul 1920  Devil's Telephone
(Just a Call away - and a Deal to be agreed!!)


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Seems you really done your homework and are knowledgeable in this subject.
 In my youth  did have a Ouija board and will not own one again.

 I am not sure who burned the Ouija board but someone did in our back yard the board did make a sound was rather spooky
all I really remember was our house had a wooded area just across the street rather thick and deep woods too and for 3 days after the board was burned
I head a woman SCREAMING in them woods.

I never opened a window or door but I remember looking out in the the deep woods seeing nothing but feeling that them screams would bring death
really I  was thinking the screams came from a banshee so I kept all windows and doors  shut and locked but for them 3 Nights I remember looking out the window
in to the woods slowly shacking my head and thinking: You are not coming in here.

Any who thank you very much for your incite thou I will stick with Ruin Stones and Tarot Cards for help..
I now know the Ouija Board is not all bad but can be if used wrongly or mistreated  :cool:  Blessed be.
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