Learn How to Make a Ouija Board with this simple guide.
The Ouija board enjoyed its heyday simultaneously with the Spiritualist movement. Séances and lectures were commonplace, where the people tried to communicate with the dead. As it happens with any new trend, commerce jumped on the bandwagon.
After several hits-and-misses, the talking board was developed in 1886. However, Elijah Bond patented the first commercial Ouija board in 1891 and it became a popular fortune telling oracle of the time. Bond said the board advised him that “Ouija” meant “good luck” in Egyptian.
Its original intention was to open portals into higher realms of consciousness, as well as to contact spirit guides, deceased relatives and communicate with spirits from the other side.
Mainstream religions have banned the use of this oracle. Many people refuse to participate in Ouija-ing for fear of contacting malevolent spirits. For this reason, never sit with Ouija in a graveyard, because you may well generate unenlightened entities.
Even if you have a pure intent for fortune telling, consulting it as an oracle, or for delving into the mysteries of the other side, take safety precautions when working with your Ouija board.
For instance, spirits and alcoholic spirits don’t mix well. High-strung, stressed out people should not sit with Ouija. It is good to have a spiritually balanced person present to repel “bad” vibrations.
So – all you DIY’ers – READY – SET – CREATE!
Gather your materials:
This little, but mighty important tool, is a bit more challenging for the DIY’er to construct. Get a thin piece of pretty wood or hard, clear plastic. Study this picture to get an idea of what a planchette looks like. Cut the desired material into a traditional triangle, heart or whatever shape you fancy.
Shape one end into a point and attach three little legs to the planchette, so that spirits can “point” to the letters/numbers.
Other ideas for your planchette.
Mainstream Christianity strongly forbids Ouija boards, believing they are a “tool of the Devil”. Oppositely, Ouija-friendly people believe it an authentic divining tool, which opens doorways to the other side, making it possible to commune with helping spirits, who will provide valuable insights and information.
And remember – it takes two to Ouija!