Why You Cannot Communicate With Spirits by Using an Ouija Board
Let’s be honest! Many of us when we were younger we have used an Ouija Board. Many of us still believe that via an Ouija Board can speak with Spirits and they wanna try it. Don’t!
As someone who actively works with spirits and evokes them to visible appearance, I can say the Ouija board makes the art form seem like a cakewalk, which it most certainly is not.
With an ouija board, calling on a spirit is as simple as lighting a few candles and saying something to the effect of “Are there any spirits with us tonight?” or any similar variation. Believe me, if summoning spirits was this easy and safe we would all be doing it and each and every one of us would be powerful politicians, wealthy billionaires, talented celebrities, and sports stars, etc. But we are not. Take what I’ve termed the Ouija Board Challenge. For our challenge example, let’s use the spirit Vassago of the Goetia, who knows all things past, present and future. If we can truly use the ouija board to contact Vassago it should be amazingly easy to use the board to contact him, ask for the winning lottery numbers and he’d use the board to give us the numbers……..right? So try it!
Don’t worry…….I’ll wait. I can guarantee that if you tried to contact Vassago or any other spirit with the ouija board you’ll come back empty handed.
But what about those times I’ve used an ouija board and something really was responding to my questions and moving the pointer?.
Good question. These “spirits” are classified as wandering spirits or astral nasties. Basically residual energy. These “beings”, if they can be called that, serve no real purpose. They are intelligent to the point where they can communicate with us but that is about it. They will play to your ego, make you think you’re making contact with your deceased relative or friend or some other spirit. However, their power can easily be debunked when you try to contact a spirit that can make changes in your life, such as those of the Goetia or any other dictionary or catalog of spirits. Ask them to use their abilities to help you do this or that and give it some time to complete the task (a week or so depending on what you ask)….nothing will happen.
E.A. Koetting in his book Evoking Eternity has dedicated an entire chapter to these “wandering spirits”. It’s worth mentioning that it’s one of the shortest chapters in any book I’ve ever seen, be it fiction or non-fiction. It’s only a few paragraphs long. Here is what he has to say about “wandering spirits”.
The entities that we would call through these makeshift
conjurations are what can be referred to as “wandering spirits.” These
entities at times may attempt to communicate with the Dabbling
Magician through Ouija boards, although their power is so diminished
as to disallow them from moving the planchette across the board with
any great strength. They also do not possess the potency for poltergeist
activity, or many other forms of materialization or effect on the physical
plane. Wandering spirits are aimless, barely self-aware energy forms.
In his book, Modern Magick, Donald Michael Kraig calls these spirits
“astral nasties,” and warns against allowing them to usurp the
Magician’s time and energy.4 I must agree that aside from their
entertainment value, there is little worth in dealing with these entities
It can be seen from the above excerpt from Evoking Eternity that wandering spirits serve no real purpose. They are powerless and only create a nuisance. The only real purpose they served in my experience is helping me practice the ability to be able to sense different energy shifts in the atmosphere (in evocation this can help determine if the spirit you called is there, though you may not have developed the necessary scrying ability to see it within the mirror). Aside from that, these “astral nasties” as Donald Michael Kraig calls them, are completely useless. These are the only “spirits” that one may be able to contact via the ouija board. If you truly wish to make contact with spirits, be it spirits of the dead, demons, angels, elementals, planetary intelligences & spirits, astral or any other host of spirits, study one of the various forms of evocation or learn astral projection and meet them in their respective planes of existence face to face. The Ouija board is a game, nothing else.