Talking Boards aka: Ouija Boards: A Paranormal Danger



First, A brief history…

Devices for divination have been used for millenia,

The ancient Greeks in the 5th Century BC used a device that would point to symbols on a wall which would inturn be interpreted as to thier meaning.

In the 3rd Century BC the Romans used a device consisting of a table with wheels that would move and spell out its answer. It was used to find lost objects or persons, and also to communicate with the afterworld.

The Chinese also had similar devices. along with the American Indians and many other cultures.

The rise in the Spiritualist movement saw the beginings of modern day board that was developed in Europe during the 1850’s with the use of a planchette (little plank) consisting of a small peice of wood shaped like a heart or triangle with three legs one of which was made out of a pencil, this would then be placed over a blank sheet of paper where either pictures or words would be drawn.

The “OUIJA”  board as we know it today was patented in the U.S. in the early 1900’s. in order to recieve this patent the board had to be demonstrated which they certified that it did work as promised.

Many people are misinformed when it comes to how the Board got its name…The general belief  is that name “OUIJA” come from a combination of the french word for yes “Oui”, and the German word for yes, “JA”.  However,  according to one of the original creators of the board he stated that during a seance being held with his sister who was a well known medium,  the Board named itself when asked what it should be called, and when they asked what Ouija meant it spelled out “Good Luck” and stopped answering questions.




We here at CSPAR do not condone and are strongly against the use of Ouija Boards.


Lay people do not know the danger they face when dealing with the paranormal, even innocently. By doing such they open themselves up to many spiritual dangers that normally would never occur,  Such has been linked to the Ouija board: like Demonic Oppression that can lead to Possession.

Many Paranormal Researchers and Demonologists say the Ouija Board opens the door or portal that can be used by negative entities (both human and inhuman).  and continued use of  the Ouija board has led to a deeper involvement and bondage in the occult for many.

The Entities that come through, will at forst seem to be benevolent, giving what appears to be good advice, pretending to be the spirit of the loved one you have tried to reach or someone  harmless, in time it will turn and at that time it will be too late and you will be at its mercy.

Many in the paranormal field believe that the board itself is not dangerous but is that act of inviting harmful entities into your home and life that is inherantly dangerous.  We at CSPAR believe that this is true up to the point that the board was used to summon the entity then it becomes a portal or doorway  that the  negative entity (Note:  we say negative entity as these are not always demonic but can be a negative human spirit) attaches to, therefore in it self becomes dangerous.



Demonic Possession and The Ouija Board


One famous  and well documented case of the progression of possession by someone became known as the “Seth Material”. Jane Roberts originally used a board to contact a spirit, this rapidly progressedto automatic writings and then into trance mediumship during which “Seth” used Roberts vocal cords to speak from 1963 til her death in 1984. Other well know cases were Pearl Curran (Patience Worth) in 1913 and Strewart and Betty White from 1919 til 1936 where Betty after intial contact thru a board with a group of incarnate spirits calling themselves “the Invisibles” began automatic writings then progressed to trance mediumship and used her vocal cords to communicate.

Several of our team were involved in a case in a city located in North  San Diego County, Ca. while we were with the group SOCALPRS. It involved a pregnant young woman whose boyfriend had recently passed away of a drug overdose.  For some inexplicable reason, this girl felt the unquenching need to find a Ouija Board to communicate with her deceased loved one. When she finally found a board and tried to make contact and entity which came through stated that it was a demon, but a good one that was looking out for her against other demons that were responsible for her boyfriends death and wanted to do her harm.  SOCALPRS was called in after her personality began to change and events became to much for her devoutly Jewish Grandmother to ignore. The Board was removed from the premises as were personal videos that the girl had taken from the boyfriends property and were disposed of in a safe manner ( we will discuss how disposal is done further on) by the groups founder.


Another Phenomena is an entity commonly known as ZOZO….

This entity has been reported world wide since the mid 1800’s It goes by many names such as; Zozo, Zoso, ZuZu, Zu, Zo, and other Z worded names. It often starts off by claiming its another spirit, many times using the name Lily, or trying to act friendly or nice. or he is outright hostile, terrifying the poor souls unlucky enough to encounter him. More often then not, Zozo quickly becomes violent, using profanity, and takes complete control of the board. For many, this is not the end of it however. No matter how many boards they use, Zozo comes back. And soon it doesn’t end with the board. Many report hauntings by Zozo, some claim possession, and others claim harassment. It often carries a very common theme.

Many have asked Zozo questions on his origins. On most occasions, after revealing himself as Zozo, he will not deny what he is. He will outright tell you he is a Demon from hell, even once claiming to be Satan himself or his son.  Although this last part was probably one of his many scare tactics, there is much evidence of ancient entities in ancient Africa, medieval Europe, and Christianity for a demon named Zozo, which in English translates to “the destroyer.” Zozo has even been known to communicate in Aramaic and Hebrew. It willat times quote bible verses, It is known to react severely negatively to anything about God or Jesus Christ, even relinquishing his grip on his victims when being commanded in a Christian fashion on occasion 


Closing Down of  The Ouija Board


This is extremely important! The board MUST be closed down properly at the end of each and every séance. Start by thanking the spirits for coming forward and talking with you. Wish them peace and say Goodbye. The spirit should move the planchette to GOODBYE and you may pack up the board.

If the spirit does not move the planchette to GOODBYE, then tell the spirit that you are saying goodbye and that you ask they do the same. If the spirit STILL refuses to leave, then you must move the planchette to GOODBYE and in a stern strong voice say GOODBYE and LEAVE out loud. Remove your fingers from the planchette. If you feel that is not enough you can also slam the planchette down on a hard surface (obviously take care not to break it!) or pass it through a candle flame if it is not made of flammable material.

As a safety measure one should also close any portals that may be open due to the use of the board

Closing a Portal

Whenever possible, you should be in front of the portal while performing a portal closing. If it is not possible, then you should use an image that represents the portal. Treat the image as if it were the portal itself. This image can be a hand-drawing, or an actual photo of the location of the portal. You can also use an object that represents the portal; a small box, or some glued together popsicle sticks. It doesn’t really matter what you use to represent the portal in absence of being in front of the actual portal itself as long as what you use you treat as if it is the portal itself. If using a representation of the portal, make sure it is something that can be burned. This will help to seal the portal when you are finished.

Salt. You will need salt. Stand in a circle of salt to perform ritual. You will also need the salt for throwing at the portal (or representation of the portal) during appropriate times in the spell. Such as when you are commanding it cleansed and closed, etc.

Candles. Candles should be lining your circle as well as a path to the portal. This is your path of energy that may not be penetrated by any other entity that you have not chosen to pass through. Candles will be lit upon casing your circle. Use whichever colors you are drawn to for this; go with what feels right.

Incense is recommended. Something that suits banishing, and or calming. If you are unsure what to use, just use what feels right at the time. We recommend Sage, Dragons Blood, or a Banishment mixture for a cleansing.

You are going to want to call upon all of the elements for this as well as whichever Gods or Goddesses that you work with. . Go with your beliefs because it is your beliefs that will help you. These will be called when casting your circle.

DO NOT use crystals for this because whatever is through that portal may attach itself to the crystals. If you are banishing negative entities, you should never ever use crystals or stones as the entity can be trapped within the stone or crystal; that can be very dangerous for anyone in possession of that stone or crystal if that should happen. So take off any jewelry that contains crystals and stones and remove them from the area before beginning.

You will want to write the command ahead of time, making sure to use phrases such as “Away”, and “I command you”, and “I order you closed”, etc. Pick your own words that fit, but make sure they are commands that cannot be overpowered. Write it in a way that is easy to recite, and your intent is clear. You will need to recite your command multiple times as you bind and throw your salt.

(Strange stuff might happen, so beware.) 

Don’t be surprised if stuff starts flying around the room or you hear strange noises, or are ph.Remain in control no matter what happens.

Make it known that only YOU have the power to open this portal and use it and it will remain closed until such time as you see fit to open it, if ever.

If demons or negative entities are involved: Target the banishment of any demons in the spell so that they can never come through even if it is opened again. Also, if you have specific negative entities or demons that you are dealing with alongside this portal, you may want to bind them before banishing them. Use their name (if they have given you one); you always want to use their name when banishing them if you can. While doing so, do not show any fear, these types of entities feed on your fear. Your fear gives them power; so no fear means no power for them and all the power for you.

If there are no entities involved in the closing of the portal that need to be dealt with, then you can leave out the above step.

Once you have gone through the ritual (as many times in a row as needed), you should feel the portal close.

If using a representation of the portal, this is the time to burn it (DO NOT BURN THE OUIJA BOARD).  Speak words of the closing and “never to open again” or “you are now sealed forever”, etc. to close the portal once and for all.  Dispose of the ashes. Sweep up the salt and dispose of it. I suggest spreading the cast sat outside as if it is ashes to disperse the energy that has been “cleansed”. You can say a little something as you dispose of it to ensure that whatever is contained within it is all gone.



Proper Disposal of  The Ouija Board


First and foremost, insure that the board has been properly closed down…Then you will need to bury it. The back yard is fine, but away from your property is better,  how-ever,  consecrated ground is best.  Unfortunately, consecrated usually means a cemetery and that is illegal so make due with the yard. Pour holy water or salt over it before you bury it. Blessed sea salt is the best, but table salt will do in a pinch. Salt is a powerful binder of energy and will work on any possessed item. You can also use the salt and  Holy Water and then throw it in a body of water. (We recommend covering the board with salt and sprinkled Holy Water in a container for several days prior to disposal). Also very important is that the planchette is wrapped up so that it can not come in direct contact with the board.

Warning, Some say to break the board into seven pieces and burn the pieces then bury its ashes, This seems to provoke the  entity that is attached to it and can bring dire consequences, Others say to throw it away or sell it to someone, the same applies.










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