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21 Ouija Board Rules Everyone Needs To Know Before They Start Playing

1. Ouija boards are not a joke. Read up on what can happen when you use a ouija board before you use a ouija board.

2. The most important rule is to never taunt or goad a spirit to communicate with you through the Ouija board. This can have disastrous consequences.

3. Never ask a Ouija board when you are going to die.

4. Spirits who talk to you through your Ouija board can tell you anything they want. Just because a spirit says something does not mean it is true. A spirit try to win your trust by telling you they are a long lost relative or the spirit of a small child who needs your help. In reality, the spirit could be malevolent.

5. Never use a Ouija board alone. The more people with you when using a Ouija board, the better. This means there is more energy present to connect with a spirit. If not everyone can comfortably sit and touch the planchette, it’s fine to have some people just be viewers.

6. Do not use a Ouija board in your home. If you do connect with a malevolent spirit, the energy will be in your home and it will be harder to break contact.

7. One person in the group should be the leader. This is the person who will talk and ask questions while the group is using the board.

8. If you are using the Ouija board and are not the “leader”, you should keep your fingers on the planchette and remain silent. No one should laugh or ask whether it is “working” — this is negative energy which interferes with the process! Try not to decipher the words as the planchette moves. Your role is to close your eyes and focus your energy on the planchette.

9. The leader should not ask joke questions!!!

10. One person should be assigned the task of keeping track of the answers. They can write down the letters/words on a notepad and translate to the group what they think the spirit is saying. Try not to guess what the answers are in the moment. Write down what is happening and do that after the planchette stops moving.

11. Don’t leave the planchette on the board. When you are done using your ouija board, remove the planchette from the board. Even if you are just leaving the room for a bit, it’s considered bad luck to leave the planchette on the board.

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12. If you want to take a break, have one person keep their hand on the planchette to stay connected to the energy you’ve built.

13. Always end your session with the Ouija board by saying “goodbye”.

14. The location you use should be (ideally) dark and free of background noise. You can use a candle to light the board enough to see what the planchette may be spelling.

15. If a spirit starts communicating with you through the board by counting down or going through the alphabet, immediately end the session by saying “goodbye”. This is a common theme in ouija users who have contacted a malevolent spirit that is trying to leave the board.

16. If a spirit starts communicating with you by making the planchette make a figure 8 or infinity symbol, immediately end the session by saying “goodbye”. This is another way malevolent spirits have revealed themselves.

17. If you begin to suspect that you are in contact with a malevolent spirit, immediately end the session by putting the planchette on “goodbye”. It also helps to leave the physical space you are in to sever the energy between the group and the spirit.

18. If you speak to a spirit who identifies themselves as “Zozo”, end the session and say “goodbye” immediately. Zozo has been identified as a malevolent spirit.

19. Don’t use a Ouija board in a cemetery.

20. If you are experiencing depression, it may be good to avoid using a Ouija board. That kind of energy draws in malevolent spirits.

21. Never burn a Ouija board. This can do more damage than simply leaving it untouched in a closet. If you are having problems with a ouija board, store the planchette and board separately. Thought Catalog Logo Mark