Tracing the Origins of the Infamous Ouija Board

The Ouija board (known also as a Spirit board or Talking board) is a type of board commonly believed to enable its users to communicate with the spirit world. A Ouija board usually has the letters of the alphabet inscribed onto it, the numbers 0 – 9, along with words such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, and ‘goodbye’. In addition to the board itself, each Ouija includes a planchette, a teardrop-shaped device with three legs. The planchette is normally made of wood or plastic, and usually has either a hole in its middle or a kind of pointer. For the Ouija to operate, two or more people should be seated around the board, with their fingertips placed on the planchette. A question is then asked, and the planchette apparently seema to move on its own, thus providing an answer.

Spiritualism

Although the practice of obtaining messages from seemingly supernatural things is almost as old humanity itself, the Ouija board is arguably a more modern divination object. Some sources have argued that Pythagoras put forth talking boards in 540 BC and others have likened them to ancient writing devices from China, but most of these beliefs fall flat when their original sources cannot be found, or, the stories are found to have been created as a form of publicity or based on misinformation.

Talking boards are known instead to have their origins in a movement known as Spiritualism…

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Methods of Divination

There are many different methods of divination that you may choose to use in your magical practice. Some people opt to try many different types, but you may find that you’re more gifted in one method than others. Take a look at some of the different types of divination methods, and see which one – or more! – works best for you and your abilities. And remember, just like with any other skill set, practice makes perfect!

Tarot Cards And Readings…

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Divination: Accessing Divine Guidance

Divination is a very common practice among Wiccans, Witches, and other Pagans.

It’s a wonderful practice, with lots of spiritual benefits. Not to mention that it’s a great way to increase your personal power as well as your happiness. And there are many methods you can use.

But you might have a lot of questions before you decide to try it… questions such as:

  • What is its purpose?
  • How does it work?
  • Is it somehow evil?
  • Is it consorting with demons?
  • And (here’s what you might really want to know) how can it work for YOU?

In this section, we’ll look at the definitions, how it works, whether you need to be psychic, and various tools…

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Tarot and Oracle Forecast for July 2017 by Charlotte Elea

 

This month we dive deep deep deep into looove.

We are being asked to reclaim those aspects we desire in others, and challenge ourselves to utilize hidden strengths and resources. All of this is leading us to define our own meaning of love, knowing that to receive this love we must first learn to give it to ourselves. With Tarot cards the Lovers, Strength and Ace of Cups and oracle cards Wolf and Love.

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Mirror Scrying, Cloud Scrying, Fire Scrying & Other Ancient Forms of Divination

What is Scrying?

Scrying is an ancient form of divination, dating back thousands of years. Different forms of scrying have been present in ancient to modern day civilizations all across the world. Scrying can also be found in many different religious and spiritual beliefs and is often used to tell a person their past, present or future. Many people since the witch-burning ages have called scrying a form of witchcraft; however, this is untrue. Many cultures have used scrying in their spiritual rites and journeys, including the Native Americans and Ancient Celtic Druids. It is quite interesting to find that even some Christian Kings of the past called upon “seers” to use different methods of scrying to aid them in battle or love scenarios.

One of the most well-known forms of scrying is crystal-ball gazing. This type of scrying really became popular in the fifteenth century all throughout Europe. Seers were able to look into the crystal ball and see images that took form within the crystal’s many layers. They would then interpret this image and speak that interpretation to the seeking person…who many times was of royal descent. There is also mirror scrying, fire scrying, cloud scrying, pond/lake scrying, and different forms of stone scrying and earth scrying. There is a type of scrying for every person’s element…you just have to find the one to suit your soul and third eye.

Check out some or all of the forms of scrying that I have written about below. Maybe you could try each of these forms of scrying for yourself and determine which was your favorite and to which you most felt connected?

 Mirror Scrying

What does the mirror represent to you? Most people see it as a symbol of beauty and vanity. Magical people dating back hundreds of years used…

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Scrying and Divination Techniques

Scrying is something I bet you’ve done without even realizing it – the beginning part of it anyway.

How many times have you watched the clouds drifting by in the sky, seeing faces and shapes in them? Have you ever stared blankly at a wall, ceiling, or floor and seen faces and shapes move across them?

That is scrying. (kind of) 😉 It means getting into a relaxed, meditative state and focusing on the shapes and symbols we see, and trying to interpret what meaning they may have for us.

Scrying is a form of divination, which means “fortelling the future,” but it is also a great tool…

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Full Moon Water Scrying Divination

Updated March 13, 2017

The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month, when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon. This is partly because our bodies and mind are intricately connected to the lunar cycles. Like our selves, water is also linked to the changing face of the moon — just ask anyone who lives on the coast about the phenomenon of “lunar tide”!

This divination is one of the simplest. It’s best to do it outside if at all possible, because, after all, you are relying on the moon to illuminate the water for you! If you can’t perform this ritual on the night of the full moon, the night immediately before or immediately after is just as acceptable.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

In addition to a clear sky and a full moon, you’ll need the following items:

  • A table or some sort of flat work space
  • A dark bowl
  • A pitcher containing enough water to fill the bowl
  • A journal or notepad to write in, as well as a pen
  • Optional: your favorite meditative music

If your tradition normally requires you to cast a circle, do so now. If you’d like to play some music, go ahead and start your cd player. Sit or stand comfortably at your workspace.

Begin by closing your eyes, and attuning your mind to the energy around you. Feel the soft earth under your feet. Hear the rustling of the wind in the trees. Breathe in the scent of grass and earth that lingers in the air. Raise your arms out to your sides, palms facing up, and feel the energy of the moon above you.

Take some time to gather that energy. It’s a pull, a palpable sensation that we can feel, if we just take the time to look for it. Feel that silvery power above you, and recognize your connection to it, and to the Divine.

When you are ready to begin scrying, open your eyes. Notice the night all around you. You may feel an unusual sense of clarity and alertness – don’t be alarmed, it’s just that lunar energy at work. Raise the pitcher in one hand, holding it over the bowl. As you do, visualize wisdom and guidance within the water. As you pour the water into the bowl, from the pitcher, see the energy of the moon charging that water. Recognize that this water can show you the mysteries of the moon.

When the bowl is full, position yourself so that you can see the moon’s light reflected directly into the water. Stare into the water, looking for patterns, symbols or pictures. You may see images moving, or perhaps even words forming.

You may have thoughts pop spontaneously into your head, that seem to have nothing at all to do with anything. Use your journal, and write everything down. Spend as much time as you like gazing into the water — it may be just a few minutes, or even an hour. Stop when you begin to feel restless, or if you’re getting distracted by mundane things (“Hm, did I feed the cat?”).

WHEN YOU’RE DONE

When you are finished gazing into the water, make sure you have recorded everything you saw, thought and felt during your scrying session. Messages often come to us from other realms and yet we frequently don’t recognize them. If a bit of information doesn’t make sense, don’t worry — sit on it for a few days and let your unconscious mind process it. Chances are, it will make sense eventually. It’s also possible that you could receive a message that’s meant for someone else — if something doesn’t seem to apply to you, think about your circle of friends, and who it might be meant for.

Afterwards, you can leave your water out overnight to charge it even more, or you can pour it away into your garden as an offering.

** Note: If you live near a natural body of water such as a pond or lake, you can perform water scrying with these larger “bowls” instead!

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Using a Pendulum: Intro & How to Make a Pendulum

Using a pendulum is an ancient method of divination. It is also called dowsing.

For millennia, and still today, people dowse to find water, when wanting to put in a well… appropriately also called water witching.   wicca-spirituality Winking Witch   In modern times, they have been used to locate deposits of metals and gemstones, Earth ley lines, and even tunnels and weapons by the US marines in Vietnam!

In Wicca, we use this divination tool to access Divine guidance. That’s what divination means!

Here is some basic information to get you started.

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Pendulums

Pendulums can be made of different materials, some people using a simple necklace with a crystal or charm at the end. Be sure the bob or bobber – or weight on the end – is not too light or too heavy. It should weigh less than half an ounce. The best shape for the weight – or point – is something that comes to a point. The best length for the pendulum is six inches. You can make your pendulum or buy one.

Pendulums are a simple way to communicate with the other side. I have seen people in stores use them to select products such as: books, food, clothing, just about anything.

The most common types of pendulums are:

– a crystal tied with wire then suspended on a chain or cord
– a chain necklace with some kind of charm suspended at the bottom
– a chain with metal pointer at the bottom – these are usual store bought
– the human body

How To Use A Pendulum

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