Ouija Boards - How to Use one Safely!

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You will need:

  • 1 Ouija Board

  • 1 Candle (preferably white)

  • Incense ingredients for burning, incense sticks or aromatic oil for burners (optional)

  • Always have 2 or more people present for best results (it is not recommended for beginners to use the board alone)

  • Pen and paper

Conditions for a successful sťance

  • Only have people present who are serious and respectful. If the board is used without care or in a joking manner, this can attract unwanted and potentially dangerous negative energies and spirits.

  • Do NOT drink alcohol or use any mind altering drugs including marijuana!

  • Clear your mind of all negative thoughts or distractions. Your mind must be clean and clear.

  • Anybody having any psychosis or psychological disorders or persons who are nervous, anxious or have addictive tendencies must not use the board.

  • Never ask questions relating to your own death or death of another person.

  • Keep your posture straight and do not cross your legs under the table.

  • Make sure you visually protect yourself and have faith that you are protected.  Imagine a white light surrounding you and your friends.  It is always a good idea to make an affirmation before you begin.  For example, "With the power of the elements, spirit guides, angels and higher self, I and the users of this board are protected from all negative spirits, entities, energies and influences."  This is what I personally use, but you should say something that resonates personally to yourself.

One person should be the main person to ask any spirits to come forward and talk. This same person should be the one to close the board down at the end too (see “closing down the board”). Everyone should lightly place their fingertips on the planchette. The main person should start by asking for protection against any negative influences (by visualising a light around you and the participants and asking your spirit guides and higher self or angels to protect you and that you are only willing to communicate with spirits for your/our highest good).

Then ask if there are any spirits that would like to come forward and speak. Something along the lines of “Are there any spirits in the room that would like to speak to us. Please communicate with us by using the board only. When you are ready please move the planchette to YES or move it in circles“. It is safer if you ensure that the spirits only communicate through the board - make it certain that you are in control of the board and either ignore any other spiritual activity in the room (knocks, bangs, tapping, lights etc) or ask the spirit to either use the board or leave.

When you receive contact through the board ensure that you thank the spirit that has come forward (it is very important that you remain at all times with utmost respect and gratitude). When receiving an answer to your question, each letter must be clearly visible in the hole of the planchette - if it is between letters, ask the spirit to reconfirm the letter and it should move to the correct one. ALL fingers (2-4 fingers per person) must remain on the planchette at all times.

It can take up to 15-20 minutes before any spirit will come forward to talk. Remain calm, keep your fingers on the planchette and clear your minds apart from focusing on the planchette. If nothing happens then slowly move the planchette yourselves in large circles around the board a few times, then pause and wait - usually the spirit will take over from here. If you still have no luck after about 45 minutes then close down the board and try it another evening.

Suggestions to ask

  • Asking the name of the spirit is always a good question to start with.

  • Occasionally spirits cannot or do not wish to answer certain questions so respect their silence and do not ask the same question over and over again. Ask once, once again to confirm and that is all.

  • Ask if the spirit is a good spirit. If the planchette goes to NO, it is advisable to close down the board and wait at least half an hour before attempting to make contact again.

  • You can ask any general questions about your own life, for example:
    How can I live better?
    What am I doing wrong?
    Am I in the right job?
    What can I do to improve my life/situation etc?

  • Note: Take the answers like you would anything else that somebody tells you (alive or dead). Do not revolve your life around answers you may receive as they may be inaccurate.

Closing down the board

This is extremely important! The board MUST be closed down properly at the end of each and every sťance. 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.


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me, in the meantime, I hope that you found this article helpful.

Thank you, Sandy Cristsel





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"If you are thinking of purchasing an Ouija board for yourself or as a gift, please do not use it with minors, no matter what it says on the box.

Children's minds are too impressionable and are not yet experienced nor developed as much as an adult's that their innocence may attract unwanted attention from unwelcome energies and visitors".


I recommend buying this book to anyone who is embarking on any kind of divination, especially using an Ouija Board.

One of Sandy's Ouija Boards

One of my many Ouija Boards

I had this board especially hand crafted for me with my own protection Sigel burnt into the back. There are many various boards available online nowadays but make sure you buy one that is easily readable in candlelight!

Safety Note

Please read this information.

  • Do not use the board for longer than an hour and a half. This is exhausting for both yourself and the spirits, and can be harmful.

  • It is always advisable to “ground” yourself afterwards by eating and drinking something.

  • The more you use the board the more spirit activity it will create (similar to a magnet). The board can become addictive to some people and this is harmful, not only to your well being but this can also attract unwanted negative energies and bad spirits. It is advisable to not use the board more than twice a week.  If you feel there is a lingering energy, burn some white sage (smudge sticks are available anywhere online).

  • Be safe, be successful - but most of all enjoy!

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