What’s Behind Our Fascination And Fear Of Ouija Boards?

What’s Behind Our Fascination And Fear Of Ouija Boards?

Answer: Demons

When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness. (Isaiah 8:19-22)

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(huffingtonpost.com)—In their description of the Ouija board on Amazon, Parker Brothers invites us to:
“Just ask it a question and wait to see what answer the Mystifying Oracle will reveal to you. Ouija … it’s only a game — isn’t it?”
This tease by the manufacturers sums up much of the public’s reaction to the ‘game’ over the years, which have ranged from skepticism and intrigue to fear. But what is the history of the game and why has its popularity endured even as its image in popular culture has gone through such radical shifts?
What are people actually seeking when they use it?
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In 1891, the Ouija board was introduced to stores around the country as the wonderful talking board that provided “a link between the known and the unknown, the material and immaterial.” But the history of talking boards goes back even further to sometime in the mid-19th century with deep connection to the spiritualism movement and the popularity of mediums that claimed to connect the living with the dead.