Debate: Ouija Boards, Oui or Non?

Lisa Stardust, Six
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Debate: Ouija Boards, Oui or Non?
Debate: Ouija Boards, Oui or Non?

From Cosmopolitan

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Con: "This isn't a game, ppl!"

You know how these boards can be found in the game section of toy stores? Yeah, well, this isn’t a game, ppl! True story: A friend of mine who used Ouija was rewarded with a psychic attack, resulting in nightmares, anxiety, and horrible luck. When you reach out to the “other side,” you never know who or what you’re awakening—and if things go wrong, the bad vibes may follow you around for months or even years. (Like I said, not a game!) Even actual mediums who’ve been trained to connect with spirits usually don’t risk using Ouija boards (they tend to use safer tools like altar work and meditation). So really, seriously, you shouldn’t either. —Lisa Stardust (@lisastardustastro), astrologer and Cosmo(s) Council member


Pro: "I break out mine to get in touch with my intuition."

Nooobody wants to become the accidental main character of The Conjuring 8. Which is why I use Ouija...but not to talk to the dead. These boards are multiuse, and I break out mine to get in touch with my intuition via a little process called the ideomotor effect, which = letting my subconscious guide my movements, kind of like I do when working with tarot cards. Example: I recently used my board to figure out my hesitations about my relationship. I meditated, asked the board if my S.O. loves me, held an obsidian crystal, and let my hand guide me across the board. The answer? Yes. (We’re very happy—and def not haunted—now, ty for asking!) — Six (@blackwomencry), inclusive astrologer and intimacy doula


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