From Forums of the Virgin Mary [translated from Portuguese]:
The sinister vehicle that demons use to attack us in camouflage.
We know from Divine revelation that human beings receive messages from God, Who tells the truth and helps us.
But also from the devil, who tempts against God and wants to destroy us.
But the demon does not identify himself as he is, but rather takes on the representation of someone respectable.
And for such deception, the demon has created a communication channel, which allows him to maintain camouflaged communication with human beings.
And in this way, it does its job of creating confusion, horrifying, sickening and leading towards sin, without being noticed.
Here we will talk about how the devil has created this deceptive communication channel giving it respectability, how the channel works, and the consequences of entering it.
The deception of the communication channel of demons, which we are talking about, is to pose as souls of deceased beings, which can be invoked by family members, through a subterfuge that they developed throughout history.
There are indications that Pythagoras, around the year 540 B.C. in Greece, used a mystical table that composed messages, apparently coming from invisible entities, that gave him new knowledge.
There are also Chinese chronicles, which claim that around the year 340 B.C., a board surrounded by stones was used in the East, which allowed communication with invisible spirits.
It was a long ritual that included sacramental fasts and offerings, to ensure that the ancestors could express their visions about the past and the future.
And in the West, the first data on this instrument to open the communication channel appear in France, when the psychic Planchette created a table, through which he claimed to communicate with the deceased.
Adolphus Theodore Wagner was the first to patent the so-called talking boards, in London.
In 1861, the French spiritualist Allan Kardec promoted the boards, already used at home for years before, to facilitate an opening to the world of spirits.
And these boards began to be called Ouija, a combination of the French and German words for the statement yes: that is, oui and ja.
Later, the American Elija J. Nond made some modifications and sold it as a fair curiosity in New York.
And today, the Ouija board is produced by Hasbro, which markets the product as a way to communicate with the “spirit world.”
The board consists of the letters of the alphabet, the words “yes”, “no”, “bye,” and the numbers zero to nine.
To operate the board, one person or several people place their hands on a pointer, which supposedly enables the spirits to spell out answers to questions asked of them.
It is a central instrument in the beliefs of spiritualism, a current that posits the spirits of the deceased can and are eager to communicate with the living.
And that it is not a sin to make efforts to try to contact the dead, as Christianity considers.
Others (naively) say that your brain can unconsciously create images and memories and move the Ouija pointer. Sometimes. Sometimes not!
This table allowed seances to be not only faster but also more accurate since the late 19th century.
And it reaffirmed the belief in the possibility of life after death and that communicating with the dead was easy through this channel.
However, soon the public began to wonder who they were really communicating with on that channel.
In 1921, The New York Times reported that a Chicago woman had been committed to a mental hospital because spirits “whispered secrets to her about her dead mother.”
And in 1930, newspaper readers were shocked by the disconcerting account of two women who killed another, following instructions from a spirit with whom they had established communication through the Ouija.
The Ouija then began to be viewed with suspicion, as an open door to the unknown, which could lead to establishing a dialogue with voices that perhaps were not who they said they were.
And this was confirmed with the 1971 book The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, which was later made into the famous 1973 film of the same name.
The book is based on a true story of an exorcism performed in 1949 on a young Maryland teenager who had been demonically possessed after trying to communicate using the Ouija board with his recently deceased aunt, who was a spiritualist.
The film stars a girl (though the actual teen was a boy), who ends up possessed when she meets Captain Howdy, who is the spirit that appears when she starts playing with a Ouija board.
Howdy identifies himself as a United States Navy captain who was killed in combat.
At first the relationship is pleasant, but as the possession worsens, Captain Howdy becomes more aggressive and begins to control the girl’s body.
And at one point, Captain Howdy tells him that he is “Pazuzu,” a powerful demon from Mesopotamia.
Another interesting fact is that the film’s director, William Friedkin, experimented with the Ouija board before filming The Exorcist. [scroll for more]
In a session with others, he asked a series of simple questions in Arabic, without touching the Ouija board.
And the spirit answered coherently what he had asked.
So obviously someone who knew Arabic had been present and it was not the unconscious consequence of those who put their fingers on the board, because none of those present knew Arabic.
In recent years, testimonies have accumulated from people who used Ouija and experience serious spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical disorders.
In which cases of panic, anguish, depression, insomnia abound.
And in many cases, family and friends regret that the person has made such a strong change towards evil, that they do not seem like the same person.
Many cases have been seen in which the subject becomes addicted to the Ouija and loses his discernment in such a way that he justifies its use even when he perceives serious damage to his person.
There are too many cases of negative effects related to playing Ouija to recount in this Forums article.
But they tell us that the Ouija board is far from harmless.
And it really works by contacting spirits.
But those spirits that are contacted are evil.
Numerous testimonies indicate that the spirits that answer the questions asked in the Ouija, when it works, can initially provide an attractive message related to happiness, money, some information that the person did not know, etcetera.
But then it progressively leads to threats, and a process of suggestion that causes violence, despair, invitations to disobey God in exchange for some offer of well-being or wealth, and always emotional disorders.
Exorcists tell us that any communication that occurs, through a Ouija board, is not with a relative who wishes you well from beyond, but with an evil spirit, a demon, who wants to deceive you.
He pretends to be a human soul but he is a fallen angel. Please let young people you know realize this. (And warn them of things like the Taylor Swift performances that involve landscapes of witchery.)
So playing Ouija opens the channel of communication with demons, which begins with fun, but ends disastrous.
And sometimes you need the help of an exorcist to fix it.
In the most serious cases an exorcism is required because possession has been achieved.
While in other cases the disorders are overcome with prayers of deliverance, and the simple act of confession can often bring relief. [Here is a strong deliverance prayer.]
Well, here we wanted to talk about the camouflaged communication channel that demons have to deceive human beings.
And we ate Forums would like to ask you if you have known cases of people who played Ouija and had negative effects, or not.