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How to Get Rid of Spirits – What causes a haunting?

There are many kinds of hauntings.

Residual haunting:

A residual haunting a pattern that repeats itself. It may be something that the person had done often and then died tragically (murder, suicide or sudden unexpected death). Perhaps it was a person that was so dedicated to their task that they continue to do it even in death. For example: most lighthouses are haunted. The keeper would have a lot of responsibility weighing on his shoulders keeping the light going especially during bad weather. He would be walking the staircase regularly to make sure ships caught in the storms could find their way safely to land. Today, this sounds silly as we have the technology to guide us. But eons ago, the lighthouse keeper had many lives that depended on his reliability. Someone who has that kind of task, may continue to do so even after their passing whether tragic or not. So in visiting a lighthouse today, you may experience a chill or a presence or you may see an actual apparition of the keeper on the stairs he walked so often. This sort of haunting is harmless as they are just repeating an old pattern and not interacting in any way. A residual haunting is not a spirit, it is a ghost. You can’t remove the ghost because it is simply a recording of a past event. You may see residual hauntings on haunted battlefields, hospitals, prisons and such. They can happen anywhere though. A farmer may have made thousands of trips to his barn to care for his stock. A lady may have walked to work everyday for years because she had no car. They may not have met a tragic death. This was just something so was so engrained in the existence that it continues on.

Intelligent haunting:

This is a type of haunting in which a spirit may interact with a human. It may even perform tasks that you request. If you watch ghost hunting shows on TV, you will see them ask them to do something like light a flash light, move and object or make a noise. The ghost hunters do this not just to gain evidence that ghosts so exist, but also to determine what kind of haunting they have on their hands. This is probably the most common type of haunting there is. If you have a home or place of work where you have this type of haunting and it makes you uncomfortable, you may be able to verbally get the spirit to leave just by reasoning with it. If that doesn’t work, you may need to find a clergy member to do the job.

I have lived in haunted homes and this kind of haunting doesn’t concern me. I use it as an opportunity to learn more about spirit communication. I will have to add a story to my blog about a child ghost that occupied my metaphysical store. He seemed to want to teach me how to communicate with spirit. Though he followed me home and stayed with me for a year and a half, when I left the store for a better location, he stayed at the old building (where an attorney now has his office).

Poltergeist haunting:

A true poltergeist haunting is not so common. Like the intelligent haunting, the spirit may interact with humans. It will often attach to the energy of a young family member. Poltergeists can be very active creating chaos and panic in the home. Objects may move, go missing or fly through the air. There may be loud noises like foot steps, knocking, doors slamming or banging on the walls or ceiling and other unexplainable noises. The poltergeist is attracted to someone (usually young) that may have psychic abilities though they may not even be aware of it. Kids do not have an adult’s normal skepticism so it would not be hard to find one they could work with. Often this is a child or household that has a lot of negativity around it. Most kids are just entering adolescence when the poltergeist activity occurs. That is the point where a child is no longer an innocent child nor are they the skeptical adult. This is an odd period where a child is discovering the world on their own terms resulting in stress within the family unit. This is the point where a child starts to think for themselves. A poltergeist can be a challenge to get rid of because the child is the doorway in which it uses. You need to deal with the child which is difficult at that age. You can also weaken the bond between the spirit and child with purification. It is important that nobody in the home be involved in any type of spiritual activity such as tarot reading, Ouija board use, reading or being involved with anything relating to the occult. That is what opens the door for spirit activity. The family must take on the attitude of total skepticism regarding spirits (which closes the doorway). You must avoid any TV shows or movies relating to spirits, haunting or the occult. You must never speak of spirits or the experience further. Fear and curiousity will reopen the doorway. If you are religious, you may want to become regular members of the church (not just holidays). Go together as a family to create solidarity. Cleanse and bless your home with sage. Instructions are on the top of my blog.

Demonic haunting:

Demonic hauntings are rare, thankfully. These are non-human entities that are powerful enough to scare people from their homes. A demonic haunting can be absolutely terrifying to experience. There may be hot spots, cold spots, loud noises, growls, doors slamming, loud foot steps, laughter, whispers, shouts, moans and groans, loud noises of undetermined means, lights or electronics turning on and off, objects moving or disappearing, objects flying through the air, foul odors, and much more. The most terrifying psychic phenomenon would be seeing an apparition or having physical contact with it. The apparition may be humanoid looking, black, white or gray mist, orbs or lights, shadows or creatures that are animal-like. Physical contact could include the entity passing through you, a touch, slap or scratch. Any of these would be enough to send most people running. My guess is that is what the entity wants. Perhaps they are territorial. Nobody can know for sure. I, for one, would not give up my home. I would do a purification and remove the offending spirits and close the doors that allow them to come through.

 Demonic Possession:

A genuine demonic possession is the rarest of all the hauntings encountered. This is a case where a spirit takes control of the body of a person. Most possessions are mental conditions that could be controlled with the proper treatment. Others may be people seeking attention. A genuine demonic possession would be treated the same as a home purification. You are basically evicting the spirit and closing the door that has allowed it to enter.

 Note: A medium may become apparently possessed as she (or he) opens the door for spirit communications to commence. This may be deliberate through a séance. And though a professional medium may be running the séance, it may not be the actual medium that becomes the channel (doorway). The spirit may be drawn to another sitter to the séance. This doesn’t normally become a problem as a séance should be created using proper protection. You are opening a doorway for communication but not allowing them to gain entry. Though the medium may talk in a new voice (perhaps with an accent or that of the opposite gender), have different mannerisms and speak as if the spirit has inhabited the body, she is not really possessed. She is a channel for the spirit. She is like a telephone in which it speaks through. She may see through it’s eyes and feel what it feels and so forth, but the protections prevent it from invading her body. This is why you must learn grounding and protection before doing any kind of spiritual work. I have directions for that on my blog.


Ouija Board Instructions
Do Ouija boards really work?

An ouija board can be a useful spiritual tool to glean information from the spirit realm. With practice, this mystical divination tool can help you open the doors to your own natural psychic ability. Most who use an oujia board do not take it seriously. But… if you are serious about learning how to communicate with spirits through the Ouija board and you are willing to practice, you may find the results to be very interesting.

How does an Ouija Board work?

An ouija board is a divination tool to help you learn how to communicate with spirit and to jump start your natural psychic abilities. The goal should be to get to the point that you can work without the board . Once you learn how to connect with spirit and interpret the messages, the board will slow you down. You may not get to that point because you don’t have time to practice or you may not have a group that is as focused as you are on learning. There is nothing wrong with that.

Are there dangers in using an Ouija Board?

Yes! Information that you get should not be taken too seriously. Don’t ask questions like “when am I going to die” or “should I quit my job” or “is my husband cheating on me?”. Don’t ask legal or medical advice. If you have questions of this nature…. Ask about the outcome of the given situation. But take all messages and advice with a big grain of salt.

Always work with positive energy. You are opening a door for spirits to enter your home. Like energy attracts like energy in the spirit world. You may get more than you bargain for if you want to be scared. Work with a mature group of adults. If things start to go off track, call it a night.

I don’t believe in allowing kids to use an Ouija board. I hope you would not consider one as a gift for someone else’s child. I would be furious if someone gave my child an Ouija board. That is a choice that only a parent should make. This isn’t a toy. If your child wants to use the board, make sure he/ she uses it with you or an adult that you trust their judgment.

Getting Started

1st – Place Ouija board in the center of a small table. Place planchette (pointer) in middle of board. Rest fingers lightly on the planchette to allow it to move freely and easily.

2nd – Only one person ask questions at a time. Ask a clear question and wait a few minutes for the planchette to move. It will probably start off quite slowly and you may have to wait several minutes for that much. As it gains strength, it will point to letters to spell words out.

3rd – For best results, you need to stay focused on your questions and stay within the same topic. Everyone must be mature about this session or you will get confused or garbled messages. Remember – like energy attracts like energy. If you are not serious, then you will not find a spirit that is reliable.
4th – Keep your board in good condition. Store it in a cool, dry place. Keep the surface clean and smooth (I like to use a soft cloth with a tiny amount of Pledge)

5th – Remember to “close the doorway” when your session ends. Thank your spirit helpers for their guidance. Send them on their way with a blessing. Announce aloud in a firm voice “this session is ended and this doorway is now closed”. Feel free to say a prayer or ask for a blessing from god(dess), angels, spirit guides etc…

Ouija Board Hints

· Have someone sit out and take notes. If there isn’t an extra person, tape record the session. It not uncommon for messages not to be clear until it’s written down and you can see the message and decipher it. If you can video the session, you may pick up orbs or other ghostly images.

· Use your Ouija at night when the world begins to quiet down.

· If at any point you feel afraid or uneasy about what is happening, tell the spirit to leave in a strong and loud voice. If you are very scared.. end the session as mentioned above making sure to “close the doorway”.

· Often, especially in new boards, the planchette won’t move. Slowly circle it round and round until a spirit takes over. As you do that, you may ask a prayer for help in drawing a good and helpful spirit. If your board doesn’t work after that, you may want to try it again another time.


Ouija Board suggestions:


· Wipe your board clean with a soft cloth and furniture polish (we recommend Pledge) before each use

· Before and after each use, smudge your board with a sage bundle or any purifying incense http://www.alleghenycandles.com/sage-smudge-stick.html

· Smudging is the Native American version of a “smoke bath” and is used to cleanse and purify negative and residual energy.

· Participants should take a moment to relax and ground their energy. A guided meditation that allows you to balance your chakras is a good idea.

· When everyone is settled down and ready to work, light a white candle.

· State, in a clear strong voice, that no negative or harmful energies be attracted to your Ouija Board. Tell any negative forces present that they are now banished and dismissed.

· Some people believe that a prayer is a good protection before an Ouija board session. Ask for a helpful and positive spirit to assist you on this night.

· You can use an Ouija board alone. However, it is very difficult to draw the energy needed when working alone.

· Remember, the Ouija board is an open door for spirit communication. When your session is over, thank the spirit(s) who have aided your spiritual work and send them on their way with a blessing. Close the “door” by stating aloud that the session is over and the door is now closed to spirit. I suggest that you smudge the board and do a prayer of protection.

· Store your board in the box when not in use. Do not place anything on top of it as it may mare the surface.

Things you should know before working the Ouija board.

Ouija Boards are not evil nor do they attract the devil. It is merely a tool with which one connects and communicates with spirit. It is what you do with the board that can bring positive or negative results.

With a new board, you will probably need at least 4 people to get it going. It takes a lot of energy to get things moving. Make sure you have 4 to 8 mature adults that have a genuine interest in communicating with spirit. You want people that you trust and that share your ethics and goals for spiritual work.

Try to meet at least monthly – the full moon is believed to be the night where the veil between the physical and spiritual is at it’s thinnest.

Working the Ouija board is a type of automatic writing. Between sessions, you could work on automatic writing to hone your skills.

NEVER allow anyone that is under the influence of alcohol or drugs to participate or even be present. Anyone that is sick, depressed, unduly stressed, worried etc…. should not participate as they can draw in a lower vibration spirit.

You may wish to try other kinds of divination in order to get confirmation or clarification from spirit on ouija messages (tarot, runes, pendulum and crystal balls… etc…).

Ouija boards are NOT a suitable or appropriate gift for child or unsupervised teens especially when they are not your own kids.

Messages can come in other forms than just words. You may feel, smell or taste “messages”. Make sure you make note of that. It is often the signature of a spirit. I had a little boy that died in a fire that came with the aroma of smoke. Don’t let it scare you… it is just another way they try to reach you. Not everyone will experience this extra message which is why you should share it with everyone.

An Ouija board session is very much like a séance. If an object appears… this is called an apport. It appears to come from “nowhere”. This is a very rare a special gift.

Always call spirits for whom you are searching by their given name or nickname. Just keep in mind… most women are known to someone as “mom”.

Suggestion for an Ouija Board that doesn’t work:

Ouija boards don’t work every time. Here are some suggestions when nothing seems to be happening. But remember, if you have tried these suggestions and nothing is happening, you may want to call it quits and have another go on a different night. It’s mostly a matter of practice and discovering what works best for you. We give instructions on use to get you started and from there… just practice.

If not much is happening:
· try bringing new people into your group that you can trust
· try putting different combinations of people on the board to see if things improve
· try various locations (members homes… especially those that have had psychic activity)
· try different locations in a home… attic, basement, barn etc…. It seems that places that have been empty for years become more active. I have heard of people using their board in a cemetery. Only your group can decide if that’s appropriate or not.

I wish you good luck in your new quest for spiritual wisdom.