Whilst few who have gone before you tell pleasant tales of their Ouija board use, there are always many more queing up, fueled by curiosity and fear, waiting to play. From strange and unusual sightings in the corner of eyes and mirrors, through to fully fledged Demonic possessions the Ouija board is without doubt the most notorious of all games. Many will warn you not to dabble, and to steer clear, not to risk your sanity and soul for cheap thrills, warning that the Ouija board is more than just a game. But most likely, you will not listen.
So should you decide to play the Ouija board is there anything you can do to protect yourself, and keep harmful entities at bay?
White Candles and the Ouija Board
One procedure often quoted as being a mechanism through which to keep Demons and other negative energies at bay is the burning of 'white candles'. Both for during Ouija board use and all manner of other 'Magickal' activities white candles are often promoted as being a source of good energy, and a deterrent of all things wicked.
It is suggested that white candles should be lit prior to, during, and following any Ouija board session.
Why White Candles?
With regards to Ouija board protection and protection from negative energies in general white candles combine the properties of both the color 'white' and those associated with the flame or more specifically 'light' itself, both of which historically are icons of purity and virtue of the spirit.
The color white in addition to being the balance of all other colors is said to symbolize 'healing, cleansing, innocence, purification, peace, protection, truth, clarity, enlightenment, and strength. Making white the perfect color for use in protective spells and magick.
The Power of Light
The powers of light versus darkness have been locked in epic battle since the dawn of time, or at least since the dawn of dawn. Even before religions became the complicated affairs they often are today the Sun was worshiped for its life giving properties, and virtually all religions since have maintained this aspect of teaching the benevolent nature of 'light' as a universal force for good.
In the Christian religion there are numerous verses championing the powers of light, such as:
'The first of all visible beings which God created was light, the great beauty and blessing of the universe: like the first-born, it doth, of all visible beings, most resemble its great parent in purity and power, brightness and beneficence.' (Genesis 1:3)
In Buddhism the light of the candles offered at shrines and temples is described as representing the light of the Buddha's teachings, echoing the metaphor of light used in various Buddhist scriptures.
In Humanism the candle is used as a symbol of the light of reason and rationality.
In Wicca candles on the altar are used to represent the presence of the God and Goddess
To note just a few examples, making white candles a symbol of all that is both divine and altruistic within the heavens and the human heart.