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This entry recounts the first time that I recall publicly dabbling with a Ouija board. I was 19 at the time and was living with three other roommates in a two-story, four bedroom rental house. We'll call my roommates "Jay", "Donny", and "Trinn" (names changed for privacy).
Late one evening (maybe Fri. or Sat.?), I had just returned home from my job at the movie cinema and noticed that Jay had invited company over. After a short while, we all eventually made our way into Jay's bedroom (which was the master bedroom on the top floor) to have a group session on the Ouija board.
At the time, it seemed like a cool, thrilling thing to do. Once everyone was seated along the hardwood floor around the board, someone shut off the light. Jay's candle-lit room now reflected the game board, as well as a line of popular occult movie posters along his bedroom walls (wonder where he got them from...?). And over to my immediate left where I was seated, was a decorative wall-mountable mirror of Donny's placed upon the floor, which had a colorful dragon scale design engraved around the border (I believe he bought it from an old Bud K catalog. In either case, I have a very similar photo of it, posted as part of the title pic of this entry).
The session started pretty much as most of them seem to do, with all of us asking the board a series of standard-type questions, as the planchette would then (with all of our hands resting upon it) effortlessly glide itself across the surface; resting briefly upon different letters or numbers to spell out the answer. And throughout this, of course, certain people in the group swore that they weren't moving the pointer. As for me, I do recall there being a subtle, yet tangibly firm force which seemed to emanate from the surface portion of the board, itself -- as opposed to feeling any sort of muscling or pulling movement coming from anyone in our group.
Anyhow, as soon as my turn then came up again -- I decided to ask the spirit if it could reveal itself.
The immediate spelled answer then read something like this:
L-O-O-K I-N T-H-E M-I-R-R-O-R.
Now very curious and alert, I leaned over to my left and peered into the dragon mirror's reflection.
Now staring back at me was this clear and visible outline of what looked to be an old woman's facial features becoming superimposed over mine! A few others within the room went over and looked at my reflection, also, and can attest to seeing this as well. Looking back on this, I can even recall carefully observing and studying my face, in trying to discern whether or not this was just a simple illusion (it didn't go away).
As I recall, shortly after this the Ouija board session abruptly ended after a certain person in the group became agitated (can't exactly recall over what) and cursed out the spirit operating behind the board.
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From the brief time I remained in that house, me and my other roommates began experiencing various paranormal events within it; ranging from evil dreams, to seeing things in the dark, from hearing cabinet doors slam shut when no one else was in the kitchen, etc.
...(26)Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. (27)Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. (28)Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
(29)Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. (30)Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
(31)Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God...
...(9)When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. (10)There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, (11)Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (12)For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
(13)Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
(14)For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so do to...
I Samuel 15:23
...(23)For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king...
...(16)And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: (17)The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. (18)And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour...