When you use a ouija board how can you tell if it is just moving due to the 'idio motor' response or if you are a sensitive?

And it is moving due to the influence of some unknown entity?

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  • 3 months ago

    If it is an ideomotor response, the board can only speak of things that you or your pals know. If you are a sensitive, the board can tell you things that you did not know on any level. Nobody knows who or what is talking to you. The bible warns that it is demonic and that is about it. I would not allow the use of one in my home. I am interested in the ghost box. There have been no negative reports about them whereas there are many thousands of negative reports about the Ouija.

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  • Hunter
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    4 months ago

    No matter what you do with a Ouija board, the pointer moving is *always* the result of the ideomotor response. The only question then becomes whether you are talking to your own subconscious, or to a real spirit; most times it's likely to be your own subconscious. but if you actually had a real spirit, the planchette would move all by itself... assuming the spirit was capable of moving anything; not all spirits can influence the physical world any more than every man being able to compete with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a weight-lifting contest..

    And BTW, poltergeists aren't real ghosts, either. A poltergeist is a kind of telekinetic storm usually produced by children during puberty, but on very rare occasion, some pissed-off adult might also produce a poltergeist.

    Depending upon how well you know and trust your inner mind, you might actually contact a spirit-- if *you* have any real psychic abilities. Otherwise it's only a waste of time.

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    It is the ideomotor response that drives the planchette---The "ID" meaning subconscious mind and the "Motor" referring to the "motor muscles" that make our hands move. The SUBCONCIOUS MIND is connected this way to the motor muscles. The same Principe is responsible for the Chervil Pendulum is used by psychologists to probe INTO the subconscious mind, and also the response that drives "Tipping tables" (another supposed "spirit communication" device.)

    So what if You may be "a Sensitive"" would not the ability be STILL in your brain? the subconscious? so even if it works, the board is ALWAYS driven by the Ideomotor response. The "Psychic ability" in your brains ID is all that would be needed to move the pointer-----

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  • Gary K
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Did you mean *ideomotor* response?

    It's unlikely the planchette is moving due to some paranormal influence, there is no good evidence to support that. And even if you could rule out your own ideomotor response, you couldn't rule it out in the others, or if someone is moving it as a prank.

    The best way to test the ouija board is to blind the users and turn the board around so they have no clue where the letters are.

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    • Tom
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Remember--The Ideomotor Response is the Subconscious of the USER.----The user;s PSYCHIC SENSE (Accesed via the subconscious ) is what communicates with the "Entity" (if any) The board is a tool to ACCESS Subconscious data.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    It's the fact that you can't tell if there is an invisible spirit pushing on the pointer or not is why this game endures. Of course if you're the only one touching it, you kinda know if you're pushing on the pointer or not and if it moves in the direction you're pushing. But with multiple players pushing in different directions its easy to imagine that it's moving in a certain direction because a spirit is willing it.

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  • 4 months ago

    The real test a Ouija board is a no touch seance if there's a real Spirit there it can move the obelisk by itself. Most of the Ouija board games that they play involve people touching the obelisk. The danger in this of course is that you're inviting a spirit to use your body to move the obelisk. There is no rule there's no demon code that says that the demon has to leave your body once he's used it.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Easy: If it's moving, then it's moving for reason #1.

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