This is something I wanted to do a while ago, but never got round to. Now seems like a good time to do it, as I want to start using this blog a little more often and a daily post seems like a nice way to begin doing that.

Day 1. What introduced you/got you involved in Tarot?
My aunty had a tarot reader come to her house, for an organized evening / party. I was pretty young at the time, around 14 I think, and I had no interest in learning to read the cards myself. On the way to her house, the car broke down and we eventually arrived late. We got there to find that they had waited for us and hadn’t begun. The tarot reader had told them that our car had broken down, but we would be there soon. That might sound like a lucky guess, except we were supposed to be arriving by bus, which my aunty kept insisting to her. But she was adamant that no, we were in a car, and having problems with it. That wasn’t actually from a reading, but I was beyond intrigued by the whole evening and the lady herself, and very shortly afterwards acquired my first set of cards.

This is something I wanted to do a while ago, but never got round to. Now seems like a good time to do it, as I want to start using this blog a little more often and a daily post seems like a nice way to begin doing that.

Day 1. What introduced you/got you involved in Tarot?
My aunty had a tarot reader come to her house, for an organized evening / party. I was pretty young at the time, around 14 I think, and I had no interest in learning to read the cards myself. On the way to her house, the car broke down and we eventually arrived late. We got there to find that they had waited for us and hadn’t begun. The tarot reader had told them that our car had broken down, but we would be there soon. That might sound like a lucky guess, except we were supposed to be arriving by bus, which my aunty kept insisting to her. But she was adamant that no, we were in a car, and having problems with it. That wasn’t actually from a reading, but I was beyond intrigued by the whole evening and the lady herself, and very shortly afterwards acquired my first set of cards.

liz66:

Dolls turn malignant late at night. They stare at you with those glassy eyes. I won’t say they’re plotting, but I can’t say they’re not - Stephen King
You hear that, Samantha? Mr King is onto you! 

liz66:

Dolls turn malignant late at night. They stare at you with those glassy eyes. I won’t say they’re plotting, but I can’t say they’re not - Stephen King

You hear that, Samantha? Mr King is onto you! 

There’s always been a lot of talk about ouija boards being dangerous, but are they really as dangerous as people say? Well, essentially, in my opinion, a ouija board is just a board with writing on it. The actual object itself is not dangerous. Using it does not suddenly make a piece of board with some letters on it dangerous. 

What is dangerous is the mindset that using a ouija board puts you into. As soon as you make the decision to use one, you are opening your mind to the possibility of making contact with spirits and demons. You believe that the ouija board makes this possible, but what actually makes it possible is your new state of mind - open to the possibility of ‘making contact’ and indeed welcoming and wanting it. Allowing your mind to be opened in this way makes you vulnerable and accessible to spirits and demons. It invites them to converse with you. And that is where the danger comes into it. That you are inviting that contact - and in most cases, without any knowledge of what or who you are inviting, or how to properly deal with it, should it happen. 

So, are ouija boards themselves dangerous? No. Is the act of using one dangerous? Yes, but because of your own state of mind, not because of the tool of communication you choose to use.

There’s always been a lot of talk about ouija boards being dangerous, but are they really as dangerous as people say? Well, essentially, in my opinion, a ouija board is just a board with writing on it. The actual object itself is not dangerous. Using it does not suddenly make a piece of board with some letters on it dangerous.

What is dangerous is the mindset that using a ouija board puts you into. As soon as you make the decision to use one, you are opening your mind to the possibility of making contact with spirits and demons. You believe that the ouija board makes this possible, but what actually makes it possible is your new state of mind - open to the possibility of ‘making contact’ and indeed welcoming and wanting it. Allowing your mind to be opened in this way makes you vulnerable and accessible to spirits and demons. It invites them to converse with you. And that is where the danger comes into it. That you are inviting that contact - and in most cases, without any knowledge of what or who you are inviting, or how to properly deal with it, should it happen.

So, are ouija boards themselves dangerous? No. Is the act of using one dangerous? Yes, but because of your own state of mind, not because of the tool of communication you choose to use.

liz66:

Sid Vicious10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979

liz66:

Sid Vicious
10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979