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Hasbro CEO Says 'Ouija' Board Moves to "Yes" ". Bloody Disgusting. October 17, 2011 . Retrieved February 6, 2014.

The first patent offers no explanation as to how the device works, just asserts that it does. That ambiguity and mystery was part of a more or less conscious marketing effort. “These were very shrewd businessmen,” notes Murch; the less the Kennard company said about how the board worked, the more mysterious it seemed—and the more people wanted to buy it. “Ultimately, it was a money-maker. They didn’t care why people thought it worked.” Lloyd, Alfred H. (September 1921). "Newspaper Conscience--A Study in Half-Truths". The American Journal of Sociology. The University of Chicago Press. 27 (2): 198–205. doi: 10.1086/213304. JSTOR 2764824.Ouija boards are not, scientists say, powered by spirits or even demons. Disappointing but also potentially useful—because they’re powered by us, even when we protest that we’re not doing it, we swear. Ouija boards work on a principle known to those studying the mind for more than 160 years: the ideometer effect. In 1852, physician and physiologist William Benjamin Carpenter published a report for the Royal Institution of Great Britain, examining these automatic muscular movements that take place without the conscious will or volition of the individual (think crying in reaction to a sad film, for example). Almost immediately, other researchers saw applications of the ideometer effect in the popular spiritualist pastimes. In 1853, chemist and physicist Michael Faraday, intrigued by table-turning, conducted a series of experiments that proved to him (though not to most spiritualists) that the table’s motion was due to the ideomotor actions of the participants. Jones, Emyr Gwynne (2001). "Jones, Elias Henry". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Rodriguez McRobbie, L. "The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board." Smithsonian.com. Smithsonian Institution, 27 Oct. 2013. Web. 1 Oct. 2017. Another 2007 film, Ouija, depicted a group of adolescents whose use of the board causes a murderous spirit to follow them. In 2011, The Ouija Experiment portrayed a group of friends whose use of the board opens, and fails to close, a portal between the worlds of the living and the dead. [59] The 2012 film I Am Zozo follows a group of people that run afoul of a demon, based on Pazuzu, after using a Ouija board. [60] The 2014 film Ouija features a group of friends whose use of the board prompts a series of deaths. [61] A 2016 prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, also features the device. [ citation needed] It was one of things that we thought it probably won’t work, but if it did work, it’d be really freaking cool,” said Rensink.

White, Stewart Edward (March 1943). The Betty Book. US: E. P. Dutton & CO., Inc. pp.14–15. ISBN 0-89804-151-1. Schultz, Scott (2016). "What Does God Tell Us To Do In The Second Commandment?" (PDF). Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. p.3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 March 2018 . Retrieved 8 March 2018. A final way we misuse God's name is when we use any type of witchcraft such as crystal balls, Ouija boards, tarot cards, etc. Using these things are sinful because we are asking the devil to help us instead of God. In the Second Commandment God not only commands us not to do these things, but he also commands us to do certain things. Interestingly, the sharp collective change in attitudes towards the Ouija board stems from none other than The Exorcistin 1973. The prequel film Ouija: Origin of Evil reveals that the spirit inhabiting the body of Doris is actually that of a Polish man named Marcus.

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Howerth, I. W. (August 1927). "Science and Religion". The Scientific Monthly. Vol.25, no.2. American Association for the Advancement of Science. p.151. JSTOR 7828. The National Geographic show Brain Games Season 5 episode "Paranormal" clearly showed the board did not work when all participants were blindfolded. [63] The idea is that you're dealing with a spirit, and the spirit is causing that little — whatever they call that thing — it goes around to letters and spells out words, and so you feel like it's some dead person. But actually it is communicating with demonic spirits. It is a dangerous thing, and I would strongly urge people not to get involved in it. Jeremy Gans' nonfiction book, The Ouija Board Jurors: Mystery, Mischief and Misery in the Jury System, based on an article he wrote for the University of Melbourne, [62] recounts an incident in which four jurors sought the help of a Ouija board during a double murder trial, both for guidance and to relieve the stress precipitated by the brutal images of evidence. [62] Before Ouija boards were invented, spiritualists and other would-be ghost communicators used makeshift devices called “talking boards” that served a similar purpose. Talking boards first became popular in mid-19th-century America, when millions of people suddenly gained an interest in talking to the dead following the tremendous loss of life in the Civil War . The popularity of talking boards, and their use as a tool to exploit grieving war families, meant scientists actually started studying the ideomotor effect in the midcentury, well before Ouija boards and planchettes were patented in 1890.

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