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A Ouija board is a common tool used in divination. It consists of a board, on which are marked letters, numbers, and symbols. A movable pointer, called a planchette, points towards these letters and numbers, in order to answer questions put forth at a séance. According to some sources, the first mention of something like a Ouija board used for divination came from China around 1200 B.C. However, the Ouija board did not gain in popularity until the American Spiritualist movement of the 19th century. Several methods of divination were used. In one, a small wooden tablet called a planchette was supported on small casters. A pencil was attached, allowing the users to perform a version of automatic writing. In 1890, Elijah Bond and Charles Kennard invented the modern Ouija board. This consisted of a planchette which would move around the board, printed with the alphabet. For the next several decades, this version became synonymous with the Ouija board as we know it. Ouija is a registered trademark, though the origin of the term is unknown. One story suggests that the name derives from a combination of the French word for yes (“oui”) and the German word for yes (“ja”); … Continue reading Ouija Board

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Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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