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1 day ago
Need Help with Getting Your Planchette to Move and Your Talking Board to Talk? 🌞🌛
--Karen A. Dahlman, Talking Board Historical SocietyIn this video Karen A. Dahlman, TBHS Director, shares insight into how to get your planchette to move and the messages to flow. Karen discusses what she call... ... See MoreSee Less
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I collect them but they are up on the wall. I don't believe that they can be used to communicate with dead people but I'm not gonna take any chances 😄
I get mine to move, but it's gobblydigook then always goodbye. But I keep at it.😊
Oh I need this. 23 Years of Collecting Talking Boards, Hundreds in my house and I have not gotten it to move once. LOL
3 days ago
A question we frequently hear is, “what do the sun and moon on the Ouija board mean?” One might reasonably question whether they have meanings other than the words “yes” and “no” printed on either side because if you know anything about symbols you know that the sun and moon can be powerful characters. They may symbolize day and night, enlightenment and ignorance, Yin and Yang, positive and negative, polar opposites—the list goes on. So, what do Ouija historians know about their meanings on the board? It may come as a surprise to learn that Elijah Bond, the original patentee, described the symbol on the left side of the board as a full moon and not the sun at all. In fact, it was only until years later that the full moon became the sun and we don’t know why precisely other than maybe it seemed the obvious thing to do. But why these particular symbols? What were Bond and friends thinking? Astrological perhaps? One interesting theory is that because they were Masons and the sun and moon are common Masonic symbols, often seen in the same configuration (see insert), that they co-opted them to the Ouija board. That doesn’t explain Bond’s original full moon description so that’s an unanswered question. What are we left with beyond that? Not much without further historical information. Maybe in the end it isn’t all that complicated. When your planchette goes to the “Yes” and the sun position, it means the signs are favorable. In other words: YES. When the planchette travels to the “No” position and the crescent waxing moon with the star, it means the signs are not favorable: NO.
-Gene Orlando, Talking Board historical Society ... See MoreSee Less
Between sun and moon/ night and day is twilight/ "between the worlds". The spaces between things/possibility/creativity. If from full moon to first quarter symbolism were applied, then I would understand that as a full cycle. I'd have put emphasis on full and new moon, though. I rather like to consider these symbols much like the tarot, balance yes, but also within the energy/belief/perception of the reader and parties involved. Fascinating stuff.
I always wondered if the bottom corners had any meaning beyond just depicting a Ouija encounter..
Yes it is ! Very interesting