Friday, May 24, 2013

Museum of Talking Boards

When I first started writing this blog a little over two years ago I wrote a post about the dangers of using Ouija boards. They are portals and you have to be very careful when using them. 

This is especially true if one does not know how to use them properly. Some say that you will not have a problem with a Ouija board if your intent is good but I have found that this is not always the case. My belief is they should be left alone.

But for those of you who are curious about learning more about the history of Ouija boards or “Talking Boards” I found a site called, Museum of Talking Boards that is a fabulous resource.

Pathfinder: Amy Zemer
& Monte Farber
This museum addresses a wide-range of topics. This site has a nice section that addresses FAQs. There is a discussion that even addresses the theories of Automatism vs. Spiritualism. 

Again I do not encourage the use of these boards but this site addresses the kinds of questions to ask when using a board and how to use a Ouija board properly. They also have a nice list of links that takes the visitor to various interactive boards online where questions can be asked.

There is even useful information for the collector--which boards are still made etc. 

One topic addressed is the use of Talking Boards in the movies another is a comprehensive list of books about Talking Boards. I found the museum's “site map” useful in finding the subjects I was interested in.

Here is a link to the Museum of Talking Boards.

The Museum also has some nice "Galleries" that show various pictures of Talking Boards and Plancehettes through history. The video below shows the museum’s varied collection of Talking Boards. 

No comments: