Tale_Chaser Wrote:Also, of course the Ouija board was turned INTO "just a game", but when you're dealing with actual spirits, it isn't just a game. I don't classify communicating with another being as a game. To me, it's just having a conversation with someone you cannot see.
We were under the impression that it was originally a game and not turned into one, and would be interested if anyone has information to the contrary - but that's idle nerdliness, not a criticism of the method.
We've incorporated game-like elements into our own energy work and consider such elements fair game. There has
been some crossover between games and magical tools and to us it makes sense. A game board or piece is a tool; so is a card or stick or stone used for divination - the intent means more than the original use for which it was manufactured.
Tale_Chaser Wrote:I just thought it would be fun to share what happened and what he told me with all of you. I was expecting more along the lines of comments on how interesting it is, not to be taught things...
Sorry if I sound rude, I'm just feeling a little oppressed due to this.
A lot of people on this board are here for learning, self-discovery, and introspection and a decent number of those (our whole system included) prefer it with no punches pulled. Disagreements are handled by presenting the facts and, generally, accepting that once the facts have run out everyone is going to have zir own conclusion and there's no forcing any other result. It's the local culture, so to speak. It's the response everyone gets, here, and you're free to accept it or not as you wish. It's not intended as a personal attack.
-Nonny and Shainin