The Ouija Board and the Subconscious
A question: is anyone aware of any study about connection between the answers obtained using a Ouija board and the human psyche?
I'll explain myself: over the years I've talked with many people who have used the board and allegedly obtained answers from "spirits" or "entities".
One thing that got me intrigued is the identity of these "entities". In the vast majority of cases the "entities" claimed to be either the spirit of a child/young person or a malevolent creature (which usually identified itself as "Satan", "Devil" or simply "666").
Very rarely the "entities" claimed to be, say a recently deceased grandfather or an historical figure (I've talked to a person who claimed to have been contacted, and I am not joking, by Cleopatra herself. And before you ask "she" didn't spoke any form of Ancient Greek).
Recently I have heard a few more accounts and, again, the child/malevolent entity was again the most frequent "visitor" by a far margin.
Now: I personally don't believe the Ouija Board to be a "portal" as otherwise claimed, but I do believe the involuntary movements are somehow triggered by the participants' inconscious.
Since my knowledge of psychology is pitifully limited I have no idea what could make people prefer to be contacted by the Prince of Darkness Himself or a small child instead than, say, Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein. For myself I'd prefer to be contacted by a bucaneer telling me where he hid his stash of gold and silver coins. ;-)
"Louhi spoke in riddled tones of three things to achieve: find and catch the Devil's Moose and bring it here to me. Seize the Stallion born of Fire, harness the Golden Horse. He captured and bound the Moose, he tamed the Golden Horse. Still there remained one final task: hunt for the Bird from the Stream of Death"
-Kalevala, Rune XIII-