Originally Posted by moonrambler
I have a very old Ouija board that I wound up with after buying a bunch of stuff at an auction. It isn't in very good shape, so I've hesitated to take it to the thrift shop. I get nervous about taking it to the landfill, though. Is there some protocol for disposing of an Ouija board?
There are many protocols, but in my humble opinion, it is all mostly superstition. There is a lot of misunderstanding about what Ouija boards are, how they work, and what you're talking to. This has resulted in a LOT of superstition surrounding them.
Such an object can
be "magickally charged" to a certain extent, but only one that has been used heavily, and it is not going to curse you if you throw it in the garbage. If you believed enough in such a thing, of course you could manifest the experience of it however.
It's possible for strange pheonomena to occur through interaction with a Ouija board, but it is not because of the board per se, but rather, the intelligences you communicate with through
such a device. The board is just a tool, for getting the conscious mind out of the way. Ouija boards are kind of like "training wheels" for fully conscious communication with the other side.
Anyway, I could go on, but essentially, I wouldn't worry about disposing of it any differently than you would your normal bout of garbage.