The Role of Oracles
This is the time of year that I start seeing Ouija boards everywhere I look. I see folx asking, “Should I use them? Should I not use them? Is it real? Is it fake? Are they good? Are they bad?” As usual my take on things is more nuanced than any of that, yet also more straightforward.
For me, using a Ouija board has to meet the same criteria any spirit engagement must meet: how does it improve how I’m in relationship with my cosmology?
Excerpt from Real Wyrd
For me, talking boards do not improve how I’m in relationship with my cosmology, which is not to say that they don’t serve that function for others. Until further notice, I’m sticking with ecstatic trance, the runes, and felt sense for my spirit communication.
How does spirit communication work for you? What is your experience of talking boards?
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula. For the last 25+ years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of Runic Book of Days, and I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.
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