This is Super Serious: Fortune Telling, Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards . . .

Ouija Boards and Demonic Oppression

By Fr. John Hollowell, On This Rock:

I spoke with a young man who was battling authentic demonic oppression for over twenty years after being in a room where a Ouija Board was being used when this young man was in seventh grade.

He shared that he felt something come into him and that from that point on in his life, he knew he was battling a Demon that had considerable ability to harm him (head aches and weariness) and to suggest things to him denigrating himself, his family, discouraging him from going to Church, discouraging him from confession and priests, and much more.

Stay away from fortune telling, Ouija boards, Tarot Cards, and all that other garbage.  EVIL IS REAL.  

“All forms of divination are to be rejected:  recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to ‘unveil’ the future.  Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers.  They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone”
– Catechism 2116

Note that Deuteronomy compares all these evil consultations with killing children: “Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortuneteller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead.”
– Deuteronomy 18: 10-11

St. Paul and Deuteronomy note that those who engage in these types of acts commit mortal sins.  It is SUPER SERIOUS

As noted from this particular young man’s story, even those AROUND this type of activity can be harmed in serious ways.

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3 comments to This is Super Serious: Fortune Telling, Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards . . .

  • tg

    Thank you for the warning, Father. I wish I had been warned about this when I was a teenager. For some reason, we got one. My 3 siblings and I played with a ouija board. Some of the answers scared us. We got rid of it. I think now that playing with that thing caused me to make wrong, immoral decisions for most of my life. It affected my brothers too as they made wrong decisions in their young. My sister was spared but not her children. However, repentance can make things new again. Hopefully, the prayers of my sister and I can bring my brothers back to the Catholic faith one day. (I now warn my grandchildren about ouija boards.)

  • Martha

    Amazing. My two teenage daughters and I were just talking about this very thing this morning when this showed up in my e-mail this afternoon. I have no question about this being serious, none. I do wonder about it being mentioned or talked about in fictional books, especially fantasy books where the characters encounter it but it is not encouraged nor condemned. It is very possible that even having a book in your home that mentions it in this manner can be a vehicle for the devil, is it not?

    Other things mentioned in comments here are Yoga type exercising. What about Tai Chi and Pilates. I think Tai Chi is along the same lines of Yoga, but I think Pilates has nothing to do with the spiritual and is just exercise.

    I appreciate clarifications on this.

    Thank you.

  • Di

    Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
    and let them that hate Him
    Flee from before His Face.
    ~Psalm 67

    There are many ways and reasons the demonic enters into our lives.
    YOGA IS A POINT OF ENTRY it also breaks the 1st Commandment….stay away from Yoga or any type of it.

    JUST REMEMBER NOTHING HAPPENS UNLESS GOD PERMITS IT!!! satan and his demons have to obey GOD they do NOTHING without HIS permission NOTHING.

    Read the Triumph of the Blessed Sacrament, it is documented historical facts.

    ¡Viva Cristo † Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
    Si vis pacem, para bellum!

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