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The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

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July 25, 2018

Should I Use a Ouija Board: Yes or No?

Natasha de Tracie: AKA Lillian Lovecraft
Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist'
Timing is everything in life as they say and I just happened to be listening to this podcast -
Experience 228 – Robbie Flato, A Skeptic’s Experience with a Ouija Board
while I just happened to be reading Jimmy Barnes' book
'Working Class Boy', where Jimmy mentions how his sister Linda (of all names) was playing with a Ouija Board with a group of friends in her house (and this was before the movie 'The Exorcist' came out) and the fun ended when Linda started talking in a weird voice and then proceeded to smash her head through the kitchen walls in her house.
Linda's stepfather had to race down the street to use a phone to ring for a doctor it got so bad, but even the drugs the doctor gave to sedate her didn't work.
Jimmy then goes on to tell of how his step-grandmother then turned up on their door step without being phoned and took Linda to her house to recover from this psychic attack. 
The mini-Ouija Board that I used to own a while back
When Linda was at her step-gran's house for that recovery time Linda would often see and speak to a ghost who seems to have been her late step-great granny who told Linda where to find some old jewelry of hers that she had hidden when alive in a panel in the wall of her old house.
I had seen Jimmy give talks about his book at the
Byron Writer's Festival last year when I bought the book, but I don't remember him mentioning any paranormal stuff in his life like this.
In fact the reason I hadn't bothered to read his book until last week is that I thought I wasn't going to come across much that wasn't covered in his talk.
Jimmy Barnes at the 2017 Byron Writer's Festival
I was wrong on that assumption I found out this week while finishing Jimmy's first book, as there are a few more paranormal events also written about in the book. 
I don't think that Ouija Boards are any more dangerous than say using a pen and a piece of paper and asking a spirit to take over your hand to write a message.
It's the fact that you are asking a "spirit" that you know nothing about to take you over.
It's a bit like asking some hypnotist you know nothing about to hypnotize you just to see if it can be done.
That hypnotist could be genuinely interested in helping you or he could be some evil guy thinking,  "right now I'm in for some fun here" and then you come out of the experience sorry you asked. 
Those Conspiracy Guys and the Ouija Board
It's all fun and games until someone gets possessed by an evil aye, yes?-)
Was that my attempt at Scottish Ouija Board humour...don't ask;-)
And on the subject of turning green and throwing up, I had to wonder just what possessed Jimmy to eat a whole jar of Vegemite in one go when he was a young wee lad wanting to be an Aussie kid.
I mean I love Vegemite on toast, but eating a whole jar would be a rather sickening experience.
I just wonder how big that jar was, as back in those days I don't remember those jars being too small.
At least reading Jimmy's tale about Vegemite reminded me that I had bought a Blend 17 special edition jar at the beginning of the year and when I dug it out of the pantry cupboard yesterday I found it had a "use by" date of August 2018, so I've started eating it now and hopefully I won't be having head spins and throwing up green stuff.
 To be honest this Blend 17 tastes pretty good to me, although I would imagine anyone from overseas might think it tastes as pleasant as Ayahuasca.
 Kind of ironic that another Scottish lead singer (Colin Hay) would make Vegemite famous all over the world when he propelled the song 'Down Under' into the world music charts with his band 
'Men at Work' 
The real world is a strange enough place as it is without playing around with Ouija Boards, I think.
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Yes or No?-)
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