A Catholic exorcist is warning against engaging in occultic tools like the Ouija board, sounding the alarm that such actions could open demonic doors.
Fr. Dan Reehil, a priest with the Diocese of Nashville, told Fox News the spiritual realm is very real and must be taken into account, noting the perils of forgetting its presence.
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“We too often forget that there is much more to this world than meets the eye,” Reehil said. “Angels, demons, spirits and souls do exist and they can have an impact on our life.”
As an exorcist — a Catholic official who combats and expels evil — Reehil warned against using the Ouija board, a tool some critics see as a mere parlor trick or game.
But others, like the priest, have a dire warning: that such usage can open people up to the demonic. Reehil also said such tools purporting to connect people to the dead are built on spiritual lies.
“Demons lie and impersonate dead people,” he told Fox News. “When asking a board for information about a deceased person, or a life decision, they are all too happy to embed themselves into your life. Using an Ouija board is inviting a demon into your life, whether the person has that intention or not.”
Ex-psychic Jenn Nizza, who spent decades embroiled in the occult before finding Jesus, agrees, telling CBN Digital last year Ouija boards are “demonic” and added, “People need to know the truth.”
“A Ouija board or a spirit board is a tool of divination, which is a way to access information supernaturally outside of God’s will, outside of God’s boundaries,” Nizza said, adding “[God’s] super clear in His Word to avoid such tools and practices.”
The ex-medium said these boards are a form of “automatic writing,” a practice she often used in her own past work as a psychic. It’s a method in which Nizza said the demonic realm provides messages to and through people.
When it comes to a Ouija board or other talking boards, the users place their hands over something called a “planchette,” a device that moves across the board.
This device then purportedly pushes around the board and spells out messages. While many play with these boards for the thrill, Nizza said it’s actually a practice of “invoking demons.”
“That’s what you’re doing, because you are looking for something,” she said. “You may think you’re kidding around or it’s a joke. You’re asking questions, you’re looking for information.”
Nizza added, “And because it’s demonic, the demons will show up … entities will be there and start moving things around and providing some information.”
As a former psychic, Nizza shared her own horror in coming to Christ and realizing the practices she had embraced for so long were actually flirtations with real-life evil. Read more about her story here.
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