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How Ouija Boards Work

Apparently determined to ruin the late night fun of stoned teenagers everywhere, BBC Future says ouija boards have nothing to do with departed souls:

The mystery isn’t a connection to the spirit world, but why we can make movements and yet not realise that we’re making them.

Ouija board cups and dowsing wands – just two examples of mystical items that seem to move of their own accord, when they are really being moved by the people holding them. The only mystery is not one of a connection to the spirit world, but of why we can make movements and yet not realise that we’re making them.

The phenomenon is called the ideomotor effect and you can witness it yourself if you hang a small weight like a button or a ring from a string (ideally more than a foot long). Hold the end of the string with your arm out in front of you, so the weight hangs down freely. Try to hold your arm completely still. The weight will start to swing clockwise or anticlockwise in small circles. Do not start this motion yourself. Instead, just ask yourself a question – any question – and say that the weight will swing clockwise to answer “Yes” and anticlockwise for “No”. Hold this thought in mind, and soon, even though you are trying not to make any motion, the weight will start to swing in answer to your question.

Magic? Only the ordinary everyday magic of consciousness. There’s no supernatural force at work, just tiny movements you are making without realising. The string allows these movements to be exaggerated, the inertia of the weight allows them to be conserved and built on until they form a regular swinging motion. The effect is known as Chevreul’s Pendulum, after the 19th Century French scientist who investigated it.

What is happening with Chevreul’s Pendulum is that you are witnessing a movement (of the weight) without “owning” that movement as being caused by you. The same basic phenomenon underlies dowsing – where small movements of the hands cause the dowsing wand to swing wildly – or the Ouija board, where multiple people hold a cup and it seems to move of its own accord to answer questions by spelling out letters.

This effect also underlies the sad case of “facilitated communication“, a fad whereby carers believed they could help severely disabled children communicate by guiding their fingers around a keyboard. Research showed that the carers – completely innocently – were typing the messages themselves, rather than interpreting movements from their charges…

 

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Islamic exorcism revealed in shocking video


Ross Parry
Express

The 29-year-old woman sought help claiming the curse was causing her a range of medical problems.

This disturbing video gives a fascinating insight into the secret world of Islamic exorcisms in the UK for the first time. A British imam allowed cameras in to film him performing a “ruqyah” ritual on an unmarried woman at a mosque in Sheffield, Yorkshire, to dispel myths about the practice.

The ceremony was one of thousands carried out every year in the UK where imams rid men and women of evil spirits or “jinn” which they believe live inside them.

In the video a young Muslim woman dressed in a burqa is seeking help to rid her of spirits which she believes are caused by black magic.

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The 29-year-old woman sought help claiming the curse was causing her a range of medical problems which she said conventional doctors could not cure.

She said her symptoms included vomiting, pain in the womb, insomnia, headaches, back pain, and poor memory.

She also said she was easily angered and would scream for no reason.

In the video the woman can be seen rocking backwards and forwards as Imam Ayoub Tayeb chants verses from the Koran to banish the demonic entity.

She can be heard panting and retching as the imam at the Masjid Mohammed mosque shouts deafeningly into a microphone at the jinni.

He can be heard repeating “can you find God, can you find Him?”

As Imam Tayeb shouts verses more aggressively at the jinni the woman, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, is seen fleeing to the other side of the couch – seeking to escape.

She then screams out uncontrollably while thrashing around on a couch before picking up a nearby table.

At which point the imam spit spits holy water in her face to bring the jinni under control.

Imam Tayeb, originally from Kurdistan, said: “She has black magic and the jinni that brought the magic is also in love with her.

“But this is not real love as love does not cause pain and this Jinn has caused many ailments.

“The information about the magic was given by the Jinni when I was speaking to it but it did not say who caused the magic.”

“We only operate in the healing and helping to cure them from these evil practices – but magic practising is widespread.

“A simple Google search would reveal how easy it is to buy or find a spell.”

The patient in this video is now following a home treatment plan and said to be feeling better and many of her symptoms having disappeared.

The exorcism is one of around 3,000 performed by 42-year-old Imam Tayeb in the last three years.

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As well as serving the community in Sheffield patients come from far afield as Germany, Norway, USA, Sweden and Iraq.

The imam said: “Most of our patients come from the Islamic faith.

“However we have also helped Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and atheists – we do not differentiate between religions or non-religion.

“I treat unexplained illnesses that doctors cannot explain or cure such as period or menstrual issues or excessive behaviours such as gambling, drugs or alcohol.

“We use a diagnosis in a way similar to what you may find at a doctor’s surgery.

“We list listing common symptoms in either jinn possession or magic and through those answers we can diagnose the problem by Allah’s will.”

Imam Tayeb learned his skills by watching others perform ruqyah and through reading.

He said: “I enjoy helping people – it is my passion and I enjoying serving God in this way.

“I like using the Koran to heal and witnessing the power of the Koran gives me satisfaction – to heal and see people healed.

“It can make me tired at times and very busy – continuous recitation can give me a sore throat.”

However the healer insists he has nothing to fear from the jinn.

He said: “I only fear God and God is more powerful than the jinni He created so I believe God will protect me.

“Jinn like to incite fear in humans but they cannot attack me because I am not scared of them and God is on my side.

“I protect myself by reading morning and evening supplications.

“I pray five times a day with obligatory prayers and supplementary prayer and I also pray in the night when the world sleeps for God to protect me.”

An exorcism takes roughly an hour to perform – with Imam Tayeb charging a £60 fee which is used to fund the mosque.

However he insists no one is turned away as the service is often provided for free to help people.

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Rihanna Banned From Entering Senegal Because She’s ‘Illuminati’

Protestors have violently blocked Rihanna from entering the West African nation of Senegal because of her “affiliation with the Illuminati,” according to reports.

The protests turned “violent“, according to local reports, as protestors claimed Rihanna has aligned herself with the Illuminati, a shadowy group of global elites working to establish a New World Order.

The protestors are backed by politicians and religious leaders in the country who have also been working to block Rihanna’s visit to Senegal, claiming that she flaunts her membership of the Illuminati.

“Rihanna doesn’t hide it: she’s part of the Illuminati, a branch of Freemasons,” Senegalese spokesman Cheikh Oumar Diagne told the Guardian.

Rihanna told the media she has arrived as an “Ambassador of Peace” and plans to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild banker, during her visit to the West African nation. However Diagne claims the meeting between the pop star and the French president coincides with the exact date of a Freemasons’ conference in Dakar.

While Rihanna claims her meeting with President Macron is tied to The Global Partnership for Education, which parallels the goals of The Clara Lionel Foundation in raising money for disadvantaged children in developing countries, Diagne says he has intelligence that Rihanna and Macron are attending the top secret Freemasons’ convention, where they will mix with other members of the global elite.


Rihanna’s music videos often contain nods to her membership of the Illuminati, including this hint from her S&M video.

It’s not the first time Rihanna has sparked controversy while traveling outside her adopted homeland of the U.S. in recent months. Visiting her birthplace of Barbados in December, the self-styled Illuminati Princess was caught instructing children to pray to Satan.

“The definition of stupidity is doing something over and over again when it isn’t working,” she told a group of children at an event celebrating her life and success, before adding “if Jesus hasn’t answered your prayers, try praying to Satan.“

Rihanna’s Satanic preaching is merely the latest public dalliance the singer has shared with the dark side. After starting her career as a fresh faced R&B singer, she reinvented her image, embraced dark spirituality, and rode to the top of the pop game while flashing Satanic hand gestures and promoting Illuminati symbolism.

Since establishing herself in the global consciousness as a Devil-worshipping entertainer, Rihanna has attempted to tone down her dark image, however disturbing remarks about Satan she made in Barbados recently suggest she is far from a reformed character, and she has openly embraced the darkest forces in society.

Source: http://yournewswire.com

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The town where chickens determine if a woman is a witch

In Kpatinga in the Northern region, a woman will be confirmed as a witch depending on how a slaughtered chicken dies.

A witch doctor watches on as the chicken struggles in the sand before pronouncing an accused woman, free or guilty of the charge of witchcraft.

A deadly accusation found nowhere in the law books but deeply bond to tradition and culture of the people there.

“I am following what I got from my grandfather, grandmother and forefathers”, a witch doctor told Joy News’ Justice Baidoo.

He found Suweiba there whose fate was yet to be determined by the chicken yet to be slaughtered.

She is one of three wives to her polygamous husband. She was accused of being a witch after her rival fell from a tree.

Her accusers say she pushed the woman from the tree, a charge she denies.

But that denial is to be tested by a chicken.

Suweiba is part of several hundred in Gamabaga, Gushegu who have had to find shelter in about five witch camps in the Northern region.

Going back home can be fatal as these ostracized women mostly old women are no longer welcome in a deeply superstitious society.

Justice Baidoo reports that he found them frail, wrinkled and living in abject poverty in the camp tucked away from the main town.

The journalist’s findings are part of a documentary ‘Camps of Bondage’ which was filmed after spending days in the witch camps.

Esther Boateng, Action Aid

Esther Boateng whose organisation, Action Aid, has been working to help close down the witch camps corroborated the revelations from the journalist.

She said she has met some men and women who killed a suspect witch. One of them confessed they ate as meat the body of the woman.

Esther Boateng revealed the difficulties involved in closing down witch camps across the country. She revealed on Joy News’ AM Show only one camp has been closed between 2011 to 2014.

The NGO says it is working at reuniting the women accused of witchcraft with their families to avoid further stigma and unhealthy conditions they live in at the camps.

She said one more camp could be closed by the end of the year, she said explaining it takes a lot of sensitization to push back the stronghold of tradition.

DSP Emmanuel Horlortu, Regional DOVVSU Director revealed on the AM Show with Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye, the practical difficulties of using the law to cure or quell a cultural practice.

He said runaway women accused of being witches hardly report to the police. In cases where a woman runs to the police, the lack of shelter for the victims leaves the police unable to do much to house them.

When the police do arrest suspects chiefs who are custodians of tradition intervene and assure the police of amicable settlements.

The DSP revealed that there are cases where the family wants to accept the suspected witch but the community just won’t. There is also the inverse where the community is open to accepting the accused but the family are not.

If the victims are forced back into such a society, she may be maimed or even killed, he said.

He said for such a cultural practice it would be unwise to forcibly close down the witch camps and simply return the victims to their homes.

Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com

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