I just wrote a blog article about this
Here it is:
The Witch Board, or Ouija Board, holds a very special spot in my heart. It is a wonderful, yet much maligned, tool that we use to communicate with our beloved dead and familiars. Ignore the misinformation, don’t believe the rumors, the Witch Board is a gift from the spirits.
First, let me give you a little inside information on the name Ouija. According to so-called experts, Ouija means "yes, yes" in French and German; this is false! Ouija is a blind (a deliberate misdirection by Witches and Warlocks, like the sacrifices in grimoires, it’s misinformation), however it does point to its true name - Witch, or Wizard, Board
Ouija is almost exactly how the word wicca is correctly pronounced - wee’cha. And of course wicca is an old Celtish word for male Witch or Wizard, wicce is the Celtish for Witch, FYI. So, cut it out Wiccans, with your "k" sounds.
Er, Celtish is an assumed Celtic word, but probably isn't.
Now then, how to use it. Well, you don’t need an actual board, you could spread rune stones or cards with letters and numbers. Use an upturned glass as a planchette.
If you use a board be sure affix a pentacle on the underside of the board or table. It helps contain the spirit. You can draw it on paper and glue or carve it in a plate of silver or wax and set the board on top. Another good idea would be to attach a slim packet of herbs that aid in communication. I won't give too many suggestions because I don't know where you live and what grows wild there, but in Michigan look for some American Mandrake - it grows in patches, I've always seen it with two big opposing five fingered leaves. Cut the "May Apple" into chips and dry them out. Wrap them in black silk and glue it to the bottom of the board.
Remember to call the spirit by name, never call on a random spirit. If you know the sigil, or have a picture of the spirit, then place that under the board too.
Thats it. No long boring rituals, no cats blood, just you and your spirits.
About the word wicce, not exactly. Wicce & Wicca comes from the Anglo Saxon not Gaelic,or any "Celtic" language. Ive heard that its pronounced witch-a though. But pronunication's change over time even among living languages and from region to region,so saying wikka for both wicce and wicca if one choses isnt that big of a deal to me. It still basically means witch.
The Following was excerpted from:
A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
By John R. Clark Hall M.A., PH.D.
Fourth Edition with Supplement 1960, First Edition 1894
Published by Cambridge at the University Press
wicca I. m. wizard, magician, soothsayer, astrologer, LL,WW. [`witch'] II. = wicga
wicce (y) f. `witch' AE, OEG.
wiccecraeft m. `witchcraft' magic, OEG,LL.
wiccedom m. witchcraft, Bk20; HLll123. [`witchdom']
wiccian to use witchcraft, LL. [`witch']
wicccraeft (Cra 70) = wiccecraeft? or wicg- craeft (skill with horses)? (BT).
wiccung f. enchantment, LL. [`witching']
wiccungdom m. witchcraft, Da121.
The following was excerpted from:
Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse
Revised Throughout by Dorthy Whitelock,
Elrington and Bosworth Professors of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge
Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1967, First Edition 1876
wicca m. or wicce f. wizard or witch 16/164