What is a séance??? A séance is an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. It is usually presided over by a medium, a "sensitive" person through whom the spirits are supposed to communicate. A typical séance is conducted by a small group of people, often sitting around a table.
The word séance comes from the French for "session" or "sitting." The séance was at its most popular during the Spiritualist movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The medium may use a number of methods to attempt communication with the dead, such as channelling through a trance, automatic writing, or writing with a planchette. The use of musical instruments are commonly used by those participating in the séance.
How to conduct a séance.
There are several important things to consider when embarking on attempting to reach the "Other Side", first and foremost there must be a defined PURPOSE. This should be established at the start and should be clearly defined so that all participants are absolutely certain that they understand the reason or need for the séance. These reasons could vary - contact with a dead relative, contact with the spirit world for purposes of divination, guidance or comfort - but they should be defined and, most importantly, adhered to throughout the process.
Equally important is the talent and skill of the conducting MEDIUM. This should be a person whose abilities have been proven in prior séances; this can usually be determined by word of mouth recommendations. Remember, cost does not always determine quality in this process and some very skilled mediums offer their services for nothing, or next to nothing. Other important qualities to look for are evidence of compassion and sincerity on the part of the conducting medium as these are important to the contact process. In the event that such a qualified medium is not available, a person who displays the highest level of empathy, sensitivity and seriousness can sit in as a reasonable substitute. This must be someone that all agree upon and who has demonstrated at least circumspectly the ability to make contact with the Other Side.
The quality of the SITTERS is also extremely important and those people who are given to making light of spiritual matters or who may be there for the sake of their own entertainment should be tactfully asked not to participate if a serious attempt at contact is desired. Again, this hinges on the importance of PURPOSE and the clear understanding of this goal in the minds of every participant.
Sitters can also be chosen with regard to relevance: for example, if one is attempting to contact someone's dead relative, it is helpful to have family members who are supportive and understanding, and, of course, whom the dead person was positively connected to in life.
Participants who might negatively impact a séance should be gleaned out by thorough questioning from the conducting medium or primary sitter. Sceptics and non-believers can dramatically affect the outcome. Similarly, a person who is fearful or nervous, either of the process or of the supernatural in general, should not be included in any serious séance.
The TIME the séance is held can be important, and this applies to calendar dates as well as actual timing. For example, if the attempt is to contact a particular individual who has passed on, it is advisable to stage the séance on or as near as possible to a date of significance to that individual, either a birth date or the anniversary of the person's death or some other important anniversary such as a wedding day or favourite child's birthday. LOCATION can also play an important role in the success or failure of a séance. Séances have been held in the homes of the deceased, at the gravesides of the deceased, in historic locations with significant history and energy attached, the choices are wide open. But in general, the location should be quiet and though seclusion is not necessary, separation from the normal ebb and flow of everyday life is most conducive.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BEGIN AND CLOSE THE SEANCE WITH A PRAYER AND ASK FOR PROTECTION........
Thanks for reading and I wish you the best of luck if you attempt a séance.....
Love, Light and Laughter always....Kev...
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