What Should You Expect During a Séance?

The séance is a spiritual connection with the dead.  Mediums often have a séance because they are trying to connect with an entity that is in the spirt world.  You may want to connect with a deceased mother or father because you want to see if they are okay. Many people from different walks of life want to speak to the dead because it brings them a sense of comfort to know that their loved one is no longer in pain.

The word séance is French. The French meaning is session.  The author George, First Baron Lyttelton first published a book in 1760 entitled, “Communication with The Other Side.” 

Spiritualism was founded in the nineteenth century and this book gave a rebirth. One of the most popular women in history that requested a séance regularly at the white house was Mary Todd Lincoln (wife of Abraham Lincoln).  She was deeply grieved after her son died.  Two of the major places that practice spiritualism in the United States are Lily Dale Assemblies in Lily Dale New York and Camp Cassadaga in Florida. 

A séance is often conducted in a small group setting. The medium will often ask for people from the persons family to attend the spiritual session. Once the séance begins, the medium may ask that nobody else enter the room. This is because you begin connecting with the spirits and they may not come if they feel alarmed of a new presence being in the room.  The medium will often ask everyone in the room to please pray and ask for the spirit to joint the group.  The medium will often say a recited prayer or start repeating the same thing over again to call upon the dead. This is often scene in the Wiccan religion. 

The room is often kept dark to satisfy the spirits.  The medium will often put themselves into a trance like state. By doing this, they allow the spirit entity to start to speak through them. Experienced mediums can often speed the process up a lot faster than someone with little experience.  Celebrity mediums often have a proven reputation of getting into trance a lot faster.

An experienced medium may also use automatic handwriting and spirit paintings to attract spirits.  Mediums often feel that they have a calling to connect with the dead and every time that they connect with a deceased person, they feel that they are helping the living. 

Spirits do have messages that they like to give to the living.  They often don’t speak like human beings do in full sentences.  Spirits often speak in just one or two words at a time. They are often trying to let the living know that they are there. They come from a dimension that is far from earth and yet their voices can be heard through the séance. 

Some religious people believe that its demons speaking to the medium and not actually dead people.  This is something that has been debated for years.

You will often feel or sense a spirit is in the room during the spiritual session. The medium will inform you that they are connecting with the dead because they have something in which they want to say. 

If the medium doesn’t allow the spirit to speak directly through them, they will often use a Ouija board.  This is often made from wood and has numbers and letters on it.  The medium will often instruct everyone to place their hands on the pointer. The pointer is controlled by the spirit that you are trying to communicate with. 

The pointer will stop on certain letters and numbers.  It will begin to form words and numbers for the most part that will have a meaning.  Some mediums use instruments such as: trumpets, drums, horns, tambourines and guitars to allow the spirits to use these instruments during the séance.  This often helps the living to see that the spirit has entered the room is wanting to speak with the living. 

Most psychics would agree that holding your séance at night allows spirits to come in a lot easier. The calm and still of the night cause more harmony with spirits in the spiritual world. It is important to always ask a spirit what you want it to say to you.  Whatever questions you have for spirit should be addressed. 

It’s important to put together a question list of what you can ask the spirit. The medium will often tell you to ask the spirit a question. You may tell the spirit to tap a table or blow the horn as to whether they can hear you. 

When a spirit speaks, it communicates to us what its deepest desire is. We often hear from a spirit when they are ready to speak to us. It can often take several attempts to speak with a spirit before they are ready to communicate with you.  Sometimes, mediums will sing a song in order to bring the spirit out into the open.  A lot of the time, several spirits will come at once to speak to the living.  You may get someone coming through that you were not expecting. 

Meditation is often important before the séance because it allows you to clean out your chakras. Being free from drama helps the séance to be a lot more effective.  Spirits often want to communicate with people that have little drama.  They often like to be at peace when communicating with the living. This is something that the spiritual realm enjoys giving for the most part.  It’s important to always say what you feel and don’t worry if others accept what you are saying. This is between you and the spirit that you are connecting with.

At the end of the séance, you should feel that the person came through or not.  If they did come through, you received a message. Even getting one word from the dead often brings relief to a person that has been seeking out the spirit to begin with. 

A séance is great for someone that has questions about life and death.  If you believe that a dead one is trying to communicate with you, then contact a medium for advice.

Seance Rules

Respect the dead by not screaming during the séance or whispering behind their back.  Remember, spirits can sense and see everything that you are doing. It is best to respect their space and boundaries. They often want to show you that they are with you as well.  However, they want you to see them as still being alive.

The séance should only be attended by the people that really want to speak with the dead. It’s not good to take a skeptic along with you. You will find that most people that go to the séance are those that have a genuine wanting to do so.  The dead can sense if someone is there to just poke fun or seriously wanting to communicate. 

It’s important to keep still and quiet. Listen for any voice that you may hear. Watch for any movement that may come to you. In this way, you begin to see and hear everything around you that matters.  If you hear something, let the group know that you sense a voice or something coming an area that nobody else may be hearing. It’s important to show that you can observe what the dead may be saying.

Don’t try to trick the spirits.  Let the entities know that you are there to listen to them. Give them specific instructions such as: tap the desk if you are here.  Ask them to ring a bell that you can bring along with you.  The more direct that you are with them, the less they think that you are trying to trick them.

Everyone at the séance should know one another. In this way, you know that everyone is there for the right reasons.  Spirits can often tell if someone is coming to them out of love or mere curiosity.  When it comes to spirit communication, the spirit needs to be guided on how to approach you. 

If you are used to drinking wine and other alcoholic beverages, make sure that you are sober during a séance. Drunkenness can often hinder energy flow. 

The séance room should be spotless. It’s important to not allow negative energy to flow into the room.  Keep things neat and tidy. This adds good Feng Shui. 

Spirits often want to have darkness in the room. When the lights are on, they rarely come in.  They often appear in places that are a bit spooky for most people to sit in.

Spirits want to make sure that everything is in connection properly. They want to make sure that you are not trying to play games with them.  They want to know that you are coming to them for genuine purposes. It’s important to let the spirits know where you stand. 

When the medium is asking questions about the person, don’t tell them to much. Let the medium tell you more about the person that you are trying to call up from the dead. In this way, you will know that the person that you are calling up is the person in question. Many mediums prefer you not giving them that much information for various reasons. 

How to Do a Seance with Candles

Take a white candle and place is on an altar.  Light the candle for the person that you are trying to make a connection with from the dead. Make sure to put a picture beside the candle of the person that you are trying to call up from the dead. In this way, the dead person does speak to you. It is important to use white because it stands for purity.  If you use red or green, you could be sending the spirt the wrong message.

 How to Host a Séance

If you want to host your own séance, its best to focus on one deceased person at a time. Get a group of around five to six people together that have known the person in question. This creates good energy to be present in the room. Tell the people to get together at around 11:00 p.m. at night. The night energy attracts spirits to communicate.  The best times are after midnight. This is when you often get a good outcome with communicating with the dead.  It’s important for you to have the group gather earlier than you want to have the séance. This is mainly because people usually show up late.

Instruct your guests to leave their problems at home. It’s important for each one of your participants to do meditation before entering the groups circle. You don’t want to have any kind of negative energy in the room from something that they have been carrying all day. Perhaps they are having problems with their boss at work or having a fight with a loved one.  In today’s world, people often don’t pay attention to what they are doing in the moment. Therefore, its important to let everyone know in the group that you need their undivided attention.

Make sure that you choose a place for the séance in a quiet room.  Make sure that there are no pets running around or children screaming. It can disrupt the group and cause the spirits to not come by.  Also, pets have higher vibrational energy and often see ghosts.  They will often have the hairs on their back stand up or start barking. They will see spirits if they arrive. It’s best to have them out of the group if you possibly can. 

When you are about to call up the dead, its important for you to have the group hold hands.  Keep on telling the group to focus on the person that is in question and to wait for them to respond. As the host, its your job to tell the spirit what you would like for them to do.

In the 20th century, mediums used to tell the dead to rap on the table in knows to answer ye sand no. You can instruct the spirit to knock once if their answer is yet and twice if their answer is no.  In this way, the spirit can know how to communicate with you. 

Its uncommon for anyone in the group to hear the actual voice of the spirit. However, if you would like to hear the voice of the spirit. Its often best to is a video tape recorder.  You can ask the spirit in question to speak into the tape recorder if they want to bring a message to the group. It’s important to have the spirit communicate with you in any way that they choose.

The séance should last around 2 hours. In this way, the spirit has enough time to communicate. Don’t be surprised if you only get one message for the entire 2 hours.  Often, it takes a lot of energy for the spirit to say yes or no. Spirits often don’t speak in sentences. They often only speak one word at a time. They often want the living to know that they are hearing them, and they are still alive. 

Many seances are successful because the people in the group took the time out to be patient. If there is weird silence in the room, make the group understand that they should not giggle or role their eyes. The spirit can sense that and may look at this as a sign that you don’t believe that they are still alive. 

After the séance is over with, ask the group of they would like to share anything that they may have felt. Tell them that we are going to write down anything that they may have sensed. Explain that it doesn’t have to be anything major. Ask the group if they felt anything touching them or whispering in their ears.  Sometimes the group participants will be afraid to say something because they think that its no big deal. However, to a spirit, its more than a big deal. It was a way for them to see that they were getting through to the living.

It can often take more than one try to get a spirit to speak. If you are in a room with the spirit, they will talk to you when they feel more comfortable.  They may not come if they don’t like someone in the group.  Make sure that all the people partaking in the séance left on good terms with the person in question.  This will allow them to come to you a lot easier. You will often find that the dead don’t like speaking to people that they don’t know or like. They look at it as a sign of revisiting past bad memories. You may be shocked to learn that the dead are alive a lot more than what people give them credit for.

When you begin to go down the séance journey, you begin to understand the spirit world more. Make sure to share your experiences with the group and allow others to see how passionate you are about communicating with the dead.

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