How to conduct a spiritualist séance
Calling up spirits is probably one of the most common forms of spiritualist séance. The word “séance” itself comes from the French word seance (pronounced seąs) and means a sitting, a session. Participants in such a meeting attempt to make contact with the spirit of a deceased person. This can be done in several ways. One of them is to use the help of a medium, that is, a person who can make direct contact with the spirit. Spirits séances also use the technique of automatic writing, that is, writing under the influence of the spirit, or communicating with the spirit by means of a tapped code. A popular method at spiritualist séances is to read out words, pointed out, it seems, by the spirit, letter by letter.
And what might such an encounter look like? About that in a moment. Nevertheless, it is important to know that such encounters with beings from outside the ordinary dimension should not be arranged out of curiosity, but for entertainment. “Playing ghosts” can, in fact, direct negative forces (in religions associated, for example, with Satan) towards us, causing psychosomatic ailments, such as anxiety, recurrent migraines, or trouble sleeping. Flirting with dark powers can violate our independence in the spiritual realm.
Here is an example of a plan for a spiritualist meeting:
1. preparation and conditions and necessary props
2. calling – initiation
3. making contact – first remarks
4. conversations – recognition
5. cancellation of the spirit
1. Preparation and conditions – necessary props
At least two people are needed to conduct a séance (however, 3 to 5 participants are recommended). These people must not have taken any intoxicants beforehand (it would be good if they also refrained from eating meat before the séance). It is advisable that at least one of the participants already has some experience, so that in the event of an unforeseen development of events he/she could react appropriately. In the room where the séance would take place, there should be no religious objects (including crosses) or objects associated with the occult (amulets, talismans), or pentagrams. This can interfere with contact with spirits. If a séance were to take place at home, it would consistently take place in a windowless room chosen for this purpose. Usually, spiritualist séances are held in the evenings or at night, but in reality the time of the séance does not matter so much. Most likely, the idea is to amplify the sensations, for silence and for the darkness to intensify the mood of horror. To communicate with ghosts, it is best to have a so-called “Ouija” set. This is a suitable set of utensils, which includes a special board and a movable pointer. It is known that such instrumentation will not be bought “offhand” in the store around the corner. Schematic drawings of the “Ouija” board. can be found online. During a séance, a round wooden table is used. In salons adapted for spiritualist séances, one encounters tables with a black top, with letters of the alphabet and numbers painted on the edges of the table. In the center of the table, an inverted glass or plate should be placed(in case a large number of people attend the séance). This inverted dish acts as an indicator. Participants of the meeting gently place their index finger on the inverted glass (plate). If this is the will of the spirit, the vessel will begin to tremble when answering a question. The séance can be held with lit candles, the number of candles does not affect the course of the spiritualist meeting.
2. Invocation of spirits – initiation
After proper preparation of participants, environment and props, place the index finger on the glass (or plate – see information above). Then a spirit is summoned by saying a specific formula, for example: “We, gathered here, summon the spirit (here we give his name and surname) to the conversation. Spirit, if you are with us give us some sign or move the glass and point to the word [YES].” This rule has to be repeated many times until the glass (or possibly the plate) begins to move. By the time this happens, it is likely that the spirit will already be accompanying the participants (the word “likely” must be emphasized, since often the movement of the glass/dish can be caused by psychokinetic abilities of any of the people participating in the séance). The arrival of a spirit can be recognized by a noticeable cooling of the air in the place of a spiritualist séance Other signals also appear then, but recognizing them requires a little experience and feeling. Otherwise, messages directed, for example, by the superconscious can be interpreted as messages from the spirit.
3. Establishing contact – first remarks
Very important when contacting spirits is that they have the ability to read our minds. Therefore, in order to figure out whether a particular entity is really the spirit of a deceased person, and not another entity, (it is absolutely necessary to do so!), it is necessary to ask the spirit about something that only a selected participant in a spiritualist séance will know. This particular participant must withdraw from the séance for a while, so that the spirit cannot see through his thoughts. If the spirit’s answers coincide with those of the participant, it means that, with great probability, we are dealing with the soul of the deceased, and not some other “guest”. The next important thing is to be aware that ghosts often like to lie. That’s why you can’t be suggested by all the answers of the spirits (this applies mainly to the initial contacts, when ghosts come claiming to be others, impersonating other souls). The ability to catch the lies told by ghosts will deepen with experience, once we learn the specific behaviors of ghosts. Distinguishing features of their behavior may include their energy state, the speed and specificity of moving the glass/dish, the place they are in during contact (e.g., chair, sofa, door, etc.), etc. Another issue is whether the soul will want to come to meet the living. If you do not succeed in summoning a particular spirit for a long time, you need to stop summoning it. One should move on to invoking another spirit. Still another matter is whether the soul will want to communicate something to us. After all, the spirit may arrive and not express a desire to contact and talk to us. Then we should dismiss it. And information to conclude, if you do not know who to call from the hereafter – direct yourself to the deceased/ one of your close family or any of your deceased friends.
4. Conversations – recognition
It was mentioned earlier that it may happen that the summoned spirit is not at all the one it claims to be. It is also very possible that he does not have good intentions at all towards the people participating in the spirit séance. He may take a particular person in the malicious sense of the word, or be hostile to everyone. Sometimes such an attitude is held by spirits who, already living on earth, have concentrated on doing evil – for example, serial killers. Such spirits continue their work of hatred also outside the earthly carcass. To the extent that, as a result of some interference (for example, just a spiritualist séance), they come to our reality, they will try to further harm. They will deliberately lie, deceive, impersonate other spirits. Therefore, before we start an exchange of words with the induced spirit, it is essential to ask him some questions. And then carefully observe his reaction -( Re.3 ). First, let’s make sure where he came to us from (heaven, hell, etc.). Secondly, let’s ask if the spirit in question wants to harm someone and if it intends to talk to us at all. The next step is to make sure that this is definitely the spirit we intended to talk to, and that the deceased person is the spirit we wanted to evoke (by asking him some personal questions related to his earthly life). After these steps, we move on to the conversation proper, related to the purpose of calling him. During the conversation, remember not to strain the patience of the spirit in question too much. He may not know the answers to some questions. It should not be forced to give them to us necessarily. Despite the transition to another dimension of life, spirits are not necessarily omniscient. They can be intelligent and cunning, but not necessarily omniscient. It can happen that spirits arriving at a spiritualist séance communicate in a way that is incomprehensible to the participants. This may be the language of the dead, the meaning of which is hidden from those who have not crossed the borders of the shadow land.
5. Cancellation of the spirit and termination of the meeting with it
After each successful séance, the spirit should be recalled. As with summoning, there are several ways to cancel, or dismiss the spirit. The simplest involves thanking him for the contact and sending the spirit back to where he came from. This can be done, for example, by saying, “Spirit [name] we thank you for the contact, we apologize for violating your peace of mind, leave where you came from and before leaving move your glass to the word [I’m ending].” The moment the spirit does this and the glass (or plate) stops moving, move the hand away. Removing the finger from the upturned glass, as it were, closes the door behind the spirit.