to have a séance.
There are three important factors that must be considered
when conducting a séance. They are; the purpose, the quality of
the sitters and the location. Each of these must be provided for
to increase the expectation for a reasonably successful outcome.
The medium should be one that has already presided over a
séance before and is familiar with the importance of insuring
that the basic requirements mentioned above are met. The séance
may be conducted by a non-experienced person, however, the
success of the outcome may be affected because of a lack of
attunement. In either case, it is up to the conducting medium to
assure that the conditions outlined below are met.
The purpose for the séance should be established prior to the
meeting. Is it to contact someone’s deceased relative or
friend, find spirit guides, or to conjure apparitions? Whatever
the purpose it must be the only purpose for all the sitters and
this must be the only thought in everyone’s mind. There cannot
be divided purposes in the circle once it begins because it will
weaken if not destroy the singleness of psychic energy needed in
the séance. It is up to the conducting medium to query each
sitter, and to make them aware of the importance of a single
mind among them all. All thoughts of personal affairs, the day’s
events or any other distracting thoughts must be put aside
because these also interfere with maintaining a single energy.
Desire to be there is the primary qualification for a
sitter. Without this there is a loss in the expectation that
gives the séance that special feeling. If you have to drag
someone into the circle, you’re doing the wrong thing. Here
are the types of people you want in the circle:
- Someone that really wants to be there, who is serious and
not frivolous or silly and giddy. Positive and uplifting
people that will add their energy.
- A family member that wants to make contact with a deceased
loved one. (In the case of seeking such contact) They must
not be grasping and groping for the connection, but rather,
subjective and patient for whatever comes. Grasping and
desperate persons sometimes block the energy, so they must
put their feelings in check and be neutral.
- Persons that are empathetic and can inject love into the
séance. Love is the vibration of communication in the
spirit world. Its presence enables communication to take
- The skeptical and cynical person will act like a sinker.
Just one will drain the entire circle of its energy and the
result will fulfill the skeptic’s expectations. Even if it
is a family member, do not allow this person to be a part of
- A fear filled person has almost the same effect as the skeptic,
because fear is one of the great negatives that have a
counter effect to the positive love vibration. Their fear
may be self generated or the result of religious
superstition, nevertheless, avoid this one also.
- Anyone full of hate or envy against anyone in the circle
or outside of it, will have the same deleterious effect as
the previous two.
There are two best choices. The first is to hold it in a neutral
location free from outside disturbances, noises, and
interference, preferably one that has been previously used for
such a purpose. Next is to hold it in a place that has a
symbolic connection to the purpose. For example, hold it in the
home of a deceased person you’re trying to establish contact
with, because there will be objects and artifacts that still
have their owner’s imprint within them. Incidentally, these
personal artifacts can also be brought to a neutral meeting
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Wait until everyone is present and then sit around and
make small talk for about twenty minutes to give everyone time
to settle down and get accustomed to the setting. Then you will
be able to begin.
- Everyone should be sitting around in a circle, either
around a table or with straight back chairs. They should be
close enough to hold hands, but not touching knees. The
lights should be dim or have candles. You need just enough
light to see everyone’s face. Do not conduct the meeting
in total darkness, its not necessary.
- Play some soft meditative music in the background for at
least ten minutes. Then its time for the conducting medium
to remind all present that the love vibration carries
communication and to invoke it now. Then the purpose is said
aloud to everyone. In the case of seeking spirit guides,
remind everyone to remember any feelings, visions and
thoughts they receive in the session so they can be shared
with all present. For the case of conjuring apparitions,
they are given the same injunction because most apparitions
will be visions they receive when their eyes are closed, not
when they are open. When the séance is to invoke a deceased
person’s spirit, the same rules apply, except that they
are told to send the love vibration to the spirit sought and
hold the person in loving remembrance.
- They should be encouraged not to accept any message or
information that has silliness or frivolity associated with
it. They should firmly reject it and continue waiting for
something more substantial.
- Allow 20 to 30 minutes for everyone to stay in this loving
remembrance state and then softly request them to return
their attention to the circle and open their eyes when
- After a few minutes they should all be alert and ready to
talk. Start anywhere in the circle and encourage everyone to
share their experience. What you are looking for are
profound information that has evidence of a connection
within it. Look for duplicate messages, visions or feelings
which are confirmations of a connection with the spirit.
- A recording can be made of the message part of the séance
for future reference.
Don’t expect a voice to emanate from the corner of the room
or from within an object. That only happens in the movies.
Remember that those in spirit must try just as hard as we do in
order to communicate. They are not specialists, just who they
were when they were here in their physical bodies. These séances
sometimes require repeat sessions to get sufficient details to
piece together a coherent picture. Patience is required.
For conjuring an apparition, you have look for the number of
similarities in the information of the sitters. Many times there
will be a number of people who get the same message or vision or
feeling during the session. These are confirmations of a single
spirit’s influence during the séance.
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