How 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 conducting medium:
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 place.
Avoid these people:
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 it.
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 place.
The gathering for the séance.
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.
The séance format:
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 ready.
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.
1Gather a group of four to five friends. The group members should be open to the paranormal and willing to participate no matter what occurs during the meeting.
Automatic writing is the most direct of Surrealist techniques.
Sit at a table with pen and paper; put yourself in a 'receptive' frame of mind, and start writing. Continue writing without thinking of what is appearing beneath your pen. Write as fast as you can. If, for some reason, the flow stops,leave a space and immediately begin again by writing down the first letter of the next sentence. Choose this letter at random before you begin, for instance, a 't', and always begin this new sentence with a 't'. Although in the purest version of automatism nothing is 'corrected' or re-written the unexpected material produced by this method can be used as the basis for further composition. What is crucial is the unpremeditated free association that creates the basic text.
It is often helpful to write down the questions you wish to ask before you begin. Prepare paper and pencil or a tape recorder to record messages. You can use a camcorder if one is available. Using an infrared camcorder in a dimly lit room is a great way to see the energies of spirit.
Some people ouija best alone - others like to ouija with another person.
Make your surroundings are comfortable and seemingly free of negative energies. Some people like to say a prayer over the board - or do some other ritual. In this case envision a protective white light of energy surround yourself, the board, those you are working with, and even the room. Ask your spirit guide - we all have guides - to protect you and bring your spirits to channel who are on higher frequency.
Be sure your board is clean and free of dust. Wipe gently with a clean soft cloth before you begin.
You do not have to use 'spooky lighting' or candles.
It is best not to play music as you will also be focusing on your thoughts as you channel.
As spirits love flowers - you might want to place some in a vase of water near the area in which you are using.
Spirits also love water - as they are part of the collective unconscious which is the flow of water.
Decide if you want to place the board on a table, upon the knees of two persons, or where it is most comfortable for those who will use it.
You can ouija alone or with another person. If you ouija with others be sure they are not negative in their thinking.
Determine who wants to use the board - and who wants to just observe.
Decide which person will ask the first question - and if there is to be an order to follow for asking questions.
If everyone wants a turn at the board - it is best to go clockwise around the board with each person taking their turn.
The time for each turn will vary with the spirit you answering.
People may be contacted by more than one spirit. Sometimes the spirits argue over who is to come through at a given time. Ask for one spirit at a time and always get a name before you begin.
Though spiritual energy enters through the left side of your body - most people will use their dominate hand to work the board - which in most cases is the right hand.
If you have telekinetic abilities and feel you can move the indicator with your mind, then it is best not to use the board as you are guiding the answers.
You may also discover - as you work with the board - that you can subconsciously control the movement of the indicator - the same as using a pendulum. If you are not sure - close your eyes and allow the indicator to move alone.
Some spirits move across the board quickly - while others go very slow. An excited spirit will move the planchette faster.
One of the first questions you might want to ask when you begin to work with your ouija board is the names of your spirit guides. They are the ones who are here to protect and guide you. Everyone has at least one spirit guide.
You can start by asking for a message from spirit - or by asking spirit simple Yes or No questions to which you know the answer.
You should know the name of the spirit you are talking to. It should be your Spirit Guide. Another entity should come in when you get more comfortable with the ouija board.
Always start with general questions. Save the personal questions for later when you are comfortable with the board.
Stick to subjects with positive energy when you begin to channel through ouija.
Don't ask personal questions until you are comfortable with the spirit you are talking to.
Once an answer is given you can ask for more information or clarification of the answer. But - - You can only ask a question ONCE! Do not continue to ask the question over and over to seek the answer you want. Ask the question once and accept the answers given.
Ask simple questions that can be verified in the next few days.
Questions can be about you personally - or universal or about any topic you think the spirit would like to converse about.
You may get thought forms and mental images as you talk to the spirit.
Can things manifest in the room? Yes!
Can things move in the room? Yes
This all depends on the spirit.
If you are a teenager - it may just be the telekinetic abilities of someone in the room.
Yu can ask the spirit to stop and not to do spooky things.
When a new entity comes through - always get its name - who they came to talk to - and what they want to discuss.
A word may come through with all of the letters but in the wrong order. That is why it is best to have someone not using the board - writing the letters as they come through. A name may come through as ICMAHEL - meaning MICHAEL. Remember that not all spirits speak in your language. Some spirits have trouble spelling words or creating sentences.
You might get a 'trapped spirit' that seeks help going 'to the light. If this a matter of you releasing this spirit because you have an emotional link to it - you must 'set the spirit free' and forgive whatever it wish you to forgive it from the time you knew it in the third dimension. Many spirits are trapped here and will 'guide' you to a ouija board to tell you to release them. To do this - calm the spirit down - call you spirit guide - and ask them to guide the spirit to the next level of their experience. If they want you to help them with something so they can cross over - tell them that you are not skilled enough to do this - then send it away. If it will not leave - stop the board for that day and wait a few days to try again.
If spirits ask you to do weird things - again stop using the board. Anything negative being written on the board means you must put the board away for that session whether you want to or not. The entity should leave by your next session.
Do not ask spirits to bring you things you want but would not otherwise have. All spirit have their boundaries. You must find out the limitations of the spirit you are talking to.
Never ask spirits to do harm to others.
Never use the board to control others - or have power over them.
Do not let others use your board when you are not using it.
Keep the board in a special place.
Do not get addicted to the board.
Using a ouija board is not a channeling 'medium' for everyone. Some people get it immediately - while others never get the hang of it. This seems to have no bearing on whether one is psychic or not. Many psychics can't work a Ouija Board.
With experience you can learn to channel your deceased loved ones and entities from other realms.
Some days the board may work for you. Others days you may get no response.
Be patient - and always feel comfortable with the spirit - or do not ouija anymore.