Séance… My Next Journey?

Apr 27, 2012 | 21 comments

First of all, I've gained quite a few readers and a few new followers this week. Thank you for checking out my blog and joining in The Big Séance!

The Next Journey

I've really enjoyed all of my EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) research and chronicling it through the blog. I hope you don't get the impression that I'm closing up shop on EVP. My journey of reaching out and listening for spirit voices will definitely continue. I mean come on, I've got hours and hours of investigation audio from last weekend to go through still. I've also got ONE sleep recording that I've gradually been listening to for several weeks now and who knows how long it'll take to finish that one. And, lately I've continued to conduct a general EVP session here at home every couple of days. It is one of these sessions where I captured my latest EVP that I shared with you a few days ago. Once you capture spirit voices communicating, you're hooked for good. Plus, with all of the knocking during recordings lately, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm supposed to be a knock whisperer or something. 
But… I've always been very interested in a form of spirit communication known as the “séance”, which means “to sit” in French (I happen to be a fan of sitting). And since it is in the name of this blog I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise to you. But aside from other forms of spirit communication which are actually very similar, such as EVP research and paranormal investigation, I've actually never participated in one.  I've brought it up a few times recently, and a few readers have expressed interest in starting a regular séance or “spirit circle” group also. I'm seriously considering getting something started soon and documenting the experience through the blog. 
I've read a ton on the topic of spirit communication, séance, channeling, etc., and recently I described to you the atmosphere of a séance and how I see it in my brain. I think I would get more out of it if my séance looked and felt like it would have in the early days of spiritualism. It just seems more fun to me. But really, I want this to be about learning and experiencing.
I know that I have readers from many backgrounds as well as some incredibly spiritual people with many talents checking out the blog, so here's what I'd like to know from you…

  • What does a séance look like to you?
  • Tell me about the atmosphere…
  • Is having a medium a requirement? (I love my medium friends)
  • What should its purpose be?
  • How often should a group meet?
  • Where should it be held?
  • Some traditional views of the séance involve only a particular kind of “sitter” being present. Who should the participants be?
  • What should the rules and routines of our séance be?
  • How should it be documented?
  • Some other questions: Table or no table? Is holding hands or touching fingers necessary? Is it bad to light 50 candles (because you know I want to)?