How to Contact the Dead, Someone Close to You
Almost all of us have lost someone and understand what it is like to wish to speak to them again. We’ve also seen movies and TV shows in popular Hollywood films which depict the ability to reach out to the dead…communicate with them and receive messages from the other side. A lot of people wonder, “Is it true? Can I contact a lost relative? Will they respond to me from beyond the grave?” The basic answer here is yes, absolutely! But the more complex answer involves a technique…as most of the time it requires some sort of precision conjuration type of equipment (a Ouija board is the most basic form of spiritual communication in modern times), or an expert medium. A medium is a person with special spiritual ability to reach out and contact someone who has passed away. Typically the medium will allow their body to become a channel for the deceased loved one to speak. These types of rituals (that is contacting the dead and asking for a response) are usually referred to as “séances.”
Séances have been played up heavily in Hollywood, but truthfully they should be… As they are very played up in real life as well. A real séance requires power, the type of power that comes in numbers. For this reason, it is very common to find more than one person conducting a séance together… In fact, many times in involves a room full of people. Some of the people partaking in a séance may believe in some may not. A séance is far more powerful and more likely to be effective when it is performed at night, with more than one person, with someone in the room who has a direct connection to the person being contacted from beyond the grave, when the participants are believers in the séance and the life after death, and finally when the séance leader is experienced. It is not a requirement that the séance leader or any participant be a medium, however, it is most certainly a plus and will make the experience more fluid for the spirit involved if a medium is present and willing to participate.
Are Séances Dangerous? Is Contacting The Dead Safe?
In general séances are automatically assumed to be dangerous and quite unsafe. This is without a doubt because of the fear of invoking an evil spirit by accident, letting a evil spirit into the circle by accident, or becoming possessed. All of these fears are reasonable and they are very possible liabilities. Contacting the dead is never 100% guaranteed to be safe. There is always some risk when reaching out to the other side. A practitioner or séance can take all of the proper precautions and still end up dealing with an evil spirit or unwanted energy. There is also no guarantee that the séance or attempt to contact the deceased loved one will be successful at any time. This is why séances often last hours and only result in a few moments of actual contact with the desired target.
How To Perform A Séance As Safely As Possible
Although there are many different ways to conduct a séance, some of the most common methods may seem more basic in nature, but the reason they are most commonly used is because of their effectiveness. In fact, it is thought that the more basic a séance ritual…the greater the focus and concentration on the actual communication with the deceased loved one – and thus the higher likelihood of communication being successful. This is a basic séance routine with the necessary protective precautions to reduce the likelihood of an evil spirit, negative energy or other possession resulting from the séance.
- (1) Willing Participants (the more believers the better)
- (1) White Candle
- (1) Sage Incense
- (1) Photograph or personal affect (belonging to or important to the deceased loved one)
How to Perform the Seance
To begin the séance, dim the lights and form a circle. Join hands and close your eyes. The séance leader (whoever you have chosen) will now need to ask for total silence and concentration. The séance leader should ask the circle to focus their thoughts on the deceased loved one. After a few moments have passed, séance leader will ask the circle to open their eyes.
While lighting the white candle one person shall speak “I light this candle in the name of _SPEAK THE NAME OF THE DECEASED_, come to us and join us in this friendly circle of ours. Come to us now.”
While lighting the sage incense, another person shall speak “I light this sage in the name of all that is good and to dispel the energies of any wandering evil that may be lurking in the shadows.”
The séance leader will now instruct the circle to close their eyes once again (everyone except for the leader, who must watch the candle). Everyone should once more join hands while everyone chants “Come to us _NAME OF DECEASED_, we invite you into our circle, a friendly place for you to be.” This may need to be repeated several times and it is up to the séance leader to detect a change in the flicker of the flame or the trail of incense smoke. After an anomaly is detected in the flame or in incense, the séance leader must ask if the deceased is present with the circle. This question may need to be repeated several times before and answer is noticeable, detected or obvious.
After contact has been established and it is certain that the correct spirit is in and with the circle, questions may be asked. Is important to only ask the spirit one question at a time…it is important not to overwhelm the spirit. Remember communication across the plains is not easy, it isn’t easy for us and it isn’t easy for the spirit either. Speak slowly, clearly and with intent. Only one person should speak at a time. It is customary to allow up to 30 seconds for the deceased loved one to respond.
Sometimes a spirit will be lost mid-communication, or somewhere throughout the séance ritual. If this happens the deceased loved one will simply stop responding and no more questions shall be answered. This is commonly misperceived “as having offended the spirit,” however, this is usually not the case. Sometimes the communication connection can simply be too weak. There are a lot of things that can create weak communications in séances and when contacting the dead. Let’s go over some of them.