Hosting a Seance
Published: 10/19/2007 by PartyPages.Com
Hosting a Seance
Halloween is here and it is all about celebrating the dead. We dress up in our most ghastly costumes and parade around for all to see. But what better way to celebrate the dead than to try to contact them and speak with them? How do you do that? You have a seance.
A seance is just a ritual in which you get a group of people, usually more than one person, together to create a “spiritual” power. The purpose is to try and make contact or to try and establish a meeting of some sort with the deceased. There are lots of roles that must be followed to create a successful seance. You want to create a great atmosphere and you want your guests to be serious about what you are planning to do. No one likes a cut-up. And you want everyone to be comfortable with doing something of this nature.
Invite people that you know are going to enjoy themselves and won't be skeptical. The right mind-set just might conjure up a ghostly apparition. Let your friends and family know well in advance what they may expect.
Next, you must choose the perfect location. It is probably going to be done in the home of the host/hostess. However, there are other options. There are people who can be hired to hold the seance and they may even have a great space to have it in. They may invite you into their home. Consider calling local country clubs or places that could be rented for an evening of fright. Old, abandoned mansions are the greatest but be aware of any trespassing postings and that everyone is safe.
If you have not found a location, you may consider contacting a physic for hire. They will be the person that conducts the events of the night. They will be known as the medium because they know about paranormal activities. Of course, you will probably find the over them internet and maybe in the local telephone book. You want to choose a location that is familiar with everyone and easy to gain access to. And you also want to choose a place that will not be near any major disturbances such as highways or noises.
The setting or decor, if you will, for the party will probably be more of a darker theme. Meaning, you will need to cover windows and use lots of candles to give an eerie effect. Maybe you can allow just a little bit of moonlight shine through the windows. Candles can be placed around the room and one should be added to the middle of the table. And the seance should probably be performed around large table. You want everyone to be able to fit around it. You may even want to play quiet, soothing meditation or trance music to out everyone in the mood to contact the after-life.
The medium, or whoever is conducting the ceremony, will probably be able to direct the group. There will probably be certain phrases they want you to repeat and they may want you to do a few rituals to prepare yourself for the upcoming events. You want everyone to be calm and to have their minds in the right places. If someone is going to be acting out, then it is best that they not be invited. The group will decide who to call upon, say a parent or child who is no longer living.
Some people actually like to record the whole event. You can consider placing a voice, tape recorder somewhere nearby. But for a greater effect and for a greater chance to witness the bizarre, you may consider hiring a videographer to tape the seance. It may give some proof to the skeptical that something actual arrived at the gathering.
Be safe in any occasions or events that you are hosting. If someone suffers from any heart disorders, it may not be best to invite them. You wouldn't want them to be hurt or be ill at anytime. Always have fun and be prepared to see at least a ghost or two.