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Mon, Nov. 26th, 2007, 07:17 pm
paulafromtwoson: A Skeptical History Of Spirit Mediums

Here is an interesting special on the hoaxes of spiritual seances. It is interesting to see some of the recorded hoaxes, though the angle an this documentary leans heavily toward absolute skepticism...

Part 1-3


Fri, Nov. 16th, 2007, 07:37 pm
paulafromtwoson: Ouija/Talking Boards

Hello, everyone!

I'm sorry the community is off to such a slow start. I've been spending a lot of my time reading an extremely informative and interesting book, The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the various aspects of documented spiritual activity.

Meanwhile, I've been looking around to replace my tacky glow-in-the-dark Ouija Board (no self-respecting ghost would visit it ^_^). Since talking boards (the non-trademarked name for Ouija Boards and the like) are basically starter kits for holding your own séances, I figured it would be a good way to start out.

The instructions can be located here, or I found this authentic photo of the instructions that were printed on the back of older, wooden Ouija Boards:

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I plan on beginning a personal séance log to record, in details, the contents of my future séance sessions. The idea is to make a basic record of the proceedings, whether or not any phenomena is experienced. Because I'll be doing my best to keep only serious participants in my séance circle, I realize that there may be sessions where nothing of interest happens.

I do, however, plan on posting all interesting experiences here, in the community. I also plan on audio recording my sessions--if I encounter something of special interest, I'll be sure to post the audio record here, too.

If anyone else in the community has an Ouija Board that they use, please feel free to post your experiences!

Finally, I thought this was very amusingCollapse )

Sun, Nov. 4th, 2007, 05:46 pm
paulafromtwoson: Introduction Post

Hello, and welcome to seance_circle!

I have started this community in an attempt to find people interested or experienced in the art of séance. Starting séances circles or "home circles" (in which a small party is organized to participate in a séance) is an activity that held great popularity throughout the end of the 1800's and into the early 1900's. Unfortunately for séances enthusiasts, the general interest in this sort of activity has greatly diminished.

In short, I've started this community in the hopes of promoting an active séance community where people might be inspired to start their own home circles, share their experiences, techniques, etc.

To start the community off, I plan on posting links to various articles that will help people to begin holding their own séances.

When you join the community, please feel free to make an introduction post! Let us know what has sparked your interest in séances, what former supernatural experiences you have had, etc.

Thanks for stopping by!

LINKS:
So you wanna hold a seance
How to have a seance