The Séance – Table Tapping – The Ouija Board
The séance, table tapping and the ouija board are all techniques for contacting the spirit world that have come under a lot of fire for the sometimes unfortunate, and extremely unpleasant consequences that have occurred, during and after using these methods in the past. However I feel duty bound to point out that it isn’t the techniques that are at fault but the people using them, that stated let’s take a look at why things go so terribly wrong, and at least some of the consequences.
Understanding the history of these methods may help you to more fully understand exactly what it is you are trying to contact and therefore help prevent problems from arising. Therefore there a several videos placed throughout this article on the The Ouija Board, The Séance, and Table Tipping that give example of what can go wrong, what happens during, and other useful pieces of information.
Dabbling is defined as: “to take a casual or superficial interest or part in a subject or activity”. But for the purposes of this article Dabbling will be defined as: “the neglectful, disrespectful, foolhardy and dangerous meddling with metaphysical forces that no human being fully understands”. If you do not understand exactly what you are doing, then you MUST not use any of the techniques on this page. You will find similar warnings throughout this text.
Below are some simple suggestions on carrying out a séance, obviously you don’t have to do it this way but I strongly suggest that you take note of the opening and closing routine and the respect issues.
Ensure all participants of the séance are settled comfortably around a table, the atmosphere should be relaxed, anyone feeling uncertain or unhappy about the proceedings should be encouraged to leave the circle.
To assure your protection place a religious symbol or white beeswax candle in the middle of the table.
remove anything that may prove to be a distraction from the room. Turn off mobile devices and settle pets where they are most unlikely to be disturbed by the séance or any paranormal phenomena that may result.
Depending upon the preferences of the sitters either turn the lights down or off completely. Personally I feel that a completely dark séance should be avoided where possible due to the possibility of trickery by a sitter and in the interests of health and safety.
Get the sitters to put their hands on the table, fingers spread comfortably, with the little finger of each touching the hand of the sitter either side of them, this makes the passage of any energies between sitters flow easily.
Start the séance with a prayer of protection. The prayer denomination is unimportant, but it should be short and focussed on good intentions and benevolence.
Focus on inviting the spirits into the circle for a short time, when you feel enough time has elapsed, call out to any spirits that may be present.
Keep concentrating on the spirit energies present in the room and ask them relevant questions. These questions can be answered by one tap for no and two taps for yes. I have had some success asking the spirit or energy concerned to touch the person the message applies to. Do remember to ask that persons permission first.
Talk to the spirits until you either a) get no more responses or b) that everyone feels that it’s time to end the séance. If only one person wishes to end the night’s activities it is a good idea to comply with that individuals wishes. A negative frame of mind will disrupt the séance anyway and you could be running the risk of drawing a negative energy into the séance circle.
Thank the spirits for joining you and close the séance by saying goodbye and end the séance with a prayer similar to the opening prayer.
Although you should be watchful, remain as relaxed as possible and keep the atmosphere light. Stress seems to inhibit spirit communications.
If you are joined by a malicious energy, order it to depart at once and get all sitters to recite the protective prayer you opened the séance with. Do not under any circumstance interact with it.
Always treat spirit energies with the greatest of respect at all times, there can be serious repercussions if you disrespect spirits and metaphysical energies. The chances that you may be dealing with a powerful negative entity or energy is always there.
Watch the video below to see exactly what not to do and why. I have no idea if there were other unpleasant results later for these girls but I suspect so, there was an update link on the video but it led back to the original footage.
There is a distinct difference between having a relaxed atmosphere during a séance and careless, disrespectful one, I repeat my earlier warning: It needs to be borne in mind that the results of blasé. indifferent behaviour when dealing with the paranormal can lead to very serious consequences.
Holding a table tapping session is almost exactly the same as holding a séance. I personally believe that the use of protection and respect for table tapping is more important than for a séance, why? Because you are asking the spirits of the dead to provide physical interaction with you by moving the table. If something is capable of moving a heavy table, then it is more than capable of physically harming those around the table.
I am not trying to frighten you unnecessarily, in my experience it is very rare for a human spirit to harm anyone, but attacks on investigators have become more regular in recent years and that old adage about being better safe that sorry is definitely one worth keeping in mind.
This particular technique takes more flack than the other two put together, because of all of the scaremongering about it, perhaps with good reason, but the real fault once again lies with the people using it (see Dabbling above).
Once again (I can’t state this enough) protection and respect are paramount, and in this case probably more so than with the séance and table tipping. Why? Because this time round you are asking the spirits for messages and physical interaction, in my view adding the dangers of the two techniques mentioned above together, thereby doubling your risk factor.
In recent years there have been extremely worrying reports of demonic activity being started through the ouija board. These demons take various names, Ma ma, Satan and others but the most frequently reported is a supposed demon by the name of Zozo who manifests various phenomena both during after the ouija session, in the video below the Ghost Adventures team have a run in with this particularly unpleasant entity.
In spite of the warnings above, there is absolutely nothing wrong with practicing The Séance, Table Tapping or The Ouija Board provided you do so sensibly! So here is one last video as a final warning – Stay Safe!