Séance Through-out History

Well-known Magicians gained extra exposure by debunking Ouija board sessions. Spirituality captures the imagination of not only your inner-self but the self that surrounds you.  There are many techniques that many consider controversial or even witchcraft… the left-handed path & the right-handed path — depending on usage.  Two examples of this would be Madame Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” as it holds a right-hand atmosphere to the readers.  The opposite of this would be Aleister Crowley’s “The Book of the Law” which deals with the aspect of the left-hand.

The Right-Hand Path deals with concepts of the body, spirit & mind. Karma is also present.

The Left-Hand Path dives into the use of Satanic imagery, sex magic & other taboo methods of rituals.

1. Water Séance

Influenced by the Ancestors in Espiritismo (Santeria) & incorporated into the ceremonial process in the 1940s/50s.  It’s a channeling of working with spirits, your Ancestors of blood, spirit animals, guides & masters.  The spiritual elevation is the concept of this practice.  Maintaining a stable prayer while assisting in spirits that are trapped or lost in this realm.  This is where the white light, prayer, and communication with the spirits align.  The sole focus is on prayers, the evolution of your ESP levels & developing a gateway of guidance via your spiritual energy.  This can also be utilized for spiritual blessings/healing.

Pseudoscience or not. If you believe in it, it’ll take effect.

What It Includes

  • White Light.  An aura surrounds you. 
  • Prayer or Spiritual items (prayer beads, spiritual statues…etc.) protects you. 
  • The water.  It moves if energy is around, or channeling might come via vocalization. 

2. Talking Board

The mainstream tactic of necromancy is using a board of some sort to communicate with spirits.  Ouija boards (talking boards) have been used since ancient times but were thrown into the public’s eye in the late 1800’s.  One of the first accounts of this is in The Hebrew Bible, the Witch of Endor is sought out by King Saul of the Kingdom of Israel to communicate with the Prophet Samuel. The witch is immersed with familiar spirits, she obliges. Accounts speculate that she did not summon Samuel, but instead a force of manipulation.

The Witch of Endor, Dmitri Nikiforovich Martynov


The alluring factor of the Ouija board is the power to communicate with an unknown source. This could very well be a side-effect of the Ideomotor Phenomenon (motions made unconsciously).  Ouija boards & the subconsciousness go hand-to-hand, acting as a form of Anamnesis.  Whatever your belief is — you’ll get something out of the experience depending on your input method.  Well-known Magicians gained extra exposure by debunking Ouija board sessions.

What It Includes

  • White Light.  An aura surrounds you. Image B
  • Prayer or Spiritual items (prayer beads, spiritual statues…etc.) protect you. 
  • Talking Board (Image A)
  • A Planchette of some sort.  (It’ll come with the board if you buy one Image C






3. Catoptromancy

The art form that forces the past, present, and future into a cycle of mediumship by looking into the reflection of a mirror.  Positioned usually towards the moon.  A makeshift shadow box of sorts can be used to place the subject into complete darkness while staring directly into their reflection.

Experience the new reality.  Brought to you by your third eye.  Free-forming a self without being a version of that self.  A form of this (Scrying) can be found within the techniques of many mediums.

What It Includes

  • Prayer or Spiritual items (prayer beads, religious statues…etc.) protect you. 
  • A mirror.  This can be a small makeup mirror or a larger one… it’s due to preference & size of the location you’re conducting the Catoptromancy at.


Forms of Catoptromancy & Necromancy can be found in more than a few Disney films. The Black Cauldron, Hercules & Snow White.

4. Psychomanteum

A claustrophobic approach to necromancy & the most modern concept on the list.  This is an invention from famed Dr. Raymond Moody (a philosopher, psychologist & doctor); known for his experiments on life after death, OBE (Out of Body) & NDE (Near Death).  It involves an enclosed area, limited lighting (candle), and a mirror angled to only reflect the darkness.  This allows you to contact spirits & deal with grief.  This can also induce astral projection.

What It Includes

  • Prayer or Spiritual items (prayer beads, spiritual statues…etc.) protect you. 
  • A mirror.  This works better with a larger mirror.
  • White Light – Candle for aura


5. Cartomancy

The teller of the future.  Cards envision this very moment… or did they? Cartomancy involves fortune telling via the usage of cards. The most common example of this is Tarot Cards.  Mainstream Cartomancy can be attributed to Antoine Court de Gébelin (Freemason) who launched the idea that the Tarot Cards were an Egyptian wisdom to be harnessed by Western civilization.

What It Includes

  • Prayer or Spiritual items (prayer beads, spiritual statues…etc.) protect you. 
  • Tarot Cards (you can purchase these almost anywhere)
  • White Light – Candle for aura


Texts such as Dogma et Rituel de la Haute Magie written by the Sage Éliphas Lévi includes traces of Tarot.


In the letters of the words AZOTH and INRI written kabbalistically; and in the monogram of Christ as embroidered on the Labarum, which the Kabbalist Postel
interprets by the word ROTA, whence the adepts have formed their Taro or Tarot,
by the repetition of the first letter, thus indicating the circle, and suggesting thatthe word is read backwards. 

All magical science is comprised in the knowledge of this secret.

To know it and have the courage to use it is human omnipotence; to
reveal it to a profane person is to lose it; to reveal it even to a disciple is to abdicate in favour of that disciple, who, henceforward, possesses the right of life and
death over his master – I am speaking from the magical standpoint – and will certainly slay him for fear of dying himself.”

Magician Debunks Séance

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