Let's say you were invited to a seance and you decided to go. What sorts of things would you expect to see and experience? The more details the better.
First thanks for the response. As part of our Halloween festivities, like many of us, we host an annual party. It's typically a handful of friends and close family along with nieces and nephews. It's never been the typical Halloween party like most throw (ie: not a traditional kids Halloween party with games and such nor an adult only party with booze and silly costumes).Curious why you're asking.
Sounds like we are of similar 'not normalness' around our Halloween. Though, I've certainly leaned more mainstream with our party lately, the highlight is always a campfire story with some theatrics thrown in. I usually take a few trial runs on nieces and nephews through the year. Goal is to have kids clinging to parents, but not up all night with nightmares. Older kids to find cool/interesting not neccesarily "SCARY".First thanks for the response. As part of our Halloween festivities, like many of us, we host an annual party. It's typically a handful of friends and close family along with nieces and nephews. It's never been the typical Halloween party like most throw (ie: not a traditional kids Halloween party with games and such nor an adult only party with booze and silly costumes).
At the end of the evening I typically do something of a theatrical performance with effects , props, and various hauntiques. While I don't do blood I don't do cutesy either. Sometimes the shows are a little too dark (like last year) and we have to pre-screen the younger ones to make sure it's not too much for them. Then, if it is, plan out alternative activities for them do while the others are watching the performance.
This year I'm upping the experience to be more for the 13+ crowd. As part of that there's going to be a seance. I'm no huckster or con-artist - in fact I discourage such things. I don't believe in taking advantage of people - and especially in this case, friends and family. But I do encourage the audience to participate in the spirit of the evening and take away whatever they want while not ruining it for the others. The point is to be entertained and have a good time.
We all get our opinions and beliefs about things based on observation or personal experience. With all that in mind I'm doing a bit of a survey to see how others see seances and what their expectations are going into one if they were ever invited and decided to go. There are many ways to conduct a seance. I hope to use this information to help build a better and more enjoyable show. Who knows, perhaps this year the stars will be right.
Whether or not this account is apocryphal, it does demonstrate the true need of the successful psychic to be a good "cold reader" and to give the client what they want. There are many established psychics in the town where I live so they must be "good".A local woman's sister paid a Psychic $1,200.. but when she gave her reading ... things only known to the sister concerning her deceased Father came out.
The man always talked about his "Boat" and how he had to allow you to board, and if you displeased him some how, you would not be allowed on his boat.
Then there was also a connection to the one young Grand daughter that was a bit mystical, yet endearing for all who were told about this seance.
It seemed to me that the sister was happy with the money she spent for this, because it was a pleasant picture as "Painted" by the Psychic.