|Fuji (planchette writing)
||Chinese precursor to Ouija board
||Two people hold wooden stylus over sand; one gets possessed by a spirit and writes out Chinese characters; third person interprets.
||Slow, difficult to read, written in sand
||Medium-facilitated visual spirit contact
||Medium enters trance; ectoplasm covers his/her face and transforms it to spirit’s face; spirit speaks or manipulates medium’s vocal cords.
||Draining for medium; seances most often conducted in darkness or red light
||Telephone-like device for direct communication without a human medium
||Wear headset connected to an inflated balloon; ghost vibrates it against a microphone; listen to amplified communication.
||Worked poorly unless inventor’s son, who was considered a medium, was present
|Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)
||Incursion of spirit voice into a recording device’s electrical field
||Turn on recorder in a very quiet place; disruptions become imprinted on tape; listen for ghost voices in playback.
||Initial equipment investment, messages can be hard to hear
||Mind-generated energy message aimed directly at particular spirits with whom you wish to communicate
||Enter hypnagogic state; focus on spirit and send energy message; wait anywhere from minutes to hours for reply.
||Easier to send messages to the dead than to receive them
||Accessing one of your previous selves
||Receive hypnosis and recall memories of former lives buried very deep within unconscious.
||Limited contact choices, potential for new levels of self-hatred