Charts & Graphs
Means used to contact the deceased.
|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|
|Transfiguration||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|
|Psychic Telephone||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|
|Thoughtforms||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|
|Past-Life Regression||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|