Séance Theatre

If you believe what you see on television, the only way to have a ghostly encounter is to stumble around in the dark through a mouldy old house, lugging equipment and hoping for a tiny glimpse of paranormal activity.  It was not always so.  People once gathered in homes or public places, both modest and elegant, to wonder at the mysteries of the spirit world and see if it was possible to make contact.

Some people still do.

Cartoon from the 1853 British magazine, Punch, showing the dangers of playing séance games

Séance is not necessarily scary, though it is suspenseful. It need not happen in a darkened room with everyone holding hands around the table. You won’t be intruded upon by your judgy dead relatives.

Spooky séance scene from the 1922 silent film, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler

Saul draws upon the classical techniques for spirit connection that date back 100 years and more. He also can bring more modern techniques, using electronic equipment that was not available to the pioneering spiritualists. It can be done as a costumed affair or as a more casual event.

It can happen in your home, in a location with a haunted history, or just about anywhere where the group can be isolated. Do a light exploration, like many of the curious did in the 19th century, or do a deep dive. There are so many possibilities!

Imagine sitting by candle-light after a delicious dinner.  Saul Ravencraft, has prepared you with what you need to know and do.  The shadows leap about on the faces of your friends, each waiting and listening.  Everything has been arranged.  Will you receive a sign?  Will the spirits visit and make themselves known?  Will they know you?

Experience Séance Theatre as a private event, or request an invitation to one of our group gatherings where you’ll meet other curious seekers. To arrange a private event, find out about a group event, or get more information, please use our contact form or call at 512-994-4678.

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