3 Things to Know About Seances

My Gambling Ghosts Series is about roaming spirits who like to play poker.

At the moment I’m working on a seance scene in, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day. 

It’s great, ghouly fun. To give the piece resonance I researched seances. Here are my top three finds:

One – Spirits Like Flowers

… especially white roses. Flowers do add a touch of the Gothic to the scene. Very cryptic.

Two – Candles are a Must

The number required and color vary in my sources, but candles are a “must-have” in a seances. Ghosts are drawn to the light. Or so they say. And I wouldn’t want to make lite of that.

Three – Good Manners Rule

Best practice for seances include opening with a protection prayer/chant and closing with a proper thank you.

Hmm …

While none of these points surprise me, their lack of surprise did. If that makes any sense.

I searched for enchanting secrets to bring back the dead, dark, luscious details to reach into the unknown … a shimmering glimpse of other dimensions. But instead I found flowers, candles and etiquette.

It sounds like a cheesy date:)


shutterstock_104723360 (1)Do you have any seance secrets you would like to share? 




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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

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