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reese
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Not to derail the thread, but I completely agree with you Todd on using personal info about a deceased loved one. I was thinking of having a seance become a tad overpowering by losing control of it, within the context of a story.
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When I did my first seance show I incorporated the lost of control as part of the arc of the show. It was fun to play with terror as a performance dynamic.
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I think if we are looking to suspend disbelief then the magic or spirits, the immaterial force that we are saying is creating the observed effects, should have an agenda of their / its own. The ultimate demonstration of this is when things begin happening that appear to surprise and frighten the performer, and are contrary to their stated plan. We need some chaos to seed the terror.

Great conversation folks. I'm enjoying your input greatly. And if you haven't read the thread in the crypt on spectator as medium, you should check it out. It dove tails with this conversation nicely.
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On Apr 13, 2014, Todd Robbins wrote:
The Mindbuster can be very effective for compiling information. A lot of information can be gathered with a single device used by many participants before the performance begins, if you know what I mean. I can't think of a scenario where you would want to use this device during the proceedings. Also, personal information can be overpowering in a theatrical seance. Having their Uncle Harry coming through during a seance show can be emotionally devastating for an audience member. The use of personal information takes a theatrical seance into a whole new realm, and it's not entertainment anymore.


Not their Uncle Harry! MY Uncle Harry. . . He's my spirit guide and he's been popping up since 1982.

But I am confused. . . In a post above you said "It's very useful for seance work." Yet in the next post you say that personal information can be emotionally devastating. "The use of personal information takes a theatrical séance into a whole new realm, and it's not entertainment anymore." For what reason are we collecting this info? Why use the Mindbuster at all in a séance?
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A Mindbuster can be used for any kind of work done before the show starts. It can be used for gathering all kinds of information beyond the names of the dead. For instance, having your Uncle Harry describe to you where the participants live and what their homes look like could be an amazing part of the seance.
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