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First let me say I just finished writing 23907 words 60 pages and did some illustrations for my new manuscript The Secret History of the Seance and on top of that just finished the outline and the lecture notes for my up coming lecture that is set for Jan 4th 2015 and I am wore out.

So if any of this seems a bit bumpy you know why.

I would have to say a séance worker would either be called a séance worker, host as Tony mentioned above referring to the person who is hosting the event or a séance conductor or medium It really all depends on what style and period your performing the séance as.

My personal preference is MEDIUM. Then again one of my acts a very traditional séance circa 1850s. Yeah, we even shoot guns and play other worldly music. Just like they did in the good old days. Now I know that too strong of an act for most of you but its historical accurate if your performing a early spiritualist style of séance that was popularized here in Ohio back in the 1850s that is. Its also the state in which I reside so it seems only fitting to do it the way it was back then.
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On Jul 18, 2014, The Curator wrote:
A Charlatan.


If it's 'entertainment after' dinner, then he's as little/as much a charlatan as a magician doing an ambitious card routine.
If you play it for real, I'd agree with you.
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A Charlatan, in Africa, isn't an insult. It's a term used to design sorcerers. Charlatan is also a very interesting approach to weird phenomenons because you 'reproduce': a XIXth century seance experience. Your talent, then, consists of making people forget that the seance may have been a forgery. So, it's one of the possible approaches...
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Medium is the traditional title. You can also go with professor or reverend if you don't feel that is misrepresentation. BTW, a seance medium's assistant is called the 'Control' just in case you are looking for that proper name. Assistant has a theatrical ring to it.


In a traditional séance, a control is a purportedly discarnate entity who acts as the medium's intermediary with the spirit world. Examples are 'Phinut' for Mrs. Piper and more recently 'Prof Hans Bender' for Kai Muegge. These identities may or may not be traceable to actual historical figures.
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On Jul 18, 2014, The Curator wrote:
A Charlatan, in Africa, isn't an insult. It's a term used to design sorcerers. Charlatan is also a very interesting approach to weird phenomenons because you 'reproduce': a XIXth century seance experience. Your talent, then, consists of making people forget that the seance may have been a forgery. So, it's one of the possible approaches...

Very interesting!
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On Jul 18, 2014, The Curator wrote:
A Charlatan.


One of my shows was called "The Charlatan's Seance".
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Yes Todd Robbins, you should come and do The Charlatan's Seance! that's a great idea!! I remember your ad for that one. It was you wearing a priest looking shirt with a tambourine and spirit trumpet floating over your head. I really wanted to see that. I did see the Mark Twain Centennial Seance you did in CT. That was awesome and of course really loved Play Dead (are you sure I cant buy a DVD copy of that?!)
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How about...

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I think most magicians are materialists. So if you post a belief or (g@d forbid!) an actual experience of the Non-Physical on this forum...you're attacked or mocked. That's cool. Go for it! I was an assistant to a Medium for a few years. I used no contrivances. I understand trickery. Things still happened that made me think " I don't know".... My best to y'all, in all of your experiences.
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On the Spooky forum, most magicians aren't 'materialists", they're tricksters. Today I woke up, threw a die and make 5. Today I'm a buddhist.
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How about Master Steven? Leave the description to them, after the show, and then quote them for the next time.

I did a PR piece once, that had no pictures of me...only pix of audience members reacting. Potential buyers had to make up their own minds about what it was. It got me a lot of work. A lot.
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On the Spooky forum, most magicians aren't 'materialists", they're tricksters. Today I woke up, threw a die and make 5. Today I'm a buddhist.

Yeah, I'm a faker, a taker... a midnight snaker...Today I rolled a blank die. It came up...blank. I'm a a Chaos Magician! (Very astute Mr. C & Mr. G... I come out of Soto Zen Buddhism and I am a juggler. Coincidence? P'raps. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.
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What do you call a seance performer ?

Broke


If you only do seance ! Smile
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