Considering that dreams can create, even while awake, visions and powerful experiences, as shown by drugs such LSD, psilocybin, also meditation techniques, a séance can create situations which promote altered states of consciousness. These states can frequently allow people to access levels of mind that are usually unconscious, allowing the person to reach creative solutions and contact the dead. See ASC

An example is given by Dr Grof as he was treating a young man using LSD as therapeutic tool to deal with depression.

 Example: “In one particularly unnerving session a young man suffering from depression found himself in what seemed to be another dimension. It had an eerie luminescence, and although he could not see anyone he sensed that it was crowded with discarnate beings. Suddenly he sensed a presence very close to him, and to his surprise it began to communicate with him telepathically. It asked him to please contact a couple who lived in the Moravian city of Kromeriz and let them know that their son Ladislav was well taken care of and doing all right. It then gave him the couple’s name, street address, and telephone number.

The information meant nothing to either Grof or the young man and seemed totally unrelated to the young man’s problems and treatment. Still, Grof could not put it out of his mind. “After some hesitation and with mixed feelings, I finally decided to do what certainly would have made me the target of my colleagues’ jokes, had they found out,” says Grof. “I went to the telephone, dialled the number in Kromeriz, and asked if I could speak with Ladislav. To my astonishment, the woman on the other side of the line started to cry. When she calmed down, she told me with a broken voice: ‘Our son is not with us any more; he passed away, we lost him three weeks ago.’”

Of course, it doesn’t mean that any person who claims they can go into trance can actually enter waking lucid dreaming. Many people claim to and can earn money by looking or acting as if they can contact the dead. See The Waking Lucid Dream Edgar Cayce

But dreaming of being at or running a séance usually indicates or suggests a desire or ability to contact the dead. It can indicate intuitive knowledge, repressed desires, or unconscious wishes. It might also link with parts of yourself that are dead or you killed in some way. But also links with the unknown, the irrational, the dead. See Dreaming of DeathNear Death ExperiencesRudolph Steiner’s Philosophy of Life and DeathThe Archetype of DeathJourneying Beyond Dreams and Death

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