Seance

Definition of Seance

The word seance comes from the French language, meaning seat or session. It is used to describe a meeting of people who gather together to receive spiritual messages or to communicate with the dead. Often people are portrayed as seated around a table holding hands, but that’s not necessary to conduct a seance. Like many practices, the media and Hollywood have tended to perpetuate a lot of hype around seances that isn’t necessarily factual.