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Monday, February 9, 2015
Spirit Summoning Ritual Using Mirrors (镜子招鬼术)
This is one
new trick that I learnt from a Japanese ghost hunter.
will need are two mirrors of same size. Though size doesn’t matter, but the
bigger the mirror; the better the visual result is.
also need two white candles and some incense.
of the mirrors should be placed opposite to each other. Traditionally if
situation permits, one mirror should be facing the northeast direction and the
other facing the southwest.
should ideally be performed at night or at dusk. For best results, you should
also choose a real haunted place. Best if you also know the name of the spirits
that haunt the place; the info can be obtained by doing a simple research.
Somehow, my Japanese friends think the last rooms along hotel corridors are always
mirrors are set up properly, a player who wishes to summon a ghost shall put
his/her left palm onto the mirror facing southwest so that he/she is facing
northeast. As with the Chinese, Japanese believe that northeast side belongs to
‘ghost door’ (鬼门).
should now continue to call out the name of the spirit after the candles are
lit on both sides indicating that both doors to spirit realms are now opened.
It is said that once the spirit doors are opened, one should see spirits coming
out from the northeastern door heading towards the southeastern door. So in our case, the
mirrors act as doors to spiritual world. Theoretically, as long as both candles
are burning, the player is pretty safe because the candle lights act as beacons
for spirits to travel.
one of the candle lights is extinguished; then whatever spirits that came out
from the ‘ghost door’ cannot pass through the other side. If this situation
happens, then the player who stands in between the mirrors may be possessed by
spirits and fainted or even becomes crazy.
when everything goes smoothly, person in between the mirrors shall see many
white shadows or hearing noises; he/she may feel something is rubbing his/her
shoulders as if people are walking hastily passing through him/her.
of this game may see reflections of inexplicable moving objects appearing on
the mirror. They may feel cold or hot or things in the place may topple or
moved. If everyone stays calm, then no one shall be harmed.
In order to
end the conjuration, the candle at the northeastern corner should be
extinguished first to stop spirits from coming out. As a precaution, some
blessed salt should be prepared and also as space purification items after the
As I heard,
there are people became crazy and never recovered after playing this seemingly
harmless game. So try with caution if you would, but best just to leave the