The church is one of the only churches I know in the area that routinely holds seances. But I have yet to attend a Sunday seance.
So I was happy to see the Atlas Obscura just posted an article about it. After my course of study I did attend a seance at the Holistic Studies Institute on 39th street. Eric Grundhauser who wrote the article and attended the church seance seemed to have a similar seance experience to me.
My experience in learning how to channel was also mixed. I don't possess any great intuitive ability to channel spirits ... and I am not sure many others have that capability either. I have been to many channelers - in Manhattan, Brooklyn and London and there was only one in my years of experience who had the gift. Her name was Ruby and she worked at the Spiritualist Society of Great Britain in London. She was extraordinary!
But going to a seance or a channeler can be very entertaining if you do not expect much. If you really want insights, go to an astrologer or tarot card reader. My opinion!
As Eric writes:
Then the lights came up and everyone shuffled out into the night. While I can’t say that I found any great spiritual connection to the events of the seance, many of the people seemed to connect with the spirit messages they’d received, likely able to map some of their very real concerns to the messages coming from the mediums. Maybe it makes their problems easier to organize or deal with. Or maybe it was dead people. You’d have to try it, and decide for yourself.
And Maybe you should! Solitary Seance: How You Can Talk with Spirits on Your Own