This depends on what
you, the user, are looking for. Its primary purpose
is to create a link with departed spirits, for the purpose
of research, insight or problem-resolving.
In the right hands and
with the right training, it has valid application in
grief therapy, helping the bereaved deal with their
loss and with personal and relationship issues
that were unresolved prior to the loss.
Use of the manteum is
also very relaxing. Even on occasions when the
desired result does not come about (it does happen!)
the experience is usually quite beneficial to the user.
An advanced user can
quickly attain an altered state of consciousness with
its use, helping him/her to achieve other esoteric aims.
And above all, it can
be enormously satisfying to extend the boundaries of experience!