God has given us strong warnings in the Bible on the issue of whether or not we should attempt to contact the dead or other spirits (i.e. angels, saints, deceased family members or friends, etc). He also addresses the issue of reincarnation. His commands to us on these issues are unambiguous. Reincarnation is a fairy tale, and we should make no attempts whatsoever to seek contact with spirits (except God himself). That includes deceased relatives, friends or anyone else including "saints" and the Virgin Mary. God clearly tells us that it is not possible for us to contact our deceased loved ones, and that there are great spiritual dangers lurking for those who attempt to do so.
In the past few decades, there has been an explosion of interest in communicating with the dead, and with other spirits. Two recent examples of this in America are the television shows Beyond, which is hosted by James Van Praagh, and Crossing Over which is hosted by John Edward. Another example where millions of people are being deceived by very convincing spiritual apparitions, and real miracles, are the alleged Marian apparitions that are occurring all over the world. Those who are involved in these kinds of practices don't understand (or are intentionally ignoring) the great spiritual risks they are taking.
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any [thing] that is done under the sun. . .Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (KJV)
And, so, believing this with my whole heart and soul, first, why do I watch that un-Godly programming? I know it is dangerous to view, I know that things like this bother me mentally, maybe more so than others. I watched a movie called "It" and to this day, I am terrified about things relating to the movie. And, that was "make-believe". You can imagine how reality affects me.
My life has become unreal, my dreams are taking over the days