pictured is a sign advertising spiritual mediums. they offer readings for around $50. spiritualists believe that we can comunicate with the dead through a medium. personally i am skepitcal about the concept but many people take this very seriously. might be a fun thing to do when in cassadaga. visit cassadaga's website for a list of mediums.
the colby memorial temple is the center of religious life in cassadaga. the temple is named after cassadaga's founder george colby. spiritualists believe in god but think that prophets such as jesus and mohammed were mere mortals. check out the cassadaga website for more information.
the cassadaga spiritualist bookstore is located in the andrew jackson davis building on stevens street. the bookstore sells books about spiritualism and metahysics. they also sell native american crafts, candles, semi-precious stones, and other gift items. an interesting place to check out when in cassadaga.
there are postings at the bookstore bulletin board for all manner of psychic classes and get togethers. These people take this seriously as I get the impression these classes are meant for locals only.
Mine cost $50 and was done in a tiny upstairs room in the Cassadaga hotel. Birdy, the psychic records the entire thing and gives you the tape. She said some extremely accurate stuff to me right off the bat. Not the general stuff such as, "is there a male figure with an 'm' in his name" I'm talking full names, personalities, etc. Very cool stuff.
There are regular healing sessions scheduled throughout the week. There are services and classes held in this building and tours given all around it. Inquire at the book store or check the notices out front. Usually weekends are the most active times ... as in any community.
There is a little garden next to the book store where you can rest or meditate. It's been dedicated to a lady who passed very recently. She lived in Cassadaga for many, many years and lived to be 96 years old. They had a memorial service for her while I was there. She seemed to be a well loved member of the community.
I'm told this is a Jasmine bush. I have a Jasmine house plant and a large Jasmine bush that has been on our property for 40 or 50 years. Nothing like this one. Does anyone know about these things? Give me a tip, please.
I tend to do the latter. As I said before, I find Cassadaga almost mesmerizing, it's so quiet and peacefull there. These pics are from the park at the little lake in Cassadaga. There is a play area for children, but I usually see adults sitting in their car or on a bench....pretty much just staring into space.
I love the Spanish moss that hangs in the trees....and the tall scrub pines.
If you walk the streets of Cassadaga....you'll enjoy some of the gardens or the unusual houses and decorations around them. Signs in windows or on posts will give you an indication of whether or not the person is available for visitors. I've always just enjoyed the quiet of the walk.
One lady was working in her garden and we had quite a nice visit talking about a few varieties of plants that we can't grow in the north. Folks are very friendly in Cassadaga.
Choosing a Medium or Astrologer or whatever...is a purely personal choice. I prefer someone who is older, takes things seriously, has some time and experience under their belt, and has studied their gift carefully. There are a lot of what I call "kitchen table variety" people out there... and I don't have time for that foolishness.
I saw a medium at the camp who was a sweet and sincere woman who has been doing readings for years (20+).... she records her sessions.... and altho I couldn't verify her accuracy entirely, she was on target in several areas which were probably the more important messages for me to receive. I don't know where the information came from, but she was absolutely on target for some things which are current in my life. Some of the spirits or guides she described were not familiar to me...so what does that mean? I'll probably think about the messages and pay attention for a while to see if anything from that part of my reading reveals itself.
This medium had an office in a bldg. where several readers have space. You can get information and pricing from the people at the book store.
The book store is across from the hotel as you enter the camp area. It's a friendly, inviting book store and gift shop. You can find a wide range of mystical publications as well as crystals, jewelry, chimes, cards, incense, etc.
Here you can find a bulletin board with more names of psychics who are available that day. You can get information on them, find their business card and use the phone to schedule an appointment. Special programs are held here from time to time, so you might want to take the time to ask about what is happening the day or week you are in town.
In this building, I found people who were more sincere, polite, spiritual, informative, and honest. I found information, a recommendation and confirmation about the woman I ultimately went to see. Always ask about these people before you make an appointment. Ask about their training, credentials, length of time they have been doing this, how long have they been in Cassadaga...whatever you think might help you to decide it is the right person for you to speak to.
pictured is one of many historic homes and buildings in cassadaga. whether you believe in spiritualism or not cassadaga offers fine examples of old florida architecture.
a psychic book, that is. You won't find On The Road here, but you will find every type of psychic literature you could possible imagine.
The bookstore is right next to the hotel.