This blog marks year two! Where did the time go? Better yet, what is time? Time seems to standstill in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. It’s definitely the energy here – no doubt about it. Mediums have been working with the Spirit World in this area since 1894.
I love the energy here. It’s why I started the phenomena circle at Slater House. Mrs. Slater, long ago on the higher side of life, always gets a greeting from us when we arrive. Last week I had a student sage and say prayers to ready the room while I took care of other business in the kitchen. Minutes later we took our seats and waited for others to arrive. I smelled the air and said, ‘This does not smell like white sage. It smells more like cedar.’ The student agreed. Now, how does that happen? My best guess is Mrs. Slater preferred it and made it happen. We shared with the others when they arrived.
Two weeks ago, we could hear Mrs. Slater in the kitchen – perhaps making spaghetti, as one student smelled, and later doing the dishes. We all heard the latter, which makes it a true phenomenon. We have seen Spirit lights on one another and throughout the room and have heard raps and what sounded like rustling in the corner. Last week I looked down toward my chest and saw Spirit lights – very cool.
Last year the Slater House was gifted with thick curtains – the ones like you’d find on a stage. Not a peep of light can seep through, which is a definite plus. We sit with the red lights dimmed. To raise the energy, we have fresh flowers and last week we sang. Spirit enjoyed that! Raise that energy!! Most times we’ll talk about phenomena that has occurred in our lives. Spirits pile in to listen.
Around Halloween, the Spiritualist Camp had a fundraiser called Spirit Crawl. Groups of 10 went to several buildings to explore phenomena. My daughter and I took one group. The Slater House was our last stop. Lots of phenomena happening. Toward the end of our time, I spied out of the corner of my eye, a blue light shaped like a wand just over a foot high on the door that leads to the library. It was amazing – most everyone saw it!
Mrs. Slater showed herself once again at a healing class I attended a couple of nights ago. She was in the kitchen. I first smelled coffee and asked if anyone could smell it. Yep, they could. And then peanut butter cookies. Yum!
I just checked with a Camp elder to confirm that Mrs. Slater was a not a medium in this organization, although a Spiritualist. Her grandfather was one of the first to settle here. It was his request that no grass grow on the front lawn, but only flowers. The elder said one could smell the flowers several houses away. I also learned that Mrs. Slater enjoyed cooking and her specialty was, you guessed it, cookies. I love it!
I’d like to believe phenomena happens everywhere, and I have witnessed it in other places. I do believe it definitely occurs just a little bit more here in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
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Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.