Friday, April 03, 2015

A to Z Blogging Challenge - Cassadaga "Psychic Center of the World"

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For those of you who love a good mystery, ghost story, or have ever had your palm read, Cassadaga, Florida, "The Psychic Center of the World,” is a place you must explore. I went there once when I was a teenager, and that time didn’t see what all the fuss was about. But since then I’ve learned that Cassadaga, now known as a spiritual destination, was founded by George P. Colby from New York, and that he was “guided” to the land that is present day Cassadaga to found the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, which is now a U.S. Historic District. It is a regular little sleepy town, with a twist!
This story starts in 1875

The "Camp" has beautiful grounds
The bookstore and information center

The Sunflower holds special meaning...
 The name "Cassadaga" comes from a Seneca Indian word meaning “Water beneath the rocks.”

 
Take your pick!


Spirit Lake

The Cassadaga Hotel houses a ghost!
The majority of inhabitants are mediums or psychics, and the hotel even has a ghost named Arthur. There is a walking tour service, Daniel’s Orb Tour (386-228-2880), through the town.
The principles of spirituality that are taught by the people at Cassadaga state, "Spiritualism has no dogma or creed, just a simple set of nine principles to help guide our lives". According to the teachings of Spiritualism, it is the "Science, philosophy, and religion based upon the principle of continuous life."

“As the sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun, 
so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity to the light of truth.”

Cassadaga location

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26 comments:

  1. It's a lovely blog Lisa, the pics are very evocative. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it throughout the April challenge.

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  2. I love a good mystery and this sounds like a good one to love. Great signs! Especially the Ghost Crossing one.

    Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

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  3. Hi Lisa - I'd like to see it .. but I'd be wary ... an interested spectator - sounds somewhat spooky .. but fascinating to be told about .. and I like the Seneca word - 'water under the rocks' ... something to remember when I visit .. cheers Hilary

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  4. Sounds a bit like the equivalent of a place like Tintagel down in Cornwall - that has lots of spiritualist, wicca and new age events and shops (as well as a lot of things about King Arthur, which is what makes it famous :)). Cassadaga sounds like an interesting place to visit.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  5. I visited Sedona, Arizona which is supposed to be THE spiritual spot too with spiritual vortexes swirling throughout. However, I never felt it. Maybe I just wasn't in tune. On a friend's 50th birthday, we had our tarot cards read just for fun. Two of us got good reports; the birthday girl got a negative report. That put the ol' damper on the rest of the celebration. Lesson: don't ask if you don't want to know.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

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  6. Nice! Great post, Lisa.

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  7. I have consulted 'psychics'. Amazing what they tell you. Never heard of this place though.

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  8. Lisa, what an interesting place! Florida is the travel destination for a lot of reasons but you're showing me a side I never knew existed. This place has made it on my bucket list. Thanks for featuring it!

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  9. great imagery... the shot of signs is my favorite.

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  10. Now that is really unique! A whole town just for psychics! Dig the ghost crossing sign.

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  11. Wow, what an interesting place! I've never gotten much value from psychics, but this could be a fun place to visit.

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  12. Okay, now this sounds like a top destination spot for me. :)

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  13. I've had a couple of psychic readings, but they only seem to be accurate on the periphery - ie. I was told a not-close relative would die, and they did. But the things they tell me about my own life don't seem to happen.

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  14. This made me chuckle! Ghost Crossing! The ground and the buildings are perfect haunt for haints. This is another place I'd love to visit.

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  15. I mean.. You know.. Florida... Weird stuff happens in Florida...
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

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  16. It's amazing how many of these hidden gems can be found, even in our own countries! Thank you for sharing! This Canadian has only been to Florida twice. Guess where? St. Petersburg and Orlando!

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  17. Yup, I had my palm read a couple of times and some of it came true. Like crossing a lot of water (emigrating?) Never heard of this spot but have never travelled that far south.

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  18. Wow, how fascinating! The USA really has all kinds of places... :D I never had my palm read.Maybe I should.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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  19. Okay, I absolutely have to visit this place. Never even heard of it! Learning all kinds of things while browsing A to Z!

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  20. I haven't heard of this place but I am definitely headed there on my next visit. Spirit Lake...wow!

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  21. Florida?! I never would have guessed.

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  22. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier. I am always fascinated by ghost stories and things like that. Someone did the A-Z challenge last year about haunted houses around the world and I really enjoyed it. I loved the Ghost Crossing sign.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  23. Never heard of this place, but looks fascinating. Hotel looks lovely and the ghost crossing sign is cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Dropping by from the AtoZ
    Suzy at Someday Somewhere

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  24. Fascinating place. I'd love to check it out.

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  25. Sounds like somewhere I would love to see!

    Mee (The Chinese Quest)

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  26. OOOOOOoooooooo! So creepy!

    Heather

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