Lily Dale, the Home of Spiritualism
Many of you may not know about Lily Dale, a village not far from Buffalo. What makes Lily Dale different from so many other villages of its size is that it is populated by professional mediums. Before a Lily Dale medium is allowed to put up the shingle, he or she is tested by a local board of experts.
The town was home to the Fox sisters, two very gifted mediums who lived in the mid 1800s. They first realized their gifts when in a quaint little house they began communicating with a dead person through table rapping. The information they uncovered was confirmed when they dug into the floor of the house and discovered the body of that person. From there, the fame of the Fox sisters began to spread, ultimately contributing to the Spiritualist Movement in the USA. Today, there are Spiritualist Churches all over the US and Great Britain.
If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and get a reading. You won’t regret it. If not, here’s a short video that will introduce you to this legendary place and its atypical residents.
October 21, 2013 @ 7:57 am
Hi Julia. I went to a spiritualist church a few months ago. They meet in a rented office space. Probably the least exotic looking people I’ve ever seen. The medium who looked like a traditional elderly church lady brought “greetings” to everyone in the room one by one. I was surprised when she asked me if I would like to receive a greeting. I said yes. She said someone named Wayne was trying to reach me. I was sure I didn’t know anyone name Wayne on the other side. Then she told me about a woman, born in April with a name like Ellen. I thought it might be my mom, Helen. The medium said that I was not to worry and I would soon get through this rigmarole. The medium asked if I knew what rigmarole meant and I had to laugh. It was my mother’s favorite word and a perfect description of the hassles I was going through with my sisters. Later, after I had returned home I remembered that I have a cousin named Wayne. I messaged his sister and asked how he was doing. She told me he had died three years ago in prison. I asked my friend Ben to get in touch with Wayne and see if we could help him.
October 21, 2013 @ 11:31 am
Great Donya! I spoke at a spiritualist church in Chicago about 6 weeks ago and was amazed at what they do. There were 3 reverends there who channeled for every single person attending with incredible speed and energy. My own problem with these communities is their lack of belief in reincarnation. I can understand why though. How can they be reaching the dead if they are already reincarnated? The truth is, of course, that our reincarnations are also operating in the afterlife, intact. No part of the personality ever dies, it just splits into more personalities. Thanks for posting this tribute to mediumship! Julia