Lily Dale is a lakeside community dedicated to the religion of Spiritualism. The concept of Lily Dale since its founding in 1897 is still a large part of what Lily Dale is today including the pursuit of Spiritual Enlightenment and the exploration of knowledge into the unknown. That's pretty much how the 2009 Workshop Guide sums it up. Louise and I, mostly Louise, went to see and hear Rosemary Altea's workshop and John White's workshop, both spiritual Mediums. Lily Dale holds group meetings at Inspriation Stump and at the Forest Temple daily to bring messages from beyond to individuals attending. There are also daily classes on spiritual healing. Also, Meditation assemblies are well attended.
From Louise: Lily Dale, New York, is the largest Spiritualist community in the world. A Spiritualist is one who believes in the continuity of life and the individual’s responsibility to do the right thing. This unique village of over 100 old Victorian homes on Cassadaga Lake with beautifully landscaped grounds was established in 1879 and some of the current residents are descendants of these original psychics, healers, and mediums since it appears that this gift is passed down. Visitors are welcome for workshops and special events during the summer months.
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Lily Dale photo from the eighteenth century. Cup of Joe Cafe
This page was last updated: August 1, 2012
Lily Dale Museum (Not open on Monday, bummer)
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The trip to Lily Dale was different and interesting from the point of seeing, listening and being an active participant, instead of visualizing what I read in books about Mediums.
The accommodations were not very good, the food was mediocre at best, (not much to choose from on the property) and the tree that fell on my car was not my best moment, but all in all it was a good trip. The meditation service on Sunday was excellent and Rosemary Altea was entertaining, if not convincing.
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The picture of the Jamestown, NY, sign is a bit peculiar, but I was attracted to this town when we drove through it. Jamestown was much different than I expected, being clean and easy on the eye, a combination of the old and the new. There’s about 32,000 people who live and work in this once furniture capital of the world.