Friday, June 23, 2017

Our Tour of Cassadaga, Florida: The Peaceful Spiritualist Camp of the South


Cassadaga Florida is a 122 community of spiritualists and spiritual-minded people. The town is full of mediums, tarot readers, mediums-in-training, and other reiki and esoteric healing practitioners. We finally made it down a couple of weeks ago and it didn't disappoint!


On this visit we went down for the city tour and learned some history and insider information on the tiny city/community (it contains only 55 residences!) Their main book and gift store was beautiful and filled with too many healing decks, gemstones, and herbal goods I'd like to try.


Of course there were many areas for meditation and relaxation. All with retro 60s-70s hand painted signs, I loved those!


I just knew the city would have good vibrations, but wow, I wasn't expecting the peace and quiet of this place. Because of its age it was like going back in time to an old Florida city. Just look at this silent uncluttered street! My shop and apartment are in busy, loud areas so I appreciated that calm and silence.


I liked how this old house had curtains and big gold buddha statue.


And this gorgeous memorial.


Another memorial from a story of a girl who said she was visited by spirits. This was carved with a chainsaw by a talented resident.


And I had to throw in this old unoccupied house...with asbestos siding! Aaah!


The mediums and healers had their own unique signs. There are also TONS of classes and activities going on all the time! There's something practically every day.


The sign by their large park, lake, and relaxing gazebo. Lots of peaceful places to sit here. I wish I could have a week to chill under those trees to chill, read, and write in my notebook.


This is their spiritualist temple where they host a mass of sorts and do prayers and healing.


It's rather conventional inside with historical items behind class for visitors and framed pictures of famous people in the movement. There's a lot of famous spiritualists, who knew? Cassadaga is also where I learned the my lifetime favorite flower, the sunflower, is the universal symbol for spiritualists and spiritualism. It's used liberally throughout Cassadaga.


Curious and curiouser, let's see how deep this rabbit hole goes! We were taken to a tiny room on the right side of the church.


Open a door in the little room and that's where seances are performed! I'll skip that one, thank you, I didn't even walk inside. Even if it was allowed, there's some risks I won't take for now. No bad luck spirits following me around please, life is hard enough as it is! >:D


There are a couple more little physic shops, the nice ladies at this one invited my business back to sell natural goodies at their Fairy Faire!


When we do go back for it we'll stay at the "haunted" Cassadaga Hotel and do some other activities.

I'll take some classes and enjoy some peace while there, too!


My mom got a tarot reading at this spot and was very impressed with the reader's use of a plain deck of cards, which was the way her mom used to do tarot readings. She felt like it was very accurate. He even said something about my business looking up for August which according to our data reflects reality. Whether coincidence or not, these are always fun novelties. :)


You gotta love the street names! I'm actually taking my neice and mom back tonight for their butterfly release after I finish some work at the store. If you're ever in Florida and love new age healing, spiritualism, peaceful history or just novelty and kitsch definitely check out Cassadaga! 
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10 comments:

  1. This places looks like fun to explore! I don't exactly believe in readings and seances, but I do have a huge appreciation for the Buddhist way of life. Quiet and peaceful is right up my alley too. :)

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    1. Same here with the Buddhist way of life, big time. I love readings and seances (not 100% sold either) but I'd go either way for the peace and kitsch factor.

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  2. I've only heard of Cassadaga from that Bright Eyes song that come out in like 08? I didn't realize it's a real place. Pretty interesting stuff!

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    1. It's an amazing place, I can't wait to share peeks at the super classy hotel's interior :)

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  3. Cassadaga looks awesome, Vanessa:) Just the perfect place to go and re-charge, you know? Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics...even that house with asbestos siding. Hehe
    PS That We Are One memorial is quite lovely.

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    1. I can't wait to have more extended time there :D

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  4. Oo, I would love this! Will definitely keep it in mind next time I go to Florida :)

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  5. Do it :D The Cassadaga Hotel is BEAUTIFUL and it's such a peaceful retreat.

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