Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp


Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?
Yes.  We often refer to God as Infinite Intelligence, which means to us an all pervading mind and intelligence that is in and of all things animate and inanimate; a dynamic, infinite creative force and power that governs all thins by immutable and unchangeable Natural Law.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS?
Yes. We consider him one of the greatest teachers and spiritual leaders that the world has ever known, one who knew and applied the Spiritual Natural Law to a greater extent than any human soul who has ever lived.
 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE?
Yes. We understand that God’s truth has been given to mankind down through the ages and that these truths have been recorded and compiled in books such as the Bible. 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL?
No. Our religion is not based on a Savior-God philosophy. Our theology does not embrace “falling from grace” or “sinning.” Therefore, we do not believe in a devil. We believe we alone are respon­sible for the benefits or consequences of our actions.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN HEAVEN AND HELL?
Yes, but not in the traditional sense. They are not places or abodes but rather states of consciousness. Heaven and hell can literally be experienced right here on earth. 

WHERE IS THE CEMETERY IN CASSADAGA?
There is no cemetery in Cassadaga.

IS WITCHCRAFT OR BLACK MAGIC PART OF SPIRITUALISM?
Absolutely not.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PSYCHIC AND A MEDIUM?
Everyone is psychic; it is our sixth sense which utilizes thought vibrations to obtain information. A Medium has natural vibratory energies capable of merging with spiritual energy enabling information and assistance of a higher quality to come through. This information does not come from mind or mental energy but from God through Spirit.

WHAT IS A READING?
Also referred to as Spiritual counseling, this service is obtained from a Certified Medium. Spiritualism is a religion, philosophy and science based on the continuity of life and communication with those who have made their transition. Spiritual counseling is achieved by using the ability of the Medium’s mind to receive, process and deliver messages from the Higher Spirit Plane, and is a demonstration of Spiritualism. This is known as mental mediumship. (Psychic science tools such as palm read­ing, tarot cards, etc., are not utilized in the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. It is our desire to educate and provide the highest level of mediumship ministry to all who come seeking. All Mediums in our organization work as mental and/or healing Mediums. 

WILL MEDIUMS TELL ME BAD THINGS OR PREDICT DEATH?
Any circumstance may be brought through from Spirit in an appropriate manner, especially if it is in the best interest of all concerned. A professional Spiritualist Medium will strive to bring you the information received in a positive, constructive manner. Instilling fear or dazzling you is not the intent or purpose of a Certified Medium or Minister. Spiritual guidance is offered so that you may enhance or minimize each situation by use of free will.  Assisting you in helping yourself is the Medium’s goal.

WHAT IS A SEANCE?
Seance is a term referring to a group of people usu­ally sitting around a table in a darkened room for the purpose of contact­ing Spirit. Seances continue to be conducted but are also referred to as “circles” or Spiritualist mediumship development classes.

DOES SPIRITUALISM RECOGNIZE OTHER CHURCHES OR RELIGIONS?
Yes. We respect the right of religious freedom as set forth in the United States Constitution. Truth is truth regardless of its source, and right living is the keynote to all religions. Religion is the process through which one recognizes, understands and demonstrates their spirituality. Spirituality, living your belief or understanding, is a way of life, not some­thing applied only to an hour or a day set aside for worship.

For further information relative to the above questions, the following basic reading list is suggested:

     Becoming A Spiritualist - H. Gordon Burroughs
     The Story of Cassadaga - Rev. Janie Henderson
     The Medium Touch - Joey Crinita
     Your Life - Bruce McArthur
     All Booklets written by Peggy Barnes 

HOW DO I RECEIVE THE OPTIMUM READING?
Visit www.cassadaga.org to familiarize yourself with our Certified Mediums.  To ensure the Medium of your choice is available, please call/email in advance to schedule your session.  Prior to the session, fee and length of reading is agreed upon between the Medium and the Client.  Money is exchanged at the end of the session.  Any request for additional monies that have not been agreed upon is cause for concern.  A promise of contact with a specific Spirit is not offered by a SCSCMA Medium because they know that those in Spirit also have free will and choice.  Use common sense - any advice received, or course of action suggested, must resonate with you.  During the first ten minutes, if you and/or the Medium feel that there is not a suitable connection, then suggest that the session ends and no money is exchanged.

 


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