posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Beast4rmDaEast
any one know any good books to read, I am kinda bored. I have the entire summer to myself and its becoming pretty dull
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Communicating With Spirits
The people of Lily Dale believe anyone can talk to the dead. Christine Wicker explains some of the town's other secrets.
Interview by Elizabeth Sams
Each summer thousands of people flock to Lily Dale, a small, run-down Victorian town in upper New York State. They come to consult the hundreds of
mediums who live there - Spiritualist believers who claim to deliver messages from beyond the grave. Journalist Christine Wicker visited Lily Dale
once out of curiousity - and kept coming back for three years. In this conversation with Beliefnet, Wicker explains how Lily Dale challenged--and
expanded--her own sense of spiritual possibilities.
You describe Lily Dale as the nation's oldest Spiritualist community. What are the fundamental beliefs of Spiritualism?
That they can prove the existence of the afterlife by communicating with the spirits. They also believe in a universal intelligence--a God. They
don't believe that you go to hell.