Jim Abbott on Florida Travel
Postcards from Florida
September 17, 2011
"You are so loved!" That's the phrase that caught my eye in the press release that turned up in my email last week. I like the sound of it, because it's not something you see a lot — at least in emails around here.
Apparently, that's the usual vibe among the folks at the "Between Heaven & Earth Mediumship Training." They sent me the email about a spiritualist training class they are hosting at the world-famous spiritualist community of Cassadaga, about 45 minutes from Orlando in southwest Volusia County.
Although I've never had any spiritualist training, I've been to Cassadaga a handful of times and it's always an interesting, relaxing destination. The bookstore is nice and it's tucked in a community along a stretch of rural road that's about as close to country as Florida gets.
Ask at the office, and I'm sure you can find someone available to do a reading. One time, about 20 years ago, a medium told me that I was going to do big things, so I have that to look forward to someday.
If you're interested in the "Between Heaven & Earth" retreat, it's scheduled for Friday-Sept. 26 at the Cassadaga Hotel (355 Cassadaga Road; 386-228-2323).
If you live in South Florida, the group will be leaving by Amtrak train, departing at 9 a.m. Friday from Fort Lauderdale for the trip to DeLand. Fee for the train starts at $44 one-way. If that plan doesn't work for you, it's also fine to drive on your own to Cassadaga. Cost for the weekend spiritualist training session is $299.
For more information, visit angelhealingwings.com or call 305-331-9898.
Organizers offer a list of things to bring:
•Notepad and pen or pencil
•Sweater or jacket to stay warm as temperatures vary when working with spirits; yoga mat or towel
•Snacks or drink; water will be available in class
Personal items to be placed on altar.
Do not bring tape recorders or video equipment. Cameras are OK.
And don't wear heavy perfumes or colognes, as some people are sensitive to smells.
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