Along with reiki, acupuncture, aromatherapy and other complementary therapies, spiritual healing is firmly rooted in tradition at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, Central Florida.
Like the phenomenon of communication with spirit, for which the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is famous, spiritual healing plays a crucial role in the history of the Central Florida town.
George Colby, founder of the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, told followers he was ill with tuberculosis when his Indian spirit guide, Seneca, led him to the 35 acres of wilderness in 1875.
According to local legend, a small spring on the homestead provided the elixir that healed him.
To meet the increasing demand for alternative methods of treatment, the healers in the Cassadaga community have opened their doors as well as their hearts to all who seek their help.
Many more people, disappointed with impersonal orthodox medical treatment, find the spiritual healing offered in Cassadaga is a comforting mix of care, encouragement and faith.
The healers are, however, careful to point out that their healing is intended to be complementary to a doctor’s care, and not a substitute for it. Results are produced through the healer’s use of mediumship to channel divine healing energies into the individual, affecting areas of the body, mind and/or spirit in need of healing, and utilising the individual’s inherent self-healing ability.
Distance healing, sometimes known as absent healing, works the same way. The individual need not be present in order to benefit. There are about twenty qualified healers at Cassadaga, each of whom has completed an extensive study and training period.
For those who can attend personally, healing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm, and prior to the Sunday Service. Those requiring healing are also invited to join the Healing Circle each Thursday at 10.45am in the Andrew Jackson Building.