On This Day
Early séances were theatrical, dramatically conjuring and materializing spirits. Today’s séances are concerned with mental mediumship, though messages received remain profound and insightful. Modern Spiritualism is similar to any other religion in its rituals and services.
The Spiritualist Church selected a grove in upstate New York on this day in 1873 that would eventually become the Lily Dale Assembly, a town of spiritualists and mediums. The year-round population hovers near 275 residents, but an average of 22,000 people come each year to attend workshops, lectures, and have private readings. An early believer of Spiritualism included Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
Summation of Spread
The Page of Cups is the medium, psychic, and intuitive card. Her great sensitivity is a reminder of the open nature of children and why children are often the first members of a household to sense ghosts and spirits. The fish popping out of her cup represents a vision or psychic flash.
Would you like to speak with the dead? Spiritualism, a religious movement that began in the nineteenth century, acknowledges life after death via contact with the spirit world. Male and female reverends are certified mediums, and séances are often conducted after church services. This spread is based on the general information that comes through a medium.
Cast Your Cards
Cast your cards in a razor-sharp line.
1. Who is here?
2. What do you look like?
3. Why have you come through today?
4. What do I need to know?
5. Why is this important?
6. What is your message?
7. What will happen if I follow your advice?