New Meetup: Modern Spiritualism

From: david
Sent on: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 4:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Metaphysics Meetup Group!

What: Modern Spiritualism

When: Thursday, June 17,[masked]:00 PM

David and Mia's Place
6215 Monitor St
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Modern Spiritualism officially began with the Fox sisters. They were 2 pre-adolescent age girls in Western NY state who, in 1848, claimed to communicate with the spirit of a murdered peddler who was buried in the basement of their house. They asked questions and many believe that the spirit of the peddler answered them in raps. They caught the attention of the residents of Hydesville, N.Y., who witnessed this phenomenon at the house, giving instant fame to Katie and Maggie Fox. They eventually went to live with their older sister, Leah, who managed them, and also claimed mediumship abilities herself; and made them famous nationwide.

Spiritualism as a faith has existed for thousands of years. It basically means the ability to communicate messages from the spirit world, differing from the psychic, who reads auras and symbols -- every medium is a psychic, but not every psychic is a medium. During the Civil War, the spiritualist movement thrived, due to the massive casualties, which created large numbers of people who wished to communicate with those they lost in the war. Mary Todd Lincoln employed mediums to communicate with her son, who passed away in the White House.

Cost Free
Recommended donation: $10


About the presenter:

I am a Psychic-Medium and Reiki Master. I have had these gifts since childhood, but being a recovering skeptic, didn't develop them until adulthood. My studies have taken place, for the most part, in Lilydale, N.Y., and here in Pittsburgh. My teachers in Lilydale have been John White, Ellen Bourn, and Shanna Spaulding-St.Clair. I have taken Kari Samuels psychic classes here in Pgh. I am pat present taking the full Spiritualism Course from Morris Pratt Institute, and will be taking a comprehensive mediumship workshop from internationally known Clairvoyant, Sharon Klinger at Lilydale this summer. I have been participating in mediumship circles here and in Lilydale for a number of years. I belong to the 1st Spiritualist Church of McKeeseport and participate as one of the mediums giving readings every 1st Sunday of the month. My skills include channeling spirits in readings, Tarot Card readings, Platform messages, Flower Seances, as well as Reiki. I have done readings privately, at festivals, and other events. I also volunteer at Allegheny General Hospital doing Reiki.

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