2 KINGS 17:13
YET THE LORD TESTIFIED AGAINST ISRAEL, AND AGAINST
JUDAH, BY ALL THE PROPHETS, AND BY ALL THE SEERS,
SAYING, "TURN YE FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS, AND KEEP MY
COMMANDMENTS AND MY STATUES, ACCORDING TO ALL
THE LAW WHICH I COMMANDED YOUR FATHERS, AND
WHICH I SENT TO YOU BY MY SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.
|Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association.
.Founded in 1875 by George Colby, who was told in a vision that
he would found a Spiritualist Camp. George Colby traveled
by train to Jacksonville, Florida and then by riverboat down
the St. Johns river to a landing called " Blue Springs" where
his Spirit Guide told him to leave the boat. Florida was very
wild. The hike through the dense forests was hot and difficult.
They walked until they reached a spot where the wilderness
opened and a small, beautiful lake lay in front of them. In this
Spirit Guide appeared again and told him that this was the place.
George P. Colby was born January 6, 1848 in Pike, Allegheny County, New York. He was well known as a trance medium and traveled widely giving private readings and holding seances. He acquired the name of "The Seer of Spiritualism". During these years Spiritualism was a source of much interest and controversy. Much has been written about his Spirit Guide, named Seneca, who was an American Indian. Seneca was a strong influence in George Colby's life; and, the one who guided his journey to Florida for the founding of the camp known as the Southern Cassadaga Camp Meeting Association. In the beginning, those who came camped and stayed only from January thru the spring. As time passed, the Spiritualst newcomers built cabins and then houses, apartments, the church ect. However, Cassadaga still has retained that Victoria look and the feeling of being a very special
place. The Blue Springs Landing is visited by many persons every year. Visitors
swim in the springs and gather on the banks of the stream from the spring where it flows down to the St. Johns River. Wonderful Manatees come to river each winter. Because the water is so clear, it is possible to see and photograph them easily and in detail. Now known as Blue Springs Park, you may look the park up on line for further information.