The Spirits of Lily Dale
by Ron Nagy with Joyce LaJudice.
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The Spirits of Lily Dale walks the reader through the “Hey days of spiritualism”, the Fox Sisters of Hydesville, N.Y. and the beginning of many of the early Spiritualist Camps and meetings—including an in depth look at the Leona Spiritualists—thirty years before the Incorporation of Cassadaga Lake Free Association [now called Lily Dale Assembly] eight miles to the South. A year-to-year summary of the first 26 years to—1907 as if placing the reader within those events as they transpired.
This book is called The Spirits of Lily Dale because the people—past, present and in Spirit have made Lily Dale what it is today.
Ron Nagy Talks About the Book and Joyce
Shortly after moving to Lily Dale I became involved with the museum. The historian at the time was Joyce LaJudice and she took me under her wing and tutored me about the extensive Lily Dale history. Joyce became my mentor and friend. We talked about and planned on writing a book. Joyce passed away October 2005 before that project became a reality. Joyce gifted me all her notebooks and personal writings that she compiled over thirty years and asked me to continue her research. This book I feel credit belongs to both of us.
Born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Ron attended Western Kentucky University served with the United States Air Force and worked as a Correctional Officer for many years.
Ron Nagy is historian for the Lily Dale Assembly, Museum Curator, a Ghost Walk commentator and walking tour guide. He has contributed various short articles to The National Spiritualist Summit and The Spiritist Magazine.
Precipitated Spirit Paintings
Beyond the Shadow of Doubt
Here is the first comprehensive book on the phenomena of Precipitated Spirit Art. Included is never before published information on the famous Bangs Sisters and the Campbell Brothers.
Precipitated painting is defined, and the method of its production is described. The chemical process involved was researched by a chemist during the time of the phenomena. The main evidence that forms the basis of the author’s argument is a report by a health professional and an artist that life continues after the change called death.
Many color plates and illustrations of authentic precipitated spirit paintings are presented throughout, the most famous works being of Napoleon Bonaparte and Abraham Lincoln. By using process called iridology, which is the study of the eye’s iris, the health professional is able to accurately identify Lincoln’s illnesses. This is just one example of the messages left by spirits in such precipitated spirit paintings.
This book contains many more works of spirit art that the author has been able to decode, as well as several unsolved mysteries for the readers to explore. Forward by Raymond Buckland.
Illustrated with nineteen color plates.
5 1/4 x 8. quality softcover, 139 pages, Profusely illustrated. ISBN 978-1-931942-27-0 $19.95
Slate writing, or psychography, is a means of spirit communication that started during the heyday of Spiritualism and continued into the middle 20th century. In Ron Nagy’s newest book, Slate Writing; Invisible Intelligence, he explains what slate writings are and how they are done. This amazing book is filled with informative photos and the news articles based upon actual slate writings. Who were the most recognizable slate writing mediums and how were they able to perform so many writings under a great deal of pressure?
How were colors produced, as many as 33 on one slate, even though only white chalk was used? Did a spirit or hand appear between the slates and scratch out a message? Why did two framed slates have to be facing each other, and then bound tightly? Did the phenomena depend on the receptivity of the people watching? Was it more difficult during times of scientific testing?
Profusely illustrated with famous mediums, scientists, and skeptics (who often became believers after witnessing the phenomena) involved with slate writing. Also includes many examples of actual slate writing.
5 1/4 x 8. quality softcover, 190 pages, Profusely illustrated. ISBN 978-1-931942-61-4 $14.95