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                     Welcome to the 2017 Oniset Wigwam Site.                                

Hello everyone:    Because God has been gifting us with such beautiul weather and gorgeous sunshine, I have decided to try out opening a few weeks earlier than usual, but I am  hoping and praying that we dont get any late weather surprises......

This year we will be having some new classes and demonstrations for our 2017 season.  We will continue to add more during the season if and when they become available.

On July 23d after service we will be having a little fun for us to get together outside of church.  We will be celebrating Christmas in July.  I can picture back to older times and how beautiful the Wigwam must have looked all dressed up festively for the Christmas holidays.  Because of our summer schedule we never get to share those Christmas feelings and all the festivities that go with them.  SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  ......we are going to have Christmas in July.  It will entail some awesome seasonal food and goodies,,,,,  I also paid highly for Santa to get him to perhaps stop in for a bit.......We will be having a ten dollar yankee gift swap for those who wish to participate.  They are alot of fun, so please mark it on your calendar to join us.   If you are good at planning little get togethers for functions, please volunteer to help us to create this cool event.  Also if you like perhaps you could make something that was a favorite thing to eat or drink during the holidays to share.  Call 508 436 3105 with any great ideas you may have or if you can volunteer to help plan this event.  This event is for the grown ups.

On July 30th we will be having a class called Hooponopono which is a healing technique and it will be taught by L.M. Patricia Mellman .  Cost will be $20.00 and it starts at 12:30 after service.   Please see us after service if you are interested in this class... Help support the Wigwam and learn something that you can use right away.......I cant wait for this class......

Something else I am very excited about is a class that will be presented to us by Andrew List.  It all happens on Sept. 19th and is a prepay class....Cost is $20.00 and will help benefit the Oniset Wigwam.  The class is called Appreciation of Music.    He will delve into just how important music is to our lives and the benefits.   Please sign up and come and enjoy a afternoon of music appreciation.    Cya there. 


                                      CLASSES

AUGUST 27TH, 2017:  Introductions to the Pyramids.

 At  noon time, right after service, we will be having a awesome class called Introduction to Pyramids. This class was held last year and it was very popular so we will be bringing it back for those who missed it. The class will be given by our friend Marden Pride. The price of the class will be $20.00  It will consist of The Introduction to Pyramids, The great Pyramid of Giza, description and information, what  a natural geometric shape is and what it does, preparing to sit in it and time to be able to sit it in...This is going to be very exciting class for the Wigwam.  Please come and  enjoy this with everyone.
 
We  will be bringing back the Mediumship classes on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 with our friend Patricia Mellman starting on April 18th and Gallery is starting on  April 20th and our first medium will be Laurie Leehan.

We will be having a drumming circles put on by our Native American friend, Mr. Ron O'Oberry.  He has been the friend of the Wigwam for many many years.   At the fire circles which will go from 6:30 to 8:30 on the certain Saturdays of the month. This season the dates are tentively, August 19th, Sept 16th, and Oct 21st.  Please check to see with the website frequently in case these dates change. The price of the fire circles, will be $15.00  Bring a chair, some bug spray and something to stay warm so if the weather changes you will be comfortable.   Prepare for a wonderful evening.


On Thursday nights we have what we call Gallery Nights.  Hrs. 7-9 and the price is $10.00.  As with all Message Gallerys, the mediums will try to get to as many people as possible in the time frame as they can.  This does not guarantee that everyone will get a message.

On August 6th, we will be honored to have our special Native American Friends from Rhode Island bringing their drumming to the Wigwam after the monthly cook out.  Again we are so honored to have them visit us.

    For you that are new to the Wigwam, our Sunday services start promptly at 10:30 and go to 12:00.  One week a month we will have a cook-out for our members.  Watch for the dates. We will supply soda, hamburgers and hot dogs.  If you care to bring a dish to share with all of us, please feel free to do so.                                

ON JUNE 24TH AND 25TH, WE WILL BE HAVING OUR ANNUAL TWO DAY SUMMER FESTIVAL HELD AT THE WIGWAM.  IT GOES FOR TWO DAYS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.  WE WILL HAVE A ASSORTMENT OF INTERESTING VENDORS, WONDERFULLY GIFTED MEDIUMS, PSYCHICS CARD READERS , HEALERS AND HOPEFULLY A AURA PHOTOGRAPHER.  IT IS ALWAYS A LOT OF FUN AND YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF NEW AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE.  WE ARE LOCATED ON THIRTEENTH STREET A FEW STREETS OVER FROM THE MAIN BEACH IN THE CENTER OF ONSET.  SOME OF OUR FINE MEDIUMS THAT WE WILL BE HAVING WOULD BE JOAN DOWNS, PATRICIA MELLMAN, LIZ YOUNG, MARLENE PANNISH, SHARON FERRARO AND DOROTHY REPOZA AND RON O'BERRY, SPIRIT ARTIST ELIZABETH GOSSELIN.    I WILL BE LOOKING FOR ALL OF YOU, SO COME EARLY AND STAY LATE.  IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE A VENDOR, PLEASE HAVE THEM CONTACT ME AS THE SPACES ARE FILLING UP NOW.
 
On October 7th and 8th we will be having at the Wigwam our very first Fall Fair at the Wigwam.   This will be our last fair of the season and I hope alot of you can join in this event.  As always it is open to the public with at $2.00 cover charge. We will have vendors mediums, psychics Spirit artists, and card readers.  Please feel free to join us as this will be the last of our big events...........
                                        
DISCLAIMER
ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE MADE FOR COMPARATIVE, INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE TEACHINGS OF THE NATIONAL SPIRITUALIST ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES.


                  


Hopefully all those that are reading this on our site are all well and enjoying this beautiful day. Granted, this day didnt start out so well with the grey skies, and the little damp drizzle, but it sure ended up well. Did you ever think that maybe that is what God is asking us to see? Maybe he wants us to realize that things change, maybe not as fast as we would like, but if you have faith, trust and patience, our lives can and do become better, just like our New England weather it can change in a moment.

We all realize, that we do not have any control over some things, but there are a lot of things that we do have control over, like how we act over certain events, how we react when dealing with people and what kind of situations we put ourselves in. And just like it says in our Principal 7 which states "We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature's physical and spiritual laws. Most of the time the situations we are in are of our own making. So...................if we have put ourselves into unwanted situations, it is up to us to change our actions and reactions to those things around us. We need to take a look at how we are dealing with our lives, are we making decisions to make our lives easier or are we putting up road blocks in front of ourselves?

Even our Prayer For Spiritual Healing says " I ask the Great Unseen Healing Force, To Remove all Obstructions, From My Mind and Body, And to Restore Me to Perfect Health. I ask this in All Sincerity and Honesty, (and now comes the important part) AND I WILL DO MY PART...
I Ask This Great Unseen Healing Force, To Help Both Present And Absent Ones, Who Are in Need of Help, And to Restore Them to Perfect Health, I Put My Trust , In the Love and Power of God.

What I would like all of you that read this little piece, is to realize that, we all play a huge part in the kind of life we live. We can go around and blame our situations on our parents, our upbringing, what we had or didnt have, but if we are all honest, WE KNOW THAT WE ARE MAKING THE LIFE WE ARE LIVING by our actions and thoughts. Im not saying we are the cause of everything that happens to us, I am just saying that we cause many of our own problems.

For instance, you can have five or six siblings, grew up in the same house, living the same situations, and you can have five or six different lives playing out, because choices that everyone makes. One child can grow up complaining their whole life how life was tough, mom and dad liked a brother more than him, "Oh poor me is how he lives his life". His sister, came from the same house, went to school studied hard and made a good life for herself. This is what she chose and got out of the same circumstances, and another sibling decides he cant deal with the poor childhood that he had and he turns to drinking. Its all what you get out of the obstacles and how you handle them that is a determining factor in our lives.

Lastly, I would just like to say that I didnt come from a rich family, and looking back now I realize that most of us growing up were not rich, but I never felt poor. We had food on the table, it may not have been steak all the time, but I didnt go hungry, I had a roof over my head and I knew I was loved. I was very fortunate. I know now , that my parents were not perfect, but they did their best. I learned from the mistakes my parents made, but still made my own as a parent. I try to find the lesson in every bad experience, and that is a tough one, so like everyone else, I struggle, but hopefully I will keep trying to look for the lessons and learn from them. Everyday is different, some days are sunny and some day it drizzles

In closing: I would like to say, that I hope all the situations that come up in your lives are easy and the lessons are clear. Grab all the good that life offers and leave the rest. God Bless. Rev. Patricia Craig.


I would now like to share some bits of information about the Wigwam you may not know.....

The list of charter members show that those interested in the movement at that time were men and women of affairs, people who had made a success in the business life of the community: who were well known to the Spiritualist rostrum and people of character and means.  While all of them cannot be mentioned, some of them, especially those who have passed to spirit life, are given a brief paragraph, perhaps some of them are part of your very own families.

Charles T. Wilder....Among those, the first that comes to the mind of the reader is the name of Charles T. Wilder, the treasurer for several years, until his passing out in 1901, when his wife, Emily C. Wilder, assumed the duties of the office.  Mr. Wilder was a substantial business man in Onset, a practical Spiritualist, and a true friend to humanity.

William J Cairns.... was a contractor and builder, was in charge of the erection of the Wigwam.  He was a charter member of the society, retaining his connections until he moved to another town.  He is always interested in any work having the betterment of mankind as an object and while in Onset was a strong worker in the Independent Order of Good Templars.

Dr. John Wyman, a graduate of the Physicians and Surgeons College, and a well-known figure in Onset, was a charter member, a director for several years, a vice-president, and a member of the building committee.  While Dr. Wyman was a regular M.D., he was also a good clairvoyant, and one who was always ready to assist in any good work.

"Father" N.U. Lyon has been mentioned in the chapter on organization, it is but meet that a brief mention should be made of his name at this place, "Father " Lyons was a striking figure, when one became acquainted with his wholesome nature, drank of the spiritual waters at the same fountain and listened to his beautiful visions as he related them, one could only feel that he had been very near a saint.  At his transition, he had left several pictures to the society.

George W. Nickerson, one of the leading businessmen of Onset, was another charter member.  Mr. Nickerson is at present engaged in the painting and paper hanging trade, and is one of the old settlers in the place.  He has held various positions of trust in the society.

Mrs. HRJ Bullock, a most conscientious worker and a charter member, filled various offices of the society up to the time of her transition.  She threw open her doors for many meetings and suppers during the early days of the organization.  Her influence was always felt upon the side of right and in the cause of the Red Man.  Mrs. Bullock was one of the pioneers of Onset, filled offices of trust in the Camp meeting Assoc. , and was one of the first to cast her lot with the new society.

Everyone knew of Mrs. Messinger because of her cheery words, pleasant smile, and a desire to make life pleasant for everyone. She was deeply interested in the success of the society until her transition to spirit life in 1898.  She was one whose life was filled with good deeds, and if such are a criterion of the home in the spirit, Mrs. Messinger certainly found a good home awaiting. her.

Clarkson D. Fuller was one who was connected it from the very earliest inception. He was well known as the medium of "Pat".  Mr. Fuller was a veteran of the Civil War, and has served the society as vice-president, secretary, and in other official positions in the society.  He was also a chairman of the board of directors.

"Aunt" Mary, Tony, who was called just Aunt Mary, is was the last surviving descendant of the Micmacs, a tribe of Indians once powerful.  "Aunt Mary lived near the Wigwam during the summer, making a living selling baskets.  In winter she would go to her house in Nova Scotia.  She was a life member of the Co-Workers.

Benjamin Westgate a charter member, is one who, although of quiet mien, stands firm to the principles of right living, and is a true Spiritualist.  Living for many years in Onset, he has a large circle of friends who admired him as a man in every sense of the word and as one interested in the success of the On-I-Set Wigwam Co- Workers, of which society he was a charter member.  Mrs. Westgate is also a charter member, and a woman well known for her womanly qualities.

Mrs. Lucinda Smith , another good woman who was heartily interested in the work of the little band of people, and one whose influence was always to be counted for right and justice.  Mrs. Smith was an earnest member of the "Co-Workers".

James and Hattie Young......The oldest member in point of years is the venerable James H. Young, who has been closely identified with the society since the not- to- be- forgotten grove meeting. He held various offices, from secretary and treasurer to vice-president.  Mrs Young always second his efforts, the interesting couple making a worthy pair, and a credit to the society.  The annals of the organization show them to have been in the front ranks all those years, and always ready to respond to the call of duty.    Mr. Young ran the gamet of the Methodist, Baptist, and the Swedenborgian churches before embracing Spiritualism.  A prolific writer, the gentleman has been correspondent  for all the Spiritualist papers published, was a medium, an automatic writer, notary and a resident of Onset since 1888.

A complete list of the members of the organization would reveal the names of people in all grades of society and human endeavor, from the business of fishing for a living to that of the attorney, from the day laborer to the millionaire.  Just a few have been noticed to give to the reader a correct idea of those who were interested in the work of which this little book treats.....  I hope you enjoyed these little bits of information taken from the reprinted  "The Story of a Wigwam, by Russ. H. Gilbert.  which can be purchased at the Wigwam...... or by sending a check or money order made out to the Oniset Wigwam, P.O 1556, Onset, Mass.   Please make it out for 17.00.  Cost of book is 15 dollars and we will send it back via media mail.  Thank you
Reverend Patricia Craig.


 

















                                      

  
                 
                                  


























              

             

                  

 


    
                                                          
                                                               

                          

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