One of the earliest evidence of a metaphysical adviser was advertised in the Sarasota Times on January 18, 1912 for "Clairvoyant Palmist" by the name of Princess Gladys. That same year, John and Mable Ringling bought their home along Sarasota Bay and in 1927 moved the Circus' headquarters to Sarasota. Thereafter, fortunetellers and palm readers where abundant.
In the 1930s, Sarasota newspapers mentioned 'psychic' 116 times. Then in the 1970s, 'psychic' was mentioned over 1,555 times. Today Sarasota has a community surrounding a litany of roadside psychics and more than 100 mediums and spiritual guides.
Sarasota is known to have energy grids, vortexes, a Calusa force field that prevents hurricanes. The Siesta Key beach is 99% quartz-crystal sand and quartz is known to absorb, store, release and regulate energy. It resonates with all of the chakras as well as each Zodiac sign. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality, awareness, and wisdom. It increases inspiration and creativity. It can also help with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is a stone of harmony and is helpful in romantic relationships.
As Americans Increasingly consider themselves "spiritual but not religious," it seems Sarasota will continue to grow its 'spiritual' community and attract people to it. Or as some say, "You don't move to Sarasota; you're called."
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