Group of ladies look to preserve house where author wrote books, spoke to spiritual beings

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If the name Jane Roberts sounds familiar, then you might be familiar with her work. Or perhaps, the work of who she was speaking to.

Roberts moved into an apartment home in 1960 on West Water Street in Elmira. It still stands and is where she wrote most of her books until her death in 1984. The home is known as the “Seth House.”

Those who now live in that apartment are opening it up so others can get a sense of the space where Roberts worked.

“It was like, open it up so that people like us who this material has touched come on in, sit here, meet other people who are inspired by these books,” Oshara Waago, the apartment’s current tenant, said.”

Waago has lived in the apartment for over two years.

Roberts claimed to be a medium. She also spoke with an unearthly being named Seth, as documented in Roberts’ books. Those conversations and ideologies were published in the number of stories she published in her career. 

Seth reportedly spoke through Roberts and supposedly coined the term “you create your own reality.”

“We live here, and I thought we could do this,” Kate Holton, the apartment’s former tenant, said. “We can open this up so people can feel welcome here and that they can experience Seth’s words where it was channeled.”

Waago and Holton started a non-profit organization to preserve and renovate the home.

They are going to host an open house on Wednesday, May 8. Anyone can go and see the space where Roberts channeled her energy and wrote her books.

The open house is from 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. More information on the Seth House can be found on its website.

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