Archive for WLC Residents

Marjorie M. Gera

Having found this site let me write a brief synopsis of my years, Jan 1975-Sept 1978 living on the grounds. My mom, Marjorie M. Shiffer and I moved to the WLC on a cold winter day from Philadelphia PA.


We had met William and Angela Dye at the Church of Ageless Wisdom conference July 1973. Founders Beth and Ralph Hand were still alive and it was not “International” yet. Angie was pregnant with Richard. I fell in love with Bill at 19 yrs old and followed him all over that weekend.

We went to our first Equinox conference in Franklin PA followed by a Summer Solstice, another Equinox, and then moved there. We lived in a trailer owned by Ruth and Louis McKay.

Arthur and La Verne Davis were the grounds keepers then and had been for many years until they left n in 1976.

Don Anderson heard about my mom and I living there and came to spend the winter in to be known as the Anderson Cabin, last cabin on the grounds before going down the hill to French Creek. Our joke was he kept us alive with popcorn, the food he presented us with when he first visited. In spring Charlene and family came to live.

After the Davis’s left a new family arrived, Ron and Sharon Hall and family from Philadelphia. They stayed in the Davis trailer which was located outside the gate on the Niles- Utica Rd. They also stayed a year helping to build, with the Anderson family, and others, the “Pavilion”. Charlene of course fed every body.

After the Hall”s left, my mentor Jan Hoover and family from Tiffin OH moved into the trailer. They were followed by Dale Young of Tiffin OH. He moved into what we lovingly called the “Purple Cabbage”, a very small place. It was behind the red cabin Mom and I had moved to in the spring of 1975 and lived in till we returned to Philly.  After he left Lloyd “Sonny” Hollis moved to the Purple Cabbage from Tiffin Oh.

We were becoming quite a little community. we held Sunday services in the Pavilion, meditated together in front of our campfires, walked the grounds at nite having unbelievable experiences. Played and fought together.

Alice and Austin Chipps, founders of “Alice”s Book Shop” in Fowler OH and a spiritual center behind their house were frequent visitors. Jerry Joyce joined us in his trailer located by the trailer in the same area as the McKay trailer and the trailer the Anderson’s moved to were.Bill Dye of course joined us upon retirement in his cabin in front of the Anderson’s then cabin.

Ina and John Gallagher had their trailer back there also. As I said quite a community.

Eventually Patricia “Sierra” Whan moved into the blue cabin in front of ours and to my knowledge still rents it.

People came and went in those 3.75 years too many for me to recall now.

My last memory to share or I will never stop is that one morning Don Anderson woke up in his cabin with a dream, it became “The House of APORCEE”, for the 7 Sisters, Aileen, Porsook, Orlyn, Roylon, Cairvoo, Eenay and Effera.

If you look up Greek mythology you will find that Atlas is the father of the 7 sisters. We: Mom, Jan Hoover, Laurie Hoover, her daughter, Charlene, and myself sat at a diner, in Franklin PA, having lunch when we came up with the last spiritual/physical info that Don needed to complete his symbol. We were overjoyed and that night Jan channeled the importance of what we had done that afternoon.

August 11, 2016

Memory is a funny thing, you bring up one and more come forth.
So let me tell you what I have recalled since my last comment.

The name of the spiritual center that Alice and Austin Chips ran was the “Center of Balance” .
Not only did our little group build the pavilion but also the stage that is now connected to the storage building Joseph and Anna Cecil built. We also built the tri- toilet out house on the top of the hill from the pavilion.

I also remembered a married couple, Gina and Tom, who lived in a trailer high up on top of the hill out side of the gate on the Niles -Utica Rd, a short distance from the Davis’s.They came from Franklin PA. Also Carol Henley with her friend Stephen lived in the blue cabin in front of us for several seasons. They where from Philadelphia .

Before Charlene Anderson took over the kitchen Evelina Evans and Thelma Zuslag ran it from the 1950″s thru the early 70″s.

We had a board of directors with mostly the residents and the founders on it. At the time it was $100.00 a year to live there.

I want to tell you two stories re: the Landing Field.

The first one was passed onto us by those who saw it but I met the man involved and he confirmed it. Baird and Marge Wallace were early members of the WLC and one solstice he informed those present that a ship had landed. He proceeded to walk up to it and disappeared. Some time later he walked out and reappeared.

Janice Hoover, her daughter Laurie, my mom and I had a similar experience. We all found ourselves in the landing field by the road in front of “Prayer Rock”.

We decided we must be there for a reason so we formed a circle and waited. It was 10:00 PM on a cold winters night. I had just looked at my watch which is why I knew the time. As we were holding hands waiting for “them” I said ” they”re coming for us”.

What we believed was 15 min later we were looking at each other and we all agreed “they” had taken us but had no memory. We then heard it, a church bell ringing 12 times . I looked at my watch and sure enough it was midnight. excited we ran to the Anderson’s to tell them. Ron Hall and Dale Young were there.

Ron asked us where we had been. Seems he had walked past “us” on the road at 11PM going to the Anderson’s and no, we were not there.

Dale said he was sitting in his place when ‘Spirit” told him to go out and chant. (Dale had a beautiful voice!). Ron heard him, of course we never did. I was 22 then. And I still remember 40 yrs later.

Lastly, for any one who forgot or does not know, this is what “APORCEE” stands for: “Any Person Opon Realizing Consciousness Enters Enlightenment”. Yes it is “opon” not “upon.” Before the actual structure Don created a physical symbol that each of hung in our homes and that he made and freely gave to all who asked.

August 17, 2016

Charlene Anderson

Charlene, Don Anderson’s wife lived full-time at Warren Light Center for a number of years.  Charlene registered the attendees,  put together the program booklets, kept up with things like correspondence, the mailing lists, getting things mailed, and making her home open to anyone that showed up at WLC either during events or when there was no one other than Don and her on the grounds.  Charlene took phone calls for instructors and attendees during events and made certain people got messages.  She would make certain meals and the people preparing them were on track.  That restaurant reservations were done or that caterers where on site and prepared.  There were no cell phones so her phone in their trailer was often the only form of communication into or out of the center.  In fact even in later years many when there were cell phones many of them did not work at all at WLC.

Charlene moved from the Center to eastern Ohio where she is now located.  It is my hope to get an oral history of WLC from Charlene and post that here on the site.  She probably knows more of the history of WLC and the people attending or involved there than any other living person.

Charlene always made people feel welcome and was instrumental in helping make their experience at the center go well.

You could drop into WLC just about any evening when nothing was going on and find Don and Charlene out in front of their mobile home with a camp fire going and very often fresh coffee made a few minutes before unexpected visitors arrived – or just dropped by.  Charlene collected the money for events,  from people camping on the grounds when there was nothing going on and in general making people feel welcome and comfortable being there.

Don Anderson

Don and his wife Charlene were long time permanent residents of the Warren Light Center.  They lived in a mobile home that was located at the bend where to the left was the landing field and to the right was the main part of the center itself.

Don was the caretaker of the land.  He made the electric and water work, mowed and cared for the land, and was involved with the building of the permanent structures and their maintenance.  Prior to gatherings and events several large tents would be put up for the classes and workshops.  Don would put up these tents and also take them down after the event and store them.

Don had a vision which resulted in a drawing that sort of resembled a mandala or a sacred symbol.  This he had hanging in his mobile home as a painting for a number of years.  Spirit was able to show Don that this symbol was actually a physical structure.  Don following the guidance of  Spirit turned this symbol into a physical structure that he built according the Guidance he got from Spirit.

The structure became known as the APORCEE – it was of a very exacting shape and size that Don was led to physically build.  One could enter the structure from the bottom and go up to a level in the center.  Many people spent time in the APORCEE and had a number of profound experiences there.

The APORCEE was a portal that would take people beyond the known physical reality.

The APORCEE at WLC was only one place that interconnected with other portals located in various times and places in the Universe, and in other dimensions as well.

While many people who were involved with the APROCEE experience were able to go inside the structure, get quiet, and then travel to other portals mentally or spiritually, some were able to physically travel they were able to enter the APORCEE and travel, taking their physical body with them.

The interior of the APORCEE was large enough for several people to be there at the same time and there were reports of  two, three, or four people entering the structure.  They, working together, would shift their consciousness to be open to the portals and the alternate realities that the APORCEE was interconnected with.  Every so often, when they would return to normal consciousness, one or two of the people who had entered the structure them would no longer physically be there.

The remaining people would descend down  to the bottom and leave the structure thinking that the ones missing had already left.  Often when these events happened, they would search the grounds and not be able to locate the other participants who had been in the structure with them.

The person(s) who had become physically absent while in the structure would eventually return to APORCEE anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours later, only to find that the other people with them had already left, or there were people there who were not the same ones as when they went in.  And very often upon return, they would experience episodes of  “missing time”.  This was particularly so when they were physically absent for several hours.  Those who had gone missing felt like they had been in the structure for a few minutes yet, after making comparisons, discovered that several hours had passed.

Of course other people would go into the APORCEE and absolutely nothing would happen, nor would they experience anything out of the ordinary.

The APORCEE was also a two-way portal. 

From time to time people would emerge from the structure who had no idea where they were or how they got there.  They did not arrive at WLC via the road and the gate and had not idea where WLC was located.  These visitors would return to the structure and from there would return to where they had physically originated.


Original APORCEE site

Original APORCEE site


Besides being the caretaker of WLC and the builder of the APORCEE, Don would go through a particular chant at the APORCEE at least twice everyday – not just the days when others were there – everyday.

The chant had been given to him from the same source that the original drawing had come from.  It established and maintained the energy of APORCEE.

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When Don passed on, the APORCEE ceased to work as it had, at least for a number of people


There were paintings made of APORCEE. Some have said the paintings are able to create the same effects as Don’s structure when working with them, or photos of them  that, through use of the images, those persons were able to evoke the same effects of the structure itself.

Recordings were made made of Don’s chanting at the APOCREE which have also been said to bring about similar experiences of being in the structure .


Click below to read :

The House of APORCEE – Don Anderson – 18 May 1968

Jeff Limpert

Jeff was a part-time resident at the original Warren Light Center, renting one of the cabins on the grounds. He would go, often with his wife and two sons, to attend gatherings, spend time to recharge or join community activities, just visit friends, or assist Sierra during her fire walks.

He is an active editor on this site, helping to organize and archive material to preserve the memory of the Warren Light Center.

Jeff has written two books – The first book Unfolding: Awakening describes the process of growing in awareness. The second, Unfolding: Nexus, is the adventure and is based on some of his experiences. The Warren Light Center is the basis for the novel’s fictional Spiritual Center called Brightwood. A number of the people involved with WLC are inspirations for his characters.

The books, Unfolding: Awaking and Unfolding: Nexus can be purchased in e-book format on Amazon.


To read more about the series and the related information, please follow the link to Unfolding Series web site.

You can also follow the Unfolding Series on Facebook.


Updated 06/10/2016

Joseph Cecil

Joseph Cecil was a lot of things to and about Warren Light Center.  He was on the board, often a presenter at gatherings, involved with helping Don Anderson repair and maintain the building and grounds.  Joseph and his wife Anna had one of the cabins that they often visited and stayed at for several days at a time.

More than anything I think of  Joseph as ambassador, teacher, friend who always brought Joy and Light and Laughter to everyone he met.  He was one of the most active of the people involved with WLC in the 70s and 80s – always an inspiration and joy to meet up with and be around.

Joseph and Anna were a couple of the people I met when I first started to attend functions and events at Warren Light Center.  They were some of the most positive, open and friendly people I have ever met.  Made you feel welcome and “at home”.

Joseph is a founder of Church of Radiant Lights  sadly Anna has passed on a number of years ago.

Joseph and Anna Cecil

Joseph and Anna Cecil had a cabin at Warren Light Centerr for a number of years.  Joseph is the founder of Radiant Lights Church.

They were at many of the gatherings and often were present on the grounds on weekends at their cabin

Don and Charlene Anderson

Don and Charlene Anderson lived full time on the Warren Light Center land for many years- Often they were the only people there.

Don was the caretaker of the land.  He kept the spring fed water system working, maintained the buildings, mowed the campsites and trails, kept the electric working.

Charlene registered the guests of the gatherings and kept track of people who attended or visited WLC.