Archive Discussion Area

As the Archive Group is a self-organizing entity, its ability to document the history of the Warren Light Center and its members is limited by how many people become involved, what talents they have, and what each wishes to do.

In that spirit, and after reading the slide presentation from June 25th, 2017, please leave your thoughts on how we are to proceed here.

The slide show also has comment areas for more general questions and opinions about the topics under each page.

Warren Light Center – Statement of Purpose




The Warren Light Center is a metaphysical retreat consisting of 271 acres located amid 2,000 acres of
undeveloped lands of natural woodland beauty. The WLC boasts of its physical beauty and its tranquil serenity. It is hallowed ground where one could come to succumb to the solitude of the natural world and visit with one’s higher self to re-evaluate life’s problems, accomplishments, and to become aware of one’s place in this physical, spiritual and soul evolvement.

The WLC, located near Franklin, Pennsylvania, is a meeting place for those who seek a greater understanding of themselves and the Universe. They can meet in a relaxed atmosphere to exchange ideas and views with other sincere seekers.

The WLC desires to present speakers who can offer ideas and concepts that will open new realms of philosophical and spiritual exploration for the seeker. There is no attempt on our part to present any particular philosophy or concept as an ultimate finality.

The WLC holds the Summer Solstice Conference on the weekend around the Summer Solstice and additional weekend workshops throughout the year. Speakers and teachers of various branches of philosophy and spirituality are invited to share their knowledge, views, and beliefs to interested Seekers of Truth.

The beliefs and opinions of the speakers at these conferences and/or workshops are not necessarily those of the WLC or its Advisement Council.

The WLC believes that all people in their own way, at their own time, come to that degree of understanding which prepares them for the next phase or degree of life. If your experience at the retreat helps to open new realms of understanding, clarifies or enlarges currently held concepts, then the Purpose of the Warren Light Center will be fulfilled.

The Warren Light Center

Welcomes You!


Note: This document is provided through the courtesy of Chantal Jacques.

Angela Dye

Angie, Bill Dye’s wife was one of the original founders of WLC.  I did not know her very well so I am hoping that someone can help me out here and add to this.

Ronald Headley

I had thought of putting myself in as an attendee however I did speak at WLC on several occasions and events so I guess that would make me an instructor.

Anyway I was known as “The Mystic Traveler” – I have a tendency to just “show up” at conferences and events including WLC.  I first became aware of WLC from Bob Lawrence and Frances Warfield.  I believe I may have actually ridden there with them the first time I was at WLC, which would be really odd for me.  I tend to always drive myself to where ever I am going and sometimes have people riding with me.

As the Mystic Traveler I am able to “find” events, activities, places to stay, places to eat and things to do.  I very often just get a “feeling” to say leave the Interstate here and “find” delightful places to eat or things to do.  I also am good at getting people from one group, event or activity to attend or join with others who are moving in the same direction but are not aware of each other.

I am good at say finding great places to eat when in cities that I have never been before.  At conferences and conventions people learn (or not) to ride with or follow me during lunch and supper breaks and I will take them to really good places to eat.  People phone and email me when they are traveling as to where they should stop to eat and I can recommend places even in town or cities where I have never been or have heard of.

I might for example be in a grocery store and notice someone in front of the coffee display and be able to recommend to them a brand of coffee even though they are total strangers to me.  I do the same with restaurants.  I might recommend a group, event, teacher, book, web site to people who “I feel” need this or are ready for this information.

I am a geek, a nerd, a techie and always have been long before these words were invented.  I mess with technology, gadgets, and devices and have a natural understanding of how these things work and how to use them.  That means I am able to show others how to use or utilize these things.  I created this website for example.  I like many geeks am reserved, introverted and shy around people I do not know.  I tend to be a loner – often living and traveling alone.  I am able to show up where I need to be and do what I need to do without things like maps, calendars or notes.  I have often gotten the feeling to take a drive with no idea of where I am going or why and end up at a lecture, conference, with a group or meeting someone who I had no awareness existed.   WLC was like that – I would get the feeling to “show” and just go there or be driving somewhere else and get I needed to WLC and I would go – I am talking off-season  when normally there would be no one there except Don & Charlene – I would often “run” into someone else that was there or shortly after arriving someone else would arrive.

I have been instrumental in a number of cases where person A needs to attend event B or meet person C or go to location D or event E – quite often it is about how person A needs to meet and work with person B to achieve something.  I tell them, or take person A to person B – sort of hard to explain but in doing that I brought Sierra to WLC her first time there knowing WLC was a place she needed to be aware of and which would become very important to her.  Same thing with Jeff and Coni Limpert who are helping get this website together.

In fact a short time ago – just a few weeks I was getting start a Warren Light Center website, I sort of just ignored that at first but very early one morning at 4AM the Universe woke me up and before I could get my coffee made I had done a search to see if the Domain was even available, purchased and registered the Domain and shortly after breakfast put the basics of this site together.   This is not my site – it is your site I am only the person who created it, put it together and now make it available to you to use, add to and expand.

I find I am quite often the catalyst that brings people, places, events, activities together so that they can interact while I move on to do the same elsewhere, quite often never knowing why nor asking why.

In closing I am putting together some “snap shots” of various people involved with WLC hoping that others will come and add to these and expand the conversation.

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.

o o o

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

Ina Gallagher

Ina along with her husband John joined with Bill and Angie Dye to form the vision and purchase the land that was to become Warren Light Center.

Ina had a strong following and a number of her students became leaders of their own groups.

Ina was able to totally transcend time, and like her husband John, had direct experience of other dimensions, realities, and beings far from this small part of the Universe called Earth.  She was able to experience, communicate with, and bring back experiences from far away in the Galaxy.  Here on this plane, Ina brought to us some of the most powerful instructors that WLC had, as well as their accompanying students.

Warren Light Center had an area called the UFO Landing Field.

It was Ina who brought in the energies and beings that actually used that area.

Did UFOs actually land at WLC?
Were these actually physically present?
Were they occupied by physical beings who originated from very far from this place?
Did those beings actually  emerge from their craft and physically interact with people at WLC?

Many, including myself, would say so.

A Mystic

I would have to place Ina as a mystic able to transcend both time and space, who was able to not only bring back and share her memories and experiences of these travels.  She was actually able to bring the experience itself back physically.

Some saw globes of light at the landing field, others saw actual craft, still others were able to communicate  with beings connected to these events and a small number were able to actually see and interact with these beings on a physical level.


In later years John and Ina built a house at the front of the land  where they lived year round.

John passed on and Ina lived there at the Warren Light Center until her passing.



John Gallagher

John along with his wife Ina were two of the original founders of WLC.  The Gallagher’s along with the Dye’s pooled their resources to purchase the land.  They too had a vision of a Spiritual Center and moved that Vision into reality.

John was a very deep thinker, a philosopher, who had studied and practiced a number of metaphysical and mystical paths.  John could see far beyond the physical reality into the dimensions that most of us are only dimly aware of.  He was able to convey what he knew about these unseen dimensions to many in a way that we too could a least get a glimpse of these unseen worlds.

John was a huge influence in adding a number of very diverse people and groups to the experiences and reality of WLC.  Open to all types of teachings, he brought in a number of the teachers, who brought in their students that came to define the experience of the WLC gatherings.

An avid learner, even in his later years when he was barely mobile, John continued to learn and expand upon what he knew.  He also had a way of bringing out things that others knew, even when they did not know they knew, and a way of encouraging people to present what they became aware of to others.

John has passed a number of years now, but certainly lives on.

I am certain many can remember spending hours with John as he taught of his direct experiences with other dimensions and realities.  John had a manner could get those around him to actually experiences those realities.



Bill Dye

Bill and his wife Angie were two of the original founders of Warren Light Center.  They, along with John and Ina Gallagher, purchased the land that would become Warren Light Center.  The two couples shared a mutual vision of a place where people could come to learn, to teach and to interact.

Bill had a house at the back of WLC just before where the land drops down a rather steep ridge to the river below.

Bill was always at the gatherings. 

Always one of the leaders of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at each of the many gatherings,  Bill was a living example of someone having a vision and turning that vision into reality.  He taught how to do that in his lectures, ceremonies, and by being a living example.

So much of what was to become Warren Light Center – the place and the concept, was from Bill’s vision.

Bill has passed on but his leadership certainly lives on. 

I would have to say that anyone who ever attending any event at WLC can remember Bill leading the opening ceremony – dressed in native American style buckskins.

Besides founding WLC

Bill was open to all type of teachings from Spirit and encouraged teachers, instructors and presenters to  come to WLC and to bring their students.



Attendees & Students

This area is a place for people who have attended any of the gatherings or activities held at Warren Light.  A place to put down your comments and remembrances, photos and information.  It is also a place for any of the students of any of the founders, leaders, teachers, instructors that made up the WLC experience to add information not only about WLC but also about your experiences with these people while in their presence attending their classes, workshops, lectures.

This also a place for people who have heard of WLC or any of the many people involved to add information.


Sierra – a kind, gentle soul who began showing up at WLC in the 70s.

Sierra has been at a lot of gatherings and activities and often would spend days at a time on the grounds – in fact she still can be found there from time to time.

Sierra and WLC Center just sort of became attached to each other.  An attachment that is ongoing.

Sierra is an instructor but she also is a resident in that she has been one of the people to live part-time on the grounds sometimes for weeks at a time in one of the cabins.

Sierra became a Firewalking instructor in the late 70s and has led a number of Firewalks at Warren Light Center as well as many other places over the last several decades.

This is Sierra’s “corner” of the Warren Light Center – a place for her to share some of her amazing experiences and insights.

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.

Memorial and Dedication to the founders, instructors and teachers of WLC

This section is dedicated to the founders, teachers, instructors and others important to the establishment and continuation of the events and gatherings held at Warren Light Center.  Many of these people have passed on.

This area is a place to add comments, memories, photos and other information.

The purpose, like the gatherings, is to have a place where people into a variety of Paths can share.

Names are in no particular order.

Please add your comments at the bottom of the page.


 Bill Dye Memorial  John Gallagher Memorial
  Angela Dye Memorial
  Ina Gallagher
 Kathleen Doty Memorial  

Warren Light Center (WLC)

This site is dedicated to the teachers, leaders, instructors and founders of Warren Light Center (WLC,)  a 200 acre retreat located near Franklin Pennsylvania.  We are also dedicated to the families of the founders, instructors and teachers as well as all of the students of the founders and instructors and their families.


Warren Light Center was a place where four times a year for over 30 years gatherings were held that were led by the founders and a number of teachers and instructors.

    The founders, teachers and instructors taught their Truth to students that came to learn from these instructors and mostly to discover themselves.  Gatherings were 3-4 day weekends held on or near the Summer and Winter Solstice and Fall and Spring Equinox.


People from all over the surrounding area would come to Warren Light Center to attend these gatherings.

Most people attending would stay on the grounds.  Attendees choosing to camp brought tents, some even brought teepees, a few had campers and even fewer (1 or 2) would arrive in motor-homes.

A certain number of those in attendance would stay at hotels in the area, including the nearby Idlewood Motel.

The grounds and facilities were fairly primitive.

      There was a water line that was fed by a spring across the road up on top of a hill that went to several mobile homes, a community center, several of the camping areas and cabins and on to the back where one of the founders had built a house.  Pure clean spring water was available over most of the upper part of the grounds.

Electricity was available in each of the main areas as well as several outlets in the camping areas.  There were several pit toilets and outhouses in various locations on the grounds.  The mobile homes and houses had septic systems, the cabins did not.


The Summer Solstice gathering had the largest attendance with as many as 200 people arriving to attend the classes, lectures, ceremonies and events held over the 3-4 day weekend.  Instructors, teachers and presenters came from mostly from PA, OH, MI, IN and other surrounding areas.

The topics presented and discussed included: New Thought, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Psychic Awareness, Spiritualism, New Age, Astrology, Native American teachings, Astrology, Numerology,  Eastern philosophies, UFOs, Natural Health and Healing, Firewalks, and a lot more.

Students which mostly called themselves Seekers came to learn and be with their teachers and to learn from other teachers and instructors.

Some seekers came alone, others brought their spouses, partners and families, others brought friends, often there would be attendees from all the USA and Canada and even as far away Europe.

Organization Histories – How To Links

The links on this page are here to help learn and understand the importance of and the process of preserving memories in digital form. They were researched over many hours and are gleaned from top-ranked Google search results. They do not represent a complete list of resources, nor can they be promised to be the absolute best.

If anyone has comments or further suggestions, please leave a reply at the end of this article.



When We Are No More

How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future
By Abby Smith Rumsey

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How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future

There is a quote appropriate to our cause which follows the Table of Contents :

I imagine the earth when I am no more:
Nothing happens, no loss, it’s still a strange pageant,
Women’s dresses, dewy lilacs, a song in the valley.
Yet books will be there on the shelves, well born,
Delivered from people, but also from radiance, heights.
~ Czeslaw Milosz, “And Yet the Books” 1986

Taken from “And Yet Books,” presented here in full:

And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings,
That appeared once, still wet
As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn,
And, touched, coddled, began to live
In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up,
Tribes on the march, planets in motion.
“We are, ” they said, even as their pages
Were being torn out, or a buzzing flame
Licked away their letters. So much more durable
Than we are, whose frail warmth
Cools down with memory, disperses, perishes.
I imagine the earth when I am no more:
Nothing happens, no loss, it’s still a strange pageant,
Women’s dresses, dewy lilacs, a song in the valley.
Yet the books will be there on the shelves, well born,
Derived from people, but also from radiance, heights.



From Wikipedia

A curator (from Latin: curare, meaning “to take care”) is a manager or overseer. Traditionally, a curator or keeper of a cultural heritage institution (e.g., gallery, museum, library, or archive) is a content specialist charged with an institution’s collections and involved with the interpretation of heritage material.

A traditional curator’s concern necessarily involves tangible objects of some sort—artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific collections. More recently, new kinds of curators have started to emerge: curators of digital data objects and biocurators.


How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life

by Trent Hamm
Updated on 06.23.16

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life

A few days ago, in Monday’s Reader Mailbag, I made an off-hand reference to my own use of pocket notebooks, where I wrote a paragraph or two about how I used them and suggested that if readers wanted to know more, they should send me a note and I’d write a longer article. I received a hefty stack of requests for this – Facebook wall posts, Facebook messages, and emails – so here’s the article that so many of you requested.


Better Pictures Through Words: The Lost Art of Photo Field Notes

by Jose Antunes
27 Nov 2014–cms-22570

Modern cameras keep a lot of information about your pictures. Digital cameras record EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format ) data about the characteristics of images, time and date, and even GPS location information. With the data and tools available today it is possible to file and search your images in many different ways, from camera or lens type to geographic location.

Although all that data is important, photographers can, and should, go further. To be truly engaged in taking your pictures, it pays to record the who and the why of photographs as well as the what and when. All the things that happen outside the frame have a big impact on why an image matters, and who it matters to.


Planning Overview

American Society of Media Photographers
Richard Anderson and Patti Russotti

Understanding the life cycle of an image has become a critical element of planning your digital imaging workflow. Part of this understanding includes understanding the relationship between each decision in the workflow process.

If we do not make informed decisions early on, this may result in an enormous amount of time spent “cleaning-


How to Preserve Family Papers and Photographs

National Archives

Maybe a relative sent you old letters, certificates, and family photographs and you are not sure what to do. Maybe you’re wondering how to save your child’s pictures and other mementos.

These simple tips will help you preserve your family papers and photographs for the next generation.

Preventing damage is the key to preserving your items.

  • Handling Family Papers and Photographs
  • Storing Family Papers and Photographs
  • Displaying Family Papers and Photographs
  • Digitizing Family Papers and Photographs
  • Repairing Damage to Family Papers and Photographs
  • What to Do About Moldy or Insect-infested Family Papers and Photographs
  • More About Caring for Family Papers and Photographs



A Thousand Words: Writing from Photographs

By Casey N. Cep
February 26, 2014

I can’t remember exactly when I stopped carrying a notebook. Sometime in the past year, I gave up writing hurried descriptions of people on the subway, copying the names of artists from museum walls and the titles of books in stores, and scribbling down bits of phrases overheard at restaurants and cafés.

It’s not that my memory improved but, instead, that I started archiving these events and ideas with my phone, as photographs


What is Metadata in Photography?


What is Metadata in Photography?

Among many photographic terms, metadata comes up very often when talking about image management. But what is metadata in photography? How does it actually help you organize and sort images? In this short article I will explain the term itself. I will also discuss reasons why it may be a good idea for you to input additional metadata information with your photography management software, such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.


Support of IPTC Photo Metadata by Software

International Press Telecommuncations Council

Photo Metadata Software Support

Find below how photo software vendors claim to support IPTC Photo Metadata. The data have been provided by the vendor of the software and have not been tested by IPTC.


Digitizing Family Papers and Photographs

National Archives

Digitizing your originals can allow you to view and share your items without handling, which can cause damage. Keep your originals after you digitize them, because digital files have their own preservation risks and can easily be lost. Whether digitizing your family papers yourself or having a company do it, it is important that the originals be handled carefully so they are not damaged in the process.

A few considerations in digitizing:

  • For flat paper and photographs, make sure the original fits complete on the surface of the scanner. The lid of the scanner can crush and crease the original if the paper doesn’t fit on the scanner.
  • For books, use a copy stand instead of a flatbed scanner. Use book supports, wedges or a cradle so the binding is opened comfortably without force.
  • Automatic feed scanners are not suitable for fragile, weak, bent, or valuable papers; papers can jam and become torn in automatic feed scanners.
  • Determining how far a book can open safely without placing stress on the binding
  • A book cradle that is used with a copy stand for taking digital images

File Naming: Use only the letters of the Latin alphabet (A-Z, a-z) when creating alpha-numeric identifications. Don’t use spaces, punctuation or symbols. Use hyphens and underscores instead of spaces.

Add basic Metadata to files: Who, What, Where, and When. Metadata helps find and identify files later in time; there are a number of metadata options.

Back Up your Files- Follow the 3-2-1 Rule. Three copies, stored on two different media, and one copy located off-site.
For more information on digitizing records:

  • Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative website
  • American Society for Media Photographers Best Practices
  • Universal Photographers Digital Imaging Guidelines
  • Wilhelm Imaging Research
  • Image Permanence Institute



American Society of Media Photographers
Peter Erogh

Keywords are one of the most flexible ways to describe your images. This page presents some keywording strategies.
Describing images with keywords

Keywords are words or phrases that you associate with a picture to describe the subject matter, style, uses, or connotations of the image. These descriptions can be of great use when organizing and searching your picture collection.

Keywords can be abstract terms (like “victory”) or subject-oriented terms (like “cat” or “Maddy”). Subject-oriented terms are generally easier to apply because they require less careful consideration. Abstract terms are generally economical to apply only to the very best images, such as your highest rated ones or those that will be made available in a searchable stock photography database.


The Conservation Lab: Preserving and Conserving Church History

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

The Church History Library is much more than a place where priceless records are kept; it also houses a high-tech, state-of-the art conservation lab that protects and preserves historical records such as journals, books, and photographs.

Both preservation — stopping decay before it happens — and conservation (repairing decay) are carefully regulated by a handful of trained conservationists. These individuals use simple procedures as well as high-tech machines to help restore even the most obscure photographs.

“The philosophy here is that we want things to be accessible to the public, while at the same time we are properly caring for them,” said senior conservator Chris McAfee.


Preserving History

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

Many people have documents, photographs, and artifacts that tell stories of themselves and their families. Such items are important because they help define who we are, remind us of family ties and interactions, and provide us with ways to share our stories. While these things sometimes have monetary value, perhaps most importantly they always have strong sentimental value.

The value we see in these items instills in us a desire to save them.


Preserving Collections in the Church History Department

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

The Church History Library and the Church History Museum house a substantial collection of irreplaceable artifacts. Each item has been professionally cared for and stored, but their value isn’t just in their existence, it’s in their use. Learn the techniques Church History specialists use to preserve the collection so that, when it’s your turn to view these treasures, you’ll be prepared to do so wisely.

Housing refers to the containers in which artifacts should be stored to ensure long-term preservation. Learn appropriate methods for storing books, documents, photographs, paintings, and other artifacts.

Note: This article has many links to videos which describe various aspects and techniques for housing documents.


  • Preservation Housing for Electronic Media
  • Proper Housing of Photographs
  • Proper Housing for Textiles
  • Proper Housing for Paintings
  • Proper Housing for Objects
  • Proper Housing for Books and Paper Documents


  • Proper Handling of Electronic Media
  • Proper Handling of Books, Documents, and Photographs
  • Proper Handling of Objects and Textiles
  • Proper Handling of Paintings


Preserving the History of the Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
Edited by Steven C. Harper and Richard E. Turley

The pattern of keeping records dates back to the earliest days of the church, when Joseph Smith, the church’s founding prophet, announced the divine decree, “Behold, there shall be a record kept among you” (D&C 21:1).


Modern Efforts to Preserve Church History

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
Ronald K. Esplin



(Guide for Local Church Historians)
Church of the Bretheren

The Need
Every local church should be keeping a record of its history! In the past, Brethren in general have been little concerned with records. In the early years of our history this is understandable, for there was as little formal organization as possible.


Develop Compelling Content For Your Exhibits

History Associates

Develop Compelling Content For Your Exhibits

The creative use of pictures, videos, and text can capture a visitor’s imagination and create a lasting impression.

If you are developing an exhibit for a museum installation, interpretive center, or corporate display, our professional historians will find the information you need and then help you pull all the elements together to tell an interesting and authoritative story.

  • Content Development for Exhibits, Interactives, and AV
  • Exhibit Research for Images and Artifacts
  • Label Text and Script Writing
  • High-Resolution Image Acquisition
  • Artifact Acquisition
  • Media Asset Licensing


A Guide for Preserving and Writing Club History

General Federation of Women’s Clubs: Women’s History and Resource Center

With Step-by-Step Instructions for:
⦁ Establishing a Club Archives
⦁ Donating Club Records to a Historical Repositoery
⦁ Researching and Writing Club History

(16 pages)


Tips For Preserving Your Club’s History

By Rose-Anne Lawrence, KB1DMW
ARRL Affiliated Club Assistant

As the ARRL Affiliated Club Assistant, I get several requests from club officials who are researching the history of their Amateur Radio club. Some of these requests may be as simple as when a club first became an ARRL affiliate and others, like a club’s first callsign, may require a bit of research.


Managing Church Records

Congregational Library & Archives

Organizing church records is often a daunting task — but it can be done.

This section provides basic information on:

  • Writing a policy for managing records
  • Weeding and organizing paper documents
  • Creating safe long-term storage
  • Maintaining digital records



Oral History


1.) Why do Oral History?

Published on Oct 15, 2010




2.) Getting started on your oral history project

Published on Oct 15, 2010




3.) Preparing for the interview and doing individual research

Published on Oct 15, 2010




4.) Writing interview questions and a script for interview

Published on Oct 15, 2010




5.) Conducting the Interview

Published on Oct 15, 2010



Becoming a Citizen Journalist and Using a Smartphone

How to shoot video reports on a smartphone

Published on May 7, 2015



Smartphone journalism: Videos

BBC Academy
Published on May 17, 2016

Mostly useful – you can skip the part about keeping safe while filming. We don’t expect you to record out on the streets during a riot.


How to become a citizen journalist

Published on May 14, 2015

Now that you have recorded your interview, what’s next ?




9 things to check before pressing the record button
Published on Oct 5, 2017




Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make

Published on Jan 20, 2015




Smartphone journalism: Audio

BBC Academy
Published on Jun 8, 2016

Tips to Improve Audio




Frameforest Filmschool: 3 point lighting

Published on Jun 7, 2011

A quick look at lighting :




Video Lighting Tutorial

Video Influencers
Published on Oct 28, 2015

Looking at simple and inexpensive ways to control lighting




Frank Gardner: What’s the story?

BBC Academy
Published on Jun 23, 2016




Frank Gardner: How to build a story

BBC Academy
Published on Jun 23, 2016

What are we supposed to be looking at ?
What’s going on ?




Frank Gardner: Do not overload your audience
BBC Academy
Published on Jun 23, 2016

Stay on point and keep it simple.




Video Editing for Absolute Beginners

Published on Jul 16, 2017




Three point lighting, Video softbox lighting tutorial.

Published on Jan 3, 2010

Now, when we get real good, we can try interviewing with these lighting techniques.




How to Interview

Writing an interview report

Kathy Veren
Published on May 20, 2015




Journalism: How to Lead an Interview

Ms. Stetson
Published on Mar 29, 2015




How to Interview People for Their Life Stories

Published on Jun 16, 2011

Whether writing an article to tell the story of The Warren Light Center, or recording an interview with someone about what it was like to be there, or preserve knowledge of some related esoteric subject – this is the type of interview that will be the most common.




How to Record an Oral History Interview

University of Leicester
Published on Aug 9, 2009




How to Interview “Almost” Anyone | Mike Dronkers | TEDxHumboldtBay

TEDx Talks
Published on Jun 11, 2015




Video and Text Chat Room

Welcome to the Warren Light Center Chat Room

Please feel free to contact friends and reminisce about times at the Warren Light Center, talk about current topics of interest, or simply visit.

If you would like to have your memories entered into the the website as a separate article, please leave a reply at the end of this bottom of the page and one of the Archive members will get in touch with you by e-mail.

Either click on this link now, or follow the steps below.


In a conversation


To use this software follow these simple steps:

Go to The Warren Light Center Chat Room

Allow use of your camera and microphone


Click on the red bar to give
the chat room permission to
use your camera and microphone.




Giver permission to use your camera and microphone


Click on the prompt to confirm
that you are giving permission.

Note: This prompt will be different
if you use a browser other than the
one shown here.



Alone in the chat room


This is what it looks like if no one else
is present in the chat room.

If you wish, you can copy the link on
the right and send it to other people
so they may join you.




If you’ve already agreed to meet people in the chat room they will appear on screen as soon as they finish the joining process.

In a conversation



Enjoy !


WLC Archive Group – Initial Presentation


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Incoming Outgoing Vortexes in the Moss Field/Arena

A group of WARREN LIGHT CENTER members gathered together at the moss field. Including Greg ??? who talked about a vortex of energy that some of the earlier members were aware of. I’m not really sure how they participated in using it’s energy. So I joined the gathering just to be part of whatever would happen.

Kathy Doty lead us into the field. Greg lead us toward the area that he remember as the vortex center, somewhere to the left of where we had entered the field. We circled around the area he had pointed out to us. Some members began to feel some sort of activity. Strangely, I noticed a marked difference in the green grass. It was shaped like a turtle.

At first, I didn’t think that I felt anything. I was so disappointed. Kathy and the others began exploring other areas of the arena. I stayed alone by myself. The area at the vortex felt comfortable to me. I liked being there by myself, without the concern of what the others were doing.

And then a conversation began.

I’m not really sure how to explain this conversation. An old spirit told me his name was Old Joe and that he was, what was called, a Gatekeeper for the vortex. He had been guarding the energy vortex for a long, long time. And he was so tired.

He was looking for someone who would make a SOUL commitment to take over the Gatekeeper’s job. Someone who would understood the job and its total commitment. Someone willing to sacrifice their “LIFE” to stand guard to protect and secure the Pure energy of the vortex. He went on to explain he had given enough of his “Life” Time and wanted now to go further on his Spiritual Path.

As I look back at this: Can you imagine what I think about this encounter with Old Joe????? I have to wonder, “Is this another Life Line I might be committed to?” not a Past or Future, but a parallel dimension?

But this story doesn’t end here.

As the others were gathering at another area in the arena; I continued by myself. Heading on to the right side of the arena, I realized that I was not quite back to full awareness yet. I felt disconnected with “Me”, the one called Shirley. I was not scared at all. I was an observer. I found myself standing beside another energy vortex. I was not sure at the time, but later I was to understand that this was an Outgoing energy vortex. Whereas the vortex Old Joe was guarding was a Incoming energy vortex.

I saw myself as a Teacher, quite young and slender, wearing a blue gingham shirt dress. I was surrounded by children. This did not surprise me, for I have been told I have been a Teacher in many lifetimes. These children were Star Children. The children were brought to the moss field to be taught how to use both the incoming and outgoing energy of both vortexes located here together.

What happened next, You are going to LOVE.

Bill Dye was also involved in teaching the children. Are you aware of how many of WARREN LIGHT CENTER’S members are Teachers???  Doug Davis, Karin Peterson, Melodie Peterson, Sierra, and the list can go on.  I won’t forget Barb Watson who is tutoring a the public library in Michigan.

Kathy told me later that she had asked Chantal to go to the moss field alone to see if she could pick up on anything I had shared from my experience. She climes she did not pick up anything but she did take some pictures. I sure would Love to see those pictures.

Hopefully others will share if they have had any such experiences such as I had.


Hidden Beauty Jan. 2017

P.S.  As I began writing up this posting for the website, realization of a commitment to Old Joe emerges. Any Spiritual work done in Heaven in the Woods carries across Ley lines that connects with WARREN LIGHT CENTER grounds.
So a Voice of Gratitude is sent to each and every person who is part of WLC II and its continued work established by the earlier members of WARREN LIGHT CENTER.

My Encounter with a U.F.O.

A co-worker of mine, Marie Baker, called me out of the blue on my birthday. She remembered my interest in Spiritual Metaphysics and U.F.O.s. She began telling me about her sightings of U.F.O.s from her home in Utica, Pennsylvania, not far from the grounds of Warren Light Center. I told her that I thought she should visit Ina Gallagher and share these sightings with her.

Marie had been involved with the Warren Light Center several years before, when her son Michael was a Boy Scout who camped on the grounds. So, she and I started attending class meetings with Ina.

One evening after such a meeting, we headed home turning right onto the French Creek Rd, toward Utica.

Not far from the Warren Light Center, on the left side of the road, is a campground called Coopers, with a pond in the front. The campground sits at the base of a valley canyon, between two small mountains.

I spotted two bright lights high above, further back the canyon.

Jokingly I said to Marie, “Look Marie, there’s two of your buddies over there.”

As soon as she spotted the lights she replied. “Move over, pull over right here”

Automatically, I pulled my car over to the right side of the road. No sooner than I had turned off the engine, I looked out my windshield and saw that right above us was a ship. I believe now, it was a scout ship.

The Mother ship was the brighter of the two lights and stayed in the canyon. I looked into the side of the scout ship. It was like looking into the door of a microwave oven when the light is on. I saw nothing in the ship, at least no moving Beings.

And then the ship was gone. Believe me.

It didn’t disappear behind a tree, or enter the water of French Creek. It was not headlights from another car. It simply disappeared. I “knew” that I had just seen a U.F.O.

Marie said, “Did you see that?”

Not much was said as we traveled on our way to leave her off at her home in Utica.

When I arrived home my (ex-) husband was getting ready to go to work. I tried to tell him what happened and asked him if U.F.O.s could camouflage themselves as military helicopters. His reply, “How the Hell would I know?” (Now whenever a situation comes up in mine or my sister Mary’s life that we don’t have an answer for, we answer, “How the Hell would I know ?”)

Marie told me later that she went back to the location on French Creek Road and asked a neighbor if he had seen anything that night. His answer, “No, but that’s nothing. We see stranger things like that all the time here.”

Marie later asked Bill Dye about what we had seen. He confirmed with her, that we had indeed saw the ship, and he was not surprised.

Sometime later, I asked a group of Warren Light Center members who were attending a meeting about our encounter. Sierra answered, “Once you see one, you know what you saw. You don’t need to see another one.”

But what bothered me for years after the sighting was: How was I able to look into the side of the ship, if the ships were made of metal?

Since that time I have been given confirmation from other sources.

  1. The book The Day after Roswell.
    Written by a member of a group of military officers who were to investigate the crash and reverse engineer any technology they found on the ship. The author was surprised that when he entered the ship he could see outside a full 360 degrees.
  2. Than again while attending a MUFON meeting in Sedona, Arizona.
    People there shared a story of a couple who were witnesses to the ship flying over before it crashed. The gentleman stated in an interview with the local newspaper, it was lit up from the inside of the ship.
  3. Ron Headley has confirmed I was right.
    The material the ships are made of could let me look into the side of the ship.

Hidden Beauty Dec. 2016

My first visit to WARREN LIGHT CENTER

Ted Jenkins gave my name to Bill Dye to be put on the mailing list for Warren Light Center. First invite was a clean up weekend on the grounds.

Imagine driving the whole way to the back of camp not knowing the layout of the land.

Meeting nobody.

      Hearing nobody.

        Seeing nobody.


Finally arriving at Bill’s cabin.

And what did I do?
While turning around in the driveway/parking area: I stuck my car on a tree trunk.
I knew I needed HELP.

Cautiously I entered Bill’s cabin. The door was wide open. I only ventured in a short way. What was I going to do? Alone. Frightened. I waited.

Bill Dye arrived. I introduced myself as a friend of Ted Jenkins. And I was there to help with the clean up. I Proceeded to show him my car. Yes! Bill helped me jack my car up and off the tree stump. But soon after that I notice that future mailings included the following statement. Warren Light Center would not be responsible for such incidents.

Bill than showed me the trail that runs at the back of camp along a ridge overlooking a small stream. This trail runs from the back of camp to the front of camp. He explained that I could help by throwing any stones or tree limbs off the trail. He felt that as I went along I was sure to run into others doing the same work. I never meet any others as I walked. Not really finding many stones or fallen sticks, I just gave up. Finding a group of Hemlock trees, I sat down on the ridge of the trail overlooking the stream. I gained my composure, I took a deep breath. I silently called out seeking Spirit to join me. To comfort me, to let me know I was doing the right thing by being here.

There in my minds eye:

A Native American elder stood before me. Very rigid. Showed me no recognition at all. “Whoa,” I thought.

Then one who I recognized as a Chief. One who was in his 40’s, still strong and virile. More Kindness, understanding and showed me he recognized me. More acceptance than the Elder before. “Whoa !” again.

The third Native American appeared before me, a Warrior. He wore a Mohawk. Immediately I recognized him, likewise he “knew” me. He handed me three silver coins. These coins were minted by the U.S. government. To be given to the chiefs and others of the Indian tribes as a offering from the Big White Chief, President of the United States. I knew what these coins represented and meant to those of the tribes who received them. Another, “Whoa.”

Now here is the best part

As I came back out of the meditation, a Hawk flew not more than 20 ft. in front of where I was sitting. As he passed by me, he dropped his prey he was carrying into the stream below me. I heard it hit the water.

Verifying how honored I was. To be given both the three coins and the prey of the Hawk. I knew I was Welcome to the Warren Light Center, as part of the Native American heritage on the grounds and as well as a part of the Warren Light Center as we know it.

Little did I know what my part I was to play.


Always in Gratitude,

Hidden Beauty 2016