Detroit – Spiritual Center of America

Douglas and John Barnwell have been discussing their early days in America’s spiritual center – Detroit. Below are some of the videos posted on YouTube. Some subscribers have asked that we put together a “tour” list as they plan on visiting soon. You will find that below the videos.

DETROIT – Crazy Wisdom Town for Spiritual Leaders

The Psychics We Knew – Douglas Gabriel and John Barnwell

The Astrologers of the Detroit Manasic Club

You TOO can learn to be clairvoyant

Detroit – Places of Interest 


Mayflower Bookshop – 2645 12 Mile Rd. Berkley

Boston Tea Room – 1220 Woodward Heights, Ferndale

St. Bonaventure Monastery (St. Solanus memorial) – 1740 Mt. Elliott Street

Marian Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes – Seminary Dr., West Bloomfield Township

Sainte Anne (grotto) – 1000 Sainte Anne Street, Detroit

Shrine of the Little Flower – 2100 Twelve Mile Rd, Royal Oak  

Haunted Fort Wayne (haunted) – 6325 West Jefferson,

Detroit Whitney Restaurant (haunted) – 4421 Woodward Ave,

Detroit Indian Village Haunted Houses – 1007 Burns, 1771 Seminole Street, 1116 Iroquois, 1089 Iroquois, 1723 Iroquois  


Diamond Jack River Tours (Detroit River) – 1340 Atwater

St. Detroit Detroit Institute of Art – 5200 Woodward Ave

Detroit Library – 5200 Woodward Ave Guardian Building

Art Deco building Fisher Building – 3011 W Grand Blvd

Detroit Masonic Hall – 500 Temple St., Detroit

Cranbrook Art & Science Museum – 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills

Motown Museum – 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

Barry Gordie’s house – 918 W Boston Blvd, Detroit

Detroit Science Museum – 5020 John R St, Detroit

Hart Plaza Waterfront- 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit

GMRenCen – 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243  

Places of Interest

Detroit Waldorf School – 2555 Burns, Indian Village  

Original Waldorf Institute – 8469 E Jefferson Ave

Miner’s Den – 3417 S Rochester Rd,

Royal Oak Earth Lore – 895 Wing St, Plymouth    

Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center – 1129 Oak Valley Dr

Four Directions, Geoscape Rock Shop – 211 S. Main Street


Before coming to Detroit, check out the events calendar from Crazy Wisdom which is published every quarter. You can find health practitioners, community farms.. even Sufi dancing classes. Each publication is filled with local spiritual and esoteric events: