Studies to Enrich Your Soul

About Parastudy of Chester Heights, PA

Parastudy is a non-profit organization where you can feel comfortable being your genuine self in a respectful, supportive community. Those who are on a "Spiritual Journey" will find classes, candid group discussions and community gatherings to satisfy their thirst for knowledge and enlightenment.
Our classes and other offerings change often so be sure to join our Spiritual Seekers list to receive email updates

Many of our events are free and open to the public, and most paid events are discounted for Members of Parastudy.   Visit here to learn about becoming a Member of Parastudy, and all the benefits you would enjoy. 

History of Parastudy

Parastudy was born in the mid 1950’s as The Brookside Study Center, In Brookside, Delaware. The group was formed to study the readings of a very gifted psychic named Zoe Nickerson.  She gave personal and gallery readings in what she termed“The Samadhi Consciousness” on many subjects. Her readings have been compared to those given by Edgar Cayce.

In 1959, Parastudy was officially named and formed as a non-profit Educational Organization. The name “Parastudy” was given to the organization during one of Zoe’s readings. The group moved to its present headquarters in Delaware County, PA and has been here ever since.

We are located in the beautiful and historic Brandywine Valley area of Delaware County. The Mansion serves as the heart and headquarters of our organization, which has been a resource center for the needs of the spiritual and paranormal communities for over half a century.

Volunteer at Parastudy

There are many volunteer opportunities available at Parastudy.

  1. ​We are always looking for Greeters and setup/wrap-up help for our many workshops and lectures.

  2. We can always use help with grounds keeping!
    A) Help us plant, as our grounds lack a gardener’s touch.
    B) Help with the Fairy Trail, as the winter always takes its toll on the trail.

  3. If you have trade skills: painting, plumbing, construction of any kind, these are always welcome!

  4. We could really use a Photographer, to help us capture our events and so we can post professional images.

  5. As you might notice, we are closed many days after a snow and many times when it rains.  The reason we close is because the parking lot is grass covered dirt, which floods and gets very muddy.  We are looking for help to cover the parking lot with gravel or something else to keep it usable.  We need someone who has the equipment or the know-how.

Parastudy Wish List

We need donations to help with the many projects, this can be your time in volunteering; and monetary donations that can be done through this website.

Material and goods such as paint, plants and flower beds, furniture, cookies and cakes, coffee and soda and just about anything to help keep the operating costs down.

Home or garden maintenance equipment, both manual and power, especially riding lawnmower, bobcat and any other powered equipment in good working order.

As we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we can provide you with a letter for your donations.

If you see a need or have an idea for Parastudy, please feel free to contact us here.

Thank you for your support!

Donations for our building

Parastudy has always kept fees for membership, as well as for all activities as low as possible, because we are a SERVICE organization.  It has been our belief that as the needs arise, those of you who are able to offer support (either physical or monetary) will come forward and offer help.  In the over 55 years of our incorporation, this has held true.

Our lovely old historical building is about 150 years of age. With age comes repairs needs such as roof repairs, outside painting of the house and barn, the chimney needs re-pointing--- and the list goes on. 

Our goal of $20,000 will help with the most urgent repairs, some of which must be done before winter.  It is estimated that complete repairs and upgrades will cost about $75,000.

Volunteers are donating time and supplies to do as much of the work as possible to keep cost low.

Examples of what Parastudy needs:

  • Decorating, painting, and repair work inside the house.

  • Painting the outside of the house.  (color will stay the same)

  • Faerie trail clean-up and design.  Plants and flowers are need to create an enriching and attractive display. 

  • Grounds maintenance (needs gravel in the parking lot)

  • Repairing the barn & painting it.

There is no limit to ideas and here at Parastudy, we welcome your input and comments.

An area for cash donations has been set up on the website or by mail.  Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated.  However, if you would care to donate by check, or a get a receipt for your tax donation purposes, we will mail you a receipt for your generous donation.

Parastudy Expanding to include Online Classes!

Parastudy is expanding into new areas by offering Classes and Services online!!

To find out more check out our Classes / Events Page

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Tax Deductible Donations

Donations to Parastudy are much appreciated and are also TAX DEDUCTABLE since we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization! 

Please consider helping us by contributing to our local 100% volunteer run educational organization.  Your ENTIRE donation will go toward the running and maintenance of Parastudy.   No donation too big or small, every $1 helps us meet our needs.

Thank you, Gracias, Mahalo for your generosity!

Parastudy 354 Valleybrook Rd, Chester Heights, PA 19342, United States