Spiritualism

Spiritualism is a religion, a science, and a philosophy.

It is a religion in that it includes a faith in God and the interconnectedness of all things. This is not a version of God that we dictate to you but whatever your own perception of God might be.

It is a science in that, as a movement, Spiritualism has continually attempted to provide systematic evidence of spiritual phenomena. The evidence in a mediumistic message is one example of this. We are the only spiritual movement in the world to even attempt to provide evidence of its teachings.

The philosophy of Spiritualism is based on the Seven Principles.

  1. The Fatherhood of God
  2. The Brotherhood of Man
  3. The Communion of Spirit and the Ministry of Angels
  4. The Continuous Existence of the human soul
  5. Personal Responsibility
  6. Compensation and Retribution hereafter for all the good and evil deeds done on earth
  7. Eternal Progress open to every human soul

In 1871, one of the greatest mediums and leaders of Spiritualism, Emma Hardinge Britten, used her mediumship to channel the original wording of what has now become Spiritualism’s Seven Principles. They were derived from the EMHB spirit of Robert Owen who communicated the concepts of our Principles to Emma with an intent to providing a guide to the philosophy of Spiritualism – one that all Spiritualists could- and would agree on.

Our Seven Principles are very important to Spiritualists, being the foundation of our religion. The belief and acceptance of these principles is essential in becoming a Spiritualist affiliated to the Spiritualist National Union. However, unlike other religions, Spiritualism does not dictate on how you should personally choose to interpret the Seven Principles best, or how you live you life. For more information on Spiritualism visit. http://www.snu.org.uk/Spiritualism/philosophy.htm.

However, you may want to take a few moments to read each one carefully and see how they might relate and speak to you, personally, as Spiritualism intends them to.

All that we ask is that you can take some personal meaning from each of the Principles; we stand against blind dogma and doctrine, and encourage free thinking.

Meditation

Meditation can be used for many purposes, including connecting to ones own spirit, communicating with other spirits, for the purposes of healing, or simply to appreciate ones own spirituality in its wider sense.

Meditation can be taught but is mostly about individual experience and personal growth. The latest scientific research shows that meditation can improve people’s health in a number of ways.

Mediumship & Spiritual Healing

The primary purpose of mediumship is to prove the survival of the human spirit after physical death. The mind of the medium connects to the mind of a person in the Spirit World and the medium then passes on the information received; this might include physical description, personality,  or shared memories. This information is meant to serve as evidence of a person’s survival, simply existing in a different phase of the cycle of life. Those in spirit make the effort to communicate with us because they haven’t changed – they still love us and they still watch over us.

Spiritual healers, also known as healing mediums, work with the spirit people and the spiritual energies to provide healing and comfort to their patients.