Spiritualism

As the sunflower turns its face toward the light of the sun so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity toward the light of truth

Spiritualism is a recognised religion, with a network of churches, centres and educational centres. Our Ministers have the same rights and privileges as any other Minister of Religion.

The Seven Principles form the basis of SNU Spiritualism, and help Spiritualists to navigate and combine their spiritual and human journeys. They were given to us through the mediumship of Emma Hardinge Britten, and are adopted by those who choose Spiritualism as their religion. 

  1. The Fatherhood of God
  2. The Brotherhood of Man
  3. The Communion of Spirits 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

All religions believe in life after death but only Spiritualism shows it is true by demonstrating that communication with departed spirits can, and does, take place. The science of Spiritualism teaches us that energy cannot be destroyed, it merely changes its form. Spirit is energy and is therefore indestructible. On the death of the physical body the spirit continues as an integral part of a world which interpenetrates our world in different dimensions: this other world is referred to as the spirit world.

We are given free will and the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, therefore we alone are responsible for all our thoughts and actions. In addition, we are our own judge here and now and we will receive compensation and retribution in accordance with our Sixth Principle.

As we are given freedom of choice (freewill), so also we are given the ability to recognise what is right and wrong for our own spirituality. We are personally responsible for all our words, deeds and thoughts.

“Because you are spirit you survive death, and because you are spirit you are alive today. The spirit within you, which causes you to live, is the same spirit that animates every member of every nation, of every race and of every colour. Spiritually, the people of the world are one. Spiritualism reveals the spiritual oneness of all mankind. God has made us all members of one vast spiritual family”
Maurice Barbanell

Spiritualist healing is a form of healing by the use of forces and energies from God channelled through the spirit world and a Spiritualist healing medium by the laying on of hands on the body or prayer or the direction of thought from a distance.

Spiritualist healing is not the same as faith healing; babies and pets cannot have faith, yet they can all benefit from spiritualist healing.

There are several different types of Spiritualist service, which include the Divine Service and the Healing Service. All involve the worship of God. A Divine Service includes hymns, prayers and a guest speaker, who will give an address based on Spiritualist philosophy. An important part of every Divine Service is devoted to Absent Healing when members of the congregation are invited to send healing thoughts and prayers to those in need of healing. There will also be a demonstration of mediumship, during which the medium will endeavour to provide evidence of survival by communicating with those in the spirit world and relaying the messages to members of the congregation.

If you would like to know more about the religion of Spiritualism, then please refer to the following websites by clicking on the pictures below.


The Spiritualists’ National Union
(SNU)
SNUi
the online branch of the SNU

Norwich Spiritualist Church
The Arthur Findlay College of Spiritualist Studies and Psychic Sciences
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