Spiritualism is a philosophy that accepts that we each live beyond this life on earth and states that we are able to communicate with souls that have gone beyond this life.

Spiritualism is a way of life; an association of like-minded people who may or may not belong to any of the world faiths. Spiritualists may take inspiration from all the world's great teachers - Jesus Christ and Mohammed arguably being two of many.

Spiritualism seeks to prove that we each have a soul that is part of God and that one's soul was in existence before this life and will be after this life.

The modern spiritualist movement can be said to have started in America in the 1840s with the first public display of mediumship in 1849 at the Corinthian Hall in New York. The first demonstration of a spiritualist medium in the United Kingdom was in 1852 and the foundations of a permanent church were laid in the following year.

Famous followers of spiritualism are among others Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer, Sir Oliver Lodge, scientist, and Robert Owen, co-founder of the co-operative movement.

Part of an Article from h2g2 used with permission.

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The Seven Principles of Spiritualism

Spiritualism has no set creed or affirmation to follow, but rather principles for guidance in life and one's own personal development.
These are the principles, as stated by the Spiritualist National Union (SNU):

The Fatherhood of God

The Brotherhood of Man

The Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels

The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul

Personal Responsibility

Compensation and Retribution hereafter for all the good and evil deeds done on Earth

Eternal Progress open to every Human Soul




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