Adopted by the National Spiritualist
Association of Churches
October, 1914, 1919, 1930, 1951
|Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy and Religion of continuous
life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means
of Mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World.
A Spiritualist is one who believes, as the basis of his or her
religion, in the communication between this and the spirit world
by means of Mediumship, and who endeavors to mould his or her character
and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from
A medium is one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from
the spirit world and through whose instrumentality intelligences
in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena
A Spiritualist Healer is one who, either through his own inherent
powers or through his Mediumship, is able to impart vital, curative
force to pathologic conditions.
The Phenomena of Spiritualism consists of Prophecy, Clairvoyance,
Clairaudience, Gift of Tongues, Laying on of Hands, Healing, Visions,
Trance, Apports, Revelation, Levitation, Raps, Automatic and Independent Writing
and Painting, Photography, Materialization, Psychometry, Voice
and any other manifestation proving the continuity of life
as demonstrated through the Physical and Spiritual Senses and
faculties of Humanity.
Spiritualism Is a Science because it investigates,
analyzes and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated
from the spirit side of life.
Spiritualism Is a Philosophy because it studies the
laws of nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life and bases
its conclusions upon present observed facts. It accepts statements
of observed facts of past ages and conclusions drawn therefrom,
when sustained by reason and by results of observed facts of the
Spiritualism Is a Religion because it strives to understand
and to comply with the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Laws of
Nature, which are the laws of God.
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Is and Is Not
It teaches personal responsibility.
It removes all fear of death, which is really the portal of the
It teaches that death is not the cessation of life, but mere change
It teaches, not that a man has a soul, but that man and woman is
a soul and has a body.
That man and woman is a spiritual being now, even while encased
That as man and woman sow on earth, he and she reap in the life
That those who have passed on are conscious not asleep.
That communion between the living and the dead is scientifically
It thus brings comfort to the bereaved, and alleviates sorrow.
Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy and Religion of continuous
life, based upon
the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of mediumship,
with those who live in the Spirit World.
It brings to the surface mans spiritual gifts, such as inspiration,
clairvoyance, clairaudience and healing powers.
It teaches that the spark of divinity dwells in all.
That as a flower gradually unfolds in beauty, so the spirit of man
unfolds and develops in the spirit spheres.
Spiritualism is Gods message to mortals, declaring that There
Is No Death. That all who have passed on still live. That there
is hope in the life beyond for the most sinful.
That every soul will progress through the ages to heights, sublime
and glorious, where God Is Love and Love Is God.
It is a manifestation, a demonstration and a proof of the continuity
of life and of the truth of the many Spirit manifestations recorded
in the Christian Bible.
It demonstrates the many spiritual gifts with which mankind is endowed
but which through want of knowledge have been allowed to lie dormant,
or through prejudice have been violently and unjustly suppressed.
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