A Recognised Religion
Spiritualism (with a capital S) is a recognised religion in the UK, with some 39,000 people identifying themselves as Spiritualist in the 2011 Census.
Of course, there are thousands more active Spiritualists, who attend Spiritualist churches on a regular basis, and the recent pandemic has lead to a surge in interest as people sought comfort and hope during that difficult time.
Spiritualism is different from the the world’s major and minor religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam etc) because it’s recent, it doesn’t have a global presence, it doesn’t have a body of theology.
However it is a new religious movement with rituals, doctrinal components, a belief in a transcendent realm, and it has an experiential dimension, elements that many other religions also have.
The Seven Principles form the basis of modern Spiritualism, and help Spiritualists combine their spiritual and human journeys.
They were first recorded in 1871 at a seance attended by Emma Hardinge and her mother, when the spirit of Robert Owen communicated that he wished to give a set of Spiritual Commandments through Emma, which were transcribed by Robert Owen’s son, Robert Dale Owen.
These Spiritual Commandments formally became accepted as the Seven Principles of Spiritualism in 1887. Read more about Emma Hardinge Britten here.
An introduction to some of the basic principles of mediumship.
Understanding a message from the Spirit Realm.
An original article from Bournemouth Spiritualist Church
A form of mediumship, many Spiritualists are also able to offer Spiritual Healing.
Spiritual Healing is best defined as a form of healing using the forces and energies of the world of Spirit, channelled through a trained healer.
Many people who have sat in the congregation at churches or audiences at centres or theatres, witnessing a demonstration given by a medium, will have wondered how the medium communicates with those from the spirit world.
An original article from The Spiritualist
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The creator of Sherlock Holmes, doctor, botanist, sportsman and Spiritualist.
How a sceptic became the St Paul Of Spiritualism.
Spiritualist art or spirit art or mediumistic art or psychic painting is a form of art, mainly painting, influenced by spiritualism.
Famous spirtuali(ist) artists include Georgiana Houghton, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Malevich and Kupka