Spiritualism is a religion based upon proven evidence that the human spirit survives physical death. Spiritualists have no creed or dogma, but instead base their philosophy upon seven basic principles.
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.
The Seven Principles were developed via mediumship by Emma Hardinge Britten in 1871, inspired by the communicating spirit of Robert Owen.
Spiritualism is about helping to heal bereavement, bringing hope to people through compassionate mediumship. As a Spiritualist medium I have chosen Spiritualism to be my path in life and I strive to develop myself so that I can work to the best of my ability. I stand platform in Spiritualist churches on a regular basis to try and give some comfort to the bereaved. This is a vocation with great responsibility, which should never be taken lightly.
If you are interested in Spiritualism, and want to find out more, you should visit your local Spiritualist church. If you are interested in becoming a medium, then please read my page on Developing Mediumship which provides information especially for beginners, including getting into a development circle.
The estimated number of Spiritualists in England and Wales, according to the UK Census 2011 was 39,000, an increase of 22% over 10 years.
The birth of Modern Spiritualism is widely regarded to have taken place on 31st March 1848 in Hydesville, New York. On that evening the Fox Sisters made first contact with the spirit of a man who had been murdered and buried in the cellar of their house. A series of rappings served to prove that an intelligent spirit was present, and was willing to communicate through physical mediumship.