Spiritualism has no Dogma or Creed.
Every being is seen as an individual looking to expand their own awareness and understanding surrounding their role in life.
has 'Seven Principles', given as inspired Guidelines and are open to
interpretation to suit your own particular circumstances. They are:
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 Spirit.
5* Personal Responsibility.
6* Compensation and Retribution Here After For All The Good and Evil Deeds Done on Earth.
7* Eternal Progress Open To Every Spirit.
accept that there is a greater intelligence, the Life Force, an all
knowing, ever present energy, 'GOD' that poured forth all of life,
leaving within each of us a spark of itself. A source of love and good,
constantly available to each and every one of us. They believe that
each person follows their own path at their own pace, discovering the
'God' within and bringing them a greater knowledge of this Divine
Spiritualists' basic belief is in the continuation of
Life and that Death is just a transition to another level of
They see life as eternal.
believe that all people are a Spirit, co-existing in a Physical Body.
After death or the releasing of the physical, our Spirit and
Personality in the form of our thoughts and emotions continues to live
in the spiritual form on a different plane of existence.
recognize Psychic faculties as a natural ability, perhaps latent in
some people however, but is another one of our senses. Meditation is an
important aspect used in the development and awareness of these areas
and is a natural progression towards spiritual unfoldment.
they experience many things on their journey through life they find
ourselves likening life to the classroom in which they learn many
majority of Spiritualists are people who at some time were part of an
orthodox religion discovering that the knowledge presented was very
limited leaving many incomplete answers to questions.
people are of all ages, race and creed who wish to have the freedom to
explore their own understanding, which will assist them to have a
better concept of life and its origin, without feeling restricted by
the limited views of others. People are encouraged to be responsible
for their own actions and to take control of their own life. All are
given the chance to seek out truth and beliefs as they apply to
What are the Aims of Spiritualist Churches/Organisations?
To provide various Speakers/Mediums to share their knowledge of life;
To demonstrate and prove that life continues and communication with caring loved ones is possible;
create a loving, nurturing atmosphere where one can discover their own
divinity. A place where freedom of thought, self expression and
confidence in ones uniqueness can grow. Where peace and true
at-one-ment with all of life can be felt.
I would like to
acknowledge the assistance received from the Australian Spiritual
Association for the use of what you read above.
What is Spritualism? When Did It Begin?
short...It is a Philosophy, Science and Religion, based on the belief
of the continuous existence of the Spirit or Soul after death, and the
ability to communicate with them.
Aspects of this Spiritualist Philosophy date right back into the very early ages of mankind's history.
the Movement as we know it today began in America in 1848, when
communication was received from a man known to have died. Then
suddenly, contact with the departed became frequent and publicized
around the world.
Many small groups gathered together, spreading
across America then quickly to England, Europe in 1852 and to the
Australian goldfields in Victoria in the 1860's.
Across the world today many countless Churches, Centres and Groups have been formed.
has developed from the simple wall and table rappings of passing
messages from unseen beings to a Religious Philosophy. Modern
Spiritualism is referred to as more than a religion, it is a 'way of
life' with meaning and purpose.
What happens during a Spiritualist Service?
Spiritualist services are similar in purpose but different in format to the traditional service.
is inspirational verse, a spiritual message, some prayer, a meditation
with healing and a clairvoyant demonstration of communication,
sometimes using a flower that is provided before the service begins.
Spiritualists sing, it brings the gathering together and raises the
congregation's thoughts above everyday concerns. Creating and
harmonizing the vibrations and links between the Physical life
(incarnate) and the free Spirits (discarnate), joining the two energies
for easy communication.
This communication takes place through
an able person known as a 'Medium' who acts as a channel - 'a phone
line' receiving messages and bridging the gap between those on the
Earth Plane and those in Spirit (the after life).