Frquently Asked Questions about Spiritualism

Information contained in this section taken directly from the National Spiritualist Association of Churches website: 

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 mold his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication.

It is a Religion, Philosophy, and Science in one. It has a national organization, state associations, numbers of churches, and a solemnly ordained ministry.

By carefully reading and thinking over the literature mentioned, and by taking the trouble to ask questions of our officials and others qualified to answer.

By attending services held by local Spiritualist Churches, at which these phenomena are actually demonstrated by our mediums.

Yes. A belief in spirit communication does not conflict with the Teachings ascribed to Jesus. The Christian Bible confirms its truth repeatedly. However, Spiritualism is not a branch of Christianity or other major religion. Spiritualism has been recognized by the US Congress as a separate and distinct religion.

NO. Each must work out their own salvation; each has an equal opportunity to do this when they shall have atoned for the wrongs and overcome the temptations and allurements to the sense gratifications of earth life

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 of Spiritualism.

It completely removes the fear of death, by proving that there is no death of the actual person. It convinces us that it is merely stepping from a lower state of existence into a higher, exactly as the caterpillar apparently “dies” to become the butterfly. It does away with absolute separation of those closely united, thereby relieving us of the worst of material sorrows. It also inspires us to purer and more progressive ways of life, by proving beyond doubt the advantages of right action and the disadvantages of wrong action.