Spiritualism. Sometimes called Spiritism. What is it, and what do Spiritualists believe ? Well it depends where you live. It appears that a number of people have attempted to make statements like "All Spiritualist believe......." Unfortunately it turns out that these various definitions are different. For example one spiritualist group in the U.S. suggests that spiritualists don't believe in reincarnation. Here in Australia though many spiritualists do believe in reincarnation.
Other spiritualists believe that all spiritualists should be Christian. Not surprisingly some feel the opposite ! So is there anything all spiritualists believe in ? It seems that there aren't a lot of things they believe in worldwide however it seems that everyone appears to agree on the following points.
- A belief in a higher power (God)
- A belief in life after physical death
- A belief in communication to/from the spirit world.
Perhaps you would like to read the Majority Report of the Church of England committee appointed by Archbishop Lang and Archbishop Temple to investigate Spiritualism ? If so click here.
Or maybe reading an excerpt from a Spiritualist book about life after death called "Road of Many Ways" would be more to your liking ? We also have an E-Book page that includes some free Spiritualist books here. If you would like current information about Spiritualist matters then you may like to subscribe to the U.K. Psychic News magazine and/or the U.K. Two Worlds magazine.
You might also be interested in a free email subscription to the Psypioneer Journal. It contains articles on the personalities and organisations of this field in bygone days. The Journal is now edited by SNU historian Paul Gaunt, but its scope is much wider even than Spiritualism. Much of its material is reprinted in full from old books, journals, letters and newspapers. It deals with historic personages and organisations in the psychic field, and includes reprints of obituaries and other biographical sketches, old articles, book reviews and original papers.
If you like reading books then you might also like to take a look at our Spiritualist Reprints page too.
Why not check these people out for yourself, in person ? Here are a few address's :
Canberra - Canberra Spiritualist Assoc. Inc. Services every Sunday of the month at the Griffin Centre. Enquiries : Norman Ivory Tel: (02) 6242 6347.
Pearce - The Spirituality Church of Canberra , Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place (just off Hodgson Crescent) ample parking available, childcare service offered. 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 7pm. Heart-centred Spirituality: inclusive - all people welcome.. all paths honoured heart-centred - replacing ignorance and fear with awareness and love spirituality. Supporting your connection with the One. Spiritualism themes are part of our Vision. Mediumship as part of Service, with regular development classes and guest speakers. For details, contact Lucy Baker, President here.
Armadale - Spiritualist Foundation of Victoria. Services 1st Sunday of each month in High St, Armadale at 2.30 P.M. They also run seminars. Enquiries : Rev Joan Farrall (03) 9560 3129.
Berwick - The Aquarian Spiritual Awareness Centre. Services fortnightly at 2.30 P.M. Enquiries : Rev Mandi Stone (03) 9720 4402.
Lilydale - Cosmic Awareness and Healing Centre. 7 Willmette Court. Enquiries Rev. Margaret de Vaus (03) 9735 4254.
Melton - The House of Light. 66-76 Palmerston St, Melton. Sunday Service 10.30 a.m. Open/closed development circles, healing, special events etc. Rev. Jennifer Valls and Rev. Gordon McKensie. Contact them by phone on (03) 9743 7603. Or by email here.
Pascoe Vale South - Heavenly Light Spiritualist Church - Derby St. Service every Tuesday at 12.30 P.M. Enquiries Casandra 9350 6882.
Preston - Church of Spiritual Unity Inc. Fairfield Community Centre, 121 Station Street, Fairfield. Lecture and demonstration every Sunday at 3.00pm. Healing available during services and at 2.30 pm before the service. Enquiries: Cassandra Ogilvy 9350 6882.
Rowville - Aquarian Spiritualist Church. Services fortnightly at 7.00 P.M. Enquiries Mrs Marian Occleshaw (03) 9763 2858.
Seaford - Seaford Spiritual & Healing Centre Inc. Community Hall, Station Street, Seaford. Services every 2nd Sunday 3pm. Healing 2.30. Enquiries Carol Crawford (03) 9765 8245.
Werribee - Spiritualist Chapel of Peace and Harmony, 2 Synnot Street, Werribee. Services (including spiritual healing) are every second Sunday at 2.30 P.M. Contact Dorothy by phone on (041) 110 6491 or enquire by email.
New South Wales
Blacktown - Blacktown Spiritual Centre (formerly Light Within Spiritual Centre). School Hall, Blacktown North Public School, Bessemer Street (off Sunnyholt Road). NSW. 2148. Meetings every Sunday at 6pm. Meditation & Mediumship classes are held during the week. Contact ; Roberta (02) 9671 1861 or 0422 713 140.
Camden - Three Lights Spiritual Church Guide Hall, Cnr Elizabeth & Exeter Streets, Camden N.S.W. 2570. Services: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5pm. Contacts: Lida: 0418 406 988 Lesley: 0438 922 930, or email them.
Drummoyne - Greenfield Spiritual Centre Drummoyne Community Centre, 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne. Service time: Every 1st 3rd and if 5th Sunday of the Month at 7pm. Enquires: Kay 0425 211762.
Neutral Bay - The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia 49a Yeo Street (corner Barry Street) Neutral Bay NSW 2089. Services 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Starts at 7.30pm and ends approx. 9.30pm. Enquiries Rev Michelle Baum ; 0403 938 548.
Panania - Revesby Spiritual Church Healing Centre Panania Senior Citizens Club 77 Anderson Avenue, Panania. Spiritualist Church Services are on the 4th Friday of the Month 7.30pm-9.30pm. Contact Geoff or Christine on 0418 415 807 or email them.
Richmond - Hawkesbury Spiritual Connections - CWA Hall Westmarket Street Richmond. NSW. Services held every Sunday evening at 7pm. Kids Spiritual Connections every Wednesday 4pm. Email contact is here. All welcome. For further info, please check our regularly updated web site.
Tomakin - The South Coast Spiritualist Centre Inc. The community hall, Ainslie Pde. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 2pm. President is Diane Dason. Their phone number is (02) 4474 3075. They can be contacted by email here.
Bribie Island - Cultural Spiritual Group of Bribie Island Inc 36 Banya St Bribie Island 4507. Service Times: Sunday service every week starts at 5.30pm with a development session followed by a short intermission with our guest speaker and messages commencing 6.30pm. Email contact is Ronnie Dearlove. Minister: Rev Ross Konowalenko Phone: 0439 844 223 or Asst. Minister: Ronnie Dearlove Phone: 0414 650 257.
Caboolture - Caboolture Christian Spiritualist Church - Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Dux Street, Caboolture 4510 Sundays 6. pm. Email contact is Reverend Lyn Burrell. Tel (07) 5499-4645.
Deception Bay - Deception Bay Spiritual Centre. Music Hall - Deception Bay State School, King St, Deception Bay Sundays Meditation - 2.45pm, Healing - 3.30pm & Service - 4.30pm. Contact Rev. Carol Bloor 0418 592 412. Email them here.
Ipswich - Ipswich Christian Spiritual Church - Chapel of Light. Rev Tony Slater - Church address 11 Siemons Street, One Mile. Ipswich 4305. 07 3812 0344 or 0412 134 356. Email.
Maroochydore Spiritualist Church - CWA Hall Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Every Sunday Evening commencing 7pm - Healing Available, Regular Guest Speakers Contact Rev Victor & Dyanna Tracey : Phone 07 54791095 or email here.
Nerang - Hinterland Church for Spiritual Growth - Nerang Community Hall, 34 Price Street, Nerang, Gold Coast. Services every Sunday 7.00pm. Development Groups Wednesday, Meditation Groups weekly, Healing groups weekly. Enquiries - Rev. Dianne Blanch, Phone 07 55947007 Mobile 0414 890938, Email contact here.
Ningi - The Spiritualist Church of Angelic Light & Love. Services of prayer, meditation, healing, and clairvoyance occur every Sunday night at 6.30 P.M, with a special guest speaker who gives a brief lecture, and individual readings. All are warmly welcome to attend. Co-founded by Rev. Jan Hurleigh and Rev. Barbara Broska. For more information please email them here.
Pialba - CWA Hall Torquay Road, Pialba. Every 1st and 4th Sunday nights. Contact Marshall Krueger on (07) 41223729 or email them here.
Pialba - Hervey Bay - The Ministry of Angels - Christian Spiritualist Church, Masonic Hall, Watson Street, Pialba. Services each Sunday at 7pm. Contact: Reverend Michelle Noble (07) 41945892 or Reverend Debbie Sky (07) 41247207.
Southport - The Spiritual Peoples Church - Gold Coast. Enquiries Sylvia Thain & Rev. Ruby Morrell (075) 5522 9572.
Tinana - The Inner Light Centre, 153 Iindah Rd. Services every Sunday at 3pm. Visit their site at :
http://www.freewebs.com/innerlightcentre/index.htm or email them here.
Tugun - The Sanctuary of Inner Peace - Tugun Community Centre ( Next to the Castle) Coolangatta Rd, Tugun. Services every 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays at 1.30pm. Meditation groups weekly. Enquiries - Rev. Beverley McGaffin 0755-764346.
Tweed Heads Sth - Tweed Lighthouse Christian Spiritualist Church - HACC Hall, Heffron St, Sth Tweed Heads. Services every Sunday 2.00pm (NSW time). Personal Readings and Healings 10am - 12pm before service. Contact Rev. Indiana Rose - 0755-331015 or 0408 985993.
Valley spiritualist Church is holding their church service at 10.00 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor.( Next Albion overpass opposite Albion Railway Station). Visiting Mediums, healing, meditation and uplifting music. Refreshments served after service. Young, and old, all welcome to attend. Contact Rev Glennys Mackay on 0738496450. Email contact here.
Woodridge - Southside Spiritual Haven - Progress hall, Cnr Railway & Garfield Pde, Woodridge. Services every Sunday 7pm. Meditation groups Monday 12 noon & Tuesday 7.30pm. Enquiries - Rev. Gail Gallagher, Marriage Celebrant 073388 2030, Email contact here.
Wynnum - The Christian Spiritual Fellowship - Municipal Hall, Corner Bay Terrace and Cedar Streets. Service is from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. each Sunday night and includes a healing meditation as well as hands on healings and clairvoyance. There are also Youth and Children's Groups held at the same time. Other activities include a Meditation Group on the first Friday of each month, nine week Development classes, Retreats and Social Activities. All Enquiries may be directed to Rev. Glennis Saggers on (07) 3206.0495.
Elizabeth : Elizabeth Spiritualist Church, Cnr. Hogarth and Goodman Roads, Elizabeth South. Phone enquiries (08) 8252 2110.
Email contact here.
Old Noarlunga : Spiritual Mission at Old Noarlunga. Institute building on the park, Patapinda road, Old Noarlunga. Service Sunday 7 pm. Healing precedes service and commences at 6.30pm. A closed healing development group is also conducted. Phone enquiries (John) on (08) 8186 1729.
Email contact here.
Parkholme : Parkholme Spiritualist Centre, 638 Marion Road, Parkholme. Services are every Sunday evening and include spiritual healing. Development classes are also available.
Phone enquiries : Contact Peter Johnson on 8295 4706.
Email contact here.
Unley - The New Age Spiritualist Mission - Sunday services, development groups, workshops and open days are held at their own building situated at 38 Palmerston Rd.
Phone enquiries : Lis Warwood (Leader)phone no: (08)8261 8806 or Colleen Harris (Secretary)phone no: (08) 8260 1619.
Email enquiries Lis Warwood .
Hillarys - Alpha Spiritualist Centre - Meeting every Sunday at 7pm at Flinders Community Centre Broadbeach Bvd. Healing 6:15 - 6:45 pm every Sunday. They also hold discussion groups, development circles and workshops. Enquiries (09)9342 4705
Maylands - Maylands Christian Spiritualist Church Incorporated, 123 Caledonian Avenue, Maylands. Church Service 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month at 2.30 p.m. and Sundays at 7.30 p.m. Healing Clinic Tuesday 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon, Wednesday 7.00 p.m. to 7.50 p.m. and Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Open Circle Wednesday at 8.00 p.m. Enquiries (08) 9370 4133.
Perth - Melville Spiritualist Centre Inc. Enquiries (09) 364 6174.
Hobart - Community Hall, Creek Rd.,[opp school], Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania Ph (03) 6272 8503. Church Service @ 6.30pm Sundays and flower readings.
St Helens - Church of Higher Spiritualism Incorporated. 5 West Street St Helens Tasmania 7216. Enquiries Ph: (03) 6376 2960 Fax (03) 6376 2961
London : London Spiritualist Church Trinity United Church 76 Doulton Street (corner of Doulton and Hale St.) London, Ontario, Canada . Services On Scheduled Sunday Evenings - Starting at 7pm.
Spiritual Development & Healing Classes Monday Evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm September to March.
For further information email them here .
People living in Canada may also want to check some other Canadian churches. Hosted by the Sunset Spiritualist Church.
Belfast Belfast Spiritual Fellowship Group. 44 Bainsmore Drive, Belfast. Northern Ireland BT13 3FF.
Dublin Spiritualist Union Of Ireland. 3 Block A, The Courtyard, Kilcarbery Park, New Nangor Road, Dublin. Sunday service at 6.30 P.M. Phone 0851983250.
Auckland Auckland Christian Spiritualist Church. Enquiries (09) 629 0508
Auckland The Spiritualist alliance [Auckland] Incorporated . 120 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland. Postal Address is P. O.Box 9477, Newmarket, Auckland. Telephone:  579 8571. Email them here. Meetings are held every Sunday at 6.00pm. Healing and development classes are held during the month. They also have a library.
The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association London - Enquiries 071 436 7555.
Oxford : Cowley Road Christian Spiritualist Church, 39 Cowley Road, Oxford.
North Oxford Spiritualist Church, Middle Way, Summertown Oxford.
Oxon : The White Dove Centre, Lowell Place, Witney, Oxon.
Staffordshire: Shelton. The Phoenix Centre Stoke on Trent, Wholistic Sanctuary of The Midlands, Avenue Rd, Shelton, Stoke on Trent.
Healing, services and workshops are provided. Contact Kendra Pinder on 01782 833352 or email them here.
West Sussex : Three Bridges Spiritualist Church, 10 New Street, Three Bridges, Crawley.
Monday Healing 7 - 8 pm. Open Circle 8pm - 9.30pm. Except the last monday in every month when there is a closed circle for invited members only. Wednesday Clairvoyance Demonstration 7.30 - 8.45pm Healing 9.15 - 10pm. One saturday a month we have a special evening it is best to email for information. Enquiries : Tel No 01342 715282 or email contact here.
Suffolk: Cedars Spiritualist Church, 46 Anglesea Road, Ipswich. Saturday services are at 7pm, Sunday services start at 6:30pm. Healing every Monday from 2:30 - 8pm. The Cedars has a wide-ranging programme of weekly services, public healing sessions, healer support groups, yoga classes, meditation sessions and one-off demonstrations and workshops. The Church is also happy to host Christenings, Wedding and Funerals.
Wimbledon: Wimbledon Spiritualist Church. 136 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London.
California California St. Spiritualist's Association. 5537 Whitney Ave, Carmichael 95608.
Connecticut Connecticut State Spiritualist Assoc. 30 Edison St, Stratford 06497.
Florida Orlando - Spiritualist Church of Awareness, NSAC 3210 Chickasaw Trl. P.O. Box 571043, 32857. Sunday 10:30 am Healing 11:00 am Service. Wednesdays 7:30 pm Healing 8:00 pm Service. Phone (407) 678-3688.
Florida West Melbourne - Spiritualist Church of Melbourne, 1924 Melody Lane, Fl 32904. Phone 321-733-1555. Pastor is Rev. John Rogers.
Indiana First Spiritualist Church (1120 6th Avenue, Terre Haute, IN).Sunday Service is at 10:30 AM. every week. They also have 3 day festivals / psychic fairs every quarter. Pastor Rev. Karen Buchholz. They can be contacted by email here.
Massachusetts The National Spiritual Alliance based in Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts. Sunday Services begin at 1 p.m. in winter and spring and at 3 p.m. in summer and fall. Service start times change when clocks move ahead/back because of Daylight Savings. Email contact is here.
New Hampshire Cycles of Spirit. Services are held every second, and fourth, Sunday evening at 6:30. at Keene Unitarian Universalist Church 69 Washington Street, Keene.
They can be contacted by email here .
New York Capital District Spiritualist Church, NSAC 2245 Central Ave. 12304.
Washington First Spiritualist Church of Puyallup. 341 2nd Street SE Puyallup, WA 98372. Phone (253)845-4444.
Quarterly Psychic Fair, Weddings, Funerals, Memorials, Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Readings, Spiritual Circles, Classes. Church Services are held on Sundays starting at 11am. Email them here.
West Virginia Wheeling Way Memorial Spiritualist Temple Broadway and Maryland Sts, Wheeling, West Virginia. They can be contacted by email here.
Wisconsin Morris Pratt Institute. 11811 Watertown Plank road, Milwaukee 53226-3342. Attention: The Reverend Pamla Ashlay, NST secretary. Phone 414-774-2994 fax 414-774-2964 and email is: email@example.com.
Here is a link to more American churches. Hosted by the Sunset Spiritualist Church.
If you didn't find a church close to you from the above then you might like to check out some other church lists such as the Directory of Spiritualist Centers in the UK and Worldwide or the Crumbaugh World Directory of Spiritualist Churches and in the U.S. The National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC). Some Australian pages are here.
For information about the The National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC) in America you might like to write to P.O. Box 217, Dept. B., Lily Dale, New York 14752. You can also ring them on 716-595-2000. Why not also check out the Lily Dale link ?
Another good site is one on Spiritism. The site is The Spiritist Society Of Baltimore and includes a list of other Spiritist centres, as well as other resources.
Perhaps you know of some spiritualist group/church/bookshop ? If you do then why not send us details.
There used to be a "Spiritualist Web Ring" originally run by the Gateway Pages people at nucleus.com and then disbanded. Many of the people who were on the original ring can now be found above and/or at this Spiritualist Links page. Another Spiritualist web ring is below :
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In closing this page I thought I would include a report of a clairvoyant "demonstration" done by someone at a Spiritualist church in England. A Mr Michael Colmer :
The Sunday that Alice dropped in . . .
AFTER OUR FIRST HUNDRED demonstrations Spiritualist Mediums tend to forget the services we take. Firstly we would get permanent 'psychic indigestion' if we even attempted to remember what was said by whom to whom. Secondly this kind of information is personal to the recipient and we hold no charter for voyeurism. Rarely do such demonstrations stay in the mind. One exception happened towards the end of last month when I took the Sunday service at a local Church here in one of our sleepier rural English shires.
We'd gone through the service, and had reached the point where the clairvoyance was flowing when, coming up the centre aisle I suddenly *saw* a spirit child halt a few feet from the rostrum. As I explained to the congregation she could only have been about six and wore a simple white smock dress and shiny black patent shoes. She did look very smart.
"Hallo poppet" I said aloud. But she just stood there looking very shy. So I tried to coax her; "Would you share your name with us please sweetheart ?" I gently asked. The congregation held its breath. But she just swayed on her spot and said nothing. At this point I clearly heard a woman's voice say clearly in my ear; "Alice". "Is your name Alice?" I probed. She nodded shyly.
"Do you belong to anyone here ?" I asked her and she slowly shook her head. I echoed her mannerism for the benefit of the audience. So I was left puzzled as to why she had suddenly manifested. Then that same mature voice whispered in my ear that she had volunteered to bring 'the animals'.
Then, suddenly, I clairvoyantly saw a church full of pets patiently lined up behind this spirit child. I started to reel off the breeds I could recognise and was relieved when a number of the congregation identified their long-lost and much loved four (and two) legged friends. I didn't look too closely but I think the man who had owned both the Alsation and a Yorkshire Terrier had tears in his eyes.
Then it was time for Alice to go and she rounded up this excited mass of fur and feathers and started to return back down the aisle. As she did so that same woman's voice told me she was this spirit child's mother and confided that she was so proud of her daughter who had been so excited about being invited to take part in our service that she had worked hard to learned how to "thunk" her hair into the style she wanted.
On reflection I should have praised her for this spirit achievement and it left me pondering on just how easy it is in the Spirit World , to mentally fashion our surroundings.
I shall not forget Alice or her very proud Mum. No matter how many hundreds or thousands of services and demonstrations we give there is, as I said earlier, always a handful that remain with us. This was certainly one of them.
Meeting Spiritualists/Discussing Spiritualism Worldwide :
If you know what newsgroups are then simply double clicking this alt.religion.spiritualism link (International discussion on Spiritualism) or the aus.religion.spiritualism (Australian discussion on Spiritualism) link should get you started.
You may also want to see why I suggest that newsgroups are a better way for Spiritualist to communicate with each other than alternative methods by going to my "Why Newsgroups" link.
I suggest that you read these newsgroups, and add your own questions/answers, by installing a newsreader on your computer and downloading messages from your own I.S.P. (Internet Service Provider). A number of other newsgroups that you might find interesting are listed on our internet page. There is also information there about how to reduce your internet costs if you have a "limited time" internet account.
Perhaps you would like to visit these newsgroups, via your browser, before deciding to check whether your I.S.P. gets newsgroups and/or you setup a newsreader for online/offline newsreading ? If that is the case then all you need do is click on this alt.religion.spiritualism or aus.religion.spiritualism link.
To get it as a button on the toolbar of your browser, drag it's link on to it.
To add it to a folder in your bookmarks, right-click on it's link and choose "Bookmark This Link...".
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