Q and A

When exploring Spiritualism, many times people have questions. To know if Spiritualism is for you, this page may be important to learn more about what the religion of Spiritualism is and if it is a good fit for you. If there is a question not posted and you would like to know the answer, please contact us by email. We will answer you. 

 

Your Question:

What is Natural Law?

Your Answer:

Natural Law is an ascertained working sequence or constant order among the phenomena of nature.  Natural Laws are simple statements of the orderly working of the universe and all that is in it. They represent the constant expression of what one can always expect in any given situation. To understand the full meaning of Natural Law, we must learn to apply it to both spiritual and physical life.  The Laws of Nature are the Laws of God.

Your Question:

What are the objects of Spiritualism?

Your Answer:

As represented by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches are as follows:

  • To teach the truths and principles expressed in the Declaration of Principles and the Definition of Spiritualism, a Spiritualist, a Medium, and a Spiritualist Healer as adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches of the United States of America.
  • To teach and proclaim the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of Modern Spiritualism.
  • To encourage lecturers on all subjects pertaining to the spiritual and secular welfare of humanity.
  • To protest against every attempt to compel humanity to worship God in any particular or prescribed manner.
  • To advocate and promote spiritual healing.
  • To protect and encourage spiritual teachers and mediums in all laudable efforts in giving evidence of proof ho humanity of a continued intercourse and relationship between the living and the so-called dead.
  • To encourage every person in holding present beliefs always open to restatement as growing thought and investigation reveal new truths, thereby leaving every individual free to follow the dictates of reason and conscience in spiritual and secular affairs. 

Your Question:

Briefly explain Spiritualism as a Science, Religion, and Philosophy.

Your Answer:

As  a Science, Spiritualism investigates, analyzes and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated by spirit.

As a Religion, Spiritualism strives to understand and comply with the laws of God which are  physical, mental and spiritual laws of nature. Spiritualism is an open-minded religion. We have learned that we have grown in knowledge and truth by the efforts of many inspired teachers such as Moses, Jesus and Paul.

As a Philosophy, Spiritualism studies the laws of nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life. It is based on present observed facts. Reason along with observed facts from all ages have had conclusions drawn.

Your Question:

The sunflower is the symbol of Spiritualism. When was it first accepted as the emblem of Spiritualism?

Your Answer:

 Since 1892 the sunflower has been the emblem of Spiritualists. I was known for centuries that the sunflower represented truth and consistency. It is the seal for the Association of Spiritualists at Cassadaga Camp in Lily Dale, NY. It was shown it the bylaws in early 1893. 

Spiritualism like the sunflower has been "transplanted" on many soils. The nectar if you will of Spiritualism attracts like a magnet, but it attracts selectively like the attraction of the sunflower. Both attract to specific individuals that lives with the faith and understanding of Spiritualism. The sunflower relies on strong stalks as Spiritualism relies on people with a strong character demonstrating peace and understanding to humanity. 

In other words they protect us from superstition to build a firm understanding of why we are here, what we must do and where we are going. Sunflowers have a balance of all nature vitamins and minerals that assist in great medicinal purposes, much like the value of the spiritual and physical healing of Spiritualism. 

Motto: As the sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun,

So Spiritualism turns the face of humanity to the light of Truth.

Your Question:

 What do Easter and Christmas mean to the Spiritualist.

Your Answer:

With Easter, this is not a time of the Christ resurrection. This is a time of for the resurrection of nature and the human soul, better understanding of the continuity of life. The Easter story is one of effort and reward. The effort is the progression we achieve and the reward is our placement in our future life. This story proves there is life after this physical body. If a person has to physicallydie, they will live again.

Christmas is not the time to celebrate the birth of the Christ. No one can prove when that really happened. This is a time for giving and sharing and the best way to do that is with love and acts of love. This is a time to recognize the teachings of Jesus during this time and can use them in our spiritual principles. With that come the words, "Peace on Earth, good will towards men." We are a religion of happiness and peace within. This is a great time of the year to share Spiritualism with others. 

Your Question:

 According to Spiritualist teachings, who was the Greatest Physical Medium in the History of Spiritualism.   

Your Answer:

 His name is Daniel Dunglas Home (Hume) and he has been call the Greatest Physical Medium in the History of  Spiritualism. He would not commercialize Spiritualism. He had a gift of levitation and the spirit power levitated himself and objects around him. His demonstrations led many pioneer notables with Spiritualism.

Noted writings: Light and Shadows of Spirit and Incidents in My Life and D.D. Home, His Life and Mission, which was written by Mrs. Home.

Your Question:

Briefly tell how the Native Americans relate to Modern Spiritualism.

Your Answer:

The native Americans had an early understanding of the Great Spirit long before white man settled on this continent and started to spread. They had a real love for nature and beauty. The Red People knew of the Infinite, who's intelligence was everywhere. They worshiped one God and God was unity and God was love. They had a single concept of religion. 

It's not just Spirit that relates to Modern Spiritualism. They have a great gift for healing and sensitive to prophecy. They adapted to Natural Law and adjusted it to their environment. In short, they had really adapted to the World of Spirit.

Your Question:

What is the date of the onset of Modern Spiritualism?

Your Answer:

The commencement of Modern Spiritualism occurred March 31, 1948 when Catherine (Kate) and Margaretta (Maggie) Fox heard the rappings and made contact in Hydesville, New York. It was learned the rappings were that of a murdered peddler by the name of Charles B. Rosna.  Leah Fox later became the spokeswoman for the sisters.

Your Question:

What is the Infinite Intelligence?

Your Answer:

 The God energy is all knowing and has no boundaries. The expression Infinite Intelligence means a purposeful, intelligent power that is endless. We don’t want to define the “God” energy for anyone. Infinite Intelligence is omnipresent (all-pervading) and omnipotent (supreme). Nature reminds us that there is new life that occurs by the unseen power of God and as the seasons change so does the order of the universe. This is another example of creator's expression of one of his divine gifts.

Your Question:

Who can attend a Spiritualist Church?

Your Answer:

Our congregations are a mix of people from various religions. Anyone who wants to explore spirituality and that personal connection with the Infinite Intelligence is welcome at a Spiritualist Church. Andrew Jackson Davis was quoted in saying, “Under all circumstances, keep an even mind.”  Anyone who attends a Spiritualist church with an even or open mind, will find the energy very enlightening. 

Your Question:

 What happens at a Spiritualist Church?

Your Answer:

 The service is usually in three parts. The first part of the service is a healing/meditation service. Healers facilitate spiritual healing to those who sit in their chairs and/or someone who they wish healing sent. A healing list is provided at the entrance of the church for anyone to list the name they wish healing sent.

The second part of the service is a worship service. Most Spiritualist Churches have a “traditional” worship service. At Love of Spirit, the service is more contemporary for those who are looking for a spiritual experience that has the energy of today’s times and music.

In the final part of the service, mediums prove the continuation of life through spirit communication. Each service you loved ones in spirit have the opportunity to communicate through a greeting. 

Your Question:

What is a Spiritualist?

Your Answer:

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches has described a Spiritualist as 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.

What does that mean? A Spiritualist believes in the continuation of life after this physical life. A Spiritualist also believes in the communication with those in the spirit world. A Spiritualist is one who is seeking their spirit within and explores their spirituality.  Spirit guides play a part in the relationship a Spiritualist has with those in the world of spirit.