Simeon West was a key part on bringing Spiritualism to Central Illinois, primarily LeRoy, IL. West was a politician born in Kentucky and moved to Illinois with his family in 1851. in 1881 West embraced Spiritualism when experiencing life-defying moments. Mr. West helped JT & EJ Crumbaugh connect with their son who died in infancy. He was known locally for having precipitated paintings of his spirit guides which are located at the Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church in LeRoy. Precipitated spirit paintings are created by a spirit and have no brush strokes.
Life and Times of S.H. West
Pioneers are an important part of our history. While the availability of some of the printed materials are rare, the information is important in understanding Spiritualism today. Spiritualism is a a religion based on the continuation of life and proving the phenomena that support the religion. Many pioneers paved the way for today's Spiritualists.
Many of the writings are used today in the instruction for credentialed workers, including Ordained Spiritualist Ministers. To learn more about how you can become a credentialed Spiritualist worker (Commissioned Healer, Certified Medium, Licentiate Minister, National Spiritualist Teacher and/or Ordained Minister, go to http://www.morrispratt.org. Morris Pratt Institute has been a part of the NSAC's education for almost 100 years.