The pioneers of Spiritualism paved the way for the religion. 

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Many of the books that paved the way for Spiritualism are no longer in print. To read the written words of these pioneer, one would have to hunt to find copies. As more copies come available through various sites, these words come alive with the messages they tell. Modern Spiritualism was recognized March 31, 1848 when the Fox sisters heard knocking noises in the family home. Later, they were able to communicate with the spirit, learning the identity. 

 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 Morris Pratt Institute has been a part of the NSAC's education for almost 100 years. 


Harrison D. Barrett

William Wilberforce Juvenal Colville

Arthur Conan Doyle

Emanuel Swedenborg

George C. Bartlett

Hereward Carrington

Emma Hardinge -Britten

Simeon West


Mercy E. Cadwallander

Andrew Jackson Davis

Edmond W. Sprague