I ask the great unseen healing force to remove all obstructions from my mind and body and to restore me to perfect health. I ask this in all sincerity and honesty
and I will do my part.
I ask this great unseen healing force to help both present and absent ones
who are in need of help, and to restore them to perfect health.
I put my trust in the love and power of God.
"Spiritualism Is a Science" - because it investigates,
analyzes and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated from the spirit side of life.
"Spiritualism Is a Philosophy" - because it studies the Laws of Nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life and bases its conclusions upon present observed facts. It accepts statements of observed facts of past ages and conclusions drawn there from, when sustained by reason and by results of observed facts of the present day.
"Spiritualism Is a Religion" - because it strives to understand and to comply with the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Laws of Nature, which are the laws of God.
Declaration of the Principles of Spiritualism
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 mould his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication.
(1914, Rev. 1938)
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. (1914)
A Spiritualist Healer -
is one who, either through one’s own inherent powers or through mediumship,
is able to impart vital, curative force to pathologic conditions.
The Phenomena of Spiritualism -
consists of Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Gift of Tongues,
Laying on of Hands, Healing, Visions, Trance, Apports,
Levitation, Raps, Automatic and Independent Writings
and Paintings, Voice, Materialization, Photography, Psychometry
...and any other manifestation proving the continuity of life
as demonstrated through the Physical and Spiritual senses and
faculties of man. (1950)
(From an interview with Stacy Kopchinski, Trustee on the National Board of the NSAC for insight into the history and nature of Spiritualism)
Adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches