The Principles of Spiritualism

Below are the Principles of Spiritualism according the the SNU, The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association, The SAGB and the National Spiritualist Association of Churches.

The Spiritualists' National Union, 7 Principles
Below are the seven Principles of Spiritualism, as given to Emma Hardinge Britten in 1871 by the communicating spirit of Robert Owen.

1) The Fatherhood of God.

2) The Brotherhood of Man.

3) Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels.

4) Continuous Existence of the Human Soul.

5) Personal Responsibility.

6) Compensation and Retribution hereafter for all Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth.

7) Eternal Progress open to every Human Soul.


The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association, Belief and Pledge
Based upon the Zodiac messages from the mediumship of Winifred Moyes.

The Belief

1) I believe in one God who is Love.

2) I accept the Leadership of Jesus the Christ.

3) I believe that God manifests through the illimitable power of holy spirit.

4) I believe in the survival of the soul and its individuality after physical death.

5) I believe in Communion with God, with His angelic ministers, and with souls functioning in conditions other than Earth Life.

6) I believe that all forms of Life created by God intermingle, are interdependent, and evolve until perfection is attained.

7) I believe in perfect justice of the Divine Laws governing all Life.

8) I believe that sins committed can only be rectified by the sinner himself or herself, through the redemptive power of Jesus the Christ, by repentance and service to others.

The Pledge

I will at all times endeavour to be guided in my thoughts, words, and deeds by the teaching and example of Jesus the Christ.

The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain, 7 Principles

1) We believe in an Infinite Intelligence, Who governs all.

2) We believe that personal identity and all sentient forms of life survive physical death.

3) We believe that continuous existence and eternal progress occur for all in the Hereafter.

4) We believe in communion with the spiritual realms.

5) We believe that all of humanity is spiritually linked.

6) We believe that in the Hereafter, all must account for their actions on earth and will judge themselves accordingly.

7) We believe that all are responsible for the way they conduct their earthly lives.

Philosophy and Purpose

The primary purpose of the Spiritual Association of Great Britain is to offer evidence through Mediumship of the continuation of the personality after physical death, and to relieve suffering through spiritual healing.

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches

Declaration of Principles

1) We believe in Infinite Intelligence.

2) We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.

3) We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.

4) We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.

5) We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.

6) We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

7) We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature’s physical and spiritual laws.

8) We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.

9) We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

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