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What is Spiritualism

Spiritualism can mean many things to different people. Some people view it as a philosophy: to some it is a religion;

and to others the science behind mediumship and the evidence of life after death with the natural laws of cause and

effect; and to some individuals it is the life-long journey of studying and the attainment of spiritual enlightenment.

Although Spiritualism may mean different things to each people, Spiritualism is fundamentally a journey of unfolding

one's own personal philosophy. It is a continuous transformation of the individual's spiritual qualities, beliefs,

morals and ethics for the betterment of self and to the benefit of all in this life.

By applying one's unique personal philosophy in all aspects of day to day living and by progressing and

learning through life’s experiences that Spiritualism becomes one's own personal living philosophy.

Webster defines Spiritualism as:

The belief that the dead survive as spirits which can communicate with the living,

especially with the help of a third party, called a medium.

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches defines Spiritualism as: 

The science, philosophy and religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of

communication, by means of mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World.

Wikipedia defines Spiritualism as:

Spiritualism is a religious movement based on the belief that the spirits of the dead exist and have

both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or the "spirit world", is

seen by spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve. These two beliefs —

that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits are more advanced than humans — lead spiritualists to

a third belief, that spirits are capable of providing useful knowledge about moral and ethical issues, as well

as about the nature of God. Some spiritualists will speak of a concept which they refer to as "spirit guides"

—specific spirits, often contacted, who are relied upon for spiritual guidance.[

The definition adopted in 1948, during the centenary of the movement known as Modern Spiritualism,

very succinctly defines Spiritualism as: 

The proof of survival.

At the Canadian Fellowship of Spiritualists we
believe in the 7 Principles of Spiritualism

1.     Infinite Spirit, Divine Creator of All That Is

2.     Unity and Equality for All

3.     Communication, Guidance and Healing from Spirits and Angels

4.     Continuous Existence of the Soul and its Personality

5.     Personal Responsibility for the Creation of our Reality through Thought, Word and Deed.

6.     Actions create Results according to Natural Law

7.     Eternal Progress open to every Soul

For a more in depth explanation of the 7 Principles of Spiritualism are please follow link in pink.

Key Ideas of Spiritualism

Every soul survives the death of the body and enters a spirit-world

that surrounds and interpenetrates the material world we exist in.

Communication is possible between the material world and the spirit-world 

under the right conditions - usually through a medium.

The physical world has aches, pains and struggles and these are not taken to the spiritual

realm which is love, light, law, peace, cooperation, sharing, and growth.

Spirit beings in the spirit-world are much the same as they were when they lived in the material world, although

without any physical deficiencies and they have retained their personality, character, mind, memories, etc.

Souls leave behind all perceived Falsehoods, separateness, and illusions they had when alive and those

characteristics are replaced with the desire to continue to learn and develop as spiritual beings.

Spirit beings in the spirit world are aware of and interested in the lives

of those they have left behind in the material world.

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As Spiritualists we support and teach the

unity and harmony of existence; to gain understanding and wisdom through the idea and ideal that all beings and all

things are to be approached in

joy and reverence.

We teach that it is each person's responsibility to work out their own

karma. We teach and believe what

is most pleasing to the Creator

is a free joyous self flourishing in self

discovery; gaining knowledge and abilities, and eager to welcome

new ways of being.

We must bring ourselves into balance and ourselves into harmony with the Creator;

then achieving our true vision of the true

Unity of all things human,

Divine, and natural.