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31, 1848, is the established founding date of the Modern
Spiritualist Movement. No one doubts the significance of this
date; however, it represents but one link in a wondrous chain
of events which led to the reincarnation of Ancient Spiritualism
within a modern world.
We want to share with you the wonder and mystery of what Spirit
was attempting to do and fulfill, not simply on the evening of
March 31, 1848, but prior to that fateful date and up to more
Spiritualism belongs to all people and to all religions. It is
a gift of and for the SPIRIT, not of and for any particular church
body. We hope you enjoy these pages. Thank
you and Godspeed!
five-part series on the history of the Modern Spiritualist Movement;
events leading to March 31, 1848, and what followed thereafter:
New Dispensation in Spiritualism:
Not just in Boston, the New Dispensation in Spiritualism
was a worldwide call, from Spirit, to uplift the work of Spirit
and to help guide Spiritualism away from simple phenomena to a greater
understanding of the universal and religious implications of Spirit
communion and communication.
an exceptional trance address, delivered through the mediumship
of Mrs. E.R. Dyar to our Church on March 29, 1885, in celebration
of the Thirty-seventh Anniversary of the Modern Spiritualist
A series of biographical sketches of some of the pioneer mediums,
proponents, and researchers of early Spiritualism who made a difference.
It All About?
What, exactly, are the differences between Spiritualism; Modern
Spiritualism; the Modern Spiritualist Movement; and a Spiritualist
Church? Where does our Church fit into this?
Questions on Spiritualism.
Here are 101 questions on Spiritualism and related areas of thought.
How many can you answer? All students of Spiritualism should know
the answers to these questions. Remember: an effective proponent
is an informed proponent.
Did your know
that our Church was intimately involved with and helped promote
a national link for home development circles? Instituted on October
16, 1884, the National Developing Circle sought to link home
circles from around the country for shared dialogue, hints on mediumistic
development, and a combined effort to help strengthen the bond between
the Earth plane and Spirit.
In 1891, the
NDC began publishing a monthly magazine, known as The Sower.
Our Church was very much involved in this magazine. This is why
our newsletter is called The Sower.
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