First Spiritual Temple
as far as we know, the First Spiritual Temple is oldest Christian
Spiritualist Church in the world. We have been in continuous service and operation
KNOW? Our original House of Worship and Study, in Boston, is
the largest building constructed, specifically for the cause and
work of Spirit. Click here to view our
original Church building.
KNOW? At the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of our
original Church building, on April 9, 1884, the cornerstone, inscribed
with the Alpha and Omega, was baptized with oil which
had been sent to Marcellus Ayer by an ancient Egyptian society.
The oil came from the, then, recent excavations within the Temple
of Karnack and the tomb of Remises III.
On the 100th
anniversary of the dedication of the building, on September, 1985,
the cornerstone was removed and a time capsule was opened. Click
here for report and photographs of this
KNOW? We have one of the finest spiritual and parapsychological
research libraries in the United States, with over 6,000 books,
many dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century. In addition
to our books, we have an extensive collection of journals, including:
& Proceedings: Society for Psychical Research.
& Proceedings: American Society for Psychical Research.
Journal of Parapsychology.
- Light Magazine.
- Fate Magazine.
KNOW? It was our Church that started, in the mid 1950's, the
practice of inviting overseas mediums to the United States.
Some of the
noted mediums and psychic researchers, from the United States and
abroad, who have spoken at the First Spiritual Temple include:
J. Garrett; Douglas Johnson; Donald Galloway; Arthur Ford;
Eileen Roberts; Hugh Lynn Cayce;
Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine; Dr. Ian Stevenson;
Alan Vaughan; Rev. William Rauscher;
Rev. Robert Slater; Dr. Carlis Osis;
Dr. George Owen; Muriel "Lady Dowding";
J. Fraser Nicol; Dr. Gardner Murphy;
Gina Cerminara; Dr. Hornell Hart;
Dr. Robert Thouless; Dr. Harmon H. Bro;
Sir Alistair Hardy; Dr. Stanley Krippner;
Dr. Montague Ullman; Marcia Moore.
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First Spiritual Temple
The Ayer Institute
16 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446-5605 USA
Telephone 617 566-7639
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