Spiritual Forums

Home


Donate!


Articles


CHAT!


Shop


 
Welcome to Spiritual Forums!.

We created this community for people from all backgrounds to discuss Spiritual, Paranormal, Metaphysical, Philosophical, Supernatural, and Esoteric subjects. From Astral Projection to Zen, all topics are welcome. We hope you enjoy your visits.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to most discussions and articles. By joining our free community you will be able to post messages, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos, and gain access to our Chat Rooms, Registration is fast, simple, and free, so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, check our FAQs before contacting support. Please read our forum rules, since they are enforced by our volunteer staff. This will help you avoid any infractions and issues.

Go Back   Spiritual Forums > Religions & Faiths > Spiritualism

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-01-2020, 10:13 PM
leadville leadville is offline
Experiencer
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 465
 
Spiritualism and being a Spiritualist

I've made the point recently that spiritualism isn't the same as Spiritualism.

Oh, sure, the spelling is the same but what's behind the just-noticeable difference between those words is a huge difference of approach, activity and content. So as they're different, what's a Spiritualist one might wonder? Before going into that it might be helpful to first say what a Spiritualist isn't.

A 'Spiritualist' isn't just someone who dabbles in this or that, not someone who is more interested in 'stuff' that's essentially psychic i.e. to do with people rather than with the spirit. She or he may, of course, also be interested in psychic or paranormal topics, interested in palm reading, Tarot, fortune-telling, counseling etc. but is persuaded and motivated by two issues far simpler and easier to define - our survival beyond corporeal death and evidence of that by way of communication through mediumship.

From accounts or direct experience of mediumship may be found evidence of the survival of family, friends, teachers and loved ones. An individual may be privileged to experience it for herself or to learn of it by seeing or hearing about the experiences of others. What is experienced or learned often fundamentally changes the path of someone's life and the way that individual thinks about life - not just about death.

Beyond that simplicity (s)he may research related issues but equally may be satisfied by just what she has found in those two simple notions of survival and communication through mediumship. Anything extra might be considered a bonus!

A Spiritualist is not required to accept any doctrine, attend any church or subscribe to any behaviors or practices to call or consider hersel/himself a Spiritualist.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) Spiritual Forums