Originally Posted by MissCreativeSpirit
I don't call them dead. Some are guides. I was trained in these churches. It was super helpful 28 years ago to find one!
On another of my regular sites we've started saying "Those we used to say were dead....". It's a bit of a mouthful but makes the point for folk who don't yet fully understand that death is not the end of things.
Guides/teachers/helpers are a different issue altogether, though.
I'm glad you found the Modern Spiritualist church network helpful.
At its best it can be a life-saver and its teachings provide a base for spiritual learning and understanding.