OUR movement has been around for a long time.
It is thought it first started in the middle of the 19th
century in New York when it was first believed that the dead could communicate
with those still on the earth plane.
movement grew through the decades, with many people believing they were talking
to God or angels and relaying messages from the ‘other side’ and by the early
20th century there were millions of Spiritualists throughout the
mediums began to be given a bad name, not least because fraudsters emerged,
realising they could make a living by pretending to contact the world of Spirit
and falsely offering messages to those, often in the middle and upper classes,
who had money to pay.
recent years, our movement has become more acceptable to the general public,
although I think there have been times when some of us have declined to tell
our friends and family of our beliefs for fear of ridicule. Despite this, there are hundreds of Spiritualist
churches and thousands of Spiritualists of all persuasions, as you realise once
you become a member of this enormous movement.
of the future? Perhaps it’s time to move
with the times and embrace the technology that is now available to us. The first
person to dabble with Electronic Voice (Phenomena (EVP) was a chap called Konstantins Raudive. He was succeeded by Frank Sumption who invented a
‘spirit box’, originally calling it a ‘Frank box’. Many of us will have heard of what he
is currently available a book, Speaking to the Dead
with Radios: Radio Sweep Electronic Voice Phenomena written by Michael Hobert
Edwards, which is about communication with our deceased loved ones using a modified
radio on the AM or FM band, often known as a ‘Spirit Box’.
Of his book Michael says: “You do not need to be a
psychic or a medium or have any paranormal gifts to make contact and record
audio messages from your deceased loved ones or even to make contact and record
audio messages from your deceased pets using these devices.”
In the book, he teaches the concept of speaking to
the dead with radios in real time spirit communication. He includes details how to change a normal
shop-bought radio to make it work as a Spirit Box – the most modern and up to
date is called an SB7 and may be bought online.
Does it work?
One reader, Phil Mortiboy, has been speaking of his experience. “I read the book and was fascinated by what
Michael Edwards was saying,” he said.
“The book has all the details of how he went about his experiments.”
He went on to say that experiments were undertaken
in which an object is held up and the box was asked what the object was. Voices coming through the box correctly
identified the object on numerous occasions.
The author was invited into people’s homes where he
asked for a particular spirit person to come through on the radio and speak to
the home owner – and it happened. “They
were getting information that wasn’t known to anybody else,” said Phil.
Phil was fascinated and bought himself an SB7 (pictured), then
deciding that as he was “a
bit into electronics myself” he would try to muster the components to build his
own box. He will also plug it into a
speaker for better clarity.
the frequency control to scan through AM or FM band and pick up radio signals,
at which stage he experiments. “One time
I asked the person their name. They told
me but it’s a common name and I couldn’t find out anything about him,” he said.
voices that come out of the box vary considerably in strength and clarity, but it
is possible to have a two-way conversation with the voice, so could it be just
Jacky and I were experimenting with it the other day and Jacky said ‘Bonjour’ a
couple of times. The next day I was
playing around with it and I found this voice that said ‘Bonjour’,” said
Phil. “You think, what’s going on?”
only just discovered this medium but is fascinated by it. “It’s an interesting feel,” he said, “but
it’s very early days and still I’m still working on it.”
Speaking to the Dead with
Radios: Radio Sweep Electronic Voice Phenomena by Michael Hobert Edwards is
available on Amazon.
The power of colour
by Wendy Stokes
THE ancient Egyptians
painted the floors and walls of their temples in bright colours. The Greeks, Romans, Asians, Orientals and the
Aboriginal peoples of Australia loved colour and used it in their pictorial
language to create effects that were both pleasing and powerful. The colours of the clothes that people wore
in ancient times reflected the natural dyes of their country and some were
highly sought after and extremely expensive, such as the purple cloth that was
worn by Roman emperors. Cleopatra was
said to have loved purple. Temples,
churches and mosques were highly coloured, with stained glass, mosaic tiles,
paintings and coloured cloth.
The colours of the prism
were first recorded by Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and the colour wheel of
harmonising and complementary colours was shown in detail. Goethe wrote a book on the theory of colour. Healing energies and knowledge of colour is
relevant because it affects mood.
Prisons are decorated with pink as this reduces violence. Hospitals, especially operating theatres, are
decorated with green to induce the idea of being surrounded with nature and
therefore this colour helps with relaxation and health. Yellow is thought to reduce depression and is
used for psychiatric wards, though babies do not like it.
Weightlifters lift best
in blue rooms. Red tends to stimulate
and motivates action. It can raise the
respiration and pulse rate. A restaurant
with red décor will send a message that it is not vegetarian.
Colour associations in
art are quite traditional. For instance,
the Mother of Jesus, Mary, usually appears in royal blue to denote
Colour is very
cultural. Yellow for Westerners
signifies spring and energy whereas to those from Indonesia it is associated
with funerals. Therefore it is the
opposite of what we would expect. In the
West, we wear white to weddings and black to funerals. This shows that the healing nature of colour
is cultural, although the general meaning of white throughout the world is a
sign of purity and innocence.
Preferences in colour
are not only cultural but can also be very individual. A colour associated with healing might
produce stress in a certain individual depending on their associations and
their level of health and vitality. It
is best always to consult with a person and learn what their individual
preferences and association are.
The meaning of True Love
By Ada McKay
THE word ‘Love’ is a word that is so
much overused in our language that it has lost its true meaning. How often do we use the word in everyday
conversation – “I love your new car,” “I love that programme on TV,” “You’ll
love this book,” and so on, but this is not the real meaning of the word.
True love is when a person is willing to
give up something really precious for another person. True love always pays a price. One example of this would be when someone –
usually a family member – donates a kidney to a relative who would otherwise
Have you heard the story of the little
boy who was asked to give his blood to his sister to make her better? He said
yes but being a child he did not really understand. He thought he had to give all his blood away
and, as the transfusion was taking place, he asked the doctor when he would
start to die.
Surely an example of the greatest love
of all is when one person is willing to sacrifice their own life to save
another. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for
his friends. (John 15:13) This is very
evident in war where soldiers risk their own lives to aid comrades and perhaps
in so doing make the ultimate sacrifice.
When I was a child
attending Sunday school I remember being told a certain story which illustrated
the meaning of true love. A desperately
poor young married couple wanted to give each other a Christmas gift. The husband had a watch – a family heirloom –
which he prized greatly but it lacked a watch chain. The young wife had a head of luxurious long
hair but no hair combs to keep it in place. Unbeknownst to one another they each sold
their most prized possession. The husband sold his watch to buy the hair combs
and his wife sold her hair to buy the watch chain. My Sunday school teacher explained that this
was true love. I have recently
discovered the story on the internet. It
is by O. Henry and it is called The Gifts of the Magi.
There are many
different types of love and mother love is accounted one of the strongest of
all. Surfing the internet for stories of
mother love I came across the following true heartbreaking story taken from the
Holocaust. A family of four were put in
a German concentration camp and told they would live as long as they could
work. If not they would be exterminated.
The youngest son David
was a frail boy and the family feared for his life.
One day the father
returned to the camp from his work and looked for his family. Only the elder son Josh was there weeping
bitterly. “Where is David?” asked the
father, “and where is your mother?” Josh replied: “Today they came for David
because he was not strong enough to work. He was afraid and cried. Momma said ‘There is nothing to be afraid of,
David’, and she took his hand and went with him.” I am sure this is only one of countless
stories of mothers sacrificing their lives for their children.
However it is the
animal kingdom which puts humankind to shame in this respect. In my book I quote the case of the gardener
burning garden rubbish and unable to set alight one of the bushes. Parting the bush he found it contained a
bird’s nest and there was the mother bird with her wings spread protectively
over her little ones, willing to sacrifice her own life for her babies.
Then there is the true
tale of the cat who returned again and again to a burning building to carry her
kittens to safety one by one. Animals do
not kill or abuse their young as humans do. Remember the abuse suffered by Baby Peter. Remember the Philpott children who died in a
house fire deliberately started by their parents and there are many more that we
read about in our newspapers.
kind of love is patriotic love for your own native land. “I vow to thee my country, all earthly things
above, entire and whole and perfect the service of my love.” (Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice). It is fine to be proud of
your own country and nationality but not if it makes you feel superior to other
sing a song referring to another place I think we all mentally put in the name
of our own home town. Soldiers of the First World War singing “It’s a long way
to Tipperary” were not all thinking of Ireland but of the city, town or village
in the UK they called home.
“Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever” we are not thinking of Austria but of
our own country.
many songs which can stir our patriotic fervour in this way. “Land of my heart forever – Scotland the
Brave.” “There’ll always be an England” “God Bless America, my home sweet
home.” Rudyard Kipling expressed it thus:
“God gave all men all earth to love, but since our hearts are small, ordained
for each one spot shall prove beloved over all.”
The love of freedom is
another type of love closely associated with patriotic love and wars have been
fought throughout the centuries by freedom fighters to rid their own country of
invaders. Many have sacrificed their
life for love of country. In Britain’s
darkest hour Winston Churchill made his great patriotic speech to the
nation. “We shall defend our island
whatever the cost may be.… We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the
landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall
fight in the hills. We shall never
May we always remember
the sacrifice made by our armed forces who laid down their lives to preserve
our country’s freedom. “When you go home
tell them of us and say ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today’.” (John Maxwell
The love of material
possessions is another love felt by many and it is one that all Spiritualists
are warned against. Of course we all
have our favourite possessions that we love and prize perhaps because they have
a sentimental association for us. However
many people place too much value on their possessions and use them as a status
symbol in their lives – homes, cars, Rolex watches, diamonds. How can you love things that have only a
monetary value? It is the childhood
teddy bear with its torn ear and missing eye that is loved devotedly during a
lifetime. The cheap brooch or string of
beads that was a child’s first gift to a mother and other similar objects with
little or no monetary value at all which are so precious. You cannot put a price on love.
Of course the love that
we are most familiar with is marital love, the love of one human being for
another. A marriage is a public
declaration of love and the vows which a bride and groom repeat at their wedding
emphasizes this great love. “To have and
to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in
sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” Our world today with all the divorces,
separations and relationships no longer reflects these high ideals.
History abounds with
great love stories. The Book of Genesis
(chapts 29 - 35) in the Bible tells us of the story of Jacob and Rachel. Jacob worked for seven years for Rachel’s
father to be allowed to marry her. He
was tricked into marrying her sister instead and he then went on to work
another seven years to obtain his true love. I wonder how many in today’s world would wait
14 years to marry the one they loved.
Then we have the story
of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Victoria was only 21 when she married Albert
and they were a devoted couple, Albert died of typhoid fever when he was 42. The queen’s unbearable grief caused her to
mourn him for the rest of her long life and she always wore black.
One of the most famous
monuments in the world was inspired by marital love. It is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India erected by
the Shah Jahna 1st to pay tribute to his wife, a Persian princess whom he loved
more than life itself.
Moving to more modern
times we have a great love story in our own royal family which caused a king to
abdicate his throne because he would not rule the country “without the help and
support of the woman I love”. It should
be remembered that some animals mate for life and will pine to death when
losing a partner.
What does the Bible
tell us about love? In Chapter 13 of the
First Letter to the Corinthians St Paul covers the subject of love and this
famous passage is often read at wedding ceremonies. It is the greatest exhortation of the true
meaning of love and is perhaps something that all of us should read and re-read
as we go through life. Among other
things St Paul tells us that love suffereth long and is kind, is free of
jealousy envy and pride, is unselfish, hates evil and is honest. Love hopes, perseveres and triumphs and
finally that it is greater than either faith or hope. It ends with “Now abideth faith, hope and love
but the greatest of these is love.”
Finally what about our
love for our God? A lawyer asked Jesus
what is the first and greatest commandment and Jesus replied: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind,” and the second
commandment is thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Jesus had taken his
reply from the Law of Moses as found in Deuteronomy 6:5. Sadly today there are so many different
religions and so many sects of each religion that each thinks of their God in a
different way and follows a different path of worship.
Even more sadly they
think that theirs is the only and right way to worship God and many feel that
they must kill those they think of as unbelievers in order to find favour with
their God. Spiritualists know that there
is only one God for everyone and that He loves each and every one of us as if
there was only one of us to love.
The Salvation Army has
a children’s hymn the chorus of which is “God loves everyone and God loves me.”
Until the whole world
learns the true meaning of love and acknowledges the right of all earth’s
inhabitants (including the animal kingdom) whatever their race, religion,
and nationality, to live out in peace
and happiness the life that God has given to them, only then will we see heaven
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“Why I am a Spiritualist.” The book
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by Wendy Stokes
I HAVE chosen three cards, the first from The
Mystical Lenormand deck. Lenormand are
fortune telling cards with 36 images which have their origins in
cards which were first produced around 1799 and were used by the famous
Parisienne card reader, Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand. She read the fortunes for Empress Josephine,
Czar Alexander, Robespierre and Marat and now many very popular decks are based
on her original deck.
The distinguished artist, Urban Trosch has painted
these cards in classical egg tempera on wood, building many layers of paint to
create a polished and luminous finish, a method usually used for painting icons
before the days of oil paints. These
fine artworks have the look of miniaturist paintings and have a dreamlike and
otherworldly quality that lends itself to the use of intuition by the card
Many cards are figurative (people) and the
portraits are extraordinary and delightful. For those who like animal symbolism, most
cards carry at least one magical animal; the settings are antique and
luxurious. This card speaks of a choice
of paths, one that leads into the mountains and the other into an easier path.
The second is from Joie de Vivre
Tarot by Paulina Cassidy. It is titled ‘Page
of Coins’ and keywords are: Fascination, determination, curiosity,
resourcefulness and learning. The card
asks ‘What do I allow to block my joy?’ Marvel
is the Page of Coins who sees endless possibilities as he reaches for a shiny
golden coin. His good instincts and
inventive mind lead him to opportunities. Advice: Expand your horizons, enjoy life’s
journey, find your passion and your brilliance will be rekindled.
The last is from Whispers of Love by Angela Hartman
and with artwork by the exceptional Josephine Wall. The author is based in Hawaii where she is a
medium, reader, healer and teacher. She
is also a Reiki Master. At the age of four years old she had an encounter with
angels. She also provides meditation CDs
and conducts Angelic Channeller Courses and conducts Hawaiian Healing Journeys.
Josephine Wall is UK based and produces finely
detailed scenes of the fairy realms, with many well crafted animals and figures
in landscapes of complex beauty. Her
magically rich imagery is inspired by the Victorian Pre-Raphelites, Arthur
Rackam, Magritte and Dali. She painted
the high colour pottery of Delphis ware which are collectors' pieces and she
also produces pottery figurines, sculpture and stained glass. Each artwork is lovingly created to inspire
The influence of Saturn
by Lynne Carter
the bringer of old age, old father time, the school teacher of the zodiac and the
law of Karma. Saturn is well known for
its rings, but it has one other claim to fame; it’s the last planet that can be
seen with the naked eye from Earth, and because of this the ancient astronomers
thought that this was the end of our Solar System.
has always been feared, it causers delays, obstructions on occasions bring
plans to a halt, but it can also bring about major changes that are needed if
not appreciated. It takes 29 to 30
years to circumnavigate a chart once. It
spends 138 days in retrograde motion, its metal is lead and it rules the signs
of Capricorn and Aquarius.
where you find it in your chart is the area of life where you need to be aware
of your responsibilities and also advocate self discipline. Saturn can be viewed as rather a stern
taskmaster who can slap your wrist if you have not been paying attention to
your potential. This may all sound
rather grim but without it we would have no boundaries or means of forming any
structure or routine in our lives.
placement forces someone by circumstances to acquire initiative, patience and
self-reliance in providing the practical necessities of life. In having to develop his own resources he
will develop strength of character.
Saturn teaches discipline and hard work if they are to acquire material
possessions. They develop a strong need
for financial security. They cannot be
at peace if their financial affairs are not in order.
all about being grounded and disciplined.
Placed in Gemini Saturn can help the mind to gain these attributes. It
indicates a logical mind, very useful for writing, thinking and solving
problems. Ideas are judged on the basis
of their practical usefulness.
doesn’t function very well in Cancer.
Here there can be difficulties in connecting to ones emotions, or causes
inhibition of emotional expressions. If
the chart has Saturn in the 6th house this may lead to minor health
problems as the stresses build up.
Leo pushes the native to attain some kind of power or leadership. There is a need to defend their ego but this
can lead to stubbornness and rigidity.
This position can give rise to leadership in areas of the entertainment
placed here gives discipline in practical areas. They are particular in areas
which require attention to detail, precision and efficiency. They stick to rules and regulations. They can drive themselves and other to
overwork to the point where there health can suffer.
placed here brings the realisation that if anything is of any value and long
lasting there has to be human co-operation which needs to be enduring if it is
to be effective. The enduring
co-operation is only effective when all parties are dealt with fairly.
Scorpio indicates responsibility in financial affairs ie. taxes, partners
finances, inheritances, and matters concerning the property of others. They have little patience with attributes
that reflect laziness or unwillingness to work.
They exert a great deal of energy on practical accomplishments. There is an element of intensity when taking
on responsibilities and they can over burden themselves.
placed in this sign indicates that people are serious about faith or
philosophy. They develop strict moral
codes about religion. This can work as a
double edged sword ‘all or nothing’ either the natives will have a serious
outlook or no faith at all.
Intellectually this can instil a strong disciplined mind and depths of
the first sign that Saturn rules. There
can be strong ambitions to gain status and power usually through business,
science or politics. They know that
everything has a price and the need to contribute to society. They are good organisers and alternate
between their ambitions and protecting their security.
the second sign Saturn rules, here there is the ability for concentration but
usually in the scientific field. There
is a degree of impartiality and some can put aside their ego and see all
issues, social and scientific in the light of universal law.
placed here can be difficult. Saturn is
Karmic and so is Pisces. Subject can get
trapped in memories of past lives and develop anxieties and neuroses owing to a
fearful imagination, which cause problems that don’t really exist. On a positive note Saturn in Pisces can give
emotional understanding and the ability to work hard for those less fortunate
that themselves. If Saturn is well
aspected there can be a capability for deep meditation which can make for profound
next edition will shall be looking at the three outer planets Uranus, Neptune
and Pluto. These heavy weights are very
slow in their orbits and bring about generational changes.
Celebrating with Psychic Pals
ALMOST 50 people headed to Stevenage at the
beginning of February to celebrate five years of the Facebook group Psychic
Guests were treated to a superb piece of
flute-playing by Steve Newton and he was then joined by Psychic Pals’ own Phil
Mortiboy for a tandem session.
Every guest brought a plateful of food to share and
£110 was made on door, which will
go to the Whomerley Spiritual Centre, where the event was held.
raffle raised a further £67 and following a lucky dip to choose the recipient
of this money, it will be going to the National Society for Epilepsy.
question of spirituality
Stokes answers your questions.
DEAR WENDY, Do we choose our present circumstances
before we are born? FD
FD, There are a variety of opinions on this question depending on whether you
are a believer in reincarnation, the Judeo-Christian faith or Spiritualism. In the Hindu philosophy of reincarnation, we
choose our circumstances in this life.
In some way our circumstances are dictated in response to our spiritual
accomplishments (or lack of them) in previous lives – the
good are rewarded with privileges – and the bad are given a
gruellingly hard life! Many of those who
suffer most in this world also have been granted the least education, they are
unable to defend themselves and contest the accusation that they have committed
some dastardly deed in a previous life that has justified their suffering in
this life. The supposition that those
born into an extremely poor family with little opportunities to improve their
life are being punished for self-centred actions committed in a previous life
is disingenuous. A person of privilege
should not applaud themselves and judge others who are less well off.
Judeo-Christian theory is that our soul enters our physical life at
conception. This seems to be random, not
chosen in any way. It is purely good or
bad luck whether we have access to education, health, work, justice, good
parenting, a caring society and other important benefits that help us to attain
a comfortable and healthy life. However,
we are informed that we must be compassionate and honest and seek justice for
all if we are to be rewarded in the Afterlife.
Spiritualists do generally not believe that we choose our future life (though
Spiritualism is a broad church and there are some within it that believe in
reincarnation and the Hindu philosophy of reward and punishment). Silver Birch and other spirit guides explain
that we exercise choice in our present life and the teaching is related to how
we must live our life in the here and now.
Dear Wendy, Would it help me spiritually if I were
to become vegetarian? KT
Hi KT, Yes, it does help. When we avoid eating meat in order to avoid
hurting animals, we deepen our sensitivity, making us also more aware of living
a life which causes as little suffering as possible. We have lots of choices in the affluent West,
and have no need to eat other animals.
Butchers do the slaughtering for us and supermarkets do the packaging,
so it is easy to avoid thinking that we have caused the death of an animal. Bear also in mind, the fact that animals are
fed genetically modified foods and they are injected with antibiotics,
inoculations and steroids and we do not know what we are consuming. It is far more efficient to eat vegetables
and fruits because to rear animals requires food crops for their food, only
part of which is converted into eatable meat.
The Amazon rainforest is being cut down to raise crops to feed cows,
rather than maintained to provide quality air for the entire world. These are
important reasons to avoid eating animal meat.
Auction of Conan Doyle church
A FORMER Spiritualist church will be sold at an
auction in Ipswich next week.
Cedars Spiritualist Church in Ipswich, Suffolk, which was used by the Ipswich
Psychic Society, is an imposing development opportunity of 5750 sq. ft. of
classical period property set in 0.5 acres of gardens.
1920s, the spectacular detached house has been the home of The Cedars
Spiritualist Church, which has now decided to relocate to smaller more suitable
Spread over four floors, this building would originally have been home to the
local gentry, however, the church has made various practical alterations over
the decades to suit its requirements.
Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes books, visited the church
regularly in an effort to contact the world of spirit. He gave copies of several of his books to the
Ipswich Psychic Society which will be moved with the society to its new
property is situated to the north of Ipswich, within a short walk of
Christchurch Park in an established conservation area, ensuring that the
elegance and desirability of the locality is maintained.
Goldings describe the church as ‘lending itself to a variety of redevelopment
opportunities’ and will be selling the property with a guide price of between
£500,000 and £700,000 on 5 March 2014, 2:15pm, at The Atrium, Wherstead
Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich,
company can be contacted on 01473 210200 or at www.goldingsauctions.co.uk
Practice what you preach
Channelled by Marilyn
You cannot preach what you do not practice.
There are many prayers given out telling you that
love is what you have to live by but, my friends, how many of you truly love
your neighbour? Your love does not
stretch further than those around you, family and friends.
Who amongst you does not criticise another? In all honest one amongst you would be hard
Who lives their lives in service to others, unless
it is your job for which you are paid.
Who amongst you give themselves in true service? Even those paid do not give true service from
the heart and from spirit.
So my friends you must realise at this time you are
still human first and spirit second.
Make it your goal to turn yourself the other way around.
Make it your lifetime goal to achieve this, but by
bit, slowly, slowly and with each change – true change – you achieve, you not
only help yourself but others too.
Help to make the world a better place where mankind
can live in peace with each other and walk side by side with the animal kingdom
and nurture Mother Earth.
This is when you come to achieve, so do not just
talk about love, feel it in every part of your being.
of like-minded souls meet in St Albans recently to chat about matters
by Pammi Pasotti, a super morning was had by all in the bright sunshine at the
Notcutts Garden Centre.
Change for the sake of change?
By Marilyn Taylor
Why is it the human race has to change everything?
Why do they need religion and have to put it into
Spirit must have decided in the 1800’s that we
would be ready to accept proof, as we had not accepted what was given to us in
Until then people worshiped idols which gave no
proof, they listened to Moses as he heard and spoke with spirit, but then could
not be swayed away from their man made religion and could not really accept the
spirit world was offering an easy option, the Ten Commandments.
Along came others from the spirit world Jesus, a
Jew, again offering an easy option – the word ‘Love’
and again it could not be accepted for what it was. Those Jews who wanted to accept him turned it
into a Christian religion and many died to achieve that and have ever since. That was not what Jesus wanted or asked for. He just wanted to die for our sins.
I could go on and on commenting on all religions
around t he world.
Shamanism and the Native Americans nearly got it right;
they worship Great Spirit and all living things. But sadly many of them have also been
brainwashed by the Christian religion.
Therefore, my friends, let’s look at Spiritualism,
in its purest sense - not a religion as the Christian Spiritualist Churches are
trying to make it, that is not pure Spiritualism.
What is Spiritualism? It is contact by the people in the world of
Spirit who are offering us guidance, and preaching Love. When we go to them and leave these bodies, we
are all the same, pure Spirit. We are
lucky enough to be given proof that we are on the right track, messages
to loved ones through mediums, orbs, Spirit appearing in physical circles, channelled
writing - they are sending their love in so many ways in the hope we are
now ready to accept. Why can’t we send
that pure love back to them instead of instilling our man-made ways on
Spiritualism and turning into a religion?
Spirit please forgive us as I know it is no excuse
saying we are only human and have human needs in the comfort of yet
So when are we to come together and follow
Spiritualism the way true Spiritualism is sent to us by Spirit from the Spirit
Seed Of Life
Malcolm G Bradshaw
seed of life is precious,
is protected with love and care,
is nourished with love and kindness,
emotions of joy and despair.
seed of life must be cherished,
grow into a perfect form,
these things must be precise,
a child is born.
a seed is rejected,
is no fault of your own,
is nature’s way of saying,
the seed should not be grown.
precious seeds are not wasted,
the light and love will remain,
once more to be called on,
too born once again.
not give up and think you’re a failure,
it is just an experience of life,
things you wish will happen,
through trouble and strife.
God for things you have,
forward for the things to come,
the next time you conceive,
will be a proud and wonderful mum...
By Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull
and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always
there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career however humble; it is a real possession in
the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for
high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and
disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have
a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep
peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.