What is Spiritualism?

Spiritualism is a science, a religion and a philosophy that equally satisfies your heart, your mind and your logic, by providing the answer to the age-old question ‘What happens when I die?’

Answering this question leads you towards a life of increased inner peace and wisdom, and facilitates your love and service towards others.

As Spiritualists we believe firmly in the existence of God as a being or energy of Unconditional Love, and that each of us is a part of God. However, how we understand the world and spiritual matters depends on our individual experience and knowledge, and we have the flexibility and freedom to change and develop our beliefs as we move through our lives.

One of the greatest desires of Spiritualism is to awaken the spirit within you, and to move you beyond the five senses to a higher awareness of all that is you and around you.

Those who become Spiritualists seek to follow The Seven Principles, that were channelled from the spirit of Emma Hardinge Britten, as a basis for life.

Spiritualists believe that while we retain our individual uniqueness, we are far larger and greater than our physical being; we are one with all that is.

To learn more about Spiritualism and how it has developed both here and around the world, select the relevant article below.

You may also be interested in an article on the University of Canterbury’s website at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exhibition/southern-spirits/.