The Principles

The Declaration of Principles as adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches.

  1. 1

    We believe in Infinite Intelligence.

  2. 2

    We believe that the phenomena of nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.

  3. 3

    We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.

  4. 4

    We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.

  5. 5

    We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.

  6. 6

    We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  7. 7

    We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature’s physical and spiritual laws.

  8. 8

    We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.

  9. 9

    We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

Simplified Form

  1. 1

    We believe in God.

  2. 2

    We believe that God is expressed through all Nature.

  3. 3

    True religion is living in obedience to Nature’s Laws.

  4. 4

    We never die.

  5. 5

    Spiritualism proves that we can talk with people in the Spirit World.

  6. 6

    Be kind, do good, and others will do likewise.

  7. 7

    We bring unhappiness to ourselves by the errors we make, and we will be happy if we obey the laws of life.

  8. 8

    Every day is a new beginning.

  9. 9

    Prophecy and healing are expressions of God.

Objects of Spiritualism

The object (goal, intention, motive) of the organized movement of Spiritualism as represented by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches may be stated in part as follows.

  • To teach the truths and principles expressed in the Declaration of Principles and in the definition of Spiritualism, a Spiritualist, a Medium, and a Spiritualist Healer.
  • To teach and proclaim the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of Modern Spiritualism.
  • To encourage lectures on all subjects pertaining to the spiritual and secular welfare of humanity.
  • To protest against every attempt to compel humanity to worship God in any particular or prescribed manner.
  • To advocate and promote spiritual healing.
  • To protect and encourage spiritual teachers and mediums in all laudable efforts in giving evidence of proof to humanity of a continued intellectual discourse [communication] and relationship between the living and the so-called dead [those who have made their transition to the Spirit World].
  • To encourage every person to investigate their present beliefs and to be open to new truths. This leaves every individual free to follow the dictates of reason and conscience in spiritual as in secular affairs.