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Sunday Divine Service is held every Sunday at 6.30pm.

 

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Spiritual Healing takes place every Thursday at 7.00pm

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"Spirit in Action"

Belfast Spiritualist Church

"Spirit in Action"

Spiritualism is a philosophy, a religion, a science ...

Spiritualism is a philosophy, a religion and a science. As Spiritualist’s, we are blessed to be free from dogma and prescribed beliefs. While we have no fixed creed, we have our 7 Principles of Spiritualism which are a basis for our religion. These Principles are based on inspiration from spirit, and they are guidance on the personal philosophy, of how to live one’s life. 

 

The Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU) provides through its’ churches, literature and education for anyone who wishes to study Spiritualism.  The SNU is a registered religious body for Spiritualism and adopts the 7 Principles that form the basis for a study of spirituality through a philosophy, which its’ members and churches support and promote. SNU Churches offer services which include mediumship to provide evidence of the existence of the Spirit within us all and the continuation of every individual soul beyond physical death, irrespective of nature or belief.

 

The Nature of Spiritualist as a philosophy ...

 

Spiritualism helps to provide a personal philosophy for every Spiritualist, each continuously progressing and growing in their understanding and interpretation resulting in the consideration of many diverse views. However, in essence the underpinning ideas come from the same source of universal understanding, and within the SNU it is based on the 7 Principles of Spiritualism. Though the SNU chooses to set down the principles behind SNU Spiritualism, they are not seen as binding they are just a foundation for that journey of understanding. It is by applying personal philosophy in all compartments of day to day living and by progressing and learning through life’s experiences that Spiritualism becomes a living personal philosophy.

 

The Nature of Spiritualism as a religion ...

 

Spiritualism is a religion that embodies the main ideas of all religions, that there is a life after death, immortality and the existence of a God. One difference between Spiritualism and other religions is the acceptance of the ability, through mediumship, to offer evidence of spirit communication to a recipient and in doing so demonstrate that people survive physical death. Mediumship provides conclusive evidence of our 4th Principle, 'The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul'. Mediumship and the evidence is just the key to a door to encourage further study and understanding, the message is not the goal of Spiritualism. It is what an individual chooses to do with that key once they have it, once they accept that we survive death and continue on in the unbroken cycle of eternal life of spirit that forms the purpose of Spiritualism.

 

Spiritualism becomes the study of this earthly life's purpose as Spirit here and now and as such empowers anyone to take charge of the development of their own Spirituality, continually aiming to progress and live life with a fuller understanding and a greater learning experience for the Spirit.

 

Spiritualism is a universal religion, one focus of which is embodied in our 5th Principle, 'Personal Responsibility'. It is by our own free will we may chose to live a better life here and now reflected by how we live. It is by our own will and choices in how we act react and interact with everyone and everything that we must each be solely responsible and accountable. In understanding and accepting this, we accept our 6th Principle of 'Compensation and Retribution' encompassing the universal and natural law of cause and effect.

 

It is through personal experience and expression by the study, consideration and application of the many aspects of the religion, philosophy and science of Spiritualism that the Spiritualist gains understanding and Spiritual growth. No one person has all the answers and Spiritualism becomes a continual personal religion to be lived, to nurture and enlighten the Spirit within us, here and now.

 

The nature of Spiritualism as a science ...

 

Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. This study may lead to finding the cause and the effect of the nature of the experiments which support a real and rational conclusion through evidence. The conclusions reached may not be final and must remain open to the light of new evidence, which may compound or disprove the theory. This is true of all sciences. Therefore Spiritualism in its’ scientific aspect is open to continuous research in all areas.

 

Applying logical thought and reason to Spiritualism helps us to realise that there is a Science at work. It is a science in which we can all take part by giving consideration in the simplest of terms, or by more complex study.

 

 

Spiritualists' National Union