An overview

What is Spiritualism?

Spiritualism means many things to many people to some it is a philosophy, to some a religion, to some the science behind mediumship and evidence of life after death along with the natural laws of cause and effect, to some it is the life long study and attainment of spiritual wisdom.

Whatever Spiritualism may come to mean or be defined as by any individual, it is fundamentally a journey of unfolding one’s own spirituality with the aim of bringing about a transformation of the individual's spiritual qualities, morals and ethics for the betterment of self and to the benefit of all in this life.

What the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU) provides through its’ churches/centres, literature and education are opportunities for anyone to begin their investigation and study of Spiritualism and to consider its implications in all matters of the spirit here and now as well as the hereafter.

In the United Kingdom the SNU is a registered religious body for Spiritualism. The SNU adopts a set of 7 Principles that form the basis for a study of spirituality through a philosophy, which its’ members and churches/centres support and promote. SNU Churches/Centres 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.




An Introduction to Spiritualism, this A4 booklet provides an informative introduction to Spiritualism and the Spiritualists' National Union.

It is an ideal publication to use for new Church Members and is available from our Church.

With easy-to-understand descriptions of the structure of the SNU, the threefold aspects of Spiritualism including our philosophy through the Seven Principles and much more.

Containing seven sections it covers:

  • The History of Spiritualism
  • The Seven Principles
  • Religion, Science & Philosophy
  • Evidential Mediumship and Spiritual Healing
  • The Structure of the SNU
  • Educational Opportunities from the SNU
  • Our community around the UK and Overseas



The last section of the booklet contains a Self-Test Questionnaire, with multiple choice questions and research questions to enable anyone to find out more about Spiritualism and the Spiritualists' National Union at their own leisure.


An Introduction to Spiritualism:


A general self assessment course, also designed for individuals considering joining SNU Membership and SNU Church Membership.


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