The Seven (or Nine) Principles of Spiritualism

A - The Nine Principles of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, USA:

1- We believe in Infinite Intelligence.
2- We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.
3- We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.
4- We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.
5- We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
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- 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- We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.
9- We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

Simplified Form:

1- We believe in God.
2- We believe that God is expressed through all Nature.
3- True religion is living in obedience to Nature's Laws.
4- We never die.
5- Spiritualism proves that we can talk with people in the Spirit World.
6- Be kind, do good, and others will do likewise.
7- We bring unhappiness to ourselves by the errors we make and we will be happy if we obey the laws of life.
8- Everyday is a new beginning.
9- Prophecy and healing are expressions of God.


B - The Seven Principles of the Spiritualists' National Union, UK:

1- The Fatherhood of God
2- The Brotherhood of Man
3- Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels
4- The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul
5- Personal Responsibility
6- Compensation and Retribution hereafter for all Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth
7- Eternal Progress open to every Human Soul


C - The Seven Modern Principles of the Calgary First Spiritualist Church, Canada (this Webmaster's favorite, because they implicitly include Animals):

1- A Divine Source recognized as God.
2- The unity of all life.
3- The communion with, and guidance from, the spirit world.
4- The continuous existence of the soul.
5- Personal responsibility for every thought word and action.
6- Reward and consequence for all deeds according to God's natural laws.
7- Eternal progress open to every soul.