ABC of Spiritualism 100/100

100. What will be the future of Spiritualism? The question may be considered as referring to organized Spiritualism and also as referring to the Teachings of Spiritualism. The fate of organized Spiritualism depends upon the wisdom, prudence, consecration, harmony and progressiveness of its leaders and membership. The Teachings of Spiritualism under the organizations, through the press; through Psychic Research; through great Apostles of the Cult working independently (Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Flammarion, and many others); through the growth of liberal ideas incident to our age; through the…

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ABC of Spiritualism 98 & 99/100

98. What is the most effective way of promoting pure Spiritualism? Raise the standard of thought, life and character in the individual Spiritualist and bring our public services in their methods, ministry and mediumship up to the requirements of this age. Let Spiritualists everywhere study their Harmonial Philosophy and incarnate it in their lives. There is nothing so eloquent as a good life. 99. Should Spiritualists oppose and attack the churches? No. On the contrary let them recognize the good the churches are doing in many ways. Spiritualists should not…

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ABC of Spiritualism 96 & 97/100

96. Will the churches cease their opposition to Spiritualism and accept the teaching of Spirit Return? That the churches will absorb more and more of the Spiritual Philosophy and the distinctive teachings of Spiritualism seems a certainty. They cannot, if they would, avoid this, since Spiritualistic ideas are in the air and the thought, literature, art, music and stage of today are reflecting more and more of these ideas upon the public mind. There does not seem any signs of general rapprochment between the churches and Spiritualism, though here and…

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ABC of Spiritualism 94 & 95/100

94. Why, if Spiritualism be true, are there such efforts made in all the cities to harrass and persecute Mediums? No doubt the opposition to mediumship springs from a Variety of causes. Ignorance and church prejudice in many cases are inspiring causes. It must be frankly confessed, however, that the misconduct, fraud and trickery that have characterized much professed mediumship, especially of that traveling fraternity of fakers who steal the livery of Spiritualism to serve the devil of their own greed of unholy gain, has furnished the public a seemingly…

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ABC of Spiritualism 92 & 93/100

92. Is there reason for thinking that Music, Art and Authorship of the highest type are direct inspirations from the spirit world upon earth sensitives? The character and habits of musical composers and of the highest grade of artists and authors inspires the belief that these three classes of workers are mediums, developed or undeveloped, and that they are largely channels for the lofty music, art and literature given through them to the world. 93. Is there Special Reason for believing that the true Poet is a prophet, inspired and…

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ABC of Spiritualism 90 & 91/100

90. How, according to Spiritualistic teaching, do the arisen spirit friends pass their time in spirit life? In a great multitude of engagements. Among these we may mention the following: In study of the new realm and intercourse with its inhabitants; in attending lectures, meetings, schools and colleges; in researches in science suited to their former tastes and avocations; in recreations and amusements; in travel and adventure; in music, art and authorship; in ministrations to the ignorant and undeveloped souls; and in communion with earth friends, and a practical prolongation…

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ABC of Spiritualism 88 & 89/100

88. Do the departed, according to Spiritualism, find heaven and hell as depicted by Church teaching? Not at all. On the contrary they find a very natural world on a plane of vibration higher than this, but very similar in many ways, yet more beautiful. They deny any vision of a great white throne, any manifestations of a personal God, any appearance of Jesus, or any lake of fire and torment for lost souls. They do assert, however, that great moral distinctions are found in the spirit realm. That some…

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ABC of Spiritualism 86 & 87/100

86. Does Spiritualism recognize rewards and punishments in the life after death? Yes, but natural rewards and punishments of the same kind as here. It does not find any arbitrary rewards and punishments there any more than here. All rewards and punishments in all the realms of God’s great kingdom, are found in the outworking of nature’s laws. They are not either favoritism on the one hand, nor vengeance on the other. Man sins and suffers here, or obeys the law and reaps reward. And as below, so above. No…

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ABC of Spiritualism 84 & 85/100

84. It is boldly asserted that Modern Spiritualism, despite its Professed communications with the Spirit Realm for the past seventy years, has really discovered nothing definite concerning Life after Death. Is this true? A greater untruth could scarcely be uttered. It is admitted that communication with the Spirit Realm is still in a tentative and an experimental stage. It may be frankly confessed that there is yet much to learn about the conditions and laws that govern spirit return. There are, doubtless, many improvements to be made in our knowledge…

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ABC of Spiritualism 82 & 83/100

82. What does Spiritualism teach us in regard to man’s duty to his native land or the land of his adoption? That every man owes a debt of loving and loyal service to his own land, to which he should render a supreme devotion. No man can serve two masters and no one can render a supreme devotion to two flags. This does not imply any spirit of antagonism to other lands. It simply states the law of reciprocity that should exist intact under all circumstances between the citizen and…

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