- The Fatherhood of God.
The core belief of the religious philosophy of Spiritualism is the acceptance of a Divine Energy. This force, whatever name given to it, has created all there is and sustains all its creation. The ‘Spirit of God’ exists within and around everything. It is within all of us: we are all children of God so are part of one family. We acknowledge God as our Father.
- The Brotherhood of Man.
We are all part of the universal creative force and therefore one family in God. The operation of true Brotherhood throughout the world would create betterment to the lives of many, bringing equality, security and peace. Spiritualists try to understand the needs of others and help all people regardless of race, colour or creed
- The Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels.
Communion with divine energy is a natural and essential part of existence. Communication between Spirit itself and its creations is an inbuilt ability. Spiritualists use this ability for communication directly, or via a medium, between those in the spirit world and ourselves. This is not supernatural; it is a normal activity. The main purpose of communication with the spirit world is to provide the evidence which supports our philosophy. The Ministry of Angels brings enhanced wisdom to enlighten the individual, society and the world in which we live. This includes those who are dedicated to the welfare and service of mankind bringing inspiration guidance and healing.
- The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul.
Spirit is part of the ‘Creative Force’ and thus indestructible. Energy cannot be destroyed; it can only change its form. After death the physical body is left behind whilst the soul continues to exist in a different dimension that we call the spirit world. The individual personality continues unchanged by the event we call ‘death’.
- Personal Responsibility.
In His wisdom, God has given us enormous potential; we can use that potential to improve our own lives and the lives of others. We have the ability to make decisions throughout our lives as we see fit. What each of us makes of our life is our Personal Responsibility no one can replace or override that right. No other person or influence can put right our wrong doings.
- Compensation and Retribution Hereafter for all the Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth.This Principle expresses the natural law of ‘cause and effect’. This law operates now, on earth, as well as in the spirit world. As we move through life making choices, the outcome of those choices affects our soul growth. When we leave this earthly life there will be no divine judgement. We will have the opportunity to reassess, take stock and decide what might have been done differently.
- Eternal Progress open to every Human Soul.
Eternity does not begin at death; Progress is open to all now! Any action, or intent to change, to promote soul growth and progression, creates a positive reaction. There will always be the opportunity to develop and move forward, no one is ever deprived of the all embracing love of God.
The SNU is a not for profit, limited company, registered in 1901.
It has charitable status in England & Wales (No.261898) and Scotland (No.SC041714) with a goal to advance SNU Spiritualism.
The SNU supports and has helped to unify around 340 Spiritualist churches and centres throughout the United Kingdom. There are over 2700 individual Spiritualists who pay an annual fee for formal membership of the company.
SNU churches and centres have a total of approximately 11,500 people who pay an annual subscription for membership.
The SNU owns a large residential college, grounds and other buildings located near Stansted airport, The Arthur Findlay College. Also an education and conference centre in Stafford in the West Midlands, The Arthur Findlay Centre.
Throughout the United Kingdom the company supports the training of spiritual healers, spirit mediums, public speakers and teachers.
The company is directed by the National Executive Committee (NEC). Reporting to the NEC are Standing Committees, Sub-committees, an advisory National Council, 14 regional committees, the Lyceum Union, and SNU international.
The company aims to promote the religion and philosophy of Spiritualism as based on the Seven Principles:-
1. The Fatherhood of God.
2. The Brotherhood of Man.
3. The 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 the Good & Evil Deeds done on Earth.
7. Eternal Progress Open to every Human Soul.
I was born in western Pennsylvania. I have been a social worker for many years. I had a near death experience at the age of five. I have been conscious of spirit communication from that time on. It was after my parents passed on to the other side, that I was drawn to bring out my mediumship skills. To bring my gift full circle, I studied with two great mediums. One was Rev. Janet Nohavec, from The Journey Within School for Mediumship in New Jersey. The other was Rev. Leonard Young, from England. He taught at the Arthur Findlay College at Stansted. I have also been trained to do platform mediumship. Since then, I have studied with a number of British mediums. I was trained in evidential mediumship and I was able to polish my gift and mediumistic ability.
When I do a reading with someone, I like to use evidential mediumship. I like to validate in some way that I am communicating with a particular person. By doing this, I am painting the person back to life for the person sitting with me.
I am truly blessed that God has given me a gift so that I can help connect to the Spirit World.
I am a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc. I am also the founder of Western Pennsylvania IANDS. I started the group in August, 2009. Sometimes a person with a near-death experience doesn’t understand what has happened to them. There needs to be someone who can help that person understand.
I have always felt the need to serve. I decided to start my own spiritualist church. A small church came up for auction and I was the highest bidder. That church is now The Spiritual Path Church. My dream has come true. My church is located in New Castle, PA.
I am affiliated with The Spiritualist National Union. I have the third church in the United States under the SNU of the United Kingdom. We believe in the existence of God and that life continues after death. We are able to communicate with our loved ones who have passed through demonstrations of mediumship. I am also a member of the Lily Dale Assembly, in Lily Dale, NY.