Spiritualism is a science, philosophy, and religion of continuous life based on the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of mediumship, with the spirit world. Although spiritualist are rooted from Christianity and biblical references and warnings are made to soothsayers, which means speakers of truth, the Fox sisters Margaretta, Leah, and Kate largely initiated modern Spiritualism when the raps at their home in Hydesville, New York on March 31, 1848 led to the discovery of the Old Tin Peddler, Mr Split Foot, identified as Charles Rosna.
A spiritualist is one who believes as the basis of his or her religion in the communication between this and the spirit world by means of mediumship and who endeavors to mold his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teaching derived from such communication.
A medium is one whose organism is sensitive to the spirit vibrations from the spirit world and through whose instrumentality intelligence in that world is able to convey messages and produce phenomena of spiritualism. Education, knowledge, virtues, and wisdom are essential for mediumship and presentation of spirit messages to the public. Spirits use the mind of the medium to deliver clear and beautiful truths but spirit cannot move forth with more intelligence than the medium possesses.
A healer is one whom through his or her own intent is able to use inherent powers through mediumship to impart vital curative force to pathologic conditions.
Being psychic is having a sensitivity of the mental facility and subject to telepathy between individuals living on the earth plane.
For a Spiritualist a sin is a willful attempt to transgress Divine Law. Vicarious attonement is our soul's attempt to erase karma. Spiritulists believe that the door to reformation is never closed to any human soul, here or hereafter. They also beleive in the Golden Rule - "Do onto others as you would have others do onto you."
Spiritualist believe that the Bible and other sacred writings are inspired by God but written by man.