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• Estimated 13,000,000 followers of spiritualism • Holy days include Easter and Christmas. Like us, they celebrate these holidays for the birth of Jesus and his resurrection. • The motto of spiritualism is, as the sunflower turns its face toward the light of the sun, so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity toward the light of truth. • There are no sacred objects or sacred places associated with spiritualism, although any spiritualist church is considered holy. • There are no specific sacred songs to this religion although they sing many of the same hymns in Christianity.

The one sacred text spiritualists read is the bible, although most followers rely 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 Responsibilty.6. Compensation and Retribution Hereafter for all the Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth.7. Eternal Progress open to every Human Soul.


Spiritualism started in the 1840's and earned the name "spiritualism" in 1850's. The Fox sisters, who lived in Hydesville New York, started the rapid growth of the religion by creating fake tapping noises that were supposedly the dead trying to communicate with our world. Many years later, one of the Fox girls admitted do the staging of the knocks, but even this did not slow the increase of followers.

The 7 Principles

How it was Started

Glog by:Max Feild

Spiritualism is just like Christianity in many ways. Spiritualists believe in Jesus Christ, that he died for our sins, they read the bible, and they go to church. They agree on almost everything except what happens to you after death. Christians believe that God will judge you and decide whether you go to heaven or hell. In spiritualism, they believe that people's spirits have their own world that cannot be seen by us. In certain situations called mediums, it is even possible for one to communicate with these souls.

Spiritualism started in the 1840's but earned its official name in the 1850's. In 1848, the Fox Sisters of Hydesville New York started the rapid growth of the religion with fake knocking sounds, which they insisted were the attempts of the dead trying to communicate with them. Later, one of the sisters confesses to the scam, but even that does not slow down the many people seeking to join the religion.

Picture Citations:• https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sirma.mobile.bible.android• http://afflictor.com/2013/04/02/margaret-and-kate-the-original-rappers/ Website Citations:• BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.• "The Church of Eternal Life." The Church of Eternal Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.


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