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Physical medium David Thompson speaks exclusively to Spirit of PN

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Physical mediumship has long been the ‘hot potato’ of Spiritualism but, like it or not, there would be no modern movement without it. What were those famed Hydesville knockings if not physical? Since those far-off days, physical mediumship has been … Continue reading

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Evidence, evidence, evidence!

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Sue Farrow introduces a report on some exceptional survival evidence given recently to ‘Valerie’ by London-based medium Michael Bagan.        Few Spiritualists – even those who do their utmost to look on the bright side – can have failed to notice … Continue reading

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David Thompson séance – spirit or flesh?

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Veteran Spiritualist commentator Roy Stemman has paid a visit to a physical séance given by British-born medium David Thompson and, to say the least, his report makes interesting reading. The séance, held in Oxfordshire earlier this week, was part of … Continue reading

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Eric Hatton radio interview

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American-based radio station alignradio.com has recorded an interview with UK Spiritualism’s best known ambassador, Eric Hatton. The interview, which will be broadcast on Friday 10th June, at 5pm UK time, is part of the station’s Surfing the Psychic Waves series, … Continue reading

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The unhappy mediums

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By Jim Warwood. March 31, 2011 was the 163rd anniversary of the beginnings of modern Spiritualism.  On this date in 1848, in a small cottage in Hydesville, New York State, the Fox family discovered that the rapping noises heard in … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Churches – Wimbledon Spiritualist Church

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This month Spirit of PN’s Paul Brett takes a look at what’s on offer at the very active and popular Wimbledon Spiritualist Church (WSC). Wimbledon Spiritualist Church ­– a family affair. A spirit message by way of an ouija board … Continue reading

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Steve Holbrook on tour

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Steve Holbrook, reported to be “one of Britain’s most accurate Spiritualists [mediums]”, has this month started out on a tour of the UK after a successful tour of America and the Caribbean. The tour starts on April 7 in Wigan. … Continue reading

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Emma Hardinge CDs available

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In 1865, Emma Hardinge Britten gave a series of lectures entitled The Philosophy of Spiritualism. Her words were written down at the time, and a book was produced. Perry Rabbitts, who has transferred these lectures to seven CDs, along with … Continue reading

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Gordon Smith raises money for animal charity

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Staff at the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) in Watford were delighted to receive a donation of £1,200, raised from an evening of mediumship. The money was raised at Finchley Christian Spiritualist Church on March 19, when a congregation of … Continue reading

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Spiritualist church robbed twice in two weeks

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Members of Walthamstow Spiritualist Church in north London are outraged that their church has twice been the target of thieves in less than two weeks. Churchgoers were stunned to discover on Friday, March 11 that hundreds of pounds worth of … Continue reading

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Do you smell ectoplasm?

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For those of our readers who live in the northern hemisphere, it’s almost spring – allegedly. But if the south-east of England is anything to go by, the flowers and trees are having none of it, and barely a snowdrop … Continue reading

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For and Against: Physical Mediumship

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For and Against is a regular feature in which two well-known commentators with opposing views on a particular spiritual or philosophical topic debate the issue. In this, our second debate, Lew Sutton and Leslie Price tough it out on the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Churches – Bournemouth Spiritualist Church

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In this new series we focus on a thriving Spiritualist church or centre, take a look at the people who run it, the programme it offers, and try to discover what makes it a success. This month, Sue Farrow puts … Continue reading

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Ten things ‘big’ churches can do that ‘small’ churches can’t

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Have you ever wondered why Spiritualism has never made the progress it should have done? For one of the major reasons, look to our culture of small churches and our failure to outgrow and rationalise them. Small churches are often … Continue reading

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The Great Shark Case

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A very intriguing case of spirit return occurred in 1884. It concerned the after-death communication from two sons of a well-known citizen of Melbourne. Details of what happened are contained in two letters, written on December 20, 1884, and March … Continue reading

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So you want to run an open development group?

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By Jim Warwood. You want to help your Spiritualist church or centre develop, so you offer to run an open circle. You hope that people will find out more about their own potential whilst being exposed to the philosophy of … Continue reading

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Eric Hatton’s memoirs published

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The long-awaited memoirs of Spiritualism’s most respected ambassador have been published. Taking up the challenge was launched on December 30 at Stourbridge National Spiritualist Church, of which its author Eric Hatton has been president for five decades. Church members, Spiritualists … Continue reading

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An interview with medium Michael Bagan

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Medium Michael Bagan is becoming an increasingly popular figure on the platforms of churches and centres around the UK as word spreads of his ability to deliver exceptionally precise and accurate information from spirit communicators. Michael is unusual, though not … Continue reading

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Taking up the challenge

The long-awaited autobiography of Eric Hatton, respected honorary president of the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU), will be published on December 30. Entitled Taking up the Challenge, it chronicles more than six decades of experience at the heart of Spiritualism, beginning … Continue reading

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All tied up

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Sue Farrow reports on an exceedingly clever communication from the late Tom Harrison. It’s not often that spirit messages come all tied up in neat little packages, but it seems that’s exactly what Tom Harrison managed to do just two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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Award-winning US author at Yorkshire seminar

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Dr Annette Childs, winner of two top USA literary prizes with her first book, gave two presentations at this year’s Stewart Alexander and Friends Seminar held at the Cober Hill Conference Centre. Dr Childs, who has a PhD in psychology, … Continue reading

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Guide-ology

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As someone who claims to have a North American Indian spirit guide called Red Herring, you may think I don’t take guides very seriously. You’d be wrong. Of course, the first thing to be said is that they have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Extraordinary Journey

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An Extraordinary Journey – The Memoirs of a Physical Medium Sue Farrow reviews Stewart Alexander’s new book. Stewart Alexander is a one-off – not just a physical medium, but a physical medium to whom not a whiff of scandal has … Continue reading

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Spirit of PN

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It’s now over three months since the last issue of Psychic News rolled off the presses. For the former editorial team there have been some tough times, and we have so much appreciated your messages of encouragement. The one thing … Continue reading

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Tom Harrison passes

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The Spiritualist movement is infinitely poorer for the passing of Tom Harrison, one of its most tireless and dedicated ambassadors. Tom, who passed peacefully on October 23 at the age of 92, had been admitted to hospital the previous day following … Continue reading

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Stewart Alexander – An Extraordinary Journey

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Physical medium Stewart Alexander talks to Sue Farrow about his autobiography, which was published last week to coincide with his annual seminar at Cober Hill, in Yorkshire. The book is dedicated to Stewart’s much-loved sister Gaynor, who passed to spirit … Continue reading

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No medium, no worries

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In Psychic News of July 25, 2009, Geoff Griffiths wrote an article entitled ‘Is it Time to Abandon Platform Clairvoyance?’ He observed that at any one time there are likely to be only a relatively small number of mediums “who … Continue reading

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