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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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Season’s Greetings to all our Readers

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Paul, Magnus, Geoff and I have been overwhelmed by your reaction to our first issue. Your encouragement, both in comments on this site and in e-mails, means so much to us. Thanks also to those of you who have put … 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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What’s in a name?

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Sue Farrow reports on a naming ceremony with a difference. One of the UK’s most thriving Spiritualist churches has hosted a very unusual ceremony. Stourbridge National Spiritualist Church was the setting for a Divine Service on November 20, during which … 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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The spirit photography of Ada Deane – The Armistice Day Series

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Jim Warwood takes a look at some controversial spirit photographs. Though apparently having many psychic experiences as a child, it was not until Ada Emma Deane was fifty-eight years old that her career as a photographic medium began.  After becoming … Continue reading

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Java medium passes

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Over a thousand people, including national and local political figures, attended the funeral of an unusual medium in Java in November. Mbah Marijan was Guardian of the Key at the volcanic Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s youngest volcano, and its biggest eruption … Continue reading

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Chenery-Wickens appeal thrown out

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A Spiritualist minister who murdered his wife has failed in his appeal against his conviction and will remain in jail. Three top judges at the Court of Appeal found that the original verdict on David Chenery-Wickens, 53, a minister from … Continue reading

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New Study into ESP

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Clairvoyance, telepathy and ESP – are they myth or magic, and can the existence of these powers be scientifically proven? Professor Daryl Bem, described by the Daily Mail Online as “a physicist and part-time magician-turned-psychologist”, set up a series of … Continue reading

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SAGB on the move

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After fifty-five years in its most recent home, the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain is packing up and moving out of that big Victorian house close to one corner of Belgrave Square – but it’s not going very far. Still … 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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The last message of a survival researcher

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Leslie Price reports on a final letter from psychical researcher the late Professor David Fontana. On October 18, Professor David Fontana, perhaps the UK’s leading survival researcher, passed away. One of his last writings was a commendation of the autobiography … Continue reading

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Tech Support: Tagging and Blogging

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In the first of an occasional series, SPN’s IT whiz Magnus Smith offers some useful tips and explains some of the jargon relating to websites like ours. ‘Tag’ surfing Spirit of PN is hosted on the popular blogging site WordPress.com, … Continue reading

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