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*** STOP PRESS *** Ownership of Psychic Press assets determined

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By Susan Farrow. Seven months on from the closure of Psychic News, the world’s best known and longest-running Spiritualist newspaper, a legal ruling has determined that the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU), which had claimed ownership of the newspaper and its … 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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Tom Harrison’s “little yellow book” back in print

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During the year in which Tom Harrison became 70, he sat down to write about the amazing range of physical phenomena he and fellow members of his home circle – the Saturday Night Club – had witnessed through the extraordinary … 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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I am afraid of dying

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The Revs. Tom and Lisa Butler deal with a question they are asked frequently in the course of their work. Question: Can you help me understand why I should not be afraid of dying? Answer: You said that you fear … Continue reading

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George Fox and the Healing Revival

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George Fox not only founded and led the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), he also revived the healing practice of the early Christian Church and made it a part of his ministry. He was born in July 1624 in what … Continue reading

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West End is not Cowardly about spirited production

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By Paul Brett. Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress Alison Steadman is to play the role of medium Madame Arcati as Noel Coward’s 1941 etheric comedy Blithe Spirit returns to London’s West End this month. Alison has appeared in numerous films and … Continue reading

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Spiritualist Dame loses her title

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When highly acclaimed medium Mavis Pittilla attended a Buckingham Palace Garden Party some years ago, she was “off duty”. Instead of being centre stage, she was enjoying the day as the invited guest of her close friend, Dame Jean Else. … Continue reading

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Miraculous escape for physical circle

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Every Friday evening for some years, physical medium Lynne Thomas has held a physical circle in her terrace house in the town of Treharris, South Wales. During the day on Friday, February 4, Lynne began to feel unwell. She had … Continue reading

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70th birthday for White Eagle in Kensington

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White Eagle Lodge will celebrate its 70th year at St Mary Abbots Place, Kensington, on Sunday, March 20. Events will open at 2.30pm with a talk by Lodge Mother Jenny Dent. This is free of charge and open to all. … Continue reading

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Help raise £6 million for Royal Marines

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The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund has set itself a challenge to raise £6 million by the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines in 2014, so that it can provide long-term support for marines and their families in need. The … Continue reading

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Lis Warwood’s Snippets from the Past: Death of James Burns

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Snippets from the Past is an occasional column in which items from newspapers and elsewhere that might be informative, amusing, weird, wonderful or just plain ridiculous, are posted for your edification or entertainment. This month’s snippet is rather sad and … Continue reading

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