The Spirit Communion Blog exists to inform the curious about spiritualism which has in the past been described variously as a philosophy, a religion and as a science. In addition to covering the basics of spirit communication I will attempt from time to time to touch on related issues arising from it, including the nature of reality and matter; our personal identity as spirit beings in the world of matter; the necessary revision of religious teachings and traditions that afterlife communication reveals; the history of spiritualism and forms of mediumship; individual spiritual growth; and much more.
My goal is not to debate skeptics or get involved in arguments; other sites do a splendid job with that. Instead, I expect to reach out to individuals like me who have a conviction that this life in matter is only the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully the blog can provide encouragement, information and rational explanations about the reality of the afterlife so readers can advance on their own spiritual path. There is a wealth of solid information available that all but proves this life on earth is just the beginning of a wonderful journey and I’m looking forward to sharing some of this with readers.
When encountering the word “spiritualism” on this blog it is to be considered in its generic sense. I do not wish the word to stand for any particular organization or religious group but, rather, to indicate a broad field of investigation and practice that surrounds afterlife studies. I have found that “spiritualism” is much more that what one sees at a spiritualist church. That being said, I hasten to add that I respect and admire all churches that are attempting to share the wonderful message that is at the core of spiritualism. The spiritualist church remains as a common ground where we can get acquainted with others who share our views and learn many things together. However, I believe the best spiritualist work has always been done in small home circles – many consisting of members of spiritualist churches but most, perhaps, being unaffiliated individuals. In recent years the presence of spiritualist churches has declined in many localities which makes the Internet and blogs like this even more important.
Today there is an abundance of both anecdotal and scientific evidence for the continuance of life after so-called “death.” It’s my experience that when one studies this, thinks about it rationally and allows it to shape belief and conduct then life here on earth takes on a new and more beautiful dimension. With this vision in sight, we launch Spirit Communion with the hope that it helps many. – Dave Howard