Communicate from Beyond The Grave - Marian Apparitions
Death And Beyond


Lonely Questions
What is Life?
What is death?
Death and God

Souls and spirits
in the Old Testament

If there is a God why does He allow suffering?
Souls and spirits in the New Testament
Hell fire examined
Can the dead speak to us?
> Marian apparitions
Resurrection hope
Commonly asked questions
‘Be of good comfort’
Understanding and coping with bereavement


In 1848 something new happened in the cottage of the Fox family, at Hydesville in the State of New York. The two daughters, aged 15 and 12, became aware of strange knockings and rappings that could be heard all over the house. The girls began to play a game with the knockings – ‘Do as I do!’ - and the knockings followed the requests. They then asked the knocking to count and asked how many people lived in the house The answer was right. By this time mother was involved and she asked how many children she had, for there were 5 children and one who had died. The answers came back accurately, but even giving the information details of the one who had died.
Modern spirit communication began with this single family. At first it was hated. Mobs gathered and the family were accused of being tricksters and seeking sensation. Six years later, however, spirit communication had spread in various forms throughout America and was becoming active in Europe. About this time in Europe, there had been a renewed interest in the occult and so the mood was right for the acceptance of new occult forms. In 1772 Emanuel Swedenborg believed a version of animism (like the worship of the spirits of the dead found in Africa). This early European phase of spiritualism involved ‘spirit writings‘, rather than the rappings and knockings of its rise in America.
In 1858 the first Spiritualist group was set up. By 1884 spiritualists made the claim, that never had any movement of a ‘religious’ nature gained so strong a following, in so short a time. In 1893 action was taken that the entire movement should be called a church.

Here are a number of the definitions which were adopted by the National Spiritualist Association in 1914 and reaffirmed in 1930.

Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy and Religion of continuous life, based on the demonstrated fact of communication by means of mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World. A spiritualist is one who believes, as the basis for his/her religion, in

  • The communication between this and the Spirit World by means of mediumship, and who endeavours to mould his/her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication.
  • That a spiritual healer is one who, either through his own inherent powers or through his mediumship, is able to impart vital, curative force to pathological conditions.
  • That Spiritualism is a religion because ‘it strives to understand and comply with the physical, mental and spiritual laws of nature – which are the laws of god’.
It is worth noting that this last one does not refer to the Ten Commandments of God, but rather to a pantheistic understanding, where the supposed divine, immortal soul within our human body is a small part of the ‘world soul’ or ‘Mother Earth’. This explains the current emphasis on organic foods and greener life-styles. It is one way of coming into sympathy with ‘Mother Earth’. Most people would not even recognise this as

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