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During the 2015 Summer Season,

the Healing Light Spiritualist Church Sunday School met.

Over 9 weeks, we covered 9 principles and 9 historical events.

July 5, 2015

 

Principle #1

We believe in Infinite Intelligence. Discussion of God, Spirit, Soul

and the meanings of the words believe, infinite and intelligence.

Historical Event

Harrison D. Barrett writes 1st three principles of Spiritualism.

Discussion

Harrison's Life



July 12, 2015

Principle #2

We believe the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual,

are the reflections of Infinite Intelligence.


Historical Event

Carrington Event of 1859 super solar storms brightened night skies around the world for 7 days, causing many to question life as they knew it. Conversations about God, life and life after death most likely were instrumental in the beginnings of Camp Meetings around the United States and indirectly to the beginnings of Camp Etna. Discussions of what life might have been like with solar storms and virtually no communication.

Discussion

Nature and how it reflects Infinite Intelligence from the smallest molecule to the most majestic mountain. How is Infinite Intelligence reflected in each of us spiritually?
 


July 19, 2015

  

Principle #3

We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression

and living in accordance therewith constitute a true religion.

Historical Event

Birth of Camp Etna 1858 with Daniel Buswell's meeting's, gift of property, changing name etc.

Discussion

The meaning of religion and this principle and how do we live in accordance with it.
 


July 26, 2015

Principle #4

We affirm the existence and personal identity

of the individual continue after the change called death.

Historical Event

Mary Vanderbilt- Her life and her amazingly accurate billet readings bringing through individuals and answering questions clearly.

Discussion

What this Principle means and how we know the personal identity of individual continues.
 


August 2, 2015

Principle #5

We affirm that communication with the dead is a fact

scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.

Historical Event

Writings of Dr. Funk proving communication with dead. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's involvement in Spiritualism and other noteworthy participants.

Discussion

Readings people in class have received and the documented proof we have of the phenomena of Spiritualism.
 


August 9, 2015

Principle #6

We believe the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule:

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Historical Event

Spiritualists involvement in the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Susan B. Anthony.

Discussion

How does the Golden Rule affect our actions. Discussion of Karma.
 


August 16, 2015

Principle #7

We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals and that we make our

own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey

Nature's physical and spiritual laws.

Historical Event

The Fox Sisters. The event and their lives following.

Discussion

How to live our lives and how not to live our lives. Sharing times in our lives when we were stuck in unhappiness having our own “pity parties.” Talk about our feelings and how they are like our children; we give birth to them, it is important to nurture them and then to let them go. Expressions and ideas to keep us in the happiness groove.
 


August 23, 2015

  

Principle #8

We affirm that the doorway to reformation

is never closed against any soul, here or hereafter.

Historical Event

Andrew Jackson Davis's life and presence in Maine.

Discussion

Examples of how people who have passed may continue to learn through our life experiences and be forgiven for things they may have done and how that helps us heal.
 


August 30, 2015

  

Principle #9

We affirm the precepts of Prophecy and Healing

are divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

Historical Event

All the history of philosophies and religions before the term “spiritualism” was introduced; Traditions throughout the history of mankind have paved the way for Spiritualism. Native Americans and Shamans spoke to animal guides, Greeks spoke to oracles (2000BC).Theosophists, teachers of God's wisdom, appeared as early as the 3rd century and the Kabbalah, meaning received tradition, emerged in the 12th century and led to the Christian Cabala and the Hermetic Qabalah which still remains the center of Western Escoterism. Protestants claimed man didn't need a priest to talk to God (Luther, 1517AD), the founder of the Shakers, Mother Ann Lee had visions (1747), Mesmer used animal magnetism for healings (1774), and Swedenborg spoke with spirits and angels during meditations (1787). The Theosophical Society, a combination of Eastern religious traditions and Western esoteric teachings, was co-founded in 1875 by Madame Blavatsky, Colonel Olcutt and Will Quan Judge.

Discussion

The personal meanings of the Principle.