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
We believe in Infinite Intelligence. Discussion of God, Spirit, Soul
and the meanings of the words believe, infinite and intelligence.
Harrison D. Barrett writes 1st three principles of Spiritualism.
July 12, 2015
We believe the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual,
are the reflections of Infinite Intelligence.
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.
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
We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression
and living in accordance therewith constitute a true religion.
Birth of Camp Etna 1858 with Daniel Buswell's meeting's, gift of property, changing name etc.
The meaning of religion and this principle and how do we live in accordance with it.
July 26, 2015
We affirm the existence and personal identity
of the individual continue after the change called death.
Mary Vanderbilt- Her life and her amazingly accurate billet readings bringing through individuals and answering questions clearly.
What this Principle means and how we know the personal identity of individual continues.
August 2, 2015
We affirm that communication with the dead is a fact
scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
Writings of Dr. Funk proving communication with dead. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's involvement in Spiritualism and other noteworthy participants.
Readings people in class have received and the documented proof we have of the phenomena of Spiritualism.
August 9, 2015
We believe the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Spiritualists involvement in the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Susan B. Anthony.
How does the Golden Rule affect our actions. Discussion of Karma.
August 16, 2015
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.
The Fox Sisters. The event and their lives following.
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
We affirm that the doorway to reformation
is never closed against any soul, here or hereafter.
Andrew Jackson Davis's life and presence in Maine.
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
We affirm the precepts of Prophecy and Healing
are divine attributes proven through Mediumship.
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.
The personal meanings of the Principle.