A serious and sincere intent is necessary in order to truly practice as a
Spiritist. If there is no Spiritist Center near you, one can still study the
Spiritist Doctrine by reading the books yourself. If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to email us. The main emphasis regarding Spiritism is to
be as moral a person as one can be.
Nevertheless, many people would still like to get a group together. You should
have people who will meet with you that are serious and dedicated to learn about
Spiritism. So we have written the following as a basic guideline.
It is preferable to meet at a convenient time for all who want to attend. The
same hour, day, and place, is preferable to more readily receive assistance from
the spirit world that will plan their own schedule accordingly, to meet with
your group. This is also so the spiritual ambient of the meeting place can be
prepared beforehand by the spirit world. Consistency of practice and harmonious
unity of purpose is a must!
The Group should attend on time and everyone should avoid frivolous
conversation, and settle down swiftly to the purpose of the meeting.
1 - Opening Prayer - one either from the Gospel According to Spiritism or
another one that is appropriate for this meeting to open. The prayer should be
one that is to open in the name of God and with a request for spiritual
protection and inspiration from the spirit world in the seeking and
understanding of Spiritual Truths.
During this prayer, everyone should be putting their thoughts to the task at
hand, leaving behind the details and bothers of every day life.
2 - A Reading - An appointed person, this duty can be rotated, reads a short
passage from one of the books of Kardec, The Gospel According to Spiritism and
The Spirits Book is preferable at first, on an alternating basis. One must know
the subject matter before one attempts communication with the spirit world.
3 - Discussion of passage - Each person should be able to make their comments
and/or ask questions in their turn. Common courtesy should be the order of the
day with respect towards others and personal opinions.
4 - Ending Prayer - A closing prayer should now be said, thanking those spirits
who have attended the meeting (which they most definitely have, because they
have been called and/or brought by superior spirits, although you may not be
aware of them), AND, thanks to God, for His Blessings and Protection and for Him
permitting them to be able to attend.
5- Any New Business or Announcements
END OF MEETING
(NOTE: during these meetings there is spiritual protection from superior spirits
of which nothing happens without their permission and the final permission of
God. But, the Group must continually strive to merit this protection by their
serious and sincere intent and practical efforts. The meeting should be
organized, proceed smoothly, and not exceed 1 ˝ hours generally. The most
knowledgeable person of the group, whom everyone trusts, may develop into what
can be called the director or coordinator of the group. Spiritist Practice has
If there is consistency and sincerity of purpose in the Group, after some time
passes, God may provide what is necessary in order to allow a meeting to be able
to receive spirit communications. Certain members may develop stronger
mediumship abilities; such as, seeing visions, feeling strong impressions and
emotions, and spirits who communicate using the person’s body. This may or may
not happen. In some groups, this is a natural progression.
A MEDIUMSHIP STUDY GROUP:
It is at this time, that these individuals should start a period of serious
education regarding their mediumship in order to better prepare for the meeting.
The use of their mediumship abilities should ONLY be used during these meetings
and not anywhere else. They have more spiritual protection during these meetings
for the unfolding and development of their mediumship faculties.
The mediums will need a separate meeting for their instruction for specific
study, assimilation of The Mediums Book (a summary of information from this book
is provided on this website), so the mediums can properly start orienting
themselves through practice and be able to fully develop and use their faculty.
SPIRITIST MEDIUMSHIP section on this website)
The primary goal of receiving spirit communications is moral and spiritual
education as this is the true “Spiritist Practice.”