Last updated 2009-09-09
Spiritualism is too diverse to have a universal code of beliefs; instead, Spiritualists accept sets of more wide ranging principles.
We believe in freedom of religion and freedom of worship - and that you worship God in your own way. Spiritualism gives you a set of values that enables you to think about how your relationship with God should be.
Alan Baker, President of the Havant Spiritualist Church
The Spiritualists' National Union in the UK bases itself on the Seven Principles, which all full members must accept. These are:
The National Association of Spiritualist Churches in the USA has nine principles which provide more information about Spiritualist beliefs:
The SNU declaration of principles provides a good basis to explain the Spiritualist view or the world.