What We Know
Rational Spiritualism is a religious philosophy and a way of life
Spiritualists know and understand that there is a Divine Intelligence which we call the Great Spirit, that we are each and every one responsible for the creation of our own lives, and that life is eternal.
We are spiritual beings here and now
We continue to exist beyond that event we call death. Communication with the spirit world, called mediumship, is a an act of love and healing between those who have passed and those who remain. Mediumship is a sacred act. It is a wakeup call. It is a reminder that love is never lost, and that the way we live our lives on earth has a profound effect upon our eternal spiritual progress.
Spiritualism is a religion of conviction rather than conversion
We do not espouse any creed or dogma, nor do we follow a religious figurehead, living or dead. We are each responsible for the creation of our own lives. In the Rational Spiritualist view, each of us plays an equally vital role in the manifestation of divine love on this earth, whatever our chosen field and whatever our belief. Our task is to do so in the honesty of our true nature and our humanity.
Service is the coin of the Spirit at the Open Door Sanctuary
Historically, Spiritualists have been at the forefront of the western world’s great social reform movements including women’s rights, racial equality, issues of poverty and the nurturing of children. Today, the Open Door community actively engages in environmental movements and human rights issues at both global and local levels.