100 YEARS ON by GORDON HIGGINSON, PRESIDENT OF THE SNU
The Spiritualists’ National Union continues to forge ahead and week by week new seekers of the after-life are won to our banner. It is one of the unique features of Spiritualism that conviction is based on personal experience and experiment. When we endeavour to interest newcomers to our movement, we do not point to some old musty records and insist that this should convince them. We do not ask their adherence to our teachings and principles by an assertion that they must believe that which has been recorded.
In a dramatic age, when the individual is taught to rely on his own experience and judgement, faith grounded on authoritative teachings becomes an anomaly. Each one who is a true seeker desires direct, personal conviction based on facts of events that inspire trust in the reality of spiritual life. The term ‘faith’ has little attraction to the many who have become accustomed to rely upon experience which they have personally examined.Continue Reading