The course itself consists of five modules each with a number of sections incorporated within them, and the headings are as follows:
Module 1: An introduction to spiritualism
This module involves the study of the seven principles of spiritualism, the belief of life after death, the re-birth of spiritualism, the beginning of modern spiritualism and spiritualist healing. It includes a reading list.
Module 2: Basic spiritualism including history
This module covers an introduction to spiritualism, the states of mediumship, and how to run a circle.
Module 3: Essay writing on a set study subject
Module 4: Public speaking
How to prepare a lecture and how to present that lecture.
Module 5: Final essay
The essay subject is set by tutors. Each student may have a different subject.
Modules 1, 2 and 4 have a test paper associated with it.
True spiritualism or modern spiritualism commenced in 1848 with the Fox sisters in Hydesville, New York.
“Basic Spiritualism” is a correspondence study course and the goal is to widen your knowledge of true spiritualism. The diploma awarded upon completion bestows the right to use after your name Dip.BS ICS (Aust).
Spiritualism under the nominating authority of the International Council of Spiritualists Inc was government gazetted on 3 October 1995 as a denomination for the purpose of the Marriage Act. This allows members the right to practise the religion of spiritualism on equal par with all other denominations in Australia and allows us to set our own education programs re our religion and philosophy.
A tutor will be allocated to the student once registration has taken place, with those tutors being:
- Rev Margot McNamara
- Rev Margaret McGregor
- Rev Margaret Moore