How it is proven and its uses through time and its impact on the contemporary world.
Spiritualism has been part of human life for as long as history dates back. In my research I will be talking about my findings on every aspect of spiritualism and its role in human life. I will also include the history and early movement of spiritualism and will show how groups of people that believe in spiritualism were created but my main focus is on how spirituality was formed the way it is today. I will also include how the modern world is more focused on drug abuse rather than the old tactics, spiritualism; modern world does not see spiritualism as a way of treating depression. This is the most significant contemporary change and has potentially lead to the extremely high rates of OCD, anxiety and depression that exists today.
Even though people consider spiritualism as a religion, it is used in many other ways, such as talking to a dead loved one, healing a damaged soul, or breaking a curse. Mediums are people who practice dimensions of spiritualism and are often seen as a common ground between the spirit and the human. Within the growth of spiritualism the growth of mediums increased as well.
People often mistake spiritualism with atheism. However, every religion has its own part of spiritualism, but not every religion shares the same ideology so it is in fact, not a atheistic belief at all. Some religions believe in many spirits. Polytheistic and shamanistic religions tend to focus on more than one spirit because their religion focus on more than one God. For example, it is believed that there are evil, wicked spirits or kind, good spirits that affect humans on a daily basis. They make us decide on issues that can lead to spiritual disorders such as spiritual depression. However, it can affect the person positively and make them healthier, more aware and/or educated.
The History of Spiritualism
The definition of spiritualism according to the Oxford dictionary is “a system of belief or religious practice based on supposed communication with the spirits of the dead, through mediums.”
The majority of the different types of psychic phenomena related to development of Spiritualism have been developed in the prehistoric times. In the very early days humans were very close to nature. Worshiping the ancestors turned into a type of religion; humans thought that the dead had powers to influence the living for good, or sick. Humans would set up groups of communication through currents of mediums or spirits. For example, the Greeks counseled prophets.
Even today some societies still have their witch-specialists, who are believed to help the soul heal. The practices of spiritualism may have changed but the idea is still there today.
The early Christian Church was established based on a medium, Jesus of Nazareth. He was considered as a talented clairvoyant and medium, with magical healing powers, called ‘supernatural occurrences’. After being crucified it is recorded that Jesus was seen and heard by apostle Paul and others and spread a new religion. The Book of scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments have numerous references to mystic capacities, persuasive discourse, talking in different dialects, physical mediumship, healing, and ect.
The Fox Family
The Fox family history is an example of early spiritualism. It is believed that the Fox sisters are founders of the modern spiritual movement.
This particular family moved to a small cottage in Hydesville, New York, USA in March, 1848, to the house known to be “haunted.” The family was annoyed and scared by the noises, movements or loss of objects and other unusual phenomena. Children were scared by mysterious sounds and activities happening at home. The two daughters Kate and Margaretta found out that if they tried to speak out the mysterious noises answered them and tried to communicate. I will explain the way they communicate with the spirits in the paragraph below.
It became clear that the phenomena were not random and they clearly felt some kind of energy in their house. The events happening in the Fox house in Hydesville,spread far quickly and started attracting everybody’s attention. At times many people tried to investigate and study the mysterious phenomenon. On March 31, 1848, the two sisters, Margaretta and Kate Fox, found an intelligent way to communicate with a spirit that was moving objects around the house. There was also a group of people formed to help to communicate with the spirits who had been chasing after the Fox family. The group listened out for the spirit’s signal knocks and they believed it was the Charles Rosna, who had been killed and buried under the cottage. The spirit of Rosna was trying to kick the Fox family out of its house.
Today, spiritualism allows all people to witness and learn for themselves how to have communication with the spirit world. Before, information about such practices was banned and considered dangerous and evil. However, because of the events at Hydesville, ignorance and fear about the spirit world were being passing away. spiritualism became a huge international movement. The Hydesville incident brought people together; it was truly a new way for people to connect, because many seemed to have similar, or even the same experiences.
The Fox sisters are believed to be the founders of the modern spiritualism because of their significant impact on social awareness.
The idea of modern spiritualism is about the understanding of the universe. As an evolving and constantly changing environment. It is the fundamental belief of Modern Spiritualism that the purpose of the universe is to develop the evolution of spirit by the evolution of life in all its forms.
The spirit is a type of energy that is developing as a result of the natural progression of life. Our particular spirit is a piece of the bigger world of all spirits of every living thing. So all of life, spirits and energies are connected.
The communication between a person and the spirit of dead, was provided by mediums, or clairvoyants, someone capable of communicating with the dead. Someone who would have a “third eye” and would see the spirits, or objects, or fells energy, that nobody else would be able to. The most common way of communication with the spirit world became the “séance,” that usually took place in a dark room with people sitting in a circle holding hands. The setting of the séance usually included sounds of different kinds. Objects would move around, and the there would be change in the medium’s voice, and sudden gestures changes in the medium. Bassically the spirit would get in the medium’s body to communicate with participants.
Not actually anti-Christians
Spiritualists are frequently accused of being atheists, or anti-Christian. Contrary, spiritualism is an inevitable part of every religion. Spiritualism is an all inclusive religion perceiving such pioneers as Buddha, Mohammed, Moses and Jesus. Spiritualists are not anti-Christian, or anti-Muslim.
While spirituality is frequently ordered with religion, one’s spirituality may have nothing to do with religion except for be basically a consciousness of the universe and one’s association with it. Frequently, individuals who depict themselves as profound express their want to accomplish a feeling of agreement with the universe and seek after otherworldly therapy with an end goal to achieve this goal.
A major difference between Spiritualism and Christianity is the fifth rule, which is a moral duty.We are enabled through and through freedom and to recognize good and bad and only we are in charge of every of our considerations and activities.
Spirituality and its Benefits
It is clear all through the research that has been led so far that there is a positive relationship between spirituality and the advantages to individuals. Positive results have been noted in both the physical and psychological well-being (Hall, Dixon, and Mauzey, 2004). Research keeps on assessing the results of spirituality and its general effect on physical prosperity. Research also shows a positive connection between spirituality and physical well being, there is a connection between religious association and mortality. CBT 13 shown that religious association helps stabilize the effect of stress on physical and psychological well-being (McCullough, Hoyt, Larson, and Koenig, 2000). For example, people who visited church encountered a 36% lower death rate than the individuals who did not. (Becker, 2001). Becker (2001) also clarified that this lower death rate could be because those who visited church often could quit smoking, work out, and stay married.
A few experiments have shown how otherworldly qualities have helped individuals with cancer. Hamilton, Power, Pollard, Lee, and Felton (2007) talked with 28 African American cancer survivors selected from the southeastern part of the United States. Results showed that cancer patients believed that God gave kind of help not accessible from relatives or companions. These cancer survivors trusted their survival was a blessing from God.
Spirituality and depression
Depression is seen as a key development factor for spirituality (Blazer, 2007). Many people depend on their connection with God to beat depression and think that depression may emerge as an aftereffect of weakness from consistently doing God’s work and feel depleted from these attempts (Blazer, 2007). Others see depression as a time to move closer to God (Koenig, 2007). Usually in times of need experiencing side effects of depression, it is important to rely on church,meditation, and scriptural references to manage these conditions. Some types of depression are gotten from disgrace,guilt or sin, and can be reduced by atonement or petition (Blazer, 2007).
It is clear that spirituality and depression give off an impression of being associated according to the otherworldly group (Blazer, 2007; Miller, Weissman, Gur, and Greenwald, 2002; Koenig, 2007). Now, there is limited research that shows spirituality can be part of cures for depression but the advancement of new methodologies is a key factor to help this mental disorder.
A Spiritual Disorder
Prayer, reflection and just general spiritual awareness are things modern day medicine is gradually overlooking. We call “soul disorders” as neurological disorders; issues of the brain. Individuals have real a depressive issue and are classified as having over the top impulsive issues rather than committed past sins or moral infractions.
Another worldview has carried with it new words and new treatments, yet the infirmity is the same, and the new treatment’s do not focus on the soul, but the brain specifically.
In our contemporary era depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are constantly increasing like an epidemic. Drugs have become the prefered method of curing this. One could argue that because of the lack of spirituality and the constant backlash against it our society has become more depressed than ever. Spirituality has been attempted to eradicate with the Salem witch trials and the terrible witch hunts during the medieval ages.
Even now people think it is silly and stupid to believe in spirits or energies. The generation of technology can simply text their friend on what is on their mind, no need to communicate to a spirit. People are becoming less religious overall but especially spiritual.
Spirituality in Therapy
People regularly go to religion to look for help for the worries that lead a man to look for therapy. Therapy, a model of treatment for brain and body, is thought to be a more logical or restorative approach. Spirituality, which incorporates the soul is for the most part accepted to have little place in the field of psychoanalysis, and except for peaceful or religious advising, therapy does not frequently incorporate dialog of religion or spirituality. A moral advisor won’t push individual convictions on a person in therapy or generally endeavor to change that person’s otherworldly or religious convictions.
In any case, a chance that it winds up evident in therapy that a person’s convictions are causing pointless trouble or if the individual communicates trouble the specialist may attract the person’s consideration regarding this territory.
For this situation, the specialist may advance the push to help the person during the time spent explaining what is necessary for that person to achieve ideal prosperity. At the point when a man gets advantage from otherworldly practices, an advisor can help the procedure of all the more understanding the individual’s self. This does not include a specific instructing with respect to the specialist, yet rather, support to ask into the person’s nature, personality or environment.
A person’s decisions and the inspiration for and results of those decisions may be talked about, and an advisor may ask people in therapy who have communicated religious or otherworldly beleifs how those beleifs affect decisions they have made and what they trust a higher power may need from them. Many people trust the incorporation of religiously guided treatments could notice that they give more damage than help.
Some observation of spirituality and religion in therapy might challenge for individuals adapting to specific issues. For example, pain may develop with both mental and physical side effects, an advisor who tends to these points might have the capacity to give more prominent healing and support.
Profound therapy investigates the person’s spirit in order to help. People who have confidence in directing a higher power may find out profound therapy makes them achieve a more severe connection with this power. If a person is unknowingly radiating bad energy in an every day issue for example they may experience side effects.
Otherworldly therapy is just an example of a technique for revealing regions of emotional wellness worries that may emerge in life, yet a few people may observe it to be an advantageous model. This kind of therapy may include communing with nature, contemplation, music, and many non-conventional activities, which may all be used with an end goal to associate the body with the spirit and find out the deepest piece of one’s self.
Possession by a demon
Every person is born with an inclination for childishness, rebellion, and wrongdoing, and the outcomes of this could be extremely harmful. The demons know this so they prey on our natural side to foul up.
Demons understand the gift of free will. Every devil realizes that he intentionally and willfully rebelled against God. In this way, their most visible pleasure happens when they can lead children to make silly decisions in light of the fact that the demons know these activities can create hopelessness for a lifetime. The demons carefully consider every one of us from birth to decide how the unpreventable outcomes of wrongdoing can be utilized to demolish us.
Demons are experts at gradualism; on the off chance that it takes 20 years or even 50 years to demolish a person, this isn’t an issue. They don’t have anything else to do. On the off chance that an outstanding person’s validity and regard are destroyed in later life by some imperfection in character, the demons are pleased! They watch to see which enticements are best, which natural characteristics of character are prevailing, which openings where ensnarement is possible, and they particularly watch to see whom every person will decide for friends. One of their best tools for getting youngsters to make ill-advised choices is through friendship with terrible people.
The Bible shows that demons are astute and they can speak their minds. (Matthew 8:29,31; Luke 4:33,34; Acts 19:15) God licenses them to speak to people through a similar spiritual channel the Holy Spirit uses to embed musings into our minds! The issue we have is that we can’t generally distinguish the wellspring of the voice.
Every heathen has a creative ability and can make fiendish considerations since all miscreants have a natural affinity for fouling up. The demons are specialists at fouling up and they can embed their insight into insidious into our minds. They are experts at utilizing the energy of proposal. This power isn’t inconsequential and don’t mistake it for our own capacity to create malicious contemplations all alone. So also, the Holy Spirit utilizes the energy of proposal, places musings in our minds, and prompts us to obey God and do right. He likewise embeds contemplations that go past man’s natural capacity to consider great activities.
Exorcism is a particular type of prayer that the church utilizes against the power of the devil. The end book of the Bible is without a moment’s delay a prescience and a promise. The Apocalypse predicts the activity of the bad soul, as the antiChrist until the finish of time. It additionally consoles the devotees of Christ that they will defeat Satan gave they confide in the Savior’s power and are docile to His heavenly will. In His separating message to the messengers, He let them know, “These signs shall attend those who believe: in my name they shall cast out devils” (Mark 16:17).
A survey by Pew Research Center additionally asked individuals whether they have ever observed the devil or evil spirits being driven out of somebody, as in an exorcism. Crosswise over Southern and Eastern Europe and in Central Asia less than one-in-ten Muslims say they have encountered or seen such an occasion.
Direct records are nearly as uncommon in the Middle East and North Africa, albeit 18% of Moroccan Muslims say they have watched an exorcism. In South Asia and Southeast Asia, in the vicinity of 7% and 21% claim to have been available at an exorcism. Muslims dwelling in sub-Saharan Africa express more noteworthy recognition with this training: in 10 sub-Saharan nations, in excess of a fourth of all Muslims, incorporating 48% in Ethiopia, say they have seen the devil or evil spirits being removed from a person.
Others beliefs and practices
Both the Quran and Hadith make many references to witchcraft supernatural creatures are referred to in Arabic as jinn (the origin of the English word genie).
To measure how far reaching confidence in these supernatural powers is today, this particular survey got information about witchcraft, jinn and the stink eye (characterized in the survey as the conviction that specific individuals can cast curses or spells that reason awful things to happen).
In the greater part of the nations surveyed, generally half or more Muslims confirm that jinn exists and that the stink eye is in fact actually real. Confidence in divination is to some degree less normal: half or more Muslims in nine of the nations incorporated into the investigation say they put stock in witchcraft. In the meantime, nonetheless, most Muslims concur that Islam precludes engaging jinn or utilizing magic. So also low rates say the same in regards to the utilization of divination Islamic convention additionally holds that Muslims have to depend on God alone to guard them from magic and malignant spirits as opposed to falling back on talismans, which are charms or ornaments bearing images or valuable stones accepted to have supernatural forces, or different methods for assurance.
Maybe mirroring the impact of this Islamic teaching, a huge lion’s share of Muslims in many nations say they don’t have talismans or other defensive articles. The utilization of talismans is most far reaching in Pakistan (41%) and Albania (39%), while in different nations less than three-in-ten Muslims say they wear talismans or valuable stones for assurance.
Despite the fact that utilizing objects particularly to avoid the hostile stare is to some degree more typical, just in Azerbaijan (74%) and Kazakhstan (54%) accomplish the greater part the Muslims surveyed say they depend on objects for this reason. Dependence on traditional religious healers is most predominant among Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with approximately at least 66% in Senegal (73%), Chad (68%) and Afghanistan (66%) saying they have swung to traditional healers to help cure somebody who is ill.
Photographic Confirmation of Spirits
We always try to prove ghosts or spirits by taking video or photos of them but to our misfortune ghosts are famously camera shy. A greater number of times than not when somebody claims to have photographic proof of a ghost it is normally a Photoshop work, trap photography, or it is “circles”. Spheres are in reality only a light source reflecting off clean, bugs, or precipitation that is noticeable all around and the main way your camera knows how to deal with this reflection are the chunks of light that one regularly connects with circles. Some photographic confirmation of ghosts exists, nonetheless. Below is a story along with a photo of an extremely mysterious soldier in the Royal Air Force.
The Group Photo
A squadron of the Royal Air Force gathered to take a commonplace photograph, yet after the picture was created the squad immediately understood this was no conventional picture. Remaining behind one of his mates was the two days perished Freddy Jackson. Jackson was a repairman for the Royal Air Force and served on board the H.M.S. Daedalus. He had been working when we was killed in an oddity mischance by an airplane propeller, yet Jackson did not give his death a chance to impede him appearing on schedule for the group photograph two days after the fact. A few of the other men in the photograph affirmed that it was in certainty Jackson’s face out of sight of the picture.
The fire girl
On November 19, 1995 the Wem Town Hall in England caught on fire. The fire kept on spreading on during all of that time until the point that the building turned into rubble. As firefighters fought the flames, a neighborhood native, Tony O’Rahilly, chose to snap a few pictures of the event. In one of his photographs there has all the earmarks of being the clear image of a young lady remaining before the inferno. Nobody recalled a young girl being at the scene and there was unquestionably not a young girl in the burning building. Some trust this is the ghost of a young girl named Jane Churm who, in 1677, coincidentally began a fire that demolished numerous homes in the town. Jane also passed away in the fire.
Communication through dreams
At the point when ghosts visit our dreams, it is an indication of our internal fears. This could be a period we feel worried or stressed or extremely upset.
Ghosts can visit now and again when we are worried about falling flat at something we need to accomplish. They can also speak to death. This might be a message to alter our way of life. The time has come to change our viewpoint and old methods for getting things done. Indeed, even change negative behavior patterns. This will allow us to advance our life.
Dreaming of turning into a ghost is a sign there is somebody or a circumstance we need to get away. It demonstrates our separation from our general surroundings. Touching a ghost and it vanishes is an indication that we are taking a shot at managing our subdued fears and excruciating recollections. Spirits getting in our dreams can speak to any fears we have about death or dying. We should pay attention to what the spirits let us know for they have come to enable us to manage the difficulties we look in our existence. It can likewise symbolize being in good spirits. We might go to an exceptional occasion or have good news.
Spirituality has been portrayed in many ways throughout history, with its developments and various excommunication attempts. There is no single doctrine of practicing spirituality since everyone has the possibility to view it differently. Some believe in ghosts, others in dreams, talismans or mediums. It has been proven that spirituality does exist thorough photos and stories. Even though spirituality might not be as popular as it used to be, in Muslim countries people have witnessed exorcisms and do believe in a form of spirits.