Throughout the history of Spiritualism, and to the current day, there have been many individuals who have made significant contributions to its progress. This page is updated regularly with information about some of our pioneers and their achievements. They serve to remind us that we too have the challenge of being the pioneers of today...
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Harry Edwards was probably the most sought-after healing medium of the 20th century and was well-known for his absent healing.Read more
Born on 12th August 1849 in the bakers shop sandwiched between the Black Horse and the Queen’s Head public houses (the bakery and the Queen’s Head were owned by his father-in-law, Joseph Patch) in the small English town of Hinckley.Read more
Born in 1855 in West Yorkshire and passed to spit in 1934. Alfred Kitson was one of Spiritulism’s early pioneers.Read more
Known as the Bangs sisters, May and Lizzie were famous for their precipitated paintings. Produced in broad daylight, these pictures simply appeared on canvas.Read more
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on May 22nd 1859. A physician and writer, he is noted for his fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.Read more
The Pioneer journal is a unique insight into the history of the Spiritualists’ National Union and its pioneers. Each edition is free and available to download here.Read more