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...
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
Vi was one of the first teachers to share her knowledge of Spiritualism on the internet through teaching in classrooms on the SNUi and other websites.Read more
Emma Hardinge Britten, born 1823, was a powerhouse of modern Spiritualism, taking its message around the world.Read more
Jean Bassett was a woman of great character, with quick wit, prowess and incisiveness as an assessor, mastery of words and an ability to be inspired and inspire others with her philosophy.Read more
Born in Bristol in 1875, Ernest Oaten was one of the most formidable workers for organised Spiritualism, giving almost sixty years' service.Read more