The Mission of The National Spiritual Alliance of the United States of America, Inc. is to provide a diverse, open, and affirming organization of individuals, ministers, churches, societies, spiritual healing and mediumship development centers and schools for the practice and promotion of the religion, philosophy, and science of Spiritualism
The National Spiritual Alliance has been serving Spiritual needs since 1913. TNSA is an alliance of churches, missions, schools, ministers and members, all gathered under the umbrella of the religion, philosophy and science of Spiritualism. We welcome ALL who seek spiritual understanding regardless of current or prior faith tradition, or lack thereof. The National Spiritual Alliance is deistic, democratic, inclusive, and reincarnationist. On the following pages you will find established beliefs that are our Principles. We live and profess these Principles in our daily lives and in providing the following: Weekly Sunday Services, Weekly Development Circles, Monthly Medium-Psychic Fairs, Spiritual Healing practice and training. Ordination of Ministers, Establishment of Missions, Societies and Spiritualist Study Groups, Chartering of TNSA Spiritualist Churches, Teaching courses and workshops for Minister Training, modes of Spiritual Healing, types of Mediumship and Psychic Development, Paranormal Studies and Spiritualism .We hope you enjoy visiting the following web pages. And may Infinite Intelligence bless you on your journey into Spiritualism.
From Well Established Roots Lake Pleasant, MA was the home of the popular New England Campmeeting Association (NESCA) which was formed in 1874. Lake Pleasant is the oldest continuously existing Spiritualist center in the United States. A century ago, it was also the largest Spiritualist gathering place in the country.
Rev. G. Tabor Thompson, (pictured at right), was a Baptist minister from Philadelphia who became interested in Spiritualism. Each year he would board the trains and head to Lake Pleasant for the summer, often staying in the cottage of Mr. & Mrs. John Wheeler, the Standard Sewing Machine magnate from Gardner, MA. Rev. Thompson was a charismatic individual who was also known as the Psychic Songster. His prolific publications were also well read within the Spiritualist communities, and many enjoyed singing many hymns attributed to his authorship of song and/or lyrics. On or about 1909, Rev. Thompson became the President of the New England Campmeeting Association which was affiliated with the forerunner of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches based in Lily Dale, New York. Ultimately, there became a philosophical disagreement between NESCA and Rev. Thompson along with his followers, primarily regarding reincarnation. NESCA members did not believe in reincarnation which in their opinion would be retrogressive, not progressive, and also unproved. Followers of Rev. Thompson believed that reincarnation was a learning vehicle which assisted the soul's progression toward perfection. Being unable to resolve their differences, The National Spiritual Alliance (TNSA) was formed by Rev. Thompson and several members thus splitting from NESCA and following separate Spiritualist paths. On September 12, 1913 The National Spiritual Alliance of the United States of America originated with incorporation papers as a church corporation by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. TNSA continues to be an active Spiritualist center. Several thousand people visit Thompson Temple annually to participate in Sunday services, Psychic Development Circles, Psychic Fairs, classes, workshops, and other offerings. TNSA is a nationally recognized denomination of Spiritualism.
Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World. Spiritualism Is a Science because it investigates, analyzes, and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated from the spirit side of life. Spiritualism Is a Philosophy because it studies the Laws of Nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life and bases its conclusions upon present observed facts. It accepts statements of observed facts of past ages and conclusions drawn from them when sustained by reason and by results of observed facts of the present day. Spiritualism Is a Religion because it strives to understand and to comply with the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Laws of Nature, which are the laws of God.
A Spiritualist is one who believes, as the basis of his or her religion, in the communication between this and the Spirit World by means of mediumship and who endeavors to mold his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication.
A Medium is one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world and through whose instrumentality, communicates with intelligences in that world and can convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism. Since the beginning of Modern Spiritualism, and the organization of Spiritualism in the United States and around the world in Spiritualist churches and Centers a medium is generally certified or registered by a national or independent Spiritualist church. Certification or registration as a Spiritualist Medium, provides authentication of proper education and training in the philosophy, science and religion of Spiritualism, in addition to professional practice and ethics of mediumship.
A Medium vs. A Psychic Mediums produce phenomena and convey messages from the Spirit World, while psychics are picking up directly from objects, events, and people, not through the intervention of intelligences in the Spirit World.
Evidential Mediumship - Evidential mediumship is the practice of gathering and communicating information for the recipient of a reading to validate in order to help him or her identify the loved one in spirit who is coming through. Certified Spiritualist Mediums are trained to properly demonstrate spirit communication and continuous life to another person and during Spiritualist Church Services and other public demonstrations.
A Spiritualist Healer is one who, through mediumship or acting as a channel for universal healing energies, may impart vital, assistive curative forces to pathologic conditions. A certified Spiritualist healer has been properly educated in the philosophy, science and religion of Spiritualism and has demonstrated by verification of acting as a channel of universal healing energies. In addition to the training in the healing practices and ethics of a Spiritualist healer.
The Phenomena of Spiritualism comprises of Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Gift of Tongues, laying on of hands, Healing, Visions, Trance, Apports, Levitation, Raps, Automatic and Independent Writings and Paintings, Direct Voice, Materialization, Spirit Photography, Psychometry, and any other manifestation proving the continuity and continuousness of life as demonstrated through the Physical and Spiritual senses and faculties of a human being.