How Do You Become a Spiritualist?

Updated April 17, 2017

Spiritualism is a philosophy that began in the 18th century on the notion that communication with the dead was possible through a medium. Becoming a spiritualist is not something that happens overnight. Attaining true mediumship usually requires intense study and discipline. Nonetheless, anyone with enough interest can begin their spiritualist journey with a few steps.

Research and begin learning all that you can about spiritualism. Pick up some books at your local library and search online to attain as much information as possible.

Locate and attend a spiritualist church in your area. Talk to people at the church and explain your interest in mediumship. This will connect you with knowledgeable spiritualists that have experience and can point you in the right direction.

Attend spiritualist circle gatherings when communication with the dead is being attempted. This will give you a firsthand experience of what mediumship is really like and give you a taste for the lifestyle.

Develop your skills as a medium through meditation and practicing various forms of communication like clairvoyance and clairaudience. This take time and discipline, so you should allow several hours per week for your spiritualist pursuit.


Don't take spiritualism lightly and treat it as a novelty. You should be well-educated and prepared when opening yourself up to the spirit world.

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Nick Mann has been a writer since 2005, focusing on home-and-garden topics. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.