Discussion Board: All Matters Spiritual and Spiritualist
Date: 15 March 2017
It's a good question. I don't pretend to have the answers. What I know is that all religions in the West these days are going through changes, which often involve losing members of their congregations.
But a possible reason that would, in part, explain the apparent lack of growth of spiritualism, is that spiritualism is such an intimate state that it does not require rituals and outside manifestations in order to exist: Therefore, it's hard to quantify. Once a person knows how to connect with Spirit, this knowledge becomes an intimate part of the psyche of the person and with time, it becomes a habit that is done without even thinking about it. No need for Sunday services, group activities, or celebrations, no need to belong to a group. Of course, group activities (like services) can be nice when done with people with whom we have affinities. But they are not necessary at all. A spiritualist can easily go "stealth" after a few years of training.