Harmony grove spiritualist association

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History

Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association is located on 13 acres in a beautiful Oak tree grove a few miles east of Escondido. The association was formed and incorporated in 1896 to further the teaching of spiritualism as a religion, philosophy and science. At a 'Home Circle' through the mediumship of Mary James Even, daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Nulton, the attendants were instructed to organize a Camp meeting. The first such meeting was held July 4th, 1896. In 1897 Mr. Nulton leased to the association a 3 acre portion of his ranch now occupied by the Fellowship Hall, Medium's cabin and cabin 28. At that time the only way to get to the camp was traveling along a trail that followed the southeast bank of the Escondido creek. Naturally a corral and long hitching post were provided for the many visitors.

What is 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 therefrom, 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.

Beliefs

We believe in Infinite Intelligence.
We believe that the phenomena of nature, both physical and Spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.
We believe that true Spirituality is living by the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
We affirm that the identity of the individual continues after the change called death.
We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact.
We affirm the responsibility of individuals to create their own happiness or unhappiness as they obey or disobey nature's physical and spiritual laws.
We affirm the oneness of God in all life.
We believe that the doorway to forgiveness is always open to anyone, here or hereafter.
We affirm that prophecy and healing are Divine attributes proven through mediumship.