Madison Spiritualist Camp is an auxiliary on the National Spiritualist Association of Churches which is headquartered in Lily Dale, New York. These Principles have been developed over the years to become the foundation of Modern Spiritualism.

NSAC Declaration of Principles

As adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches

Principles 1-6 adopted in Chicago, Illinois – 1899

Principles 7-8 adopted in Rochester, New York – 1909

Principle 9 adopted in St. Louis, Missouri – 1944

Principle 9 revised in Oklahoma City – 1983

Principle 9 revised in Westfield, New Jersey – 1998

Principle 8 revised in Rochester, New York – 2001

  1. We believe in Infinite Intelligence.
  2. We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.
  3. We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith constitute true religion.
  4. We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.
  5. We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
  6. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
  7. We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature’s physical and spiritual laws.
  8. We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.
  1. We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through