from Psychic News magazine - November 2018 issue
( https://lightafterlife.forumotion.com/t1203-psychic-news-november-2018 )
The Spiritualists' National Union (SNU) has told its churches not to allow demonstrations of psychic surgery and warned that they could legally amount to "bodily assault".
A statement in SNU Today headed "Advice on psychic surgery" said the union had recently received "enquiries from churches who have been approached to hold demonstrations of psychic surgery".
The statement starts:
" Psychic surgery is not permissible in SNU churches or practisable by its healing mediums.
The union, like other major healing bodies, defines spiritual healing only in terms of the transference of healing energies from the world of spirit to the patient by the laying-on of hands or at a distance: this is what is referred to in the Rules for Churches as Spiritual healing, and psychic surgery does not come within the definition of Spiritualist healing."
The statement ends:
" Our churches and we ourselves have a duty of care in the way we approach the delicate administration of healing gifts and we must ensure that healing is conducted in ways which do not infringe those laws or standards of public safety or human sensibilities.
This applies equally whether the event is taking place on or away from the church premises. "
For anyone unsure when approached with offers of non-mainstream activities for their church, please contact the Spiritualists' National Union Head Office at Redwoods, where advice can be found.
Telephone: 01279 816363
Redwoods, Stansted Hall, Stansted Mountifichet, CM24 8UD