Association of Progressive Spiritualists of
Great Britain
The first organization representing Spiritualism in England,
formed in 1865. The first convention was held in Darlington,
with the objects of ‘‘social communion, interchange of
sentiment or opinion to record and catalogue our united experience,
and the progress which Spiritualism is making in and
around us; to devise means for propagating and diffusing
among our fellow men and women the principles and soul saving
truths of this Divine philosophy by distribution of the best
tracts and books.’’ The third convention in London in 1867 attracted
representatives from America, France, and Germany.
The association declined after 1868, possibly because it was
based on individual membership rather than a firm foundation
of local groups, and is no longer in existence.

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