Spiritual Institution
Established by pioneer British Spiritualist James Burns at
15 Southampton Row, London, in conjunction with a library
dealing with books on Spiritualism. The organization oversaw
a lending library of several thousand volumes on Spiritualism,
psychic phenomena, and related subjects, with a reading room
and rooms for séances or experiments connected with Spiritualism.
The organization became a center for Spiritualism in London,
providing a regular program of circles, séances, concerts,
and other social events; it was an influential meeting place for
Spiritualists. The organization has been disbanded.