The Spiritualist Community
British organization, active in the period between the two
world wars in presenting religious and educational aspects of
Spiritualism. It was founded by Mrs. St. Clair Stobart, known
as ‘‘the woman on the black horse,’’ who had led one half of the
Serbian Army in their retreat during World War I and was an
early member of the British College of Psychic Science. She
eventually became chairperson of its advisory council and published
several books on Spiritualism.
The Community, under the presidency of Spiritualist Hannen
Swaffer, conducted religious services with speakers, clairvoyant
and healing services, and organized instruction groups,
also publishing a monthly journal The Spiritualist from 1932 onward.
The community is no longer active.