FIRST SPIRITUAL TEMPLE
Founded in 1883
Little Known Facts About Our Church
DID YOU KNOW?
As far as we know, the First Spiritual Temple is longest-running and oldest Spiritualist Church in the world.
Our original House of Worship and Study, in Boston, is the largest building constructed, specifically for the cause and work of Spirit.
At the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of our original Church building, on April 9, 1884, the cornerstone, inscribed with the Alpha and Omega, was baptized with oil which had been sent to Marcellus Ayer by an ancient Egyptian society. The oil came from the, then, recent excavations within the Temple of Karnack and the tomb of Ramesses III.
We have one of the finest spiritual and parapsychological research libraries in the United States, with nearly 3,000 books, many dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century. In addition to our books, we have an extensive collection of journals, including:
- Journal & Proceedings: Society for Psychical Research.
- Journal & Proceedings: American Society for Psychical Research.
- International Journal of Parapsychology.
- Tomorrow Magazine.
- Light Magazine.
- Fate Magazine.
- Journal of Parapsychology.
- Parapsychology Review.