The books listed below are highly recommended for helping to grow a personal connection to, and understanding about, spirit, spirituality and spiritualism.

All books have links to online sites where they may be purchased - click on the image or book title. Local libraries may also have copies available.

This list will grow over time as new books are published and older books come to our attention.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see all the titles.

Handbook For Spiritualist Churches

A Guide For Setting Up A New Church
by Doreen Haslam

"Doreen has accomplished, in the writing of this book, a step by step, detailed description of the processes involved in the day to day running, management, and ministry of a New Zealand Spiritualist Church. For anyone wishing to do so, she gives clear and easy to follow guidelines for establishing a new, fully functional Spiritualist Church. Her experience and wisdom echo from every page."

Available in paperback and PDF format from Dunedin Spiritualist Church. Click the book image or title to go to the Preview / Order page.

The Journey Home

A Kryon Parable: The Story of Michael Thomas and the Seven Angels

by Lee Carroll

"This parable 'The Journey Home', from Kryon, is filled with penetrating insights about how we can return to our true selves. As soon as you read this wonderful story, you will be hooked as you recognize yourself, and your own situations."

This book is a "seriously MUST READ!" It is filled with the energy and wisdom of Kryon, and lovingly written by his channel, Lee Carroll.

Available in paperback and ebook, from Amazon and from the Kryon website. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.

The Writings of White Eagle

Intuition and Initiation
by White Eagle

"Intuition is a much talked about concept with implications in business as well as daily life, but virtually none of the books on the subject gives a full account of where we derive such an extraordinary power from or how, as part of a sound spiritual practice, we can develop it and learn to trust and use our 'sixth sense'. The path of opening up intuitive gifts is, also, one of progressive initiation into the awareness of our higher and more subtle bodies, right through to the celestial. Read this book to gain an understanding of the subtle bodies, the chakras, the Seven Rays of Unfoldment and of the spiritual path that we all walk, some more consciously than others. This book by an enormously influential spiritual teacher will make that path more walkable."

One of the many beautifull books from the Great Spirit Teacher White Eagle, as channelled through his Medium, Grace Cooke

Available in paperback and ebook, from Amazon and from the White Eagle Lodge website. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.

The Teachings of Silver Birch
by A. W. Austen

"Spirit teaching thru the trance mediumship of Maurice Barbanell. First published in 1938. Silver Birch tells his own story and answers questions from sitters in the Home Circle"

Silver Birch, like White Eagle, is one of the profoundly great Spirit Teachers of the early 20th century, through his Medium, Maurice Barbanell. There are many books with the teachings of Silver Birch, by many different authors. All are of great value for those on the Spiritual Development path.

Available in paperback and ebook, from Amazon and from the Silver Birch Publishing Co website. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.

Voices In My Ear

Autobiography of a Medium

by Doris Stokes (1920-1987) & Linda Dearsley

This is the story of Doris Stokes' journey towards becoming a world famous Clairaudient Medium. It is simply told, and immediately captures the attention. Throughout the pages, the many anecdotes give insight into mediumship, spirit, and spiritualism.

This book is the first of a series of books written about the life of an active British Medium, and the journeys undertaken to Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always memorable.

Available in paperback from Amazon, and in Kobo ebook format from the Good Reads website. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.

Hands of Light

by Barbara Ann Brennan

"With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health and their full potential.

Our physical bodies exist within a larger "body," a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.

This energy body -- only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics -- is the starting point of all illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances."

This book is very highly acclaimed by Healers, and is a "must have" on the spiritual reading list.

Available in paperback and ebook from Amazon. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.

The Writings of Harry Edwards

A Guide To Spirit Healing
by Harry Edwards

"A fascinating book describing the methods by which this form of healing may be accomplished. This book will be of value not only to those who desire to heal the sick but to all who are interested in the way in which this beneficent work is performed. Contents Include: - The Healing potential - The Healing Gift - The Spirit Mind of Man - The Spirit Bodies of Man - First Phase of Development - Absent Healing - Second Phase of Healing - The Healing Guides - General Rules for Guidance - Third Phase of Development - The Value of Healing Passes - Fourth Phase of Development - Magnetic Healing - Disease and the Mind - Psychological Aspect of Healing - Vibrations - Why do Some Healings ''Fail''? - Medical co-operation: Introduction Notes to Treatments - The Spine - Mental Conditions - Cancers and Growths - Arthritis and Rheumatism - Paralysis - Tuberculosis and Chest Conditions - Nerve Diseases - The Senses - Children's Diseases - Colour Healing, Radiesthesia, Electronics - Final Conclusions"

Available in paperback and ebook from Amazon. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.

New Zealand's Radio Clairvoyant

Mary Fry's Own Story
by Mary Fry

"The woman who wrote this book was no ordinary New Zealander. Mary Fry had a very special gift - she was a clairvoyant and medium whose ability to communicate with the world of spirit has brought comfort and hope to thousands of people.

In Radio Clairvoyant Mary tells her own story, beginning with her Southland childhood when she played with spirit children as real to her as her physical schoolfellows. She describes the shattering effects of her beloved father's death when she was only 13 and goes on to tell of the hard road she travelled to find personal happiness and to understand - and learn how to use - her extraordinary psychic power.

Mary's spirit communication has always been astonishingly accurate but it was also her caring and friendly personality which won her huge audences for the weekly talkback radio show she broadcast in the mid 1980s. Sadly, this immensely popular programme ended in controversy and misunderstanding. Mary tells her side of the affair in this book.

But Mary went on to work for people in other ways, speaking regularly to big audiences throughout the country, always using her gifts to help others. There was nothing mysterious about this delightfully down-to-earth woman who scorned the sensational. For her the psychic and the spiritual are just a natural part of life. Her warm, thoughtful, happy book will delight all those who knew Mary Fry - and those who did not have the privilege of meeting her."

Mary was a frequent guest of the Dunedin Spiritualist Church, and her demonstrations of Mediumship in Dunedin drew large crowds, both in public, and in the church. She passed to spirit on 23 September 2012.

This book has been hard to source online. Some copies may be available in paperback from Spiritualist Church Libraries, (particularly Petone Spiritualist Church), and possibly Public Libraries. From time to time second hand copies may become available online. Click the book image or title to go to one such website. Book details are as follows: Softcover, ISBN 10: 1869340124 ISBN 13: 9781869340124 Publisher: Grantham House, 1987.

Spirit And Me

by Ken Pretty

"My intention has been to try to write an informative book which, I sincerely hope, will be of some practical use to aspiring mediums and progressive psychics. By imparting and sharing what I have learned on my journeys through this and other incarnations, I hope it will encourage students to continually search, as I do, for true knowledge." Ken Pretty, (1931-2018)

This is a very informative book, and an interesting read. It describes pyschic and spiritual events in the life of Ken Pretty, an extremely talented British Medium. It begins with his first traumatic experiences of psychic and physical phenomena as a teenager, continues through the intervention of and introduction to his Guides, and his subsequent development of both mental and physical mediumship.

The book is divided into three parts: Part One entitled "About Me"; Part Two entitled "In consideration Of!; Part Three entitled "Self Help! The DIY manual for budding mediums".

Available in paperback from Amazon. Click the book image or title to go to Amazon.com.