Maurice Barbanell 1902 - 1981
Maurice Barbanell, without doubt is one of the most unsung hero's of Spiritualism today. Maurice Barbanell was born on 3rd May 1902 in London. He is probably more famous for his literary works within the spiritualist field than anything else. He was the founder of the Psychic News as well as being its Editor for many years, Through his literary works, he brought to the public, many, many books of a spiritual nature, and virtually and single-handedly presented masses of unquestionable evidence of the survival of life after physical death, Maurice Barbanell was, in his own right, a first class Trance Medium though which, and in Hannan Swaffer's home circle, the famous teachings of "Silver Birch" were channelled. Silver Birch was Maurice Barbanell's guide who worked with him for over 60 years before Maurice joined him in the spirit world in 1981. (Silver Birch passed to the spirit realms over three thousand years ago, a highly evolved soul who chose to come back to the earth plane as a native American Indian and give his wonderful teachings.) There are those who say, that if you have not read Silver Birch, then you are not educated in the ways of spirit. Many of Maurice Barbanell's own books are a must for any budding medium. Some of those book titles are: The Trumpet Shall Sound, This is Spiritualism, The Power of the Spirit, The Case of Helen Duncan, Where There is a Will, Spiritualism Today, Harry Edwards and his Healing, I Hear a Voice by Silver Birch. You cannot talk about Maurice Barbanell without drawing reference to "Silver Birch". (The Picture of Silver Birch is a Psychic Portrait by Artist Marcel Poncin.)
Silver Birch was the guide of Maurice Barbanell who, during Maurice's life, channelled the great works and spirit teachings from the Spirit World which was published under his name "Silver Birch". Silver Birch came back to the earth plane under this name and as a North American Indian, (even though it is believed not to have been his own). He was obviously a very evolved soul who wanted to bring the teachings of spirit to mankind using Maurice Barbanell as his medium. His teachings are excellent and have helped millions of people to live their lives. His teachings explain to us the reason for life, death and incarnation. They explain to us the meaning of existence and reveal the Natural and Universal Laws by which we are all governed and live. Any would be mediums should take the time to read some of these books. Some of these books are: Teaching of Silver Birch, More Teachings of Silver Birch, The Seed of Truth, Light From Silver Birch, The Spirit Speaks, Philosophy of Silver Birch, A Voice in the Wilderness, Wisdom of Silver Birch, Silver Birch Anthology.
Inspiring Words From Silver Birch
Have no concern for tomorrow. Today is the yesterday over which many people had concern. All is well and all will be well. Perhaps you heard me say that in serving you are served. None who serve the power of the spirit are forgotten, overlooked or neglected. The Great Spirit is the Great Spirit because provision has been made for everybody and everything. The power that has brought you to where you are, that gave you realisation of your potential gifts, is still at work.
All you have to do is open your mind and soul to their fullest capacities so that more and more of that power can stream through you to help others. Much has been accomplished, much more will be accomplished. Do not be in a hurry.
The universe has been in existence for billions of years. The Great Spirit knows what it is all about. Keep calm, tranquil and all will be gradually revealed as the plan of which you are an integral part unfolds itself to you. They have heard me say it so many times. Do the best you can.