What is the Spiritual Core?
The Spiritual Core is the central group of courses that all students of TTI must complete before
progressing to any particular module. There are four basic elements to the Spiritual Core.
1.) Ancient & Modern Spiritualism
3.) Spiritual Healing
Anyone seeking certification in spiritual healing or mediumship must complete the entire CORE.
The Spiritual Core
Classes 1 through 7
Class 1 - Ancient and Modern Spiritualism with discussion of important leaders such as Swedenborg,
Mesmer, A. J. Davis, A. C. Doyle, and many who followed in Modern Spiritualism. Included history of major
Spiritualist churches including TNSA.
Class 2 - Becoming a Spiritualist – Overview of H. Gordon Burroughs Book, review of TNSA’s principles
Class 3 - Spiritual Healing - Study and practice spiritual hands-on healing along with many other energy
based healing modalities. (This class will satisfy the minimum education requirements for Spiritual Healer
certification.) This course covers many modalities of Spiritual Healing and stresses the importance of using
TNSA approved techniques for certification, with hands-on practice.
Class 4 - Meditation - This class emphasizes the importance of frequent meditation. Many types of
meditation techniques will be covered.
lasses 5 to 7 - Mediumship - (These four classes will satisfy the minimum education requirements for
TNSA Medium certification.)
Class 5 - Phenomena – Mental Mediumship – All the "Claires" - Retrocognition, Precongnition,
Prophesy – Psychometry – Inspirational Speaking & Writing – Telepathy - Independent & Automatic Writing –
Other Types of Mental Mediumship
Class 6 - Phenomena – Physical Mediumship – Rappings – Use of Tools, Slates, Trumpets,
Typewriting, Photography, Voice recordings – Materialization – Transfiguration – Rapports – Other Types of
Class 7 - Public Message Work
Message work is the cornerstone of Spiritualism and the demonstration of spirit communication. Students will
study the dynamics of the séance, the proper way to give readings, platform readings, readings at a church
service, psychic fair readings.
The student will learn how to get to know and develop a meaningful relationship with their Spirit Guides. In
addition, discussion of ethics in public message work, responsibilities of the medium, legal considerations,
church affiliation of the medium will be included.
Required textbooks for the Spiritual Core:
***Becoming a Spiritualist by H. Gordon Burroughs. Copies can be obtained through TNSA or at www.nsac.
org. This book is given free of charge to new TNSA members.
***The Complete Idiot's Guide to Communicating with Spirit by Rita S. Berkowitz and Deborah S. Romaine
***Buckland's Book of Spirit Communication" by Raymond Buckland