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Spiritual Truth Foundation

A warm welcome to our website. Whether you’re here to find out how to apply for a grant, explore the unique wisdom of the much-loved spirit guide Silver Birch and purchase his books or listen to recordings of some of our greatest speakers, you’ll find everything you need right here.

Where we started

Maurice Barbanell

Silver Birch gave his teachings through a medium named Maurice Barbanell.

Barbanell was the founder and editor of the weekly Spiritualist newspaper, Psychic News, and for half a century devoted his life to spreading spiritual knowledge through its columns and those of other publications with which he was associated.

In his own obituary, which he wrote before his passing at the age of 79 on 17th July 1981, he revealed that he was told by Estelle Roberts’ Red Cloud — a spirit guide for whom he had the greatest admiration and affection — that in a previous incarnation he had made a promise to reincarnate and devote his life to spreading Spiritualism. Though he had no conscious knowledge of that life or promise, events certainly conspired to make it possible.

Silver Birch

A psychic artist depicts him as a serious-looking native American Indian with a single feather and compassionate eyes. There is evidence to suggest that this was simply a convenient persona behind which a far more spiritually evolved soul hid in order that those who read his words would judge them not by the name attached to them but by the wisdom that pervades every sentence.

Those who knew both the guide and his medium were well aware of the differences in the way they spoke and the words they used. They both had spiritual missions and they fulfilled them admirably, particularly when working together in their unique two-world partnership. This, as you will discover, has provided inspirational answers to the questions we all ask from time to time, about life, its meaning and purpose. Those answers are needed now more than ever before as we prepare for the many challenges that confront us and our world in the 21st century.


Each month we will have a special offer listed here on one of our products.  Be sure to check back soon to see what’s on offer!

Silver Birch Wisdom Cards

SPECIAL OFFER - ends 31st July, 2020

now only £11 per pack

For a limited time we are offering our ‘Silver Birch Wisdom Cards’ at a reduced price.

Take advantage of this limited time offer of over 25% reduction in price.


Wisdom for Challenging Times

We’re living in extraordinary times. So much has changed in a short time – our home lives, working lives, finances, leisure time activities, pretty much everything we took for granted before Covid 19. For obvious reasons many of us are feeling anxious in this strange new reality. And that’s why we’ve produced Wisdom for Challenging Times – a collection of short inspirational quotes from Silver Birch, specially chosen to encourage, guide and help put these unique times into perspective.

The book is priced at just £5.99 and we’ll be donating 50% of sales to organisations directly involved in helping the most vulnerable during this crisis.

Silver Birch Quote

Asked by a sitter if ‘psychic’ and ‘spiritual’ were the same, Silver Birch replied: “Almost the same, but not quite. You can have all the psychic faculties, but they do not become spiritual faculties until they are used for a spiritual purpose in association with spiritual people in our world. You are naturally psychic, as well as physical, and you all have the faculties of the psychic body, but it is not until these faculties are developed and blended with the power of the spirit that they become spiritual gifts.”

Peter Geekie

Peter Geekie (18th September 1942 – 31st March 2020) We have recently heard the sad news of the passing of Peter Geekie, a former STF trustee. Peter was a respected medium who served many churches and had a close association with the London Spiritual Mission for many decades. In June 2010 he became its secretary,
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Laighton Waymouth

The trustees are very sad to report the passing of Laighton Waymouth, a long-time colleague of the Spiritual Truth Foundation. Laighton, 74, made his transition on 4th April, following a serious fire at his property in Somerset. For more than three decades Laighton’s company, Booksprint, took care of the printing and distribution of STF Publications,
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Meet the Team

Trustees Today

  • Co Chair, Publications Manager & Secretary 

    Susan Farrow

  • Co Chair & Honorary Treasurer

    Nic Whitham

  • Spiritualist Minister

    Robert Clarke

  • Retired Businessman

    Robert N. Q. Wallace

    Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Property Company Director

    Ann Wallace

    Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Chocolatier – Owner of Artisan du Chocolat

    Anne Weyns


100% of your donation will go to help Spiritualist who have fallen on hard times.

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