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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.

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. You can also take our short, light-hearted quiz for a chance to win one of 10 free copies.

Silver Birch Quote

Each animal has its own evolution to outwork. Whatever lives does so because it is spirit. Spirit is life, life is spirit. Therefore every living thing – creature, bird, fish, flower, tree, fruit – is spirit. Show love not only to your fellow human beings but to animals. Do not exploit people, do not exploit animals, do not exploit nature.

— Light from Silver Birch

STF Chair

STF Chair After more than a decade of service at the helm of the Spiritual Truth Foundation, Robert (Bob) Clarke has stepped down as our chairman. We thank him most sincerely for all he has done to ensure the smooth running of our charity, both in the chair and as a trustee for many years
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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
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Meet the Team

Trustees Today

  • Co Chair, Publications Manager & Secretary 

    Susan Farrow

    London
  • Co Chair & Honorary Treasurer

    Nic Whitham

    Kent
  • Spiritualist Minister

    Robert Clarke

    Herfordshire
  • Retired Businessman

    Robert N. Q. Wallace

    Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Property Company Director

    Ann Wallace

    Guernsey, Channel Islands