Independent Spiritualist Association
of the United States of America


 "Come For A Spiritual Experience."

"To be successful as an organization, we need a singleness of purpose
to pull together as a community.  We do that through co-operation.
As we apply the spiritual principles, our growth will lead us to cohesion
and this will be our principle step in attraction."

Rev. Mahala 5 JUL 2018                                 

Rev. Mahala Bacon

[Christmas holiday letter to the ISA membership from President, Rev. Mahala Bacon]

Dear Members and Friends,
I found this from Santa and its worth sharing. The spiritual meaning of Christmas
is something to be shared. May your Christmas and Holidays be filled with Love and Blessings.

Christmas – Teach the People the Spiritual Meaning

This is how it happened...I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out from behind the Christmas tree.

"TEACH THE People!" - I was puzzled; what did he mean? He anticipated my question, and with one quick movement brought forth a miniature toy bag from behind the tree. As I stood bewildered, Santa said, - "Teach the People the old meaning of Christmas. The meaning that now-a-days Christmas has forgotten."

Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a FIR TREE and placed it before the mantle. - "Teach the people that the pure green color of the stately fir tree remains green all year round, depicting the everlasting hope of mankind, all the needles point heavenward, making it a symbol of man's thoughts turning toward heaven."

He again reached into his bag and pulled out a brilliant STAR.  "Teach the children that the star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of His promise."

He then reached into his bag and pulled out a CANDLE -  "Teach the people that the candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light, we are reminded of He who displaces the darkness." 

Once again, he reached into his bag and removed a WREATH and placed it on the tree. - "Teach the people that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of love. Real love never ceases. Love is one continuous round of affection."

He then pulled from his bag an ornament of himself. - "Teach the children that I, Santa Clause symbolize the generosity and good will we feel during the month of December."

He then brought out a HOLLY LEAF. - "Teach the people that the holly plant represents immortality. It represents the crown of thorns worn by our Savior. The red holly represents the blood shed by Him."Next he pulled from his bag a GIFT and said, - "Teach the people that God so loved the world that HE gave HIS begotten SON..." "Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

"Teach the children that the wise men bowed before the Holy BABE and presented HIM with gold, frankincense and myrrh. We should always give gifts in the same spirit of the wise men."

Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a CANDY CANE and hung it on the tree.  - "Teach the people that the candy cane represents the shepherds' crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock. The candy cane is the symbol that we are our brother's keeper."

He reached in again and pulled out an ANGEL - "Teach the children that it was the angels that heralded in the glorious news of the Savior's birth. The angels sang 'Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will toward men."

Suddenly I heard a soft twinkling sound, and from his bag he pulled out a BELL. - "Teach the people that as the lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, it should ring mankind to the fold. The bell symbolizes guidance and return."

Santa looked back and was pleased. He looked back at me and I saw that the twinkle was back in his eyes. He said,  "Remember, teach the people the true meaning of Christmas and do not put me in the center, for I am but an humble servant of the One that is, and I bow down to worship HIM, our LORD, our GOD."

Author Unknown      

May God and the Angels Bless and Keep you, and may you Bless all who enter your life.

 Rev. Mahala D. Bacon, Th.D.

 Rev. Mahala's Christmas letter 
The Spiritual Meaning of Christmas

 Rev. Mahala's July 5, 2018 letter 
Letter to the ISA members


 Rev. Mahala's Survey

Changes you would like to see in the ISA

Survey June-July 2018

In 1924 Amanda Flower felt the need of an organization that would promote Spiritualism

and let churches group together for protection and strength;

yet still give the individual churches the freedom to worship in their way.

With this thought in mind, she became the founder of the “

Independent Spiritualist Association

of the United States of America”.

The organization has grown in membership in several states and world-wide recognition. 

It still maintains the purpose for which it was founded…  

Togetherness with Independence

1. What Kind of changes would you like to see in Quarterlies / Conventions?

2. What would you like to include in Education?

3. If you could see changes in our policies, what would you want?

4. How would you suggest we could grow the ISA that would attract more interest?

Please sign your name and how we can reach you. 

It is my belief that we, as your board, need more of an open conversation. 

Creating short and long-term goals is essential.

With a plan to make needed changes and updating,

some of our procedures should bring more appeal.

Exploring innovative ideas is crucial to sustaining our organization.  

Key words that may be helpful as we share and explore ideas 

in creating a broader and more comprehensive association; 

along with moving forward to further our growth are:


When spirituality is joined with science,

we demonstrate how to bring Spiritual Laws into established practices.  

This is the element we can use to promote mutual aid

in advancing traditional spiritual teachings.  

By doing this, we encourage more of an inclusive

rather than exclusive atmosphere.

Mahala D. Bacon, Th.D 



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