Extracts from the books of the teachings
of Silver Birch, a beloved spirit teacher.
More Philosophy of Silver Birch.
Who is Silver Birch?
Silver Birch was a spirit guide who spoke through trance
medium Maurice Barbanell (1902-1981). Barbanell was the
founder and editor of the Psychic News of London. Silver
Birch’s teachings became popular in the late 1930s
and resulted in the publication of nine books documenting
Silver Birch took on the identity
of a Native American and he said he was only acting as translator.
“I am but a humble servant,” he said. “an
interpreter for those who have sent me to expound forgotten
laws that must be revived as part of the new world that
is gradually dawning. Think of me always as a mouthpiece.
I represent the voice of the spirit that seeks to make its
presence felt in your world and which is succeeding in increasing
measure.” His described a group of communicators who
harmonized their minds to create the messages that he communicated
“To you, this is a little
room. To us, it is a grand temple. These little walls have
vanished. There is radiance, illumination dazzling in its
brilliance. Hundreds upon hundreds are assembled here….
“That vast concourse
belongs to all peoples and nations, to the present and to
the past. There are prophets, seers, sages, wise men of
the East and the West, of high and low estate, philosophers
of Greece and Rome, Syria, Chaldea, Persia and Babylon,
mingled with those of later generations from Italy, France
and Germany. They exchange their knowledge and focus it
all so that it shall be at your service.
All of them were “servants
of the Great Spirit. Some of us have evolved a little higher.
Because of that, we return to give service, for service
is the law of life.” Silver Birch, SBT, n.p.
The Books of Silver Birch's Teachings
Teachings of Silver Birch. Edited by A.
W. Austen.First published in 1938, this classic Silver Birch
title has so far run to seven impressions. It contains a
fascinating foreword by famous journalist Hannen Swaffer,
after whom the Silver Birch circle was named.. Silver Birch
tells his own story and, as usual, answers countless questions,
including life in the spirit realms.
Guidance from Silver Birch. Edited by Anne Dooley.
A former Fleet Street journalist, Anne Dooley later became
a reporter at "Psychic News", first "meeting"
Silver Birch in 1963. Amongst subjects in this compilation
are the problems of suffering and communication within the
Philosophy of Silver Birch. Edited by Stella Storm
Edited by Stella Stom A former secretary to Maurice Barbanell
and then chief reporter at "Psychic News", Stella
Storm covers such issues as natural law, lessons of bereavement,
the responsibility of mediumship and "Healing, the
greatest gift of all." Silver Birch also tells what
he would say to a television audience. This popular book
is now in its sixth impression.
More Philosophy of Silver Birch. Compiled by Tony
In easy to read question-and-answer for, of especial interest
are two chapters which trace man from birth to what lies
Beyond. Social problems, reincarnation and science are amongst
other subjects examined. This title ends with inspiring
bite-sized "Points to ponder".
Light from Silver Birch. Compiled by Pam Riva.
Compiled by Pam Riva . Contains the last ever teachings
from Silver Birch after the sudden passing of his medium
Maurice Barbanell on July 17, 1981. Also featured is Maurice
Barbanell's obituary, which, ever the keen journalist, he
prepared in advance. His mission with Silver Birch lasted
sixty-one years. Pam Riva was the medium's secretary at
"Psychic News", the paper he founded in 1932.
Silver Birch Companion. Edited by Tony Ortzen.
Edited by Tony Ortzen . Drawing upon "More Teachings
of SIlver Birch" and "Wisdom of Silver Birch",
this volume features an account of the night Maurice Barbanell
died and the days that followed. Features the replies the
guide gave to a Fleet Street editor.
A Voice in the Wilderness. Edited by Tony
Edited by Tony Ortzen.Most of the material in this book
came from handpicked cuttings at the archives of "Psychic
News", though it also draws upon the out of print "Home
Circle" and "Spirit Guidance". Read the advice
the guide gives to a Member of Parliament, a senior Army
chaplain and delegates at an International Spiritualist
The Seed of Truth. Compiled by Tony Ortzen.
Compiled by Tony Ortzen. Based upon two earlier out-of-print
titles "Silver Birch Speaks" and "More Wisdom
of Silver Birch", which were compiled by the medium's
wife, Sylvia. It contains an account of when actress Mary
Pickford, "the world's sweetheart", met and questioned
Silver Birch, Each chapter ends with one of the guide's
The Spirit Speaks. Compiled by Tony Ortzen.
Compiled by Tony Ortzen.An abridged amalgamation not only
of "Silver Birch Speaks Again" and "Anthology
of Silver Birch" but also important teachings that
originally appeared in "Psychic News". Amongst
highlights is a word-for-word report of a meeting between
Silver Birch and film star Merle Oberon, who was devastated
when her fiance was killed in a plane crash.
Lift Up Your Hearts. Compiled by Tony Ortzen
This carefully chosen selection of teachings comprises the
guide's wise words over a twenty-year period. Animals, a
spirit view of death, mediumship and karma are just four
of the many subjects explained. Features a verbatim account
of when Doris Stokes and Doris Collins, two of Britain's
most famous mediums, were addressed by Silver Birch.
The Universe of Silver Birch. By Frank Newman.
This book is unique as Frank Newman has examined Silver
Birch's teachings and measured them side by side with the
deductions of modern science. This brings important new
insights into Silver Birch's philosophy. The result is an
intriguing, thought provoking volume.
Silver Birch Anthology. Edited by William
Love's supreme power, what happens after we die and "Who
is Silver Birch?" are just three of the topics in this
absorbing book. Originally published in 1955, the philosophy
within this book is still fresh, vital and valuable.
The Silver Birch Book of Questions and Answers.
Compiled by Stan A. Ballard and Roger Green.
This latest Silver Birch title is in easy-to-read question-and-answer
form extracted from Silver Birch Teachings over the years.
It answers literally hundreds of points,
such as "Do we reincarnate on earth?", "What
are the spiritual aspects of heart transplant surgery?"
and "Can euthanasia ever be right?"