While in the Marc Lamont Hill thread going back and forth with @Sccit -- and he asked me if I liked "Jews." I ended up disclosing that my church back home is called "Spiritual Israel." As a child/teen, I used to get teased cause we were the only Black Temple in the city/county - and everybody else was Baptist/AME. I didn't even know how to explain what the church believed in - and made sure to never invite any of my friends cause I knew my Temple was different. We incorporated Black Judaism and Black Spiritualism. We had key members who were/are "readers," mediums and taught us how to make oils, dress candles and many other things. When I started looking up the history of my Temple -- I found some interesting stuff. My Church, initially called "God in David" was founded by Bishop Derk Fields in Alabama in the 1920's. After he passed members of the Church broke off and moved to Michigan during first wave of The Great Migration. During that time, the Church became "Spiritual Israel." Spiritualist churches are places of worship for the practitioners of Spiritualism. The Spiritualist service is usually conducted by a medium. Generally, there is an opening prayer, an address, the singing of hymns, and finally a demonstration of mediumship. Healing circles may also be part of the formal proceedings. This thread will go over the faces and founders of the Black/AA Spiritualist Movement and their practices.