Spiritism, in its scientific study╣, as well as its practice of mediumship, demonstrates that communication with the beings of the spirit realm is a completely natural occurrence and explains the mechanisms of how it works.   Spiritism did not create the phenomena of mediumship, for it has existed throughout all of time.  Modern spiritualism, and later, Spiritism as we know it, originated in the study of pre-occurring phenomena, later discovered to be communications from those once living on Earth. 

A common misconception is that people study Spiritism in order to learn how to become mediums.  Spiritism, however, can not create mediums.  It serves only to educate them.

both historical and actual