The pseudo-religions or doctrines which state that the masters, prophets, and angels of the beyond communicate with the living through mediumistic practices by means of mediums / channelers. Many of these groups are now called "New Age" movements. Most proclaim to teach the "channelled" messages of St. Germain, Jesus Christ, Moria, even Samael or other such masters.
In general, the term "spiritualism" is used by Samael Aun Weor to denote any person or group who fails to verify the authenticity of their teachings through practice and direct experience. Thus, even many so-called Gnostic devotees are "spiritualists" who fall into the trap of believing the proclamations of pseudo-clairvoyant Gnostics who are misled by their own misinterpreted inner visions.
"We will end this by clarifying that within the term “Spiritualism” we are including all those cages-like schools where futile, chattering parrots gather, namely: Theosophism, Rosicrucianism, Spiritualism, Aquarianism, Martinism, Masonry, Mazdaznan, Circles of Communion of Thought, Anthroposophism, diverse independent groups, Brethren of Dharma, Krishnamurtianism, and thousands of religious sects or spiritual groups whose doctrines are filled with mystical fornication, useless intellectualism and absurd fanaticism. Understand that when we use the term “Spiritualism,” we are addressing their fornicating spiritualist devotees, because through that term we are embracing all those types of fornicating people who belong to the distinct schools, lodges, orders, halls, centers, etc. " - Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries