Get to Know Spiritism

"Spiritsm has shed light upon a great many questions, which until now were unanswerable or to which the answers were poorly understood"

Allan Kardec

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What is Spiritism?
  • Spiritism is a science which deals with the nature, origin and destiny of Spirits, as well as their relationship with the corporeal world.

  • It is the set of  principles, as revealed by the Superior Spirits, contained in  Allan Kardec’s works, which constitute the Spiritist Fundamentals: The Spirits’ Book, The Mediums’ Book, The Gospel Explained by Spiritism, Heaven and Hell, and The Genesis.

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What does it reveal?
  • It reveals more profound concepts with respect to God, the Universe, the Human Being, the Spirits and the Laws which govern life itself.

  • Furthermore, it reveals who we are; where we have come from; where we are going to; what  is the objective of our existence; and what are the present and past causes of pain and suffering.

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What does Spiritism teach?
  • Spiritism contributes to all areas of knowledge, human activities and behavior, offering new perspectives for humankind.

  • Spiritism is studied, analyzed, and practiced in all the fundamental aspects of life, such as scientific, philosophical, religious, ethical, moral, educational, and social.

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Spiritism's Fundamental Teachings
  • God is the Supreme Intelligence, first cause of all things. God is eternal, immutable, immaterial, unique, omnipotent, supremely  just and good.

  • The Universe is God’s creation. It encompasses all rational and non-rational beings, both animate and inanimate, material and immaterial.

  • In addition to the corporeal world inhabited by incarnate Spirits, which are human beings, there exists the spiritual world, inhabited by discarnate Spirits.

  • There are other inhabited worlds in the Universe, with beings at different degrees of evolution: some less, some equal, and others more evolved than men on Earth (us).

  • A Human Being is a Spirit incarnated in a material body. Spirits are the intelligent beings of creation. They constitute the world of the Spirits, which pre-exists and outlives everything.

  • Spirits are created simple and ignorant. They evolve intellectually and morally, passing from a lower order to a higher one, until they attain perfection, when they will enjoy unalterable bliss.

  • Spirits preserve their individuality before, during, and after each incarnation.

  • Spirits reincarnate as many times as is necessary for their spiritual advancement.

  • Spirits are always progressing. In their multiple physical existences, they may sometimes become stationary but they never regress. The speed of their intellectual and moral progress depends on the efforts they make to attain perfection.

  • Jesus is the Guide and Model for all Humankind. The Doctrine He taught and exemplified is the purest expression of God’s Law.

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Practicing Spiritism
  • All Spiritist practices in Spiritist Center are gratuitous, following the orientation of the moral principle found in the Gospel: “Give for free what you receive for free.”

  • Spiritism is practiced with simplicity, without any external forms of worship, within the principle that God should be worshipped in spirit and in truth.

  • Spiritism has no clergy, nor does it adopt or use at any of its meetings or during its practices the following: altars, images, candles, processions, sacraments, concession of indulgences, religious vestiments, alcoholic or hallucinogenic beverages, incense, tobacco, talismans, amulets, horoscopes, cartomancy, pyramids, crystals, or any other objects, rituals or external forms of worship.

  • Spiritism does not impose its principles. It invites those interested in knowing it to submit its teachings to the test of reason before accepting them.

  • Mediumship, which allows the Spirits to communicate with Human Beings, is a faculty which many individuals bring with them at birth, independently of the religion or belief that they may come to adopt.

  • Spiritist mediumship practice is solely that which is practiced based on the principles of the Spiritist Thought and within Jesus’ examples.

  • Spiritism respects all religions and doctrines; values all efforts towards the practice of goodness; works towards peace and fellowship between all nations and all peoples, regardless of race, color, nationality, creed, cultural or social standing. It also recognizes that “the truly good person is one who complies with the laws of justice, love, and charity in their highest degree of purity.” (The Gospel According to Spiritism – chapter 17 – item 3)