The Spirits' Book (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Oct 1, 2006 - Religion - 424 pages
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When two "grave and serious" spirits began speaking to a French academic through two young mediums and "completely revolutionized [his] ideas and convictions," Allan Kardec decided to set down these spiritualistic revelations. The result electrified the high society of the mid 19th century, which was already fascinated by "spirit tapping" and other paranormalities, and earned Kardec-a pseudonym his spirits commanded him to use-a place in this history of the paranormal as the father of spiritism. Kardec "interviews" the spirits, asking more than 1000 questions about morality, the nature of the soul, the history of humanity, and more, including: . "Is the soul reincarnated immediately after its separation from the body?" . "Does the spirit remember his corporeal existence?" . "Could two beings, who have already known and loved each other, meet again and recognise one another, in another corporeal existence?" . "What is to be thought of the signification attributed to dreams?" . "Are good and evil absolute for all men?" . "What is the aim of God in visiting mankind with destructive calamities?" . "Is it possible for man to enjoy perfect happiness upon the earth?" Promising nothing less than the secret of the destiny of the human race, this extraordinary book, first published in 1856, is as curious today as it was a century and a half ago. French scholar HIPPOLYTE LEON DENIZARD RIVAIL (1804-1869), aka Allan Kardec, was a longtime teacher of mathematics, astronomy, and other scientific disciplines before turning to the paranormal.
  

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User Review  - Larissa - Goodreads

I'm learning a lot about spiritism and I'm sure I want to keep learning more and more about it. Read full review

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Excellent book that will show informations about ourself. Read full review

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Contents

I
63
II
68
III
74
IV
83
V
88
VI
107
VII
114
VIII
120
XVI
271
XVII
280
XVIII
290
XIX
293
XX
297
XXI
304
XXII
314
XXIII
317

IX
138
X
149
XI
183
XII
204
XIII
225
XIV
254
XV
261
XXIV
327
XXV
333
XXVI
349
XXVII
356
XXVIII
368
XXIX
383
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