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Suivi de CONSEILS, RÉFLEXIONS ET MAXIMES D’ALLAN KARDEC
Avec une préface de Léon Denis.
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«J’avais 18 ans lorsque j’ai lu Le Livre des Esprits, et ce fut une illumination soudaine de tout mon être. Je n’eus pas besoin de preuves pour une doctrine qui répondait à toutes les questions, résolvait tous les problèmes de manière à satisfaire la raison et la conscience. D’ailleurs, les preuves étaient en moi-même.
C’était comme des voix lointaines qui me parlaient de vies évanouies ; l’évocation d’un passé oublié, tout un monde de souvenirs se réveillait avec son cortège de maux, de sang et de larmes. Bientôt les lectures complémentaires suivirent, puis plus tard, lorsque ma maturité parut suffisante pour bien comprendre, vinrent les phénomènes convaincants, décisifs.
Aujourd’hui, la doctrine des Esprits, condensée, coordonnée par le puissant cerveau d’Allan Kardec est adoptée par des foules de croyants et de penseurs dans le centre et le midi de l’Europe depuis le Portugal jusqu’en Roumanie ainsi qu’en Amérique du Centre et du Sud.
Dans plusieurs milieux, des Instituts, des Universités lui ont fait une place dans leur programme ; on peut prévoir, d’après l’évolution générale de la spiritualité, l’heure où la doctrine des vies successives pénétrera dans l’enseignement populaire et idéaliste de tous les pays.» (Léon Denis)
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Spiritist Codification, and is regarded as one of the five fundamental works of Spiritism. The book is structured as a collection of questions regarding the origin of the spirits, the purpose of the life, the order of the universe, evil and good and the afterlife. Its answers, according to Kardec, were given to him by a group of spirits who identified themselves as « The Spirit of Truth », with whom he communicated in several Spiritist sessions during the 1850s. The Spirits Book is divided into four parts or « books », each one split into several chapters. Chapters are not regularly subdivided into sections — though most have titles marking the beginning of particularly sought subjects.
Book 3’s chapters, for some reason, are not numbered. Kardec meant to clarify the doctrine of the previous chapter. This chapter does not cover conscious mediumship. Kardec on the different reasons why high spirits interfere with the world. Man is a Spirit with a material body, i. The perispirit is an original word of Spiritism. Spirits pre-exist and will survive matter that was created.
There are not angels or demons as separate orders in the creation, but only good and evil spirits. Even a beastly person will eventually attain perfection. All Spirits are created simple and ignorant. They gradually evolve intellectually and morally, so passing from an inferior order to more elevated ones until finally reaching perfection. However, the amount of memory one retains depends on one’s level of spiritual progression.
The different corporeal existences of the Spirit are progressive and not regressive. The pace of their progress, however, depends on the effort made towards betterment. Spirits can stagnate for so long that it seems to be an eternity and it can even appear that they have retrograded. Good Spirits, whose desire towards goodness predominates, and Imperfect Spirits, who are characterized by ignorance and evil impulses. The relationship of Spirits with Man is constant and has always existed. Everyone has their own spirit-protector, otherwise known as a guardian angel, who is entrusted with keeping watch over somebody as a mission or trial for them.
Similarly to our incarnation on the earth, this mission for them can be a way of advancing and purifying themselves. Jesus is the guide and model for mankind. The Doctrine which he taught and exemplified is the most pure expression of God’s Laws. Man has free will, but must face the consequences of his deeds. The future life is in accordance to one’s behavior and learning needs. O Filme dos Espíritos – Brazilian film based on the book.
Jump to navigation Jump to search For the Brazilian footballer, see Alan Kardec. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Allan Kardec L’Illustration 10 avril 1869. He is the author of the five books known as the Spiritist Codification, and is the founder of Spiritism. Rivail was born in Lyon in 1804 and raised as a Roman Catholic. He pursued interests in philosophy and the sciences, and became an acolyte and colleague of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.
Rivail’s work with Pestalozzi helped lay the foundations for the teaching model in schools in France and Germany. For several decades he helped advance Pestalozzi’s pedagogy in France, founding schools and working as a teacher, educational writer and translator. In February 6, 1832, he married Amélie Gabrielle Boudet. In 1839, with a new partner, Mr. Maurice Delachatre, a merchant, he created a so-called « exchange » bank, which aims to facilitate commercial transactions and thus create new opportunities for trade and industry, in order to support in default of pecuniary resources for the natural products. The duration of the trading bank will be fixed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry at ten years. In May 1855, he met a certain Mr.
Fortier, a magnetizer, who took him to Madame de Plainemaison, a medium who lives on rue de la Grange Bateliere in Paris, just a step away from the opera house. In the presence of other guests for the session, He enters into communication with a spirit named Zephyr, who gives him the mission of being the spokesman of the Dead. Rivail was in his early 50s when he became interested in séances, which were a popular entertainment at the time. Strange phenomena attributed to the action of spirits were considered a novelty, featuring objects that moved or « tapped », purportedly under the control of ‘spirits’. As a result of these influences, Rivail began his own investigation of psychic phenomena, mainly mediumship. He compiled over one thousand questions concerning the nature and mechanisms of spirit communications, the reasons for human life on earth, and aspects of the spiritual realm. He asked those questions to ten mediums, all purportedly unknown to each other, and documented their responses.