Spiritism is a progressive body of knowledge that studies the nature, origin, and destiny of Spirits, as well as their relationship to the physical world.

As such, it sheds light on what we are (immortal spirits), where we come from, where we go after we die, and why we often face different challenges in our lives. In short, it addresses the reason for our existence – and how we can better ourselves to attain true happiness.

Spiritism itself came about as the result of the work of Allan Kardec, a French educator who codified Spiritism after studying a series of seemingly unexplained phenomena taking place in Paris during the 1850s. After some initial reluctance, Kardec investigated the famous “turning-tables” phenomena and concluded they were often brought about by the intelligences of those who lived before us and who wished to communicate with us. It was with these intelligences, which Kardec called “spirits,” that he and other collaborators continued to communicate for years to come. As they pierced the veil between the world of the living and that of the spirits, they gained new information about God, divine justice, free will, reincarnation, the spiritual world, the communicability of spirits (mediumship), and the nature of the moral laws that govern both our lives and the world around us. As a result of this collaboration between both planes of life, “The Spirits’ Book” was published in 1857, marking the birth of Spiritism, a spiritualist philosophy.
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Since the publication of “The Spirits’ Book,” Spiritism has grown into a global movement bridging science, philosophy, and religion into a new way of looking at life and the world around us – both visible and invisible. Its teachings continue to transform millions of lives throughout the globe and positively contribute to the making of a better world for all.

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