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Transcript of Spiritism
life exists on places other than earth
when someone dies, there is a change in wavelength and mediums are able to detect its frequencies/vibrations Practices participate in meetings twice/three times a week
attend lectures/book fairs
perform seances to contact the spirit world
takes part in Spiritist Week
has no place of worship The Role of Women Women could have a very powerful role in Spiritism.
They were able to get a job as a medium and influence people to make decisions on things that the spirits thought were correct. The belief says that spirits could take over the body of the medium and pass a message on to the person directly and do as they please. Missionary Work Allan Kardec was the father of Spiritism, which originated in France. He visited twenty-two cities via train, boat and horse carriage within 2 1/2 months to spread the influence of this belief. Between 1860 and 1867, Kardec began and completed another missionary tour that lasted five years. Works Cited Guiley, Rosemary. Ghosts and Spirits. 2nd ed. New York: Checkmark Books, 2000. 1-430. Print.
Martin, Rebecca. "Cool Things - Ouija Board" www.kshs.org N.p., n.d. Wed. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://kshs.org/kansapedia/cool-things-ouija-board/10236>.
Pace, Edward. "Spiritism." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 16 Oct. 2012 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14221a.htm>.
"Spiritism." www.themonastery.org. Universal Life Church Ministry, n.d. Web. 16 Oct 2012. <http://www.citationmachine.net/index2.php?reqstyleid=1&mode=form&rsid=6&reqsrcid=MLAWebDocument
Slick, Matt. "What is Spiritism." www.carm.org. Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. Web. 16 Oct 2012. <http://carm.org/what-spiritism>. Spiritism The Gods Spiritists believe in God. They follow the same God as Christianity and believe He is “The Supreme Intelligence and First Cause of All Things" (Guiley 361). When two spirits want to occupy the same body, God will make the choice as to which will occupy the body. Major Contacts With Other Religions - could be studied as a science, or philosophy. It is also a religion, but not in a traditional sense, because they do not worship gods
- influenced by world religion but does not adopt any of their practices etc.
- Spiritist doctrines could be found in great philosophers of ancient India, Egypt, and Greece
- these philosophers included Socrates, Plato, and Jesus Works Cited (continued) Slick, Matt. "What is Spiritism." www.carm.org. Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. Web. 16 Oct 2012. <http://carm.org/what-spiritism>.
"Spiritist Movement ." www.allankardec.org.nz. N.p.. Web. 16 Oct 2012. <http://www.allankardec.org.nz/index.php?Itemid=30&option=com_content>.
"Missionary Journeys." www.allan-kardec.org. Allan Kardec Educational Society. Web. 16 Oct 2012. <http://www.allan-kardec.org/index.php?page=philosophy.php&show=missionary>.
"History of Spiritism." www.torontospiritistsociety.org. Toronto Spiritist Society. Web. 17 Oct 2012. <http://www.torontospiritistsociety.org/?q=Spiritism/History>.
"What is a seance?." www.wisegeek.com. N.p.. Web. 17 Oct 2012. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-seance.htm
"What is Spiritism?" http://scdivinelight.org. Spiritist Center Divine Light, n.d. Web. 17 Oct 2012. <http://scdivinelight.org/scdl/pages/home.aspx. Major Contact with Other Religions (cont.) shares the foundations of many religions, including God, the soul, immortality, future punishments and rewards
one who a Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc. and believes in spirits could also be considered Spiritists
Christians, however, are not allowed to practice Spiritism because it exposes the individual to demonic forces Big Rituals Major Texts Quotes Table Turning/Dancing These are the five books of Spiritism by Allan Kardec:
The Spirits' Book (1857)
The Mediums' Book (1861)
Heaven and Hell (1865)
Genesis (1868) The Gospel According to Spiritism (1864) "To be born, to live, to die, to be born again and always move forward. That is the law."
This quote is said by the founder of Spiritism, Allan Kardec. His statement suggests that there is a life after death, which Spiritists believe.
“Unshakable faith is only that which can meet reason face to face in every Human epoch.” - Allan Kardec
This quote says that the only time someone can change faiths or believe something else is when they look at their reasons and make a decision they want, and create a new beginning for themselves. This was used to provoke phenomena at will. For example, a medium could cause the piece of furniture to tilt to one side, lean toward a certain person, and knock at the ground. Seances they are conducted in order to communicate to the deceased
usually takes place in the dark; however, these conditions are beneficial to fraudulent mediums conducting the seance because it enables them to pull off their tricks without anyone noticing
participants may sit around a table and join hands
during this, mediums may communicate with the dead through trances, automatic writing, etc. Ouija Boards - also known as talking boards
- when mediums were in a trance during a seance, this was used to channel those from the land of the dead to the land of the living
- the board was usually accompanied by sliding pointers, which pointed at letters, numbers, and symbols as a way for the spirit to 'talk' Basic Beliefs By Brittny Eaddy