SCIENCE | PHILOSOPHY | RELIGION
What is Spiritism?
Spiritism is, at once, a science, a philosophy, and a religion.
The science of Spiritism studies the existence and nature of spirits, which are nothing more than the immortal souls of men, created by God.
The philosophy, which was derived from a serious study of information received in communications with discarnate spirits, deals with the details of the spirit's life and the journey of evolution through the process of reincarnation. A natural consequence of that philosophy is the understanding of the role we play in our own spiritual evolution, which is ultimately achieved through the efforts we make to grow, both morally and intellectually.
Spiritism helps us to understand the natural laws that govern that process of evolution.
From a moral perspective, we follow the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ, as our model and guide.
The religious aspect stems from the moral ties between ourselves, and others, and the direction that Spiritism leads us, toward God, our creator, by helping us understand life and by teaching us, ultimately, how to develop the ability to love, in the greatest sense of the word.
It reveals new and more profound concepts with respect to God, the universe, mankind, the spirits and the laws which govern life.
Even more, it reveals what we are, from where we have originated, to where we shall go, and the cause of our pains and sufferings.
Spiritism touches on all areas of human knowledge, of all activities and the behavior of Human Beings.
What Does Spiritism Teach?
God is the supreme intelligence and primary cause of all things. God is eternal, immutable, unique, omnipotent, supremely just and good.
The universe is a creation of God. It encompasses all beings, whether they be rational or irrational, animate or inanimate, material or immaterial.
All the laws of nature are divine laws because God is their author. They cover both the physics and moral laws.
Spiritism can and should be studied, analyzed and put into practice in all fundamental aspects of life, such as: science, philosophy, religion, ethics, morality, education and social life.
All practical Spiritism (mediumship, dissemination, fraternal assistance) is free of any charge, which follows the Gospel principle that we must "give for free what we receive for free".
Spiritism is practiced without rites or rituals, adhering to the Christian principle that God should be adored in spirit and truth.
There is no ministry within Spiritism
Spiritism doesn't adopt or use in its meetings or in its practices any of the following: special vestments, alcoholic beverages, incense, tobacco, altars, banners, candles, processions, talismans, amulets, sacraments, the making of promises and the paying of penances, horoscopes, fortune telling with cards or sea shells, pyramids, crystals, or any other form of cultism.
Spiritism does not impose its principles. It invites all those who are interested in exploring its teachings to submit them to the test of reason before accepting them.
Spiritism respects all religions, values all efforts towards the practice of goodness and recognizes that "a true person of goodness is one who fulfils the laws of justice, love and charity in their purest forms."
Existence of God
Immortality of the Soul
Plurality of Inhabited Worlds