What Spiritism is and what it is not

What Is Spiritism Let’s start by understanding why “Spiritism” instead of “Spiritualism”. In his first published book, The Spirits' Book, Kardec notes that: “New terms are necessary to clearly convey new ideas  and to avoid the inevitable confusion that ensues from using the same term for expressing different ideas. The terms spiritual, spiritualist, and spiritualism … Continue reading What Spiritism is and what it is not

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Historical Context of Spiritism (part 1)

From Dogmatism to Rational Spiritualism From Dogmatism to Materialism No science, culture or branch of knowledge can be well understood out the context that led to its rise and development. This would not be different for Spiritism, a science with philosophical implications that emerged in the complex context of the 19th century. It is critical, … Continue reading Historical Context of Spiritism (part 1)

Science, Religion and Spirituality

Broadening Our Perspective on Science Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I doing here? Where will I go after? For thousands of years the human being searches for its place and purpose in the cosmos. Religions offer their perspectives. Science adds some answers, and more questions. Whereas we’re far from getting … Continue reading Science, Religion and Spirituality

Karma under a new paradigm (part 2)

In a previous post, we have indicated the idea that every suffering is a condition of moral imperfection. Therefore, karma is not the result of our past deeds, but the reflection of our present state of consciousness.  In fact, our deeds are also a reflection of our present state of consciousness, so to change our … Continue reading Karma under a new paradigm (part 2)

Karma under a new paradigm (part 1)

Karma is a key concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Taoism and means action, work or deed. It is commonly understood as the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Thus, good intent and good deed contribute to good karma … Continue reading Karma under a new paradigm (part 1)

Who do you think you are?

#1 Each of us experiences the world from a self-comparative standpoint. What makes me short or tall is the height of others. What makes me rich or poor is the wealth of others. Comparison turns us into the center of the world and the world then is experienced through a self-centered perspective. Everything above our … Continue reading Who do you think you are?

#OneHumanity

Reflections on the Basis of Morality Must religion and morals go together? Can one be taught without the other? Those questions proposed by Annie Besant in her 1915’s book “The Basis of Morality” are perhaps even more relevant today than at her time. Annie notes that “religions based on revelation find in revelation their basis … Continue reading #OneHumanity

A New Earth

Many are the signs that Earth as a multi-dimensional planetary system is indeed passing through a major breakthrough. Sustainability (3BL), extrasensory perceptions (ESP), the UFO Phenomena… Could all of this be interpreted as small tips of the same iceberg emerging in this XXI century? Engage with us on this inspiring and important debate...

After all, what does it mean to be a “Spiritualist”?

I’d like to propose some reflections for you who consider yourself a catalyst of positive change in the world, especially if you also consider yourself a spiritualist. I have met hundreds of people that fit the description above and observed many more in physical and online (such as Facebook) groups on various religious and spiritualistic … Continue reading After all, what does it mean to be a “Spiritualist”?

How to deconstruct our need for a messiah, a savior, a leader?

Some believe a messiah will save us, others that science will ultimately help us achieve common happiness in a bright society. Some believe a particular economic system is needed, others that a specific party or politician will do the job. Many are the factors at play here, but the starting point of this article is … Continue reading How to deconstruct our need for a messiah, a savior, a leader?

After all, what does it mean to be a “Scientist”?

Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I doing here? Where will I go after? For centuries we have asked such questions and never fully answered them. Science and religion/spirituality are both trying to answer them and it is clear now that both are required so we continue to make progress on … Continue reading After all, what does it mean to be a “Scientist”?

Awakening for a Future Society

While philosophers such as Karl Marx imagined to reform the world through bloody class fights as to arrive at a new social structure, both Rousseau and Kant recognized that a renewed and better world could only come from a different and morally superior humankind, able to revert the state of submission of a vast majority … Continue reading Awakening for a Future Society

Boundary-less Spiritism and the Spiritual Practice of the New Millennia

God is not adept of any religion. Nature, both physical and non-physical, is independent of our beliefs and opinions about it. Science and religion are only human interpretations of the laws that govern the universe and our relationship with it as individual consciousnesses. Every law of physics reflect an attempt to interpret the mechanisms of … Continue reading Boundary-less Spiritism and the Spiritual Practice of the New Millennia

Cosmo-ethics

Before we talk about ethics and cosmo-ethics, it is important that we talk about consciousness level. So, what do I mean by consciousness level? Simply that we are not who we think we are and need to make an analysis detached from our culture and instruction to be able to better arrive at a closer understanding … Continue reading Cosmo-ethics

Spiritism: The Work of Allan Kardec and Its Implications for Spiritual Transformation

By Alexander Moreira-Almeida Source: http://www.metanexus.net/essay/spiritism-work-allan-kardec-and-its-implications-spiritual-transformation Despite the growing discussion about science-spirituality relationships, there remains many problems in integrating spirituality and scientific knowledge. This debate has often been characterized by radicalism and mutual denial. As another consequence of the contemporary emphasis on rationality and empirically based knowledge, building a strong and acceptable base to support the spiritual … Continue reading Spiritism: The Work of Allan Kardec and Its Implications for Spiritual Transformation

What is the measure of your spiritual wisdom?

You’ve probably read hundreds or thousands of books, but to what extent they've changed your life? How often do you incorporate something you have read into your life, effectively changing attitudes and emotions? Beyond reading… lectures, movies, personal experiences, conversations with others; all life experiences are capable of transforming us – or not.  But what … Continue reading What is the measure of your spiritual wisdom?

A Point Of Nuclear Physics About The Shroud Of Turin

A study published in 1995 lead us to believe that the marks left on the Shroud of Turin, which researchs have carbon dated to be about 2000 years old, suggests something quite impressive: "that [the marks in the shroud] might originate in the spontaneous disintegration of the deuterium nuclei contained in the body of the man … Continue reading A Point Of Nuclear Physics About The Shroud Of Turin