When two qgrave and seriousq spirits began speaking to a French academic through two young mediums and qcompletely revolutionized [his] ideas and convictions, q Allan Kardec decided to set down these spiritualistic revelations. The result electrified the high society of the mid 19th century, which was already fascinated by qspirit tappingq and other paranormalities, and earned Kardec-a pseudonym his spirits commanded him to use-a place in this history of the paranormal as the father of spiritism. Kardec qinterviewsq the spirits, asking more than 1000 questions about morality, the nature of the soul, the history of humanity, and more, including: . qIs the soul reincarnated immediately after its separation from the body?q . qDoes the spirit remember his corporeal existence?q . qCould two beings, who have already known and loved each other, meet again and recognise one another, in another corporeal existence?q . qWhat is to be thought of the signification attributed to dreams?q . qAre good and evil absolute for all men?q . qWhat is the aim of God in visiting mankind with destructive calamities?q . qIs it possible for man to enjoy perfect happiness upon the earth?q Promising nothing less than the secret of the destiny of the human race, this extraordinary book, first published in 1856, is as curious today as it was a century and a half ago. French scholar HIPPOLYTE LEON DENIZARD RIVAIL (1804-1869), aka Allan Kardec, was a longtime teacher of mathematics, astronomy, and other scientific disciplines before turning to the paranormal.aquot; Promising nothing less than the secret of the destiny of the human race, this extraordinary book, first published in 1856, is as curious today as it was a century and a half ago.
|Title||:||The Spirits' Book|
|Publisher||:||Cosimo, Inc. - 2006-10-01|