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Spiritism - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about Spiritism. For the similar movements prominent in most English-speaking countries, see Spiritualism.

Allan Kardec, The Codifier of Spiritism

Spiritism is a doctrine codifed in the 19th century by the French educator Allan Kardec. Spiritism soon spread to other countries, having today 35 countries represented in the International Spiritist Council.[1]

The first appearance of the term occurred in French literature with the publication of the The Spirits' Book. In this book, Kardec sought to distinguish spiritualism and Spiritism. Spiritualism is a name common to various religions, philosophies or other names, refers to the opposite of materialism.

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