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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Spastic Cat Press (June 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612038980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612038988
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Spirits' Book contains the basic tenets of the Spiritist Doctrine. Organized in the form of questions and answers, it presents a rich collection of dialogues between Allan Kardec and the spirit-instructors. The dialogues cover a broad area of human thought and spirituality. Translated into more than 45 languages, The Spirits' Book is a classic of the spiritual literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A. Bomfim (Translator - Modern English Edition) Truly fundamental ideas, such as the ones presented here, are supposed to withstand the test of time. A language, however, is as dynamic as the people who use it, and the expressions that give live and relevance to an idea in one era tend to lose currency in the next. To continue relying on the century-old, first English edition by Anna Blackwell, would be a grave injustice--to modern readers of the work, to Kardec's impeccable reasoning, and to the guide's illuminating insights. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I originally read this book in French and really loved it.
alivi
A must read for anyone who has been looking for answers that really make sense about life and the spirit world.
Mario J.
So This book has answer for all scientific, philosophical and religious questions.
E. Rossi

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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By alivi on October 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Amazon, are you listening? I originally read this book in French and really loved it. It is a wonderful book for those searching for the meaning of life, spiritual truth etc...and is a very serious, credible work by someone whose main line of work was scientific study and medicine, Allan Kardec.

I was so thrilled that I ordered copies in English for friends and was disappointed to find out that this copy is the original English translation dating from the late 1800s!! The book is still worth a read, but why suffer needlessly? The language is difficult, and the typeset is even worse. Great news: a new, modern American English version does exist, and frankly, it is a huge mystery to me as to why it is not being sold here. FYI: I bought my modern copies fon the Allan Kardec Education Society's website...
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Erika Kreva on December 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book was given to me as a gift from a dear friend, and I could never thank her enough for being the one to introduce me to Kardec's work. Growing up with many questions and being afraid of death, his book made sense and gave me all the answers that I was looking for. As a practioner of his doctrine, I truly believe that we're here temporarily to learn and move on to other levels. His teachings about love, respect, compassion and unity shows us that the time has come for the human race to stop with the violence and help one another before it's too late. This book, and many others written by him, have showed me that there's a true meaning for everything on this world, and that we all have free will to change our lives and achieve self-actualization without hurting anyone around us. It is a must read to anyone who's doing soul searching or are seeking answers to their questions. kreva@aol.com
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By E. Rossi on November 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
When I read this book for the 1st. time, I didn't stop reading, alll week. After that, I started studying it, because, when I discover that its contain, THE PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITIST DOCTRINE on The Immortality of the soul; the nature of spirits and their relations with men; the moral law; the present life, the future life, and the destiny of the human race, I took it as my guidelines for life. Now I am a Spiritist and we run a Spiritist Group in Brighton - UK, to help people to understand their sufferings and happiness. So This book has answer for all scientific, philosophical and religious questions. Amazing. God bless all -[...]
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By JFWhiteCloud on July 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I am so pleased to see the precious writings of Allan Kardec in print and available in book stores through out the United States.

Raised in a Catholic environment in Brooklyn, New York, I always felt there were too many taboos, restrictions and questions unanswered pertaining to our incarnate and discarnate existance. Religion seemed so blind and incomplete!

At the early age of 15, I began researching various Christian denominations in search of the truth. Still unsatisfied, I sought knowledge through metaphysical studies, astrology and the occult.

By the age of 25 I gave up seeking the answers to all of my questions and gave myself the title of, Christian. I knew there was so much more to understand, but, I could not make the connection between christianity, science and metaphysics.

Ten years later, with the help of my ewb browser, I discovered Christian Spiritism.

Not only were all of my questions answered, but the powerful knowledge I received changed my life forever.

The Spirit's Book, in addition to, The Gospel According to Spiritist Doctrine, are only two of a multitude of books available to you.

It is a new millenium and time for our spiritual awakening. The Spiritist Movement is spreading through out the US, but at a very slow pace. Volunteers are alway welcome!

For more information and related books please visit, [...] and [...] I promise you will be glad you did!

Tell them Janice sent you:-) Peace and Love to you All
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 31, 1999
Format: Paperback
Along with "The Boy Who Saw True", a book that I read straight through and then stayed right where I was to read straight through again (though in this case, I might not make it, I'm tired after staying up all night). This book forced me to make a conscious, ethical examination of my life. What could possibly be a more satisfactory experience than to know that my heart and mind were equally and actively engaged by the wonderful material presented in this book. I don't buy everything it states, but am comfortable that the greater majority of it is wholesome, laudable, sensible, consistent, intelligent, and worthwhile. This book has the potential to be life altering in only the best of ways.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
The book is clear and has logical explanations for the spirits world. It's one of the best books I've ever read.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Maria Rentas on May 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
this book changed my life and made me more tolerant and understanding person
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Frederico G. on November 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is sure to answer all the question you've ever thought of and haven't thought of!

Compiled over 150 years ago by Kardec, The Spirits Book is a must have for anyone interested in SERIOUSLY studying the spiritual truths and seeking answers that console and strenghten our faith.

Instead of denying Science (like most religions do nowadays, out of fear), Kardec validates it as a precious tool for our spiritual growth!

Indispensable reading material.
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