Pentateuch Spiritist and the other books that complement it
The Spiritist Codification
A true encyclopedia of transcendental teachings, Codification was the fruit, seasoned and blessed, of a plan devised in Spirituality, with one of its processors concretizing the part that it had to perform, already incarnated on Earth: Allan Kardec.
The Spiritist Codification comprises the following works in the order of publication: The Book of Spirits (April / 1857); The Book of Mediums (January / 1861); The Gospel According to Spiritism (April / 1864); Heaven and Hell (August / 1865); The Genesis (January / 1868).
Each work contains the exactly knowledge necessary to its understanding at the time, but since the Doctrine is progressive, although the basic teachings continue, these are complemented by later studies, without anything changing in the doctrinal foundations exposed by the Spirits and by Kardec.
Concordance of Principles in the Works of Codification - Doctrinal Unit.
There is a concordance of principles in the works of the Spiritist Codification, so that in The Spirits' Book there is a central core and spiritist concepts that comprise the first and second parts, dealing respectively with the primary causes and the Spiritist World.
The second part is the source of The Mediums' Book.
The third part, originates the Gospel According to Spiritism.
The fourth part provides subsidies for Heaven and Hell.
Genesis, in its turn, has as its source the first, second and third parts.
The introduction and the basics of The Book of Spirits originated the book What is Spiritism. This book, in fact, is not part of the so-called Spiritist Pentateuch, was cited to indicate its origin and source of study.
For those who want to discover spiritualism, know what it is about and have foundations to understand and discuss this doctrine, clarifying all that our master Jesus tried to pass when he was among us, start reading the basic books below:
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SPIRITISM (published April 1864)
"The Gospel according to Spiritism" is one of the five books that constitute the doctrinal body of Spiritism. "The Gospel according to Spiritism" is the moral teaching of Jesus for Christians of any belief, developed by the Spirits of Light in psychic communications collected, organized, commented and brought to the public by Coder Allan Kardec. If the reader is a Christian, read with application the moral teaching of the Master Jesus to suffering humanity and become aware of contents that he may never have perceived or fully understood before. If you are not a Christian, but an inquiring spirit, read with respect the guidance of this divine Spirit, given two thousand years ago and always current, in its educational, motivating and consoling character.
THE BOOK OF THE SPIRITS (published on April 18, 1857)
Of the five fundamental books that compose the Codification of Spiritism, this was the first, bringing together the teachings of the Superior Spirits through mediums from various parts of the World. It is the starting point of a Doctrine that brought a profound repercussion on the thinking and the vision of life of considerable part of Humanity, since 1857, date of the first French edition. Structured in four parts and containing 1,019 questions formulated by the Codifier, it addresses the Spiritist teachings, in a logical and rational way, under the scientific, philosophical and religious aspects. Independently of religious belief, the reading of "The Book of Spirits" will be of immense value to all, because it deals with God, the immortality of the soul, the nature of Spirits, their relations with men, moral laws, present life, the future life and the future of humanity, matters of current general interest.
THE BOOK OF MEDIUMS (published January 1861)
"The Book of Mediums" is one of five works that constitute the Codification of the Spiritist Doctrine. It brings together "the special teaching of the Spirits on the theory of all genres of manifestations, the means of communication with the invisible world, the development of mediumship, the difficulties and the stumbling blocks that can be found in the practice of Spiritism." It also presents, in the final part, precious basic Spiritist vocabulary. Of indispensable reading and consultation for spiritists, it will always be a precious source of knowledge also for anyone inquiring and attentive to the mediumistic phenomenon, which is increasingly manifested throughout the world, inside or outside Spiritist activities. Since men are an integral part of the exchange between the material and spiritual life, it is best that we know the mechanisms of this relationship. "The Book of Mediums" is the safest handbook for all who engage in communication activities with the Spiritual World.
HEAVEN AND HELL (published in August, 1865)
This is one of the five basic works that make up the Codification of Spiritism. Its main purpose is to explain the Justice of God in the light of the Spiritist Doctrine. It aims to demonstrate the immortality of the Spirit and the condition that he will enjoy in the Spiritual World as a consequence of his own actions. It is divided into two parts: The first, establishes a comparative examination of religious doctrines about life after death. It shows facts like the death of children, beings born with deformations, collective accidents and a range of problems that only the immortality of the soul and reincarnation explain satisfactorily. Kardec seeks to elucidate themes such as: angels, heaven, demons, hell, eternal penalties, purgatory, fear of death, prohibition on evocation of the dead, etc. It also presents the Spiritist explanation that is contrary to the doctrine of eternal punishments. The second part, resulting from a practical work, gathers examples of the situation of the soul during and after disincarnation. They are testimonies of repentant criminals, hardened spirits, happy, middle, suffering, suicidal spirits and in earthly atonement. Books of the Spiritist Codification: The Book of the Spirits, 1857; The Mediums' Book, 1861; The Gospel according to Spiritism, 1864; Heaven and Hell, 1865; The Genesis, 1868.
GENESIS (published January 1868)
It is one of the five basic works of the Codification of Spiritism. It is a book that, if known and studied, provides an exceptional opportunity of immersion in great themes of universal interest, approached in a logical, rational and revealing way. It is divided into three parts: In the first part, it analyzes the origin of planet Earth in a coherent way, avoiding the mysterious and magical interpretations on the creation of the world; In its second part, addresses the question of miracles, explaining the nature of the fluids and the extraordinary facts contained in the Gospel; The third part focuses on the predictions of the Gospel, the signs of the times and the new generation, which will mark a new time in the world with the practice of justice, peace and fraternity. The subjects presented in the eighteen chapters of this book are based on the immutability of the great Divine Laws.
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