The Spirits' Book


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The Spirits' Book, published in French in 1857, is considered the most important book in the Spiritist philosophy. It contains the bases for that philosophy and all important points in its doctrine: the belief in God, reincarnation and the survival of the soul after death, the fact that it is through reincarnation that the soul learns and moves closer to perfection. The work is the first of a five book canon, and it is organized in the form of questions and answers, with commentary by the codifier, Allan Kardec, a pseudonym of Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail. (Summary by Leni) (16 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Prologue 7:57 Read by nwspiritism
Book 1 Chapter 1. God. 14:37 Read by nwspiritism
Book 1 Chapter 2. General elements of the universe. 16:24 Read by nwspiritism
Book 1 Chapter 3. Creation. 26:28 Read by nwspiritism
Book 1 Chapter 4. The vital principal. 15:07 Read by nwspiritism
Book 2 Chapter 1. Spirits. 56:08 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 2 Chapter 2. Incarnation of spirits. 24:24 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 2 Chapter 3. Return from the corporeal to the spirit life. 20:47 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 2 Chapter 4. Plurality of existences. 41:22 Read by Owlivia
Book 2 Chapter 5. Plurality of existences. 27:10 Read by nedgrady
Book 2 Chapter 6, part 1. Spirit life. 1:05:31 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 2 Chapter 6, part 2. Spirit life. 33:16 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 2 Chapter 7. Return to corporeal life. 47:16 Read by Owlivia
Book 2 Chapter 8. Emancipation of the soul. 57:18 Read by SharonC
Book 2 Chapter 9, part 1. Intervention of spirits in the corporeal world. 44:43 Read by Cordelia Glende
Book 2 Chapter 9, part 2. Intervention of spirits in the corporeal world. 30:28 Read by KirksVoice
Book 2 Chapter 10. Occupations and missions of spirits. 19:45 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 2 Chapter 11. The three reigns. 31:01 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Book 3 Chapter 1. Divine or natural law. 23:56 Read by Wayne Cooke
Book 3 Chapter 2. The law of adoration. 23:07 Read by ElBee
Book 3 Chapter 3 The law of labour. 10:05 Read by 12EnglishRoses
Book 3 Chapter 4. Law of reproduction. 12:44 Read by MoonLylith
Book 3 Chapter 5. The law of preservation. 19:01 Read by Renee More
Book 3 Chapter 6. The law of destruction. 22:58 Read by Owlivia
Book 3 Chapter 7. Social law. 5:28 Read by Liam Knowles
Book 3 Chapter 8. The law of progress. 22:59 Read by Liam Knowles
Book 3 Chapter 9. The law of equality 20:11 Read by JayS
Book 3 Chapter 10. The law of liberty. 44:39 Read by hbradio
Book 3 Chapter 11. The law of justice, of love and of charity. 21:57 Read by Rolga
Book 3 Chapter 12. Moral perfection. 42:26 Read by Rolga
Book 4 Chapter 1. Earthly joys and sorrows. 41:19 Read by Owlivia
Book 4 Chapter 2, part 1. Future joys and sorrows. 30:06 Read by Olivia Darla
Book 4 Chapter 2, part 2. Future joys and sorrows 25:39 Read by Liam Knowles
Conclusion 39:10 Read by Owlivia