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The Spirits' Book


CONTAINING 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.
 
ACCORDING TO THE TEACHINGS OF SPIRITS OF HIGH DEGREE, TRANSMITTED THROUGH VARIOUS MEDIUMS,
COLLECTED AND SET IN ORDER
 
BY
 
A L L A N    K A R D E C
 
Translated from the Hundred and Twentieth Thousand
BY
A N N A    B L A C K W E L L

TO THE DEVOTED WIFE OF

ALLAN KARDEC

THIS TRANSLATION IS AFFECTIONALITY INSCRIBED.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface To The Revised Edition

Introduction

Prolegomena

BOOK FIRST

CHAPTER I - GOD

CHAPTER II - GENERAL ELEMENTS OF THE UNIVERSE

CHAPTER III - CREATION

CHAPTER IV - THE VITAL PRINCIPLE

BOOK SECOND - THE SPIRIT-WORLD, OR WORLD OF SPIRITS

CHAPTER I - SPIRITS

CHAPTER II - INCARNATION OF SPIRITS

CHAPTER III - RETURN FROM CORPOREAL TO THE SPIRIT-LIFE

CHAPTER IV - PLURALITY OF EXISTIENCES

CHAPTER V - CONSIDERATIONS ON THE PLURALITY OF EXISTENCES

CHAPTER VI - SPIRIT-LIFE

CHAPTER VII - RETURN TO CORPOREAL LIFE

CHAPTER VIII - EMANCIPATION OF THE SOUL

CHAPTER IX - INTERVENTION OF SPIRITS IN THE CORPOREAL WORLD

CHAPTER X - OCCUPATIONS AND MISSIONS OF SPIRITS

CHAPTER XI - THE THREE REIGNS

BOOK THIRD - MORAL LAWS

CHAPTER I - DIVINE OR NATURAL LAW

CHAPTER II - THE LAW OF ADORATION

CHAPTER III - THE LAW OF LABOUR

CHAPTER IV - THE LAW OF REPRODUCTION

CHAPTER V - THE LAW OF PRESERVATION

CHAPTER VI - THE LAW OF DESTRUCTION

CHAPTER VII - SOCIAL LAW

CHAPTER VIII - THE LAW OF PROGRESS

CHAPTER IX - THE LAW OF EQUALITY

CHAPTER X - THE LAW OF LIBERTY

CHAPTER XI - THE LAW OF JUSTICE, OF LOVE, AND OF CHARITY

CHAPTER XII - MORAL PERFECTION

BOOK FOURTH - HOPES AND CONSOLATIONS

CHAPTER I - EARTHLY JOYS AND SORROWS

CHAPTER II - FUTURE JOYS AND SORROWS

CONCLUSION