ATTRIBUTES OF THE SPIRIT
Immortality & Individuality |
Intelligence, Thought, and Reason |
Conscience | Free Will | Relative Power
This attribute refers to a power relative to that of
God. You will often hear or read that spirits are working toward
perfection. However, by perfection, we do not mean an absolute
perfection, for that is an attribute that pertains only to God.
rather, to the plentitude
of living and being in the divine perfection and having reached the
highest stage of moral and intellectual evolution, the maximum in
expansion of the conscience, whereby the spirit identifies itself
with the divine conscience.
Jr., Lamartine. "Espirito e Espiritualidade" [Spirit and
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de Janeiro: Centro Espírita Léon Denis [Leon Denis Spiritist
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Kardec, Allan. "Elementary Principles of Spiritism." Christian Spiritism (a compilation of two Kardec books: Spiritism Reduced to Its Simplest Expression and What is Spiritism). Trans. Allan Kardec Educational Society (translated from original French editions, published 1860 and 1859, respectively). Philadelphia, PA. Allan Kardec Educational Society. 1985. (About The Spirits), pgs 125-129.
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