FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITIST PHILOSOPHY
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Through philosophical thought and exploration, man seeks to answer the great questions of life: Who are we? Where do we come from? What is our Purpose? Where are we going? Spiritism addresses all those questions in its rational and uplifting philosophy, a philosophy grounded in scientific study and logical thought. Spiritist philosophy not only satisfies our insatiable desire for the answers to these questions, but also arms us with wisdom for defense against life's struggles and with a moral framework for the achievement of progress and the attainment of true happiness.
The following list of principles is an excerpt from Kardec's "The Spirits' Book". It provides a good summary of the Spiritist philosophy. You will find these basic tenents and teachings woven throughout the topics of this website.
God is eternal, immutable, immaterial, unique, all-powerful, sovereignly just and good.
God created the universe, which comprehends all beings, animate and inanimate, material and immaterial.
Physical beings constitute the visible or incarnate world; non-physical beings constitute the invisible or spiritual world, i.e. the spirit-world.
The spirit-world is the normal, original, eternal world; it is pre-existent to and survives everything else.
The physical world is secondary. It could cease to exist, or even have never existed at all, and that would not affect the essence of the spirit-world.