THE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, SPRINGS
P.O. BOX 764, SPRINGS, SOUTH AFRICA
First Edition 1967
Second Edition 1973
Copyright © 1967. L. F. Uyttendaele
E. C. Uyttendaele
This book is copyrighted under the Berne Convention. No portion may be reproduced by any process without the copyright holder's written permission, except for the purpose of reviewing or criticism, as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1956. The proceeds of this book wilt be donated to the Spiritualist Church of Springs by L. F. Uyttendaele and E. C. Uyttendaele.
INTRODUCTION: SPIRITUAL LETTER FROM THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
When you study your Holy Books and pause at the story of the Tower of Babel and the scattering of the peoples as a result of their different languages, you will not immediately grasp the deeper meaning of the allegory and its symbolical implication. Only by deeper contemplation will you understand, how the difference of their various human languages divided people — but the searcher for truth feels instinctively, that something else is hidden therein, something which the human brain is not able to fathom. Here is again the spiritualistic philosophy, which clears the outlook and "lightens the darkness". If you want help and read books about occult occurrences. you will soon realize the absolute truth: "that contact between human beings and spirits, between reincarnated and discarnate spirits, is a fact". Experienced and sensitive mediums receive messages out of the spirit world, which they pass on to the persons concerned and these find them to be correct. No doubt is possible — but there are other writers, who insist that all is imagination and hallucination. When you examine these hicories more closely, you will come across a certain book, which contains letters written by a spirit Koot-Homi (Kuthumi) and signed in His name in which He claims, that any contacts between human beings and spirits are impossible and sheer hallucination. What is striking, is the fact, that in this book is neither mentioned, whether this Koot-Homi (or Kuthumi) was reincarnated or discarnate, when writing these letters — or, whether incorporated in a writing medium or reincarnated in a human body. An experienced spiritualist, who has not only studied the spiritualistic philosophy, but who has also the gift, to talk to or even to see discarnate spirits, will always thoroughly check such messages — by whatever means he lias received them — cither telepathically or as incorporation or by writing on a letter board. The text immediately shows, whether they originate from good or from low spirits. He will reject all vulgar or wanton texts and also manifestations of low spirits, which may be seen either in the aura or the close area of people.
PREFACE Dear Reader, Naitre — to be born Mourir — to die Renaitre — to be reborn Ca c'est la loi — this is the law" May this condensed study, concerning the True Spiritualistic Philosophy, inspire you to meditate upon and reap the results.
This book is a condensed explanation of the True Spiritualistic Philosophy. Some people may make the critical remark: "Why are the contents mystical?" We may not allow this question to pass without an answer; this book will solve the proposition. True Spiritualism is for the Service of God. Without this acceptance, the study and practice of spiritualism is worthless and will bring no improvement to the human spirit. Many people look for a connection between mysticism and the creeds of various churches and their ceremonies in public worship. For us mysticism is Belief and Conviction. Accept this Spiritualistic Philosophy as a "MESSAGE FROM GOD" because the text is not from any human being, but given directly from a High Spirit — through human mediumship — to help reincarnated human spirits on earth to a better understanding of a text, given a hundred years ago. This text is the teaching of Allan Kardec (Dr. H. L. Rivail):
This is the sincere wish of Your friends and helpers from the Spirit world.
Naitre — to be born
Mourir — to die
Renaitre — to be reborn
Ca c'est la loi — this is the law"
May this condensed study, concerning the True Spiritualistic Philosophy, inspire you to meditate upon and reap the results.
Second Spiritual Letter On True Spiritualism Is Science, Philosophy And Universal Belief.
True Spiritualism is Divine Teaching. It is the Study of the
human Spirit — the
Cosmos and the Divine Laws. From the scientific point of view it is research for
tangible proof. This proof is looked for in the study of scientific
theories — search for cosmic rays and an explanation of their
significance — analysis of the human life-force, and confirmation of the
existence of the human spirit, which shows—by manifestations—the unassailable,
unimpeachable proof, that this spirit lives on after the death of the physical
body—and the search for the life-force in animals, plants and minerals. It includes
likewise the investigations of the rules for the regularity of the movements of
the earth and other planets around the sun, the causes of the formations of rainbows,
storms on sea and in the air, earthquakes and any other phenomena of nature,
which can be observed by the human eyes. From the spiritual point of view it is the
search for information of Holy Scriptures and the primary causes of prophesies and
explanations and other sentences from Prophets and Leaders of High Creeds.
But the most reliable, trustworthy and unreserved conviction is to be obtained in
certain spiritualistic séances, where invisible entities manifest — either by
incorporation in a human medium or through an automatic writing medium or by the
use of an ouija board and thus often give those present the most unexpected and
wonderful messages. These messages are filled with love for God and mankind. Nobody
can doubt the truth of such manifestations and messages. When insusceptible
uninitiated persons discuss this type of spiritualism, they call it: Christian
Spiritualism and may also try, to prevent Non-Christians, to share such Christian
philosophy and séances. True Spiritualism is in no way Christian sectarianism, as
some destructive people assume, but it accepts, that all Leaders of High Creeds
have revealed a certain portion of the Divine Truth: Zoroaster, Gautama Buddha,
Confucius, Jesus Christ, Mohamed and many others. How thoughtless and
inconsiderate would this be for — as every Spiritualist knows — he should not
slight or neglect other Leaders of High Creeds, if he accepts only One, to proclaim
Divine Truth and ignores all the others. Each Leader of High Creeds from Moses to
Mohamed — has revealed a part of God's Divine Laws—to accept only one of them.
would mean, that only a small number of all Divine Laws would he known and
accepted. If this were correct, no True Spiritualism would be existent. It
is — however — true, that even the followers of Spiritualism are of divergent
convictions. It is true — too — the followers of spiritualism are, often enough,
quite content to get messages from spirits of their family or friends, and find
satisfaction in messages of earthly concerns, as health, means of subsistence
and riches etc. Some even find it quite sullicient to observe physical phenomena...
this type has not yet realized the value and importance of true spiritualism — they
are only interested in earthly and physical concerns. True spiritualism though,
does not reject scientific experiences, but prefers, to search for advanced
spiritual enlightenment through spiritualism. A person receives from the entities,
which contact him—according to his degree of evolution—wisdom ... wisdom, which may
influence him. to annihilate all the low tendencies, which lie still harbors — and
to replace failings and defects by newly acquired virtues and thus change him to
become a better human being, perhaps even a perfected spirit. Attributes, which he
lies thus gained on earth, will be taken by his spirit to the cosmos, after the
death of his physical body. The lessons, to which lie lies listened, comply not
only with his longing for evolution, but also give him initiation about:
the goal of his life on earth in a physical body,
the reason for his existence as human being and as spirit,
the causes and effects of his strife and suffering on earth,
the Divine Laws,
the cosmos and the cosmic rays.
the Father of his spirit, life in the cosmos,
the hierarchy of the spirits,
the struggle of the reincarnated spirits on earth.
the sacrifices and help of discarnated spirits for those reincarnated
spirits, which strive for new truths,
the tragedy, which many human beings on' earth have to suffer,
the stumbling blocks and difficulties, which human beings on earth have to
endure, the Power of Prayer,
the reward, which awaits reincarnated spirits of good intentions,
the reincarnation and the Laws of Karma,
the perfection, which a reincarnated spirit gains as result of a balanced life,
the Love and Compassion, which Our Father in Heaven feels for His Children — etc.
Entities of High Evolution, Leader and Protector spirits, the spirits of fathers
and mothers, sisters and brothers, friends and foes — from this or from previous
lives on earth or other planets — if not again reincarnated—come to such seances,
without being called. They commune about former reincarnations of those whom they
visit, about happenings in these lives, where you both lived in other bodies, which
are now decayed. They also tell of their errors, their mistakes in former
lives — but all is permeated with their deep love for you, who—in former
lives — were perhaps their son or their daughter, or father, mother, sister,
brother or a friend. How often does it happen, that a discarnate human
spirit — your opponent or antagonist in a previous life — comes to ask your
forgiveness for some wrong or dishonesty — and how relieved and glad will this spirit
feel and you as well, and how your forgiveness will give him comfort and peace. Such
happenings make you realize, how much more sensitive a spirit is than a
human being — and you may be quite sure, that this spirit will help you and protect
you, should you ever meet with difficulties. It will try to encourage you and
give you good counsel, will help you also in your struggle, to fulfill your task
here on earth or your mission. Your belief in spiritualism will increase even more.
when you learn the name of your leader spirit—what good friends do you become and how
sad will you feel, when this leader spirit has to leave you for a long time—to live a
few light-years away from you, to do some mission work there. And your conviction and
faith will grow still more profound, when Entities from the Highest Spheres come
and talk to you and give you explanations about: "why you are on earth and for what
kind of work you are here". They also talk to you about morale — about the various
roads, which you might traverse during your life on earth — the good and the
evil — the causes and effects of your struggles and sufferings on
earth — purification and evolution—your previous lives on earth as human beings and
the part, which you have played in these lives, about the tasks, still to be
accomplished and of the Love and Compassion of your Supreme Holy Lord and Master,
Who is also the Creator and the Father of your Spirit. Then you will not criticise
your fellow-men any longer, because their conditions differ from yours, or because
they belong to a different earthly church as the one to which you belong, — to which
your parents have entrusted you. You will greet every human being as a brother and
understand, that every existent thing has a reason and a goal—your whole being will
radiate only Love and Compassion and you will already live partly in the Eternal
Light of your Divine Father... This is a brief compendium of the meaning and the
importance of True Spiritualism.
Spiritualism is the expression of spiritual life. Spiritual
life may be expressed
by Belief, Philosophy and Science. To science belong research and enquiry
concerning paranormal and supernormal occurrences and phenomena. Though it be rather
desirable to cultivate any mediumistic ability, this must necessarily be supported
by the study of spiritualistic philosophy—from which one gains conviction and the true belief.
Manifestations in people's aura—visibility of disincarnated spirits — spiritual
performances of strength — importations — materialization — telepathy —
clairvoyance — clairaudience — photo - reading—psychometric—messages on the
pancetta — etc, are always remarkable evidence of the continuation of discarnated
human spirits after the death of their physical body. This is an - other
demonstration of the fact, that death does not exist. But these performances
should — however—never degrade to obvious pleasure - performances. Spiritualism has
a far higher call, its philosophy should not be underrated—let one part of it be
scientific—the second part a system with established rules. The existence of the
spirit world in the cosmos—the cause of existence and the aims of the life of
invisible entities — lead inevitably to the Existence of the Creator, the Almighty,
the Supreme Highest Lord and Master, the Divine Father of all human spirits — and
thus leads logically to the fundamental confirmation, that spiritualism is not only
science and philosophy—but foremost: the Universal Belief. This Universal Belief
does not of necessity require a church building—where ever spiritualists meet in
the Service of the Lord, there arises automatically a "Spiritual Invisible Church
of God"... and its Radiation permeates much further in the cosmos, than human eyes
are able to perceive. Each one, who is searching for truth—each, who practices
scientific, philosophic or true believing spiritualism—each one of good intentions,
who tries to avoid failings and errors, but aims for higher virtues—helps to build
this invisible Sanctuary. It is a temple for some, for others a church, and for
still higher evolved spirits a cathedral or a basilica. The purer a man's life,
the more love, compassion, truthfulness, righteousness, loyalty and other virtues
he acquires, the greater will be the magnificence and splendor of this invisible
Sanctuary, which he is building. The light of his aura equals the Light on the
Altar — his virtues are the Wisdom of the Sermon, which illumine the road of
his life on earth and will render his life in the cosmos smooth and shining like a
mirror. True Spiritualism is thus: Science, Philosophy and Belief. Science seeks
proof of the permanence of life of the human spirit after the death of the physical
body. The manifold manifestations by spirits and the mediumistic incorporations of
discarnated spirits—the many interpretations by telepathy, clairvoyance and
clairaudience — give sufficient proof for the scientific searcher. Philosophy
explains ancient and modern symbolic and parabolic revelations of Prophets and
Leaders of High Creeds, among which reincarnation is of principal importance. When
the puny, simple human spirit needs many centuries to gain a certain degree of
purification, it stands to reason, that also Prophets and Leaders of High Creeds
had to undergo many reincarnations in human bodies, since They are the Light to
illumine the path of the human spirits. They are leading the human spirit in
everything. The human spirit, which is desiring to rise to the Host of God's
Spirits, has thus to follow the path, which the Leader — in His various
reincarnations—has indicated. The Leader — in His various reincarnations in a human
body — has not always reincarnated among the same people or even in the same human
being. He lived in the time of Moses and even before that time. Later He might have
been a Hindu or a Mongolian, an Arab, a Jew etc.. He has often lived among Pagans,
Buddhists, Christians or Moslems. And after returning to the Cosmos—he has meditated
on the difficult, arduous, rugged path .which reincarnated human spirits have to
embrace, and he has the wish to reconcile and bless the people, regardless of their
failings and discords. Well He knows, that people have to attempt many things, to be
happy, but that their spiritual evolution is not always adequate. Not one of the
Prophets, not one of the Leaders of High Creeds is. during life on earth in a human
body, fully understood and accepted. The world has not evolved to understand
them — but the good seed is always, planted in the human spirits—"through the
Divine Word of Truth." The human spirit will understand these Divine Truths only
later, after many more reincarnations. The modern person of today has accepted
many a truth, which he rejected in previous reincarnations. Now there are new
truths, which he doubts, in particular the truth of incarnation and reincarnation
of the spirit in a human body. But modern people begin to doubt other antiquated
principles, for instance, the resurrection in flesh and blood of the dead.
However — the principles of the existence, the reincarnation and the continuance of
the spirit after the death of the physical body — the principle of cause and effect
of suffering on earth — the necessity for spiritual purification and evolution — are
more and more accepted. For those, who have not accepted these principles, the time
is not yet ripe. Sowing time is there — the seed of truth is planted in people
and — possibly even during this life or surely in the next following
reincarnation — they will accept what they are not yet able to understand now — and
therefore reject. Wisdom does not flower, before its time is ripe. The time of
understanding and comprehending one another — among peoples of all races — will
also arrive — so will tolerance and patience among members of different Creeds, but
foremost: the understanding of one human being and another human being is of utmost
necessity. And once he is able to remove the stigma of his own defects and to
understand and believe in the process of reincarnation, the human being will also be
able to understand the cause and effects of his own existence as spirit—be able too,
to understand cause and effect in the life of different nations and different
races — and also to understand cause and effect of the existence of the various
Creeds. And he will know, that many roads lead to the same goal and that each
human being has his own self - determination, his own free will and has therefore
to respect the rights and equity of his neighbor. True Spiritualism leads to the
understanding of all races, all nations, and all Creeds—but, particularly, to the
understanding of each human spirit. It is the path of "Peace through Love". Do not
be content with using your mediumistic gifts — do not be satisfied with paranormal
manifestations by invisible spirits — search first and foremost for truth through
the spiritualistic philosophy. Practical spiritualism is interesting and also
important, it gives you the assurance, that life continues after the death of the
physical body and that your loved ones are now living in the cosmos. But this
knowledge — for all its value — does not assist you in your rising, your own
evolution. Develop Love in your soul. Compassion, Truth and Righteousness,
overcome all your shortcomings and failings, and omit everything which would hurt
another's feeling and cause mental suffering. Open your heart wide to goodness and
submission and visualize yourself in the life of Prophets and Leaders of High
Creeds. Remove all thoughts of jealousy, envy, fanaticism and hate. Respect each
one's conviction, because convictions are parallel to the degree of evolution. Only
time and wisdom will change personal convictions for a higher degree of evolution.
It is practical philosophy to lead a good life and as thus, the practice of
mediumship is useful philosophy. And once you have reached the state of wisdom,
thank your Father in Heaven—love and praise Him from the fullness of your heart,
with ardency and devotion—for you have realized, that you have improved as spirit
and shall rise to a higher place in the Host of God's spirits. You have now gained
the assurance that you live in the "True Belief, which permits you to rise closer
and closer to the Father and ultimately to blend with His Eternal Light.
The expression "Spiritualism" is—for many centuries — attacked
by certain people.
But it is impossible, to exterminate this word—since each and everyone is a
spiritualist. This fight is originally started by ignorant people, who quote
sentences from Holy Books, of prophetic interpretation and the Gospels, which they
have not in the least understood and therefore quote wrongly. I now wish to ask
the people on earth: "What is the aim of your sojourn and of your life here on
earth?" You have to meditate deeply, analyze your innermost feeling, before you
will give me an answer to this question. Do not just give a generalized answer,
something, what the average person would answer, but search deeply in your
subconscious mind. You may ask yourself many questions: "How do I live?... Are my
actions satisfactory or below standard?... Do I feel happy after having done a
good deed?... and do I feel wretched and miserable after some questionable
behavior or even a misdeed?... Do I hanker after worldly pleasures, sensual
satisfaction, material possessions and luxuries?... what are my efforts to gain
spiritual knowledge?... do I read books in search of wisdom?... do my own and
other people's life-experiences teach me a lesson?... do I value and admire the
amazing beauty of nature?... do I feel loving - kindness towards people, animals
and plants?... has life taught me my lessons and have I accepted and used them
spiritually?... have I overcome some failings of mine?... have I tried to recompense
people, for having previously behaved unjustly and dishonestly towards them?... have
I sometimes helped those, who were in difficulties?... have I occasionally helped
people by giving them good counsel?... have I ever tried to persuade anyone, to
leave off some bad habit?... or ever tried to give a sick person new hope or
encouragement to bear his fate with patience and submission?... did I ever give
support to a poor person or helped a blind one to cross the street?... At least
to one of these questions you surely will find an affirmative answer... and
then: I assure you, you are a spiritualist.
What is a spiritualist? "someone who is good to his fellow beings".
Who is good to his fellow-beings? "he who has Love in his heart".
Who has Love in his heart? "he who is a wise person".
Who is a wise person? "he, who has many life-experiences".
Who has many life-experiences? "he, who has gone through strife, suffering and sorrow",
Who has to suffer all this? "each one, who lives on earth in a human body".
Each human being has—by the Grace of the Creator — under- gone during his life on
earth many life-experiences and now has to unfold love and compassion in his
soul — has to gain wisdom — and with all this developed spiritually, so as to
purify and raise his evolution, and therewith to rise—in the infinite
cosmos — closer to the Light of Wisdom—God—and ultimately to blend with it. All this
is spiritualism, spiritualistic philosophy — and since all persons of good
intentions, travel this same road—subsequently each and everybody is a follower of
the spiritualistic philosophy. The word "Spiritualism" has been distorted by people,
who call themselves: "leaders of human beings", who have given it a confused and
misleading meaning and explanation; the fact and the truth is, that every human
spirit — consciously or unknowingly — is searching for enlightenment, for wisdom.
One searches for instructions in books, another in life-experiences, a third tries
both: books and experiences. The experiences of each one are "applied
spiritualism" — however difficult his life may have been. And the road, which he
travels is according to the wisdom, which he has found. Instructions from books
are conflicting and contradictory. You find in some books philosophy of High
Wisdom, then there are books with diverse philosophical trends, which try to cover
the truth, which others proclaimed. These false axioms are often explained in such
a clever, intricate and obscure way, that it is very difficult for the human brain,
to criticize and amend them. Yet they remain an untruth, a falsehood and the wrong
path to choose. Readers of such books will find themselves to be in an unsure, foggy
atmosphere, which makes them doubtful and wavering.— Then the question arises: "what
is the truth—which road must I follow?" But the searcher for truth and wisdom has to
decide for himself. In the beginning he is doubtful whether his choice be the right
one. But he finds life-experiences, either for himself or his fellowmen—wherever he
may travel. Life expands before him, with all its strife and difficulties, with so
little happiness and so much suffering, sacrifice, duty and service. He will discover
the solution himself for each problem, each difficult situation. This is his own
path and this path will lead him to wisdom. And in the evening of his life—looking
back and remembering so many events, so many occurrences and experiences — he feels
happy that he has conquered many a difficulty and found some wisdom. But in spite
of his age he still feels able to continue, to follow his path further and realize
that there are always people who need some help or good counsel—to be given from
his own experience. He is ignorant of his wisdom. He is not a leader nor a
counselor either — he just talks about his life and his experiences. He has
developed from scholar to teacher. He knows though, that each one desires to
choose his own way — nobody wants to listen — to good counsel, all prefer to follow
their own conclusions — they might perhaps consider, what he has told them of his
experiences, but they decide for themselves. He has a clear conception of the life
of those, who talk to him and understands, when one lives in a kind of mist and is
not able to analyze, which road to choose. With many he sees afflictions,
suffering, grief. The one feels spiritually weak and helpless and waits for him,
to give a hand to help him out of the lurch — but nobody is able to give this help.
Each one has to find for himself the means for escape from the abyss: this then is
the great merit, the great worth and value!—Then things will happen. Heartening
voices — voices which encourage him and incite him to pull himself together and
use all his strength for the last hard effort — an effort, which will deliver him
from all evil, all despair — thus he delivers himself. Another one submits himself
to humble endurance and bears patiently with his suffering and difficulties. Life
has crushed him, but he is not subdued. His heart cries, but he is determined to
persevere. With a broken heart, but with a smiling face, he goes through life. The
small light which beckons from afar, gives him courage and persistency. He
realizes: there is an end to his arduous, hard journey—the road to Calm and Peace
opens, the dawn of the new life... All this is Spiritualism. Spiritualism is
spiritual life. Life-experiences with struggle, suffering sacrifice and strife
are on the path of Spiritualism. Each one—born on earth in a human body — has to
travel this path. And those, who are fighting against Spiritualism, have to
travel this road just as well. But "the Light shines in the gloom" for each one
who is of good intentions — and this Light radiates Wisdom. Each one gains wisdom
through his experiences, his love, perseverance and loyalty. And — each
realizes — at the end of his journey, that the Spiritualistic Philosophy is the
"True Book", where all his life-experiences are registered.
Do people believe in the Law of Reincarnation, the Law of
Karma and in the
progressive evolution of the human spirit? We have in previous letters discussed
the Laws, which rule the life of minerals, plants, animals and human beings. We have
explained the Laws, which regulate the rising to the various spheres of life, of
strife and suffering, which atoms of life, sparks of life and human spirits have to
traverse in their diverse spheres. And we ended with the human spirit, which — in
the sphere of your own being — passes through struggle and suffering and gradually
becomes acquainted with facts of the origin of human beings, with their good and
their evil, with their struggles to improve, with the reason for their suffering,
their slow purification—with the life in the cosmos and their approaching closer
and closer Divine Wisdom, Goodness and Compassion, with which they ultimately blend,
though without losing their individuality. here does the human spirit stand,
which — during its existence on earth—reaches the Divine Level of Love and Wisdom?
Is he now freed from all worldly difficulties? freed from all hardships and sorrow?
Is his spirit able to resist all the evil earthly radiation? Is he strong enough to
withstand all worldly temptations, human desires, materialistic cravings? The life
of such a spirit is often even more difficult and harsh than that of less evolved
human spirits, because he too has to suffer many afflictions. He has become far more
sensitive and — as all other human spirits—has to undergo the influence of this
planet of repentance, called earth. He too has to suffer the effects of earthly
radiations of temptation, he too is given to the influence of base thoughts, carnal
wishes, temptation of physical satisfaction or a life of excessive extravagance. He
even receives inspirations from low spirits, to commit deeds, which are not
permitted. But he bears a hidden force in him, which is much less or not at all
present in persons of lower or even of no evolution. This force gives him the
strength to resist all the invisible elements or radiations from the sordid
materialistic earth. This is actually a continuous hard and difficult battle.
Many purified spirits have yielded and been broken like a reed in the storm. But as
soon as the evil action is done. a deep spiritual repentance arises. He has learned
a hard lesson — but he has gained by it more strength, to withstand evil influences
from invisible low entities. This lesson means a strengthening of his defense-forces.
He is now better prepared and better endowed to meet new aggressions. All Prophets
and Leaders of High Creeds were subject to such temptations. He has meanwhile
realized, that the adversary of his spiritual rising lurks on two sides: on the one
side the menace of low and infernal spirits, on the other the threat of earthly
radiation — as the earth is a planet for repentance for spirits, which did evil, but
which are permitted to undergo on the earth-planet diverse tests and trials, to
demonstrate that they submit — with devotion, by struggles and suffering—to the Laws
of their Divine Father, as also to their spiritual brothers present on earth and
those in the cosmos. They are — in their human life on earth — under the influence
of the earthly radiation, and invisible low spirits try to arouse their ignoble
instincts to commit many evil deeds. But they are determined to improve, whether or
not their brain realizes it. Life on earth is their school and they take a taste of
life-experience and a discernment of wisdom home into the cosmos, after each
finished life. Their soul is thus a bowl, where their virtues are collected and they
have to return to earth, to reincarnate in another human body, as long as this bowl
is not filled to capacity with Wisdom, Love, Compassion, Loyalty and other such
merits and virtues, until ultimately they blend—in the Beyond — with the Light of
the Creator, from Whom they hail and Whom they so often misunderstood and denied.
Some of them, those who during their life on earth discovered Spiritualism, and who
have experienced the effects of earthly radiation, will ask: Why have we here on
earth to endure so much hardship? Cannot we purify in the beyond, in the cosmos —
after discarnation? Is it not possible for us, to endure physical suffering there?
We would thus be convinced about the continuance of the spirit after bodily death
and our rising would be much easier and it would also confirm other things, which
we now only feel to be a possibility? They doubt the truth—and this is proof,
that so far they have not reached the level, from where they are able to understand,
that reincarnation is a necessity and that physical suffering helps to spiritual
evolution just as much as mental suffering. A reincarnated spirit, which caused its
fellow - men bodily harm, will request — after the death of his physical body — a
new reincarnation, in which he will suffer the same type of suffering — as penalty,
if he has caused his neighbor mental suffering, he will ask for the same or even
harder mental suffering as penance... he must pay for all his failings with
suffering — always — incognizant of his previous faults and defects — either on
earth or in the cosmos. The human spirit is — during its life on earth in a human
body — ignorant of much which happens to him. He is unable to understand — as
long as he has not accepted the spiritualistic philosophy — why he is on earth,
why he has to go through so much suffering and difficulties — and why he does not
realize, that life continues in the cosmos after physical death. The purpose of the
Spiritualistic Initiation centre is to enlighten people, respectively reincarnated
spirits, of the reason for their existence as spirits and as human beings — also of
the destination of the spirits after their death on earth. Very few people know and
understand this. They attend spiritualistic church services, because they believe
in the continuity of the spirit after the death of their body—they feel happy, when
the beloved spirit of a member of their family or of a friend, manifests at a church
meeting. They accept their counsel and feel satisfied that the beloved spirit — now
living in the cosmos — is able to come and talk to them. But very few advance
further than this realization, very few will search for more enlightenment and study
the cause and effects of it — very, very few will study the Spiritualistic
Philosophy... and adjust their life accordingly. Very often this condition is a lack
of evolution of the human spirit. But the time arrives — always — either in this or
in a following life — and the human being will understand, that the Spiritualistic
Philosophy is of the greatest importance and the greatest value for every
reincarnated human being. The comprehension of the Laws of Creation is knowledge,
which brings Wisdom to the human being on earth, helps him to realize the necessity
of suffering and sorrow and bear it with submission — when the vital power passes
out, to change easily and freely from one life to the other—from earth life to life
in the cosmos. Dear Children, you who are traveling the earthly path according to
the teachings of the Spiritualistic Philosophy, be very happy, because the Hand of
your Divine Father is on your head. His spirits protect you on the rough and
difficult path of your life on earth—and your leader spirit prepares a good place for
you in the Light Divine, where you will — in all Eternity — help the Father of All
the Universe, Your Supreme All Highest Lord, the Master of all spirits — you will
carry out His Divine Plans. Many human spirits still live in ignorance and darkness
and feel unhappy and restless. You will enlighten them to suffer their life better,
when you yourself have understood and lived according to this Spiritualistic
Philosophy. Do not deviate from the path, which you are now following and which
leads to rising and evolution. You serve God and your fellow-men and therewith you
personally gain as well.
25 MEDITATION TEXTS
CONCLUSION. BY THE SPIRIT KUTHUMI
SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF ALLAN KARDEC
To be born — to die,
To be reborn — This Is The Law. (Allan Kardec).
To be born to die, to be reborn... these are Holy Sacraments.
The Son of God is the Bearer of these Sacraments.
Birth is: to become a human being,
Death means: to return to the Cosmos.
Reincarnation is: the road to spiritual perfection in each successive life.
Life on earth is also the road to Wisdom,
Wisdom is the Light of God,
The Light of God brings Revelations,
Revelations are the Light to the Unknown,
The Unknown is the Life of the Spirit.
Life on earth includes Suffering,
Suffering is Penance for Failings.
Penance leads to Purification,
Purification is Spiritual Evolution,
Spiritual Evolution is the Gate to Life Eternal,
The Road to Eternal Life is Love,
Love is Admiration,
Admiration is the Gate to Aesthetics,
Aesthetics is the road to Spiritual Love,
Spiritual Love animates Ecstasy,
Ecstasy is the Mirror of Divine Love,
Divine Love leads to Redemption,
Redemption is Life Eternal,
Eternal Life is Bliss in the Cosmos.
Death Does Not Exist...
TO be Born — To Die — To Be Reborn — This Is The Law ...
this is the most important teaching of Allan Kardec, who lived in France about
a hundred years ago — and since known as the Father of Modern Spiritualism.
Each human being realizes that he is alive. Each child is told that it is born
on a certain day, how old he is, etc... He will receive a Birth certificate, on
which is noted the date, the place and the country of his birth and the names
of his parents. Each person realizes that he has been born and that he is alive,
and for most people this is quite sufficient. But many others wish to know more.
They sense the mystery behind each human birth. They try to unveil the mystery of
their own birth and pierce the darkness, which surrounds it — and slowly they gain
the conviction, (hat a spirit is living in their physical body, which provides this
body with Life, Motive Power and Strength. But the Mystery of Birth is still hidden.
Then it will happen, that a child is stillborn, is nothing but a lump of senseless
flesh. Why is there no life in this child?... the answer is simple: no spirit
entered this child's body during birth... This reveals the Mystery of Birth. Each
human being realizes also, that he has to die. Once the physical body is used up
or has perished, it dies. Why do people pass away after a certain time, some young
and others old? . . . Because the spirit, which dwells in this body, has completed
its given task and is now due to return to the Cosmos. It might — however — happen,
that a spirit is granted an extension lo its allotted time—but this is rare and
happens only if there is a special reason. This then reveals the Mystery of Death.
Once a human being accepts the existence of a spirit in the human body, he also
accepts the continuance of this spirit after physical dcatli, and he will easily
understand, that only one human life would not be sufficient for the spirit to gain
perfection to be able to reach the Eternal Divine Light. To be born, to die, to be
reborn—is one of the unchangeable Laws of Creation and is adjusted to the earth
during the full time of its existence. To be born—to die—to be reborn—is a
Divine Law... Just as a human being is subject to the laws of his country, so is
the human Spirit subject to the Laws of God ...
And thus are the Mysteries of Rebirth fully explained.
Index of 25 MEDITATION TEXTS
FIRST MEDITATION - To Be Born — To Die — To Be Reborn...
THIRD MEDITATION - To be born is: to become a human being.
FOURTH MEDITATION - To die or Discarnate Means: The Return of The Spirit To The Cosmos.
FIFTH MEDITATION - Rebirth Or Reincarnation Is The Path To Purification.
SIXTH MEDITATION - Life On Earth Is the Road To Wisdom.
SEVENTH MEDITATION - Wisdom Is The Light of God.
EIGHTH MEDITATION - THE LIGHT OF GOD CONVEYS REVELATIONS
NINTH MEDITATION - REVELATIONS ARE THE LIGHT TO THE UNKNOWN
TENTH MEDITATION - THE UNKNOWN IS THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT
ELEVENTH MEDITATION - LIFE ON EARTH IS SUBJECT TO SUFFERING
TWELFTH MEDITATION - SUFFERING IS ATONEMENT FOR EVIL
THIRTEENTH MEDITATION - PENITENCE LEADS TO PURIFICATION
FOURTEENTH MEDITATION - PURIFICATION IS SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
FIFTEENTH MEDITATION - SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION IS THE GATE TO ETERNAL LIFE
SIXTEENTH MEDITATION - LOVE IS THE ROAD TO ETERNAL LIFE
SEVENTEENTH MEDITATION - LOVE IS SPIRITUAL ADMIRATION
EIGHTEENTH MEDITATION - SPIRITUAL ADMIRATION IS THE GATE TO AESTHETICS
NINETEENTH MEDITATION - AESTHETICS IS THE GATE TO SPIRITUAL LOVE
TWENTIETH MEDITATION - SPIRITUAL LOVE INCLUDES ECSTASY
TWENTY-FIRST MEDITATION - ECSTASY IS THE MIRROR OF DIVINE LOVE
TWENTY-SECOND MEDITATION - DIVINE LOVE BRINGS LIBERATION
TWENTY-THIRD MEDITATION - LIBERATION IS LIFE ETERNAL
TWENTY-FOURTH MEDITATION - ETERNAL LIFE IS BLISS
TWENTY-FIFTH MEDITATION - DEATH DOES NOT EXIST
ALLAN KARDEC - A SHORT BIOGRAPHY (BY HENRY SAUSSE)
are Holy Sacraments. One could also call them: Incarnation, Discarnation,
Reincarnation. The human being accepted many sacraments, hut some of them
are later rejected. This act is an effect of the Law of Evolution. The human spirit
begins slowly to consider more spiritual happenings — according to its evolution.
This human education has shown him that the ceremony of baptism has made him a
member of a certain church... a recognized Christian. He accepts that marriage
is a holy bond, when he takes an oath of loyalty, and that this bond between two
people is a Holy Sacrament. But once he accepts the Spiritualistic Philosophy and
realizes the importance of spiritual life to be higher than physical life and he
begins to judge life from the spiritual point of view — he recognizes clergymen to be
ministers of certain churches and that the sacraments, which they spend, are useful
for human wellbeing, and that these sacraments induced him to hold fast to Belief
and Morale. This is the path for him to follow, to realize the importance of the
True Spiritual Sacraments — the Bearer of which is the Son of God:
1) The Sacrament of Birth (or Incarnation),
2) The Sacrament of Death (or Discarnation).
3) The Sacrament of Rebirth (or Reincarnation).
Birth is — for the human being — the Sacrament, which gives him the opportunity to
each — during his life on earth in a human body — for the "road to wisdom". Death
is for him a Sacrament which permits him to leave his human body to deliver him, —
so that his spirit may return to its spiritual sphere in the infinite cosmos — to
the House of the Father. Reincarnation is for him a Sacrament, which lets him — by
the Grace of God — he reincarnated in a new human body there to do penance, to
balance his failings from previous lives, to develop Love — love for his neighbour
and other virtues, to purify and lastly to rise to the Host of God's spirits.
Incarnation, Discarnation and Reincarnation. (Birth, Death and Rebirth) are
Divine Sacraments, of which only the "Son of God" is the Bearer, no earthly
human being. Nobody can evade these Sacraments, they are a Divine Law. Everyone
bears the fruits of these Sacraments and cannot escape the effects. And as each
one realizes the adequate influence and the blessings and benedictions, which hail
from it, they will not grieve about death, but accept it as a beneficial Holy
Sacrament, which the spirit receives. Meditate about these Holy Sacraments: Birth,
Death and Rebirth.
The Son of God is the Bearer of the Holy Sacraments of Incarnation, Discarnation and
Reincarnation (to be born, to die, to be reborn). Sacraments, which on earth are
instrumental for acknowledged churches, are only concerned with the human beings and
are chosen and issued by church leaders. These sacraments are the way to learn and to
understand Spiritual Sacraments. When we differentiate between those sacraments
which are invented for human beings, and the Sacraments created for the Spirit, we
will easily understand, that the human being consists of a physical and a spiritual
part and that we have Sacraments, which may never be issued by a church leader —
e.g.: Spiritual Sacraments. Birth and death are physical conditions, but Incarnation
and Discarnation are Spiritual Concerns. The Sacraments of Incarnation, Discarnation
and Reincarnation can only be borne and issued by a Spirit, living in the Cosmos,
that means: by God or by a part of the Divine Trinity. The Son of God is the Bearer
of these Holy Sacraments. He disposes of the Divine Grace to let the human spirit
incarnate, discarnate and reincarnate, until it has reached perfect evolution and is
apt to live in Eternal Bliss in the Light of God.
Birth is — on earth — looked upon as a product of the
human body, but not as the Birth or Rebirth of the Spirit in a
human body. thus not as Incarnation or Reincarnation.
The human spirit lives in the cosmos before its incarnation in
a human body. There it is not a human being, but a fluidic, in-
visible entity. Once reincarnated, (he human being is a duality: a
physical body and the indwelling human spirit. The spirit is
bound to the body, as long as the body remains alive. It was —
before its incarnation — a fluidic body: a spirit, which — ac-
cording to its evolution or liberation — could move in space,
even to other planets — without the burden of a physical body.
To be born, to incarnate or reincarnate, is for the spirit
actually "to become a human being", because it incarnates in a
human body. The spirit is responsible for this body, as long as
the human being is alive. It retains in its subconscious mind the
remembrance of former lives, but the physical body remembers
nothing, because it is newly born, did not exist before its birth
and its life is only transient and temporal.
The spirit has — during its incarnation — to accustom itself
to the habits and customs of the family and the nationality with
whom it now lives.
To become a human being is the fulfillment of a Divine Law.
For human beings, living on earth, the death of a beloved person is a great
affliction, a deep grief. A chair in the lounge remains empty. The life of the whole
family is changed, there is a lack of intimate association. Wherever a member of the
family passes over, the family circle becomes smaller, there is less enjoyment, less
gratification — because each individual member of a family helps to its wellbeing.
They might have given physical, moral or financial help, to keep the household going.
Those, who are left behind, grieve — a dearly beloved one has left them. never to
return — has passed from their family circle. The spirit, which returned to the
cosmos, feels quite differently from those, whom it left behind. It is now aware
that life continues after death, that — although the physical body has died — dying
means actually: discarnation of the spirit, liberation from the human body, is again
at liberty to move around the cosmos. This gives it the ability, to remember all
that has passed — not only during its last life as a human being, but also of
former lives. It meets, in the unending cosmos, spirits from former incarnations.
Remembrances arise of happiness, strife, victory and defeat. But foremost is the
feeling of liberation from the human body, which has decayed. This passed life on
earth has helped to obtain more wisdom, awareness, purification and evolution. For
the spirit — to die or discarnate is the return to the cosmos.
Let us call Rebirth: the Reincarnation. When a spirit is reincarnated in a human
body, this means that for this spirit the gates to "Life on Earth" have opened anew.
What is the goal and the advantage of reincarnation?... Everything happens according
to God's Divine Laws. The reincarnation of a spirit in a human body makes it forget
all reminiscences of all previous lives, keeps them only in the subconscious mind
of the human being. The human being learns many things. Some are necessary for the
physical being — the others are important to the spirit. He follows the path of his
new life and receives, what he — as spirit, before reincarnation — has asked for.
When old age is nearing, he reconsiders the path of his life, which lies behind him
and realizes all his good and evil actions. And the spirit — once returned to the
cosmos — looks back to its last rebirth or reincarnation, which has improved its
evolution and has helped him to rise a step nearer to the Host of God's spirits.
Rebirth or Reincarnation is the path to purification.
When the spirit is born in a human body, its goal is not only to keep the body
and healthy or to use it as a vehicle and control. There is a more significant, a
more serious goal: to collect wisdom. It is not sufficient to burden the brain with
all kinds of human knowledge, to learn how to provide for the body or how to enjoy
life. Life on earth also has a spiritual side, e.g.: to search for wisdom.
Wisdom includes: to improve spiritually by study and life - experiences. To improve
means: to develop love and compassion for fellow-creatures. To improve needs the
study, to realize failings and try to overcome them, to shake off or diminish such
attributes as egoism, greed, envy, jealousy, hatred and thoughts of revenge. To
improve includes: to practice all virtues, such as: help to the needy, materially
and morally — to encourage sick people — attempts to influence drunkards to abandon
alcohol etc. To improve means chiefly: to search for truth about everything, which
concerns the human beings, who still live in ignorance — to acquire knowledge of the
Wonder of Birth, the Wonder of Death, the Marvel of Rebirth, (Incarnation,
Discarnation, Reincarnation). He, who searches for Truth, travels the Path to Wisdom.
He, who travels the Path of Wisdom, approaches the Light of God closer and closer,
because Wisdom is the Light of God. To approach the Light of God, means: already
live in this Light. He, who lives in this Light during his life on earth, will
surely live there after discarnation, and shall — freed from the burden of the
human body — enter the Eternal Cosmos. Study the Divine Laws of incarnation,
discarnation and reincarnation, (to be born, to die and to be reborn), and the Gates
to the Path of Wisdom will be opened to you. Noteworthy, sublime revelations will be
given to you on this path and you will know for sure, that
"Life on earth is: the road to Wisdom".
From the spiritual point of view: the human spirit returns to earth and
in a human body, without remembering anything, neither from any former life nor of
life in the cosmos. That is the meaning of the words in the Bible: the human being
lives in gloom. The spirit has deposited all its remembrance
in the subsconsciousness and the human brain has no knowledge of it. The more and
deeper the human being penetrates into the life on earth, the more life-experiences
will he gather — and the more difficult and harder his life on earth will be shaped,
the more will he meet with good and evil, with love and hatred, with passion and
indifference, with revenge and forgiveness, with sadness and happiness, With
generosity and avarice, with wealth and poverty, with ambition and servitude, with
haughtiness and submission, with honor and disgrace, with willpower and
indifference and many other virtues and vices. The human being receives slowly, but
surely — initiation — not only in physical but also in spiritual concerns. These
experiences form his character, his way of living, the aim of his existence. Aware
or unaware he hankers after the yearning of his life — an Ideal, This Ideal is the
effect of his spiritual forming. His life-experiences have kindled a light in his
soul and this Light is Wisdom. And — once the cycle of reincarnations is closed
and he again enters the spiritual life in the cosmos — he will find himself Standing
before the Font of All Wisdom: God. There the spirit blends with the first source of
his origin, of his creation — and will now understand All and Everything. Wisdom is
the Light of God.
God is in actual fact the Living Spirit of Light. Each one — living on earth as
reincarnated spirit — has an Aura, and the Aura radiates Light. Some people are
gifted to see this radiation on others. In some persons this radiating Light is
shining bright, whereas in others it is only smallish and dusky. It changes its
color according to the human evolution, his mood and his state of health. The human
spirit is an imperfect image of God — and as this human being already radiates a
small light — how Beautiful, Clear and Perfect must be the Light, which radiates
from God! Each spirit, on earth as well as in the cosmos, always tries — either
aware of it or unknowingly — to rise closer and ever closer to this Divine Light
until it is ultimately accepted to enter this Light of Bliss. The Light, which
radiates from God, consists of rays. This beam of rays is Wisdom, because the
Essence of God is Wisdom — and Wisdom is Sister to Love, Goodness and Compassion.
Thus it is only a logical inference, that Divine Wisdom, coupled with His Love, His
Compassion and all other Sublime Elements, will infiltrate and penetrate the human
spirit and even its physical dwelling place. God helps the human spirits to approach
Him and His Divine Radiation awakens in the brain many revelations of Morale, Love,
Compassion, etc. These are amazing Revelations — their aim is to improve the
human being, so as to raise him always higher and closer to His Divine Light... The
Light of God conveys Revelations.
Revelations are the Light of God, which the human being, who has returned from
cosmos to the earth, collects — according to his life — experiences, and who
therewith collects wisdom and virtues. Revelations reach him from two sides:
1) through study and from other sources, which are invisible to the
human being, but which kindle a Light in his brain, an inspiration.
2) through life-experience, his own experiences and also those, which he
notices with relatives and friends... and through happenings, which he
witnessed in other peoples lives.
The veil, which hides the Unknown, is lifted in as much as a human being obtains
experiences and he learns new things, which throw a shimmer of Light upon this
Unknown. The most unbeknown thing for the human being is his own Self — the
knowledge of his duality: the physical human being and his indwelling spirit — the
knowledge, that his physical body is but temporal and is as such subject to death,
but that the invisible spirit — which gives life and strength to this physical
body — is immortal, eternal. Life on earth means to strive after wisdom — it is the
comprehension, that wisdom is the Light of God and that the Light of God holds
Revelations and that Revelations illuminate the Unknown. Revelations are the Light
to the Unknown.
Life on earth — of reborn, reincarnated human spirits - is twofold: its life as
physical being and the life of the invisible spirit. The attention and the care for
the needs of the physical body takes up nearly all its time and makes it almost
forget to consider spiritual matter — although the human being contemplates many
spiritual concerns, though being unaware of the existence of spirits and of his own
human spirit. Spiritual concerns are not understood with the human brain. There are
things, which he will learn with his human brain — these are found by restricting
oneself to earthly things, such as material profits, physical pleasures and riches.
But he also harbors spiritual claims, which he wishes to fulfill. A human being who
is interested in science, universal knowledge, art, morale, philosophy, and studies
these for the sake of gaining for himself and his fellow-creatures a higher standard
of wisdom, greater spiritual development, mysticism etc. and by doing this,
eliminates all thoughts of physical and worldly interests, does not achieve all the
accomplishments with his human brain, but by his spiritual forces. Thus his own eyes
and those of his followers are opened to Unknown Concerns. He recognizes himself and
others as spirits — he realizes the duality of his own being — his own being as
physical human person and his invisible spirit. He is able to realize how far he,
as well as those others have purified and improved — or how they reject such truth
as understandable, which he himself fully accepts. He becomes conscious of his own
evolution and realizes that for him the dominant Unknown is the human being. He now
also realizes his own inner spiritual life within the physical body and spirit life
outside the body. The Unknown is Spiritual Life.
Each human being on earth has to undergo Suffering. The human being will ask
himself — after such bout of suffering — why must I suffer? Why is life not
a paradise on earth? I do as much good as I am able to do. I am good to my family.
I am as helpful as ever I can be. I try to comfort those, who meet with affliction
and difficulties... and still... there is so much grief and suffering in my own life.
This planet, called "Earth", where the human spirit is incarnated, is a planet for
penitence and purification. Earth is a low planet, a planet for those spirits,
which desire and are able to improve, but which caused — in previous
lives — affliction and suffering to other reincarnated spirits. When — after an
unsatisfactory life — the spirit returns to the cosmos, it asks for a new
reincarnation (or rebirth), to suffer twice the amount of suffering, which it
inflicted upon people during its previous incarnation. And as we now receive this
suffering, for which we have asked before our new reincarnation, let us bear with
thankfulness the cross of our present life, and realize that we suffer no more than
the double amount of previous failings — for suffering we caused our neighbors in
a previous life on earth. Let us be grateful and thank God for every tear we shed,
for every humiliation we have to endure. Ever and anon, we climb a step up the
ladder of purification and redemption from evil and we will reach — with increasing
enlightenment — the Eternal Light of Him, Who Creates us. Life on earth is subject to much suffering.
The life of human spirits — whether they be reincarnated in a human body or
discarnated in the cosmos — is ruled by Laws. Everything which happens has a cause,
a motive — nothing happens without this motive. Also — everything which happens, has
its effect, its consequence. No effect without cause — and no cause without its
effect. The cause of Suffering is the Evil — the consequence of suffering is
atonement. Penitence through suffering is no punishment, it is the effect of an evil
deed. Do not blame the Heavens for this penitence for which you have to suffer.
Every stone which you throw, every accusation, returns to you and increases your
own suffering — your Karma. A human being will be aware of an evil deed and of other
base actions, which he did — and then may feel the deepest remorse for his
evildoings. But he has more often to atone for evildoings, done in former lives.
Thus he is unaware of the reason for his suffering and therefore may become
mutinous and rebellious. Do not ever let us revolt. Humility and submission are the
necessary attributes for the path we travel. Suffering is Atonement for Evil.
Penitence is the consequence of remorse. A human being feels penitent after
committing an evil action. The cause is Evil — the consequence of evil is remorse —
the effect of remorse is suffering and penitence. Suffering and penitence are
temporal — its duration is determined by the type of evil, which the human being
committed and is the consequence, the effect of this deed. The human being feels
relieved after such affliction and has the notion that life is more beautiful than
before. He feels deeper the beauty of nature, the sun shines brighter, the flowers
appear more splendid, the birds sing more cheerfully, the rippling water of the
little brooks awakens a sense of praise and love, the sky seems bluer and the clear
horizon invites a walk. Thus is the human reaction after suffering and grief. The
fact is, that suffering and penance have purified him spiritually. The dark spots
in his Aura — a sign of evildoings from former lives — have disappeared. The
Light, which surrounds him, becomes clearer and without spots, the eyes shine like
a bonfire. His whole being radiates Calm and Peace — because his remorse, his
suffering and penance, have purified him. Penitence leads to Purification.
Evolution is — from the human point of view — material amendment. Many false
are used to give this word a significant meaning. The human being does not realise
that this struggle for material values, which he calls "evolution", is only of
physical value, temporal and passing. Spiritual Evolution is imperishable and
eternal — it always rises higher and higher, until it reaches its highest acme.
Spiritual evolution is the result of spiritual purification; no Spiritual
Evolution is possible without spiritual purification. The human spirit is
reincarnated on earth, to undergo this process of purification. The more it
unifies — through penance and suffering — by wisdom, awareness and life-experiences
— the higher will be its degree of evolution. But — this wisdom and awareness have
to be spiritual. The human being has to accept and practice to live his own spiritual
life — he must value his spiritual life foremost and sincerely, higher than his
material life on earth. Thus he will know and accept that his purification is
We have stated that Spiritual Evolution is the result of Purification. Let us
also accept that Spiritual Evolution leads the human spirit to the "Gates to
Eternal Life". Let us reject all false axioms, as e.g.: that all human spirits, will
after the death of their physical body—be received into Eternal Life and Bliss in
heir Father's Mansion. The truth is, that every human spirit in the cosmos lives kind
to kind, just as it lived on earth, where also human beings of the same type, knocked
together. As Jesus-Christ has told us: there are many mansions in the House of my
Father, which means: in the cosmos are many spheres and many planes. Only those who,
during their incarnations as human beings, have lived a good exemplary life, and
have, by repentance, suffering and struggle — paid for and balanced previous
failings, gained perfect purification — those, who have collected wisdom and
therewith complete spiritual evolution — those only shall pass through this Gate to
Eternal Life, Spiritual Evolution which is the condition to reach this Gate to Eternal Life.
The primitive human spirit, which reincarnates in a human body, has still many
faults and defects, but successive reincarnations give it the ability to part with
its vices, errors and defects and gain virtues instead. The more primitive the
human spirit, the more dependant is the human individual on animal-instincts,
possessions, luxury and physical enjoyments. The more — after many successive
reincarnations — the human spirit casts off its errors and vices, and begins
to rise and improve, the more intensely will it develop the feeling of confidence
in its fellow-beings, the feeling of love for plants, animals and
human beings — develops its sense for aesthetics, love of art and science, and
have respect and veneration for all that is beautiful and sublime, it will acquire
fervent ecstasy for the Wonder of Creation and for the Creator. Wisdom, too, grows
and is established in him. Little by little he is filled with Love and radiates
Love and Peace. He radiates Love — and all and everything, with which he comes in
contact, is penetrated and filled with this Love, and they — in turn — emanate this
Love, as a soothing balm, to others. Love is a spiritual condition. The physical
body knows neither love nor hate. The spirit — though — feels, thinks and acts. The
physical body is just a temporal tool. Love is proof of sublimity and evolution,
and perfect evolution leads the human spirit to the Gates of Eternal Life and Bliss.
The road to Eternal Life is "Love".
Love has a very extended circumference, but admiration has a still wider radius.
cannot be seen with human eyes. As we use the expression: "true Love" we feel some
deep intensity, something in affably precious and valuable, indestructible, eternal.
There is such a serenity about it, such a "preparedness to suffer — to
complete surrender". We call it "Mother love", when a mother is prepared to suffer
many sacrifices for her children. This is still a human feeling, because this love
implies more the body of the child, but it is already the transition to spiritual
love. The mother is not aware of the fact, that her child is a spirit, but motherly
love is a more spiritual than human feeling. This feeling — however — is quite
instinctive. But, when the child performs an act of neighborly love, sacrifices
to save someone from evil, an accident or a misfortune, or even from death — then
this motherly love turns to something like veneration and admiration, becomes more
spiritual — no more for the child's little body, but for his spirit — as admiration
is no more a human perception, but is a sensation and being such, a sensation is not
physical, but spiritual. When a human being sees a wonderful piece of art, he feels
admiration. He feels respect for the artist, because he realizes, that the artist
has conceived from his innermost soul in creating this work. The piece of art is
material, but the love. the devotion, which created it, has great spiritual value
and thus clings invisibly to the form, the lines and colors or the tunes of the
melody. And the onlooker, who feels this love radiating from the artist and his work,
stands before it, profoundly touched and affected, with deep-felt admiration. The
love, which the artist radiated in his work, creates intense admiration in the heart
of the admirer and such admiration is actually a condition of spiritual love. Love
is Spiritual Admiration.
Admiration is a spiritual condition, it is immaterial, just a feeling. A feeling
always spiritual, it is entirely different from physical impressions, like pain...
He, who feels admiration, is susceptible to beauty — in forms, lines, color or
tones — but is also susceptible to the beauty in actions, like sacrifice, submission
to higher influences, respect for the aged and for antiquity in general, relief for
needy people, comfort for the sick and help for those not provided for. Admiration
for beauty is the impulse to aesthetic emotions and this leads the human individual
to the Gates of the Temple of Aesthetics. Once he enters this temple of aesthetics,
admiration develops a wider aspect and a higher significance. The human feeling of
admiration then becomes coupled with Love and Veneration. He feels the vibration of
each fine form, each elegant line, harmonious tunes and splendid colors — feels
their radiation, their significant implications. He realizes and admires what he
beholds and senses in this temple, and he realizes that this perception of beauty
has furthered his aim for more inclinations and that new impulses will arise in his
soul. and more of the mysteries of aesthetics he unveils. Spiritual Admiration is
the Gate to Aesthetics.
The human hood of the individual human being becomes less and less important, the
more the reincarnated human spirit finds its home in the Temple of Aesthetics — and
as the awareness of his human hood diminishes, everything seems to take on a more
spiritual implication. His aesthetic sensations, his admiration and veneration for
everything sublime, brings his spiritual life more and more to the foreground. .All
things, which actuate his feeling for art and beauty, caress his eyes, his scent,
his ears — all his senses. It is no longer human love, which allows him to admire
all these forms and lines, colors and tunes of beauty but his inner spiritual love
arouses his veneration, which aesthetics and beauty evince for him. He has the
inspiration to become less human and far more a spiritual being. The love, which
produces all this splendor and glory, is noticeable in all these forms, lines and
colors, which charm his eyes and the music, which fascinates his ears and he senses
the fragrance of nature's abundance, which he inhales. His admiration has led him to
the Gates of Aesthetics — and aesthetics has animated a deep-felt, grateful love — and
this is spiritual love. Aesthetics are the Gates to Spiritual Love.
When a reincarnated spirit is able to perceive spiritual love without any
human notion, one may draw the conclusion, that it has overcome all worldly,
physical inclinations and has reached such a degree of spiritual purification and
evolution, that admiration for the Sublime has awakened a new sensation in his soul,
namely Ecstasy. He feels admiration for some aesthetic expressions — for higher
expressions this admiration is coupled with respect — still higher creations awake a
force of attraction, which is revealed as a feeling of unlimited spiritual love.
This feeling of admiration. of love. reverence and respect is something so
overwhelming, that it brings about a state of Ecstasy. Then all is
forgotten - - what he is and where he is, time and space glide away, earth and his
human body have dissolved. He is like a spirit which has left its body and wanders
in the wide spirit world, in the Temple of Aesthetics. His return to the human body
is a great disappointment. He looks at the earth — his approach to lilac material
world brings him back to actuality. Spiritual love induces Ecstasy.
Ecstasy is a state of mind, which is caused by an expression of love and
reverence and admiration of Beauty. Call this beauty: aesthetics in all its
expressions, lines, forms, colors, music, fragrance and taste — it remains a
condition, in which a spirit is attracted to higher spheres, to the font of his
origin: to God. Thus ecstasy holds a mystic sensation. In whatever condition the
reincarnated human spirit may find itself, wherever it feels attracted by a
radiation of love, it will — in return —also radiate — also radiate a feeling
of love. Both radiations of love meet one another halfway and blend together.
Everything has its radiation, and this radiation of love adheres to everything which
was created with a loving heart. The radiation of this love remains in all lines,
colors and music — and charms the human spirit, to radiate its own love. The whole
of nature — the human spirit included — radiates the Love of their Creator, because
He accomplished His Creation with abounding Love and all His Creation is therefore
mutually united in Love. The human being, who —on earth — is influenced by physical
matter, is able to deliver himself — by purification and evolution — of this
material matter and of his physical body. He might reach a condition of ecstasy,
radiate his own love of every created being. This condition incites Mysticism,
because the origin of all Love is .... God. His Atoms are planted in every created
thing, and — as God is Love — so every created thing, which owns His Atom, bears
Divine Love. Ecstasy is the mirror of Divine Love.
Divine Love is experience, distinctly explained, according to the state of
in which the human being feels himself to be Divine Love lives in every created
thing and raises mutual radiation. The state of ecstasy lightens the weight of the
physical body and the spirit draws greater influence from the Divine Power in the
cosmos. As much as the reincarnated human spirit liberates itself and reaches a
higher degree of evolution, it becomes easier to disregard its physical body and to
develop a progressively growing force: Love. Love renders him more and more free
from worldly desires. This deep feeling — Love — purifies and grows perpetually more
spiritual. The physical body was for a long time a hindrance to his development,
because the body too desires to fulfill its part on earth.
Eventually the spirit is advanced enough to take the lead and to subdue the physical
body — and is now able to travel its chosen path, the path to purification,
perfection, evolution. The independence from the body. the independence from evil
influences, from base and corrupt human cravings — are now imminent, Who brings
liberation? .... the Divine Love, which penetrates his whole being in his moments
of ecstasy and of leaving the body. Divine Love bears him away and he radiates Love
and this Love surrounds him like a bulwark .... This is the whole secret.
Liberation is freeing the spirit from its physical body — but Liberation means
to be free from all evil desires, thus: evolution. Liberation is the result of Love
and Wisdom. Liberation means: the Gates to Eternal Life. Liberation is thus:
release, in the Light of Divine Love and Wisdom. God is Eternity. The road to
Eternal Life is Love and Wisdom. Ecstasy cultivated Love and Wisdom in the human
spirit. He, who is filled with Love and Wisdom is able to ascend the ladder of
Evolution and therewith to approach the Light of Eternal Life closer and closer. God
is Eternal Life — God is Wisdom and Love. He, who rises with his Love and Wisdom,
ultimately reaches the Gate to Eternal Light, where his Love and Wisdom blend with
the Eternal Light — because his spiritual treasure is an Atom of the Divine Light
and Wisdom, which is... God. Liberation of the human spirit from the imperfect,
temporal human body is: to live in Eternity. Liberation is Eternal Life.
The conception, that all discarnated spirits reach Eternal Bliss after the death
their physical body, is a false axiom. This would be contrary to the Laws of God.
"Kind to kind" is the parole in the Universe — there are many spheres and each
spirit will find its suitable home, according to its evolution. No imperfectly
purified spirit is assigned to reach the sphere of bliss. Only spirits of higher
evolution are permitted to visit spheres of lower evolution, to help less evolved
spirits to reach the path to higher spheres and only after many reincarnations will
a human spirit be authorized to reach the highest sphere, that of Eternal Bliss.
Another false axiom, which is widely spread among human beings, is the idea, that
"Bliss" means: Rest and Peace in Eternity. Nothing is less true. When a
spirit — thanks to its purification and sublimity — reaches the state of Bliss,
its sensibility and conception of responsibility surpasses by far those of a spirit
of lesser evolution. This spirit has been found worthy to enter the Light of God. It
has — during its cycle of reincarnations — lived through many life-experiences and
each such experience has increased its wisdom and its worth of efficacy. This
intelligence is used for missions among reincarnated spirits on earth and on
other planets. Such a mission includes attempts to prepare spirits, which are seeking
the path to liberation, in order to realize truth. It inspires them to cultivate Love
and Compassion and to good deeds. It encourages them to read and study enlightening
good explanatory books, arranges contacts, which will introduce them to initiation
in mystical and philosophical conceptions and impressions etc... Oh no — spirits,
which live in the sphere of Bliss, are never idle. Their joy is in works of Love
and Liberation. They are no longer hampered by a physical body, which is subject
to pain and difficulties - - but the spiritual being is so sensitive, that working
among reincarnated spirits may also cause them grief and sorrow. They will get tired
occasionally, and need a period of rest to gain new strength. And still — they
feel happy and satisfied about their purification and bliss, because they live with
their work and their wisdom -— in the Light of God. Eternal Life is Bliss.
Everything which happens on earth, is the Mirror of the Universe. Just as there
laws on earth, to which people have to submit, so are the Laws in the Universe.
Life on earth as reincarnated human spirits allows the spirits to get acquainted
with the existence of good and evil and teaches them lo choose the path of love
and goodness. The spirit lies — during its life on earth in a human body — to pass
many tests, to realize its progress in development and to know how effectively it
has passed all these tests. It collects much life-experience and knowledge of human
beings during this stay on earth. It does not only learn the care of its body, but
also of its own spiritual indigence. In each reincarnation are opportunities for
improvement — there is always the opportunity to balance its karma through
penitence — through spiritual and physical suffering. The spirit thus gradually
realizes good and evil — in its existence as human being and as spirit. This
realization develops virtues — it also tries to overcome the still remaining
failings and shortcomings. The human being searches for spiritual truth and is — by
his awakened wisdom — able to study his fellow - creatures as well as himself as
human being and as spirit. And ultimately the spirit is sufficiently advanced to
teach other spirits, which are less purified, and to show them the path to
purification and evolution. "It becomes a spiritual adviser and counselor" and a
helper in need... during its future human lives as well as in the spiritual spheres
later in the cosmos. And the spirit tries to improve more and more — even in the
cosmos, to penetrate still deeper to the Divine Light of Love and Wisdom. The various
bodies — in which the spirit has incarnated — have decayed, but the Spirit, the
Bearer of the Divine Atom. lives for all Eternity. Death does not exist.
Father In Heaven — open my eyes and allow me to see the evil and failings in my
life; Give me the strength to overcome them; Give me the will to acquire new virtues.
Let more wisdom develop in me. Grant me the gift to understand my fellowmen, Let me
realize myself more, both as spirit and as man, Help me to persevere on the path of
brother love. Let me utterly trust in Thee — Grant me contentment with my life on
earth — and Let idealism and mysticism he my strength and comfort.
Some of you will entirely accept the Divine Truths, which are recorded in this
"Book of Wisdom" Some of you will accept it only in parts, Some will reject these
Truths completely. Those of you, who reject all of it, have not finished reading
the whole book. They have as yet too low a spiritual evolution, to be able to
fathom its deeper meaning or to accept it. Those, who are still in doubt, but have
however, finished reading the book to the last page heard at least the seeds of
Wisdom and kept them in their mind, and — after reading the book again later and
meanwhile have collected more life-experiences — will change their doubts and be
convinced. You, who accept all the Divine Truths, recorded in this book, will in your
future lives as human beings on earth — either aware or unaware — help to realize
God's Divine Plans here on earth. You will have to bear much greater responsibility,
because now you realize that you are a Reincarnated Spirit, which is initiated in
Divine Mysteries. You will in future — unknowingly — work together with "invisible entities", which will inspire you:
1) to sow Divine Truths among those human beings who are able to understand them;
2) to intercept the Evil, which fights these Divine Truths, and which tries
to hinder reincarnated spirits to further rising and evolution.
3) to behave kindly towards your fellow-beings, to help them to find the
right path — your own path — and therewith to prepare also a place for
yourself, a place in Bliss and Eternal Life, This will be your task as
Spirit in the Service of God.
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY (BY HENRY SAUSSE)
H. L. Rivail was born in Lyon (France) in 1804. He was expected - as were all male
members of the family — to accept a position as Magistrate. But this he did not
appreciate. He developed - since early youth -- a keen interest in science and
philosophy. He spent his schooldays in Lyon, hut later studied in Yverdun
(Switzerland) under the famous Professor Pestalozzi whose most devoted, most
intelligent co-worker he became. After having received his degree of Dr. Med. and
later selected Professor, lie went to Paris, there to open an Institute on the lines
of that of Professor Pestalozzi, in Yverdun, hut unfortunate circumstances forced
him to change his profession and to earn his living as clerk and by private teaching.
I' lie first time that Dr. Rivail made contact with spiritualism was in 1854. when a
friend took him to a séance. He was immediately greatly interested. One day lie
received a message from a Protecting Spirit, which told him that in a previous
incarnation they both had lived in Gaul, in Druidic 5imes and that as a Druid,
he -- Dr. Rivail - bore the name: Allan Kardec. This spirit then promised to
assist him in his forthcoming difficult task in life. All spiritual messages,
which Allan Kardec received in such séances, lie carefully collected and
published them under the name of Allan Kardec in several books, the first hook
being: "Le Livre des Lsprits" (The book of the Spirits). In 1858 he started the
periodical: "La Revue Spirite" (Spiritualistic Revue), which is still to-day the
best known and most important spiritualistic journal in France. His is a hard task,
he is the target of all kinds of suspicion, is continually insulted and laughed at.
Still — he endured and persevered, and achieved to come in contact with many
spiritualists all over the world and collected as many messages as he could get. He
published — in this sequence: The Book of the Spirits — The Book of Mediums — the
Gospels — the Creation — Heaven and Earth — all of which are still dominant and
fundamental spiritualistic books. He — the Father of Modern Spiritualism — died on
31 March 1869, 65 years — of a heart attack, caused by strenuous overwork. Let us
feel profound respect and reverence for him — who, although scoffed at, derided
and humiliated, devoted his life to the triumph of such a beautiful thought: "To
give evidence, that at the other side of the grave "The Dead Are Alive".
The physical body of Dr. H. L. Rivail (Allan Kardec) is laid to rest in
Paris (France) at the famous churchyard "Pere Lachaise". About a hundred
years have since passed. When you visit Paris, do not neglect to visit this tomb of
Allan Kardec and — with His name in your heart — send a prayer to Heaven, as if your
prayer should be for the Spirit of Christ. Should you or a member of your family or
a friend — feel sick ask Him for healing — in most cases your prayer will be granted.
You are never alone, when visiting this tomb of Allan Kardec. There are always
people present, to pray or ask a favor — you will always find fresh flowers
there — and ever so often — someone there will tell you, that he had prayed at
this tomb, all his pains disappeared and that he felt refreshed and healthy ever
since. You are then not surprised that each newcomer picks — for a talisman — a
leaf from the weeping willow, which over- shadows this grave?
THE SPIRITS AND THE MEDIUM.