The Spirits Book

The Spirits Book

'The Spirits Book' (1857), written by Allan Kardec, is widely regarded as the most important piece of writing in the 'Spiritist' canon.

Author: Allan Kardec

Publisher: Spiritualist Classics

ISBN: 1907355987

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 548

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'The Spirits Book' (1857), written by Allan Kardec, is widely regarded as the most important piece of writing in the 'Spiritist' canon. It is the first in a series of five books that Kardec wrote that are collectively known as the 'Spiritist Codification'. Although the other four books; 'The Medium's Book', 'The Gospel According to Spiritism', 'Heaven and Hell' and 'The Genesis According to Spiritism' are of great importance to the Spiritist movement it is 'The Spirits Book' that lays out the doctrine of the belief system. The Spiritist movement was founded by Allen Kardec and although its roots lay in Spiritualism there are differences in belief. The most important of these differences is the Spiritist belief in reincarnation. Although some Spiritualists believe in reincarnation and some do not, all Spiritists consider it as a basic truth of their ideology. In the 1850's, whilst investigating the afterlife, Kardec communicated in s ances with a collection of spirits named 'The Spirit of Truth' who discussed many important topics such as life after death, good and evil, the universe and the origin of spirits, amongst others. 'The Spirit of Truth' counted many of history's great thinkers amongst its number such as Thomas of Aquino, Voltaire and Augustine of Hippo. Over time and after several sessions with the group Kardec had gathered enough information to convince him of life after death and he was compelled to spread the teachings of 'The Spirit of Truth'. He 'codified' their comments and listed them as answers to questions and this is the content of 'The Spirits Book'. The subjects that Kardec discusses, via 'The Spirit of Truth', laid down the foundations for the Spiritist philosophy and all of the concepts that would become, and still are, key to the movement's thinking have their genesis in the book. The belief that there is one Supreme Being, God, who created everything in the universe, is postulated. According to the text the Devil does not exist and Jesus is a messenger of God. Although the book does not refer to Jesus as the son of God and no mention is made of the 'immaculate conception' he is considered God's perfect messenger and his teachings are to be adhered to. Reincarnation and the survival of the soul after death are vital beliefs and it is stated that it is through reincarnation that lessons are learnt that can be taken into the next life and that every life moves the soul closer to perfection. According to the book man is made up of three separate elements; the body, the spirit and the spiritual body. One's spirit also predates the matter of the universe and will outlast it. After the publication of 'The Spirits Book' Kardec's Spiritist doctrine began to take root, firstly in France from where it spread throughout Europe and found its way to North America. Most significant, however, was the reaction to Spiritism in South America. In Brazil the Spiritist movement swept across the nation and it is still one of the country's main religions to this day with millions of Kardec's followers from Brazil visiting his tombstone in Paris every year.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Spirit Book

The Spirit Book

Containing more than 500 entries and 100 illustrations, The Spirit Book is the comprehensive encyclopedia to Spiritualism and its related subjects. Plus it provides full biographies of every prominent person connected to the field.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593088

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

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The fascinating history of Spiritualism is coaxed into the material realm as the object of this perceptive and sweeping overview by that legendary author of the occult and supernatural, Raymond Buckland. Containing more than 500 entries and 100 illustrations, The Spirit Book is the comprehensive encyclopedia to Spiritualism and its related subjects. Plus it provides full biographies of every prominent person connected to the field. Drawing on decades of research, writing, and transcendence, Buckland describes sundry methods of channeling, events associated with Spiritualism, including séances and exorcism, organizations focused on clairvoyance, and a colorful host of mortals—famous and infamous—who delved into Spiritualism. Nostradamus, Helena Blavatsky, and Edgar Cayce receive their due, as well as Joan of Arc, William Blake, Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mahatma Gandhi, Harry Houdini, and Mae West (look up and see her sometime). It explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Way of the Spirit

The Way of the Spirit

The woman commits suicide, and the young Rupert promises his mother to henceforward “follow the way of the Spirit, not that of the Flesh.” After 11 years of soldiering in India and Egypt, Rupert returns home to England, where he marries ...

Author: Haggard H.R.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785521066179

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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A young man named Rupert Ullershaw falls in a love with the wife of his much older cousin, Lord Devene. The woman commits suicide, and the young Rupert promises his mother to henceforward “follow the way of the Spirit, not that of the Flesh.” After 11 years of soldiering in India and Egypt, Rupert returns home to England, where he marries his cousin Edith, a woman who is repelled by him but agrees to matrimony only because of Rupert’s career prospects. Edith is actually in love with another of her cousins, the dastardly Dick, who arranges for Rupert to be sent back to Egypt, for a highly dangerous mission…
Categories: Fiction

Life in the Spirit

Life in the Spirit

Including essays from 2009 Wheaton Theology Conference keynote speakers Dallas Willard and Gordon Fee as well as contributing essays by noted presenters such as Chris Hall, David Gushee, Linda Cannell, Cherith Fee Nordling and Lawrece ...

Author: Jeffrey P. Greenman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830838790

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Including essays from 2009 Wheaton Theology Conference keynote speakers Dallas Willard and Gordon Fee as well as contributing essays by noted presenters such as Chris Hall, David Gushee, Linda Cannell, Cherith Fee Nordling and Lawrence Cunningham, this book offers a stimulating exploration of the historical, biblical and theological dimensions of spiritual formation.
Categories: Religion

Tarot of the Spirit

Tarot of the Spirit

Illustrated with the Tarot of the Spirit deck painted by Joyce Eakins.

Author: Pamela Eakins

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 0877287309

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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Illustrated with the Tarot of the Spirit deck painted by Joyce Eakins. Centered on the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, this symbolism clearly explores the Minor Arcana as a representation of the four components of life: spirit, emotion, intellect, andbody; while it reveals the Major Arcana to be the keys to our emotional response patterns to the symbolic universe in which we live. Includes seven monthly meditations, individual readings, and layouts.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Spirit s Book

The Spirit s Book

This book is a compilation of their teachings.

Author: Allan Kardec

Publisher: Fv Editions

ISBN: 9791029910883

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 614

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Communication between the spirit world and the corporeal world is in the nature of things, and has in it nothing supernatural. Traces of its existence are to be found among all nations and in every age; they are now becoming general and evident to all. Spirits assure us that the time appointed by Providence for a universal manifestation of their existence has now come; and that their mission, as the ministers of God and the instruments of His will, is to inaugurate, through the instructions they are charged to convey to us, a new era of regeneration for the human race. This book is a compilation of their teachings. It has been written by the order and under the dictation of spirits of high degree, for the purpose of establishing the bases of a rational philosophy, free from the influence of prejudices and of preconceived opinions.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Of Water and the Spirit

Of Water and the Spirit

A study of the Orthodox understanding of Baptism and Chrismation.

Author: Alexander Schmemann

Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 0913836109

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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A study of the Orthodox understanding of Baptism and Chrismation.
Categories: Religion

The Temple of the Spirit

The Temple of the Spirit

Author: Francis Meehan

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B107402

Category: Art and religion

Page: 183

View: 525

Categories: Art and religion

Will Eisner s The Spirit

Will Eisner s The Spirit

The Spirit, Ebony, Commissioner Dolan and his daughter Ellen are reintroduced in this go-for-broke, shoot-the-lights-out collection of crime stories filled with action, adventure, humor, and sexy girls!

Author: Darwyn Cooke

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 140122220X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 644

"The Spirit created by Will Eisner; The Batman created by Bob Kane."
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Sisters of the Spirit

Sisters of the Spirit

These fascinating accounts can stand on their own.... Mr. Andrews has made them even more accessible by providing a comprehensive introduction and helpful footnotes... but he does not intrude on the text itself.

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253115248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 994

"Sisters of the Spirit... should interest a wider audience.... These fascinating accounts can stand on their own.... Mr. Andrews has made them even more accessible by providing a comprehensive introduction and helpful footnotes... but he does not intrude on the text itself." -- New York Times Book Review "... informative and inspiring reading." -- The Journal of American History Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote underwent a revolution in their own sense of self that helped to launch a feminist revolution in American religious life and in American society as a whole.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Pray in the Spirit

Pray in the Spirit

Arthur Wallis sets the pace for a powerful book that goes beyond general principles to show the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the praying believer.

Author: Arthur Wallis

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 9781936143450

Category: Religion

Page: 133

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Arthur Wallis sets the pace for a powerful book that goes beyond general principles to show the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the praying believer. In analyzing our spiritual and practical difficulties in prayer, Wallis shows how the Holy Spirit helps us in our weaknesses.
Categories: Religion

The Spirit Called Money

The Spirit Called Money

There is a spirit called money. This book takes you on a discourse of the subject and attempts to draw attention to an angle almost every one ignores in the acquisition, retention, preservation and multiplication of money.

Author: Efosa Ogiamien

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 9781482825817

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

View: 861

We live in a world deeply engrossed in materialism. To keep up with the craze, people do all sorts to acquire money. What some people do for money in some cases are unspeakable. Money is good no doubt but sadly, most men have become subservient to money which is supposed to be the servant. Unknown to most people, money is not a physical element, it is a spirit. There is a spirit called money. This book takes you on a discourse of the subject and attempts to draw attention to an angle almost every one ignores in the acquisition, retention, preservation and multiplication of money. It is recommended that the reader who isn’t interested in the secret behind money should not read this book.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Will Eisner s The Spirit

Will Eisner s The Spirit

"Originally published in single magazine form as The Spirit, and Batman/The Spirit"--Colophon.

Author: Darwyn Cooke

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 140122220X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 875

"The Spirit created by Will Eisner; The Batman created by Bob Kane."
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Sword of the Spirit

The Sword of the Spirit

Author: Zephine Humphrey

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076084361

Category: Catholics

Page: 300

View: 495

Categories: Catholics

The Spirit Book

The Spirit Book

The second book, SpiritWorks, takes you to the heart of the Charismatic movement and examines it through historical, cultural, and scriptural perspectives. The final book, SpiritFruit, is a presentation of the fruit of the Spirit.

Author: Jerry Vines

Publisher: Innovo Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1936076233

Category: Religion

Page: 586

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ABOUT THE BOOK: "There is always a need for believers to study again the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps more so currently than any previous time I have witnessed in my life as a preacher. We have plenty of programs and plans to do the work of the Lord. What we lack is an understanding and claiming of the Holy Spirit's power. Truly, the words of the old hymn are true: 'All is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One comes down.'" --Author Jerry Vines. Because of repeated requests for the three books in Dr. Vines' widely popular series on The Holy Spirit-SpiritLife, SpiritWorks, and SpiritFruit-these three books are being made available for the first time in a convenient, one-volume format. The first book, SpiritLife, is a careful study of the Spirit's Person and work. This should help you know who the Holy Spirit is and how He works. It is filled with biblical exegesis, theological affirmation, and practical applications that will teach you how to be more receptive to God's control and the spiritual gifts He offers. The second book, SpiritWorks, takes you to the heart of the Charismatic movement and examines it through historical, cultural, and scriptural perspectives. The final book, SpiritFruit, is a presentation of the fruit of the Spirit. When all is said and done, we want to manifest in our daily lives these graces of the Spirit working in and through us. ---- ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Jerry Vines is a native of Carrollton, Georgia. He was educated at Mercer University (B.A.), New Orleans Theological Seminary (B.D.), and Luther Rice Seminary, (Th.D.). He was elected President of the Alabama Pastors' Conference in 1976, President of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference for 1976 -1977. He also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1988 - 1989. Dr. Vines accepted the call to be pastor at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, in July 1982 and retired from the pastorate in February of 2006. Dr. Vines' interests include Alabama football. It's a year-round passion! He also enjoys spending his free time in the Smoky Mountains with his family-especially his grandchildren! While there, it is a tradition for him to frequent The Old Mill restaurant for breakfast in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He and his wife, Janet, have four children: two daughters, Joy and Jodi, and two sons, Jim and Jon. He and Mrs. Vines also have seven grandchildren: Brittney, Ashlyn, Jay, Caroline, Catherine, Jack, and Carson.
Categories: Religion

The Word and the Spirit

The Word and the Spirit

Popular teachers Paul Cain and R.T. Kendall believe that God is on the brink of releasing an era of unprecedented glory as the people of God "marry" together both the Word and the Spirit.

Author: Paul Cain

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9780884195443

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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In the past there have been those who live their spiritual lives by biblical explanation only. At the same time others have based their theological dispositions on "signs and wonders" characterized by the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement. Popular teachers Paul Cain and R.T. Kendall believe that God is on the brink of releasing an era of unprecedented glory as the people of God "marry" together both the Word and the Spirit.
Categories: Religion

Alive in the Spirit

Alive in the Spirit

Author: Margaret Bick

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 1568546033

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Release of the Spirit

The Release of the Spirit

Surely this is the hour when the battleground is in the soul.

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 9780935008838

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Surely this is the hour when the battleground is in the soul. While the Lord is seeking to work through the quickened spirit. Satan is seeking to work throught the natural, soulish life which has not been brought under control of the spriit.
Categories: Religion

Life in the Spirit

Life in the Spirit

With fresh insights, this book reveals how the church has too often ignored the Spirit's influence and what we must do to get back to our spiritual roots. Foreword by Philip Yancey.

Author: J. Robertson McQuilkin

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433670190

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In Life in the Spirit, Robertson McQuilkin writes, “The Holy Spirit is the source of our spiritual blessing, the administrator and executive officer of our triune God.” So why do we so often neglect the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives? With fresh insights, this book reveals how the church has too often ignored the Spirit's influence and what we must do to get back to our spiritual roots. Foreword by Philip Yancey.
Categories: Religion