what is spiritism?
“Spiritism is a science that deals with the nature, origin, and destiny of spirits and their relation with the corporeal world.” It was revealed to us by highly evolved Spirits through mediums. A French teacher named Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, known as Allan Kardec, dedicated himself to codifying their teachings, and in 1857 he launched the first book containing the principles of the Spiritist doctrine—The Spirits' Book.
Spiritists believe that humanity has received three facets of the divine revelation: Moses has brought us Justice, Jesus has brought us Love, and Spiritism has brought us Truth.
We study it through philosophy, science, and religion (moral). Allan Kardec explains it in the books 'What is Spiritism?' and 'Obras Póstumas' (Posthumous Works), respectively:
"Spiritism is as simultaneously a science of observation and a philosophical doctrine. As a practical science, it consists of the relations that can be established with spirits. As a philosophy, it entails all the moral consequences that result from such relations."
"Spiritism is a philosophical doctrine of religious effects, like any spiritualist philosophy, so it is bound to have the same fundamental bases of all religions: God, the soul, and the future life. But it is not an established religion since it has no idolization, no rituals, no temples, and, among its followers, none has taken nor received the title of priest or high priest,"