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[Back cover] The faculty of mediumship, with its various manifestations, has been the dominant factor in proving the reality of the afterlife and the transcendental nature of the universe. Through this faculty, a multitude of phenomena has been witnessed, demonstrating to the astonishment of many that intelligence is not merely a product of brain cells.
Among the several types of mediumship known today, psychography is the most often used within Spiritism, especially for the writing of books and messages.
André Luiz’ purpose in writing this book was to recruit new groups of workers of goodness, whose intent is to aid in the readjustment of those no longer in the physical plane and who have become distanced from reality. There is nothing more appropriate and just for if ignorance needs the dedication of teachers, and psychopathology awaits the abnegation of doctors who use of techniques of balanced dialogue in the practice of psychoanalysis, so it is that mental alienation of the discarnate beings demands the fraternal assistance of friendly hearts with enough understanding and an abundance of love to aid them at spiritist centers.
Through the work of several collaborators, this volume is an important synthesis in the effort to aid those suffering from obsessive processes. It is characterized by its absolute simplicity in the explanation of the circumstances that are indispensable for the constitution and maintenance of spiritist groups, which are devoted to the liberation and healing task of disobsession.
About the Authors:
Francisco de Paula Cândido Xavier, or affectionately "Chico" Xavier, was born on April 2, 1910 in Pedro Leopoldo, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He became recognized as the expressive worker of Spiritism through his mediumship as well as in the field of assistance, social, and spiritual promotion of human beings. Through psychography he published 409 books that have sold an estimated 25 million copies, the profits of which have all been channeled to charitable organizations. He discarnated on June 30, 2002.
André Luiz was a physician and researcher who lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the beginning of the XX century. After his discarnation, he spent over eight years in the lower zones, being finally rescued by Clarêncio, an assistant from "Nosso Lar", one of the spiritual colonies neighboring Earth. After a period of learning and intense work at Nosso Lar, André Luiz gradually overcame pride and selfishness, and eventually acquired citinzenship at Nosso Lar. His solid scientific knowledge and great powers of observation have allowed him to recount his experiences as a discarnate being, first in the lower zones and subsequently at Nosso Lar. His experiences and struggles to better himself come down to us through the psychography of Francisco Xavier and are beautifully narrated in the books that comprise the André Luiz Collection or "Life in the Spiritual World." Faithful to the solid foundation of the codification by Allan Kardec, his novels are an amazing non-fictional, first-hand account of the author’s educational and transforming experiences in the spiritual realm. They all bring to life the teachings of the Spiritist philosophy, the revealing observations of Spiritist science, and the unequivocal operation and justice of the natural laws. Whether spiritist or not, we should all strive to learn from the pages of his life so we may be better prepared to face our own.
|From the Publisher:|
|Author(s):||Francisco C. Xavier and Waldo Vieira, and André Luiz (Spirit)|
|Source:||Translated material from the original edition|
|Translation:||Tânia Stevanin and Jussara Korngold|
|Publisher:||Federação Espírita Brasileira (FEB) / International Spiritist Council (ISC)|
|Location:||Brasília – DF, Brazil|
|Publication Date:||April, 2005 (1st edition)|
|Number of pages:||168|
|Book size: (H×W×T)||8⅖” × 5½” × ⅓” (20.8cm × 13.9cm × 0.8cm)|
|Print type:||Black font on light tan background|
|Book format(s):||Paperback only|
|Publisher:||Federação Espírita Brasileira (FEB)|
|Location:||Brasília – DF, Brazil|