Mediumship: Life and Communication

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Overview [Back Cover]

This book is an exposure of mediumship problems by someone who has lived them, and still does, guided down winding pathways by Kardec’s compass, the only truly valid one, and approved by the Spirit of Truth, who symbolizes spiritual wisdom in communion with human wisdom. Those who do not understand the need for this combination in dealing with spiritual problems are not apt to deal with Spiritism, a doctrine that covers the complete human knowledge, and adds to it the spirital dimensions, which the other initially lacked for grasping reality in its entirety. The world is its object, reason its method, and mediumship its laboratory.


About the Author

José Herculano Pires was born in Avaré, state of São Paulo, Brazil on 25 September, 1914, and died in the city of São Paulo on 9 March, 1979. He translated the works of Allan Kardec and wrote both philosophical treatises and literary texts on the spiritist doctrine, including 81 treatises in philosophy, history, psychology, pedagogy, parapsychology, and spiritism, some of which with Francisco Xavier as a coauthor. Most of his works are dedicated to the study and propagation of the spiritist doctrine. He was one of the most active and consistent followers of Spiritism in Brazil.

Perhaps his most important contribution was the relentless pursuit to demonstrate the self-consistency of the spiritist thought, its consequent defense and valuing of the critical and investigative aspect of the doctrine. Readers of his works soon realize his immense concern with poor translations and interpretations of the works of Allan Kardec, particularly those that emerged from within the Brazilian Spiritist Movement in the XX century. In a spiritual communication through the medium Francisco Xavier, the spirit Emmanuel stated that "José Herculano Pires was the standard that best measured Allan Kardec’s works."


From the Publisher:
Title: Mediumship: Life and Communication
Author(s): José Herculano Pires
Language: English
Source: Translated material from the original Brazilian Portuguese edition
Translation: Michael A. Jacobs
Revision: Yvonne Limoges and Antônio Leite
Publisher: Editora Paidéia
Location: São Paulo–SP, Brazil
Publication Date: April, 2014 (1st edition)
Number of pages: 209
ISBN(10): 85-88849-98-3
ISBN(13): 978-85-88849-98-3
Book size (H×W×T): 8⅓" × 5½" × &#8542" (21.1cm × 14.0cm × 1.1cm)
Print type: Black font on light tan background
Book format(s): Paperback only


Original Material:
Title: Mediunidade: Vida e Communicação
Publisher: Editora Paidéia, Ltda.
Location: São Paulo–SP, Brazil
Publication Date: {YEAR}
Language: Brazilian Portuguese