Spiritism in Its Simplest Expression

Spiritism in Its Simplest Expression

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In his attempt to popularize Spiritism and make its spreading easier and quicker without prejudicing the basic words of the Spiritist Doctrine, Allan Kardec wrote a number of booklets and distributed them throughout France at prices that were affordable for anyone who might be interested. Some of them had several printings and were highly successful. They continued to be republished even after the Codifier’s discarnation. This is one of those booklets. It is hoped that Spiritist readers will find that this unpretentious work enriches their knowledge of the Spiritist Doctrine.

About the Authors

Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, known to most by his pseudonym Allan Kardec, was born in Lyon, France on October 3, 1804 in a traditional family that was greatly distinguished in the legal profession and court system. However, he did not pursue those careers and from an early age showed an inclination towards the studies of science and philosophy. Educated in the renowned School of Pestalozzi in Yverdun, Switzerland, Allan Kardec became one of the most eminent pupils of that celebrated teacher and one of the most zealous advertisers of the educational system that would later be of great influence in the reform of the educational system in France and Germany.

Allan Kardec is considered the Codifier of the Spiritist Doctrine for his work on the five books of the Codification—”The Spirits’ Book,” “The Mediums’ Book,” “The Gospel According to Spiritism,” “Heaven and Hell,” and “Genesis: Miracles and Predictions According to Spiritism.”

Book Information

Title: Spiritism in its Simplest Expression — Summary of the Spirits’ Teachings and their Manifestations
Author(s): Allan Kardec
Language: English
Source: Translated material from the Portuguese edition
Translation: Darrel W. Kimble and Márcia M. Saiz
Publisher: Federação Espírita Brasileira (FEB)/International Spiritist Council (ISC)
Location: Brasília – DF, Brazil
Publication Date: March 15, 2013 (1st edition)
Number of pages: 464
ISBN(10): 85-7945-53-1-6 (paperback version)
ISBN(13): 978-85-7945-53-1-5 (paperback version)
Book size (W×H×T): 6″ × 4″ × ⅖” (15.2cm × 10.0cm × 0.5cm)
Print type: Black font on white background
Book format(s): Paperback and electronic

Original Material

Title: Le Spiritisme à sa Plus Simple Expression
Publisher: Union Spirite Française et Francophone
Location: Paris, France
Publication Date: 1861
Language: French