What is the doctrine of Spiritism?

Spiritism – Everything is Connected – On Kindle and in Paperback

Spiritism ties everything together. It reveals our purpose, our beginnings, our end goal, and the scope of the organization behind it all. Spiritism tells us there are no miracles … only phenomena that we don’t yet understand. That miraculous healing, vision of spirits, near death experiences, and glimpses of the future are all entirely possible given our place in the spirit realm.

The spirit realm is dedicated to bring vital messages to us, not via organized religion, which had the tendency to withhold knowledge for their own gain – but to each individual so he or she could determine what path in life they would follow. We must each determine for ourselves whether we continue on to be mere consumers or to learn to balance our spiritual and material needs, so someday we may ascend up and out of the sphere of continual incarnations and a harsh learning environment – to become a pure spirit and a contributor to the spirit universe.

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How to Live – Inner Peace through Spiritism – Now in Audio format!

How to Live – Inner Peace through Spiritism is now available in audio book format! I wrote the book, and now I have narrated it. I hope you enjoy the audio format of the book which presents to you the path to ascension suggested by the spirit Andre Luiz. Order your copy here!



Amy – A Young Woman who May Have Attempted Suicide

mother_nature__s_garden_by_jesus_at_art-d5givmhAmy was married and a mother of a four-year old at the time she experienced her NDE. She had chronic pain since she was seventeen, due to fibromyalgia. Amy had been taking low doses of the medicine prescribed to her and still had side effects. She knew, if she took more than what she had been using, the results would be unpredictable. Feeling that she had nothing to lose she followed her doctors exact prescription and took the full dose of medicine to lessen her pain. She quickly fell into a coma. Read More.

Merry Christmas from NW Spiritism


May all of you be truly blessed and able to find your Spiritual goal.

Many thanks to the readers of this blog for taking the time to explore  my thoughts on the magnificent Doctrine of Spiritism.

On this day of thanks for the coming of Jesus, I also think of the immense contributions of Allan Kardec, Chico Xavier, Yvonne Pereira, Leon Denis, G. Vale Owen, and other Spiritist authors without whom I would not have been able to discover the truth about the universe.

Not only did the incarnated authors contribute to Spiritism, but the spirits who worked with us poor humans, such as Emmanuel, Andre Luiz, Camilo Branco and countless others who daily take the time to guide us, manage Spiritist Centers and put up with our constant failures and weaknesses.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.




We are Inspired by Spirits

inspirationThe spirit Zabdiel in his messages to the Rev. G Vale Owen, reveals to us that we are inspired by spirits. And inspiration is given to our hearts, to fortify our strength, to increase our wisdom, and our will to carry out our trials on earth. Other Spiritist authors have documented the same, that we are assisted by the loving presence of good spirits.

Allan Kardec, the Codifier of Spiritism, presented to the world the communications from the Spirit of Truth and other high spirits that we are immortal souls who live life after life to better ourselves; and to one day become pure spirits. Our path to ascension is to fortify our hearts with love, charity, and fraternity for all humankind. And to rid ourselves of the baser emotions of hate, envy, pride, and selfishness.

According to Allan Kardec’s book, The Book on Mediums, written in the 1850s, we are all “Inspirational Mediums”.[i] All of us are influenced by the good and bad spirits around us. Allan Kardec explains:

“Inspiration comes to us all, from Spirits who influence, for good or evil, in every circumstance of our lives, and in every resolution we make, and it may therefore be truly said that, in this respect, every-one is a medium, for there is no one who has not about him his familiar spirits, who do their utmost to suggest salutary or pernicious counsels to those with whom they are connected; aChico_Psicografia_Emmanuel truth which, were we duly penetrated with its reality and importance, would frequently lead us to oppose a more effectual resistance to the suggestions of evil, by seeking the inspiration of our guardian-angel in our moments of uncertainty as to what we should say or do. At such times, we should invoke that watchful guardian with fervor and confidence, as a Providentially-appointed friend; and, if we did so, we should often be astonished at the new ideas which would arise in our minds, as though by enchantment, whether for the taking of an important decision, or for the accomplishing of our special work.”[ii]

We all have had moments of inspiration, flashes of brilliance, which provides some key piece of knowledge that we have been searching for; these sparks are caused by spirits, who chose to influence us. Kardec recommends that we use the gems given to us, but first filter the idea through your conscience and instinct (see how your conscience and instinct are the accumulation of your past lives) to determine the validity of the suggestion.

Allan Kardec goes on to say that people of genius are mediums without being aware of it. These people have the innate sense to call superior spirits to provide the assistance they seek. Allan Kardec completes the section on inspirational mediums with this communication from the Spirit world:

What is the primal cause of inspiration?

“The communication of his thoughts by a spirit”

Is inspiration confined to the revelation of great things?

“No; it often has reference to the most commonplace circumstances of your daily life. for instance, you may have thought of going somewhere, but a secret voice tells you not to go, because there is danger in the way; or it tells you to do something which you have not thought of doing; this is inspiration. There are very few people who are not more or less ‘inspired’ in this way, at certain moment.”[iii]

Through the time and effort Allan Kardec spent with many mediums throughout Europe to codify mind-reading2Spiritism, the act of inspiration by spirits was documented. Although many religions have known this to be a fact for thousands of years, Spiritism gave context and reason for spirits, good and ignorant, to send us thoughts and feelings.

In the 1920s, Zabdiel, a spirit who lives on the tenth level of heaven, added to the discourse of how spirits inspire men and women in Book Two of the book The Life Beyond the Veil called The Highlands of Heaven. He explained to Rev. G. Vale Owen what inspiration from spirit to incarnate really entails; first he spoke about the word inspiration:

 “Now, this is a word very expressive if understood aright; and very misleading if not so understood. For, that we inbreathe into the hearts of men knowledge of the truth of God is true. But it is only a very little of the truth. For more than this we do give to them and, with other things, strength to progress and to work God’s will, love to work that will from high motive, and wisdom (which is knowledge blended with love) to work God’s will aright. And if a man be said to be inspired, this is not a singular case, nor one exceptional. For all who try to live well, and few do not in some degree, are by us inspired, and so helped.”[iv]

Zabdiel went on to explain that breathing in the suggestions from a spirit may not be adequate, it is more like a person absorbs a wave of vibrating energy. Which flows into the body and the mind of the recipient. It may be a feeling of peace or of renewed vitality. Zabdiel supplied us the types of inspirations we receive:

“But we would not limit the meaning of the word to those alone in elegant words tell out to the world some new truth of God, or some old truth refurbished and made as new. The mother tending her child in sickness, the driver of the engine along the railway, the navigator guiding the ship, all, and others, do their work of their peculiar powers self-contained, but, as occasion and circumstances require, modified and supplemented by our own. This is so even when the receiver of our help is unaware of our presence; and this more often than not. We give gladly while we are able; and we are able so long as no barrier is opposed to us by him we would help.”[v]

We may never realize the exact time and circumstances when we are touched and aided by a divine spark. The important point to keep in mind is to open yourself up to let the light in; not to erect fences whereby good intentions are blocked. Zabdiel tells us factors that can cut-off help from on high:

“This barrier may be raised in many ways. If he be of obstinate mind, then we may not impose on him our counsel; for he is free to will and to do. And sometimes when we see great need of our help being given, the barrier of sin is interposed and we cannot get through it. Then those who counsel wrongly do their work, and grievous is the plight of those to whom they minister.”[vi]

Zabdiel, as did Allan Kardec, warns of the advice given by ignorant or inferior spirits. Once we open our gates to hate, envy, selfishness, and pride … we shall be visited by spirits who wish to encourage us in our base behavior. Demonstrating our human weaknesses gives pleasure and entertainment to poor souls who haven’t risen above enjoying other people’s mistakes and pain.

guardian_angelSpirits who mean us harm, do so out of spite, they wish to see and feel the same acts they committed accomplished by others. Temporarily unable to allow love inside themselves, they cling to what they know best and wish the world to do likewise.

To combat unwarranted interference by low spirits cultivate love and caring in everyday life. Zabdiel said, “Kind words later beget kind deeds. And so is love multiplied, and with love, joy and peace. And they who love to give, and give for love’s own sake are shooting golden darts which fall into the streets of the Heavenly City, and are gathered up and carefully stored away till they who sent them come and receive their treasures once again with increase.”[vii]

Hence, love and assistance is everywhere, we merely have to tap into it. We have to make it part of our being and a daily habit. We are told a simple process:

“So do every one these two things – see that your light is kept burning as they who wait for their Lord, for it is His will we do in this matter, and it is His strength we bring. Prayers are allotted us to answer, and His answer is sent by us His servants. So be watchful and wakeful for our coming,charity2 who are of those who came to Him in the wilderness, and in Gethsemane (albeit I think they would be of much higher degree than I).

And the other to bear in your mind is this: See you keep your motive high and noble, and seek not selfishly, but for others’ welfare. We minister best to the progress of those who seek our help for the benefit of their brethren rather than their own. In giving we ourselves receive, and so do you. But the larger part of motive must be to give, as He said, and that way the greater blessing lies, and that for all.”[viii]

We are constantly guided on our path by the spirit world – we just need to keep our heart and mind open. The signs will come to light the way, to select the right option, to find the right person. The 7Tenets-Front-smallmore you expend yourself on others, the greater will be your reward in the afterlife.

To see how we are enveloped by the spirit realm read my book about my personal experiences, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life. You will be surprised at the involvement into the smallest details in our lives by our spirit guardians.



Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at www.nwspiritism.com.

Works Cited

Kardec, A. (2010). The Book on Mediums. Guildford, England: White Crow Books.

Kardec, A. (2010). The Spirits Book. Guildford, UK: White Crow Books.

Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.


[i] Kardec, Allan, The Book on Mediums, White Crow Books, p.201

[ii] Kardec, Allan, The Book on Mediums, White Crow Books, pp.201-202

[iii] Kardec, Allan, The Book on Mediums, White Crow Books, p.203

[iv] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, pp. 196-197

[v] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, p. 197

[vi] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, p. 197

[vii] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, p. 199

[viii] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, p. 199

Recommended Book – Changing Lives with Spiritism

changinglivesThere is a recent book, Changing Lives with Spiritism, written by Heather Bollech-Fonseca, that is the first survey of what Spiritism can mean to you originally written in English.

Heather begins by relating her own spiritual journey and how she arrived at her belief in Spiritism. The author takes us through from the beginning of Spiritism, with Allan Kardec, to the Brazilian influences we have today, with the books psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier.

Heather introduces to us our state of life after our physical death in a chapter called; Life After Death and The Spirit World: Wow!. Where she brings to the forefront the information revealed to us by the spirit author Andre Luiz, who has allowed humanity a glimpse of what exactly is life after death like. Heather tells us;

“Once we do make the transition, those defining aspects of our personality will shape our experience as we re-encounter the spiritual world. Think, for a moment, about the great variety of characters we find among those living on Earth. Even more diverse are the discarnate beings living throughout creation. According to Spiritism, the environments of the spiritual realm reflect the quality of thoughts cultivated by their inhabitants. Therefore, Spiritist teachings reveal an extensive degree of diversity among the many dwelling places of the spiritual world.” [p. 63]

Whereas, most of us have only learned vague concepts about Heaven, Heather tells us of the daily routines and opportunities of our spirit life;

“In such places, life continues, and the spirits remain active. In general, there is an organized way of living with enjoyable surroundings. In some cases, there are pleasant elements of nature, music, art, and technology still unknown to us on Earth. There are opportunities to grow through study, worship, and numerous forms of work carried out to benefit others. Spirits in such places live in the company of loved one and others with whom they share an affinity.” [p. 63]

How do we become pure spirits? Heather explains the process and tells us precisely why we must experience reincarnation. For as we travel through multiple lives, committing wrongful deeds in our early learning phases, we must atone for those wrongs (the concept of Karma), and gather the required wisdom to grow through painful times. Heather gives us examples of why we must suffer trying episodes in our life;

“There are yet other reasons why an incarnating spirit will willingly agree to face some particularly difficult circumstances. For example, the spirit may wish to help a loved one endure a painful trial. On other occasions, the spirit’s goal may be to serve in some way as a positive example for others. Similarly, there are spirits who’ve already made significant moral progress but willingly reincarnate among the suffering where they will labor anonymously in service to such communities. By demonstrating heroic self-denial and sacrifice in their fulfillment of such commitments, these souls acquire new degrees of spiritual purification. Consequently, they gain access to more advanced worlds in both spiritual and material realms.” [p. 94]

And yet, Heather tells us that we don’t travel through our physical journey without assistance. The existence of what most of us call a guardian angel, but is in actuality a spirit guide, is presented to us. Heather writes;

“Picture yourself in one of those moments, whether it be a passing challenge or a time filled with great anguish. Now imagine right by your side a friend like no other. This loyal friend is always there when needed, never judges you, and always has your best interest in mind. This friend hears your cries for help and knows the indecisions that trouble you. In fact, aside from knowing what you are feeling inside, this friend often knows more about your situation that you do. This amazing, truly God-sent companion is your spirit guide, unseen in most cases but there nevertheless.” [p. 99]

I believe this type of knowledge, that we can use for comfort in our daily routine, is exactly what Heather meant by her title of “Changing Lives with Spiritism”.

There is not only your spirit guide that is with you, but your friends and loved ones from the spirit world are also entwined in your life, for most likely they too have reincarnated along with you to somehow be involved in your life. Heather tells us;

“When it comes to reuniting spirits with a common past, the relationships established in the home are often the means of facilitating these opportunities, thus adding another layer of special importance to our family constellation, as aptly described by the spirit author Joanna de Angelis. Outside our families, there are innumerable other circumstances through which we can and do become intentionally reunited with individuals from our former lives.” [p. 149]

For those of you, wishing to seek comfort or find a source to introduce you to the concepts of Spiritism, this is a fine start. Throughout the book, Heather guides you where to find more information on the covered topics. So you too, using this book as your foundation, can discover Spiritism and determine how your life can be changed for the better.

If you wish more information about Spiritism or the author, please visit her website: www.explorespiritism.com




Shut Off the Mainstream Media

The goal of all media for profit is to entice you enough to keep watching and consuming their propaganda, so they may make a profit. They do this through fear. Keeping you scared enough so you will constantly watch the drama unfold.

If this was all they did, then the harm they cause would not be so vast. Unfortunately, they also wish to destroy the family structure and all semblance of independent thought. Their perfect universe is a population of dependent and non-thinking people.

Hence, they slant their stories to tear down the very culture and institutions encouraged by the spirit world to enable humanity to learn the self-discipline and responsibility required to ascend.

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Perseverance in Goodness – A Tall Order from the Spirit Realm

Perseverance is the secret to a fulfilled life. We all know this, for we learned it as a child, and we have mostly ignored it since. Our culture of rapid gratification – internet pages must load within two seconds – movies must have action before the opening credits – all promote the abandonment of any pursuit that encounters the smallest obstacle or delay. Read More.

Good and Evil as defined by a High Spirit – vlog

Good and Evil. What does the Spirit Realm tell us about the difference between good and evil? That evil is the lack of goodness. Evil is ignorance in the face of Divine Love. That no one is wholly good nor evil.  Click here to watch my YouTube video.

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Resources to Learn about and Study Spiritism

Resources to Learn about and Study Spiritism. This video is the first in a weekly Live FaceBook streaming from the FaceBook group Spiritism and the Spirit World Around Us (link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Spiritist/ ). Please join this group to get more information about Spiritism from many sources.

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