Allan Kardec: The Spirits’ Book

(1857)

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Book Second: The Spirit-World, or World of Spirits

CHAPTER I …

Origin and Nature of Spirits

76. What definition can be given of spirits?

“Spirits may be defined as the intelligent beings of the creation. They constitute the population of the universe, in contradistinction to the forms of the material world.”

NOTE. The word spirit is here employed to designate the individuality of extra-corporeal beings, and not the universal intelligent element.

77. Are spirits beings distinct from the Deity, or are they only emanations from or portions of the Deity, and called, for that reason,...

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