#04 - Kardec's Methodology
According to Allan Kardec,
“Spiritism is a science that deals with the nature, origin and destiny of spirits, as well as their relations with the corporeal world.”
Can we assume that his method of formulating spiritist teachings can be considered scientific?
- Existence of God;
- Immortality of the spirit;
- Plurality of existences;
- Communicability between embodied and disembodied;
- Plurality of inhabited worlds.
- Nature of divine attributes;
- Applications / Results of the Law of Cause and Effect;
- Reincarnation mechanics;
- Types of mediumship and psychic phenomena; Among many others.
- Kardec validates this dynamic in several points of the Spiritist Teachings, specifically in his book Genesis, Chapter I (item 55):
“Pressing forward with progress, Spiritism will never be surpassed, because if new discoveries were to show it to be in error on one point, it would modify itself on that point. If a new truth is revealed, it accepts it.”
– Allan Kardec
What is the interaction between the ordinary sciences and Spiritism?
- Although of a scientific nature, as shown, Spiritism is not intended to replace or compete with human science, nor does it seeks to be validated by it. One of its objectives is to advance our knowledge in a field of reality, here called the spiritual world, which is not the object of study of these materialistic sciences.
“Spiritism has, as agents, intelligences that have independence, free will and are not subject to our whims; that’s why they escape our laboratory processes and our calculations, and have since been outside the realm of science itself.”
— Allan Kardec