segunda-feira, 15 de agosto de 2011
1.Allan Kardec says (according to The Spiritists’ Book - Conclusion VI) :
“To suppose that Spiritism derives its strength from the physical manifestations (spirit manifestations), and that it might therefore be put an end to by hindering those manifestations, is to form to one’s self a very false idea of it. Its strength is in its philosophy, in the appeal it makes to reason, to common sense.” In Conclusion VII, Allan Kardec completes: “Spiritism presents three different aspects: the aspect of spirit manifestation, the philosophic and moral principles deducible from those facts, and the practical applications of which those principles are susceptible.” (Excerpts based on English translation of The Spiritist’s Book,Allan Kardec, by Blackwell, A.,1920, Lake).
2. This on-line Course of Spiritist Philosophy intends to go deep into the Spiritist Philosophy conception as a CONCEPTUAL SYNTHESIS OF KNOWLEDGE AND THOUGHT (José Herculano Pires, according to Léon Denis words in The Evolution of Thought, in The problem of Being, the Fate and Pain).The excerpt “Spiritism, third Conceptual Synthesis” explains this process, emphasizing the efforts of human thought to reach the purpose of the existence and its apex with Spiritism, bringing to a rational analyses both dimensions of life using an investigative methodology applied to the Platonic world of ideas and its ultimate goal for which it is intended to be, i.e., the moral and ethics implemented by Jesus in both existential dimensions always aiming for the evolution of the Spirit. The first module deals with this Synthesis, analyzing the most important philosophers during the History of Universal Philosophy whose conclusions bring the convergent points with the Spiritist Philosophy in its conceptual and historic development.
3. This Project also intends to develop the Spiritist Philosophy of Existence, demystifying Jesus, therefore with no intention of bringing him to the “humanity of tests and atonements” (The Gospel according to Spiritism, Allan Kardec, chap.3) as he was part of it, but as a real archetypal model to be followed, the Being par excellence, who conquered himself, overcoming the appeals of the matter at all levels of evolution considered.
The study of each philosopher in this educational program aims to highlight the core of their thought, the moment it was intuited and worked on and its real meaning in the process of knowledge construction; truths of reason built throughout time and culminating on the structuring of Spiritist Philosophy, under the direction and guidance of the High Spirits. The Spiritist Philosophy has its key characteristics based on a total lack of academic or religious dogmatism which led and leads to the strengthening of the materialist-nihilist theories with all the negative consequences to the human spirit. (Sonia Theodoro da Silva)