“Many are invited, but
only a few are chosen”
Through spontaneous communication
(Received by Mr. D’Ambel, medium at the Society)
This evangelical maxim is much better applied to our present time
than to the early days of Christianity. In fact, haven’t you already
heard the uproar of the storm that must drag the old world and have the
summation of all worldly iniquities swallowed into a void? Ah! Blessed
the Lord, you who entrusted your faith in his sovereign justice, and like
you apostles of the new belief revealed by the superior prophetic voices,
go and preach the new dogma of reincarnation and the progress of the
spirits according to the way they have accomplished their missions and
withstood their earthly trials. Have no fear! The tongues of fire are above
your heads. Oh! Followers of Spiritism, you are God’s elected ones! Go
and preach the divine word. Time has come and you must sacrifice your
habits, your works, and your futile concerns. Go and preach! The superior
spirits are with you. You will certainly speak to people who will not be interested in listening to God’s voice because that voice relentlessly claims
abnegation. You will preach altruism to the greedy, abstinence to the perverted,
and kindness to the domestic tyrants and dictators. Lost words, I
know well. But, never mind! You must irrigate the terrain with your sweat
for it will not yield and fructify without the persistent efforts of the evangelical
hoe and plough. Go and preach!
Yes, all of you, people of good faith, who believe in your inferiority before
the globes and spread in the infinity of space, join the crusade against
injustice and iniquity. Go; reverse this invasive worship of the golden calf.
Go, God is with you! Simple and ignorant people, your tongues will be
freed and you shall speak as no other speaker has done before. Go and
preach and the attentive crowds will gladly harvest your words of consolation,
fraternity, hope and peace. Never mind the traps that will be thrown
in your path! Only wolves fall into the traps prepared for wolves and
behold, the shepherd will defend his flock against the bloodthirsty adversaries.
Thus, move on with your grandiose faith and in small numbers!
March on! The great battalions of disbelievers will fall before your eyes
like the morning mist dissipates before the early rays of the rising sun.
Faith is the virtue that moves mountains, said Jesus. However, all vices
and impurities hidden in the human beings’ heart are heavier than the
heaviest mountain. Go and have no fear to move that mountain of iniquities
that future generations will only know as legends of the past, like you,
who only has a slight idea about the times prior to the pagan civilization.
Yes, there will be moral and philosophical struggles all over the world.
Time is near when the divine light will shine on both worlds.
Take the divine word to notables who will show contempt; to scholars
who will demand proof; to the little and simple ones who will accept the
word because you will find in them the martyrs of the work, where you
will see devotion and faith in their earthly punishments! These are the
ones who will welcome the sacred consolation with grace and worship,
praising the Lord with their songs, bending before his will, thanking him
for their misery. May your troops be forearmed with resolution and courage!
Onto the work! The plough is ready; the terrain awaits; cultivation is needed. Go now and thank God for the glorious task that you have been
assigned. But remember that among the many called to Spiritism several
have gone astray. Watch your route and follow the path of truth.
Q – If many of those called to Spiritism have gone astray, how can we
identify those who are on the good path? – A. You will recognize them by
the application of the principles of the professed true charity; by the number
of ill-fated people that they console; by their love to their neighbor,
by their abnegation and selfless; finally, you will recognize them by the
triumph of those principles since God wishes the establishment of his law.
The ones who follow that law are the chosen ones and God will award
them with victory but those who betray the spirit of his law, using it as a
pedestal to their vanity and ambition, those will be crushed.
Erastus, guardian angel of the medium
Occupation of the Spirits,
(Medium Mrs. Costel)
The occupation of the spirits of the second order consists of their preparation
for the trials that they will have to endure; it is done through
the analysis of their previous existences and observations about the destiny
of humans, their vices and virtues and how they can improve or fail.
Those like myself, that are fortunate to have a mission are very much engaged
with uncountable zeal and love, that the advancement of the souls
entrusted to us is counted as a merit; hence, we do our best to inspire good
thoughts, to help with good deeds, keeping the bad souls away, opposing
their good influence to the harmful ones. Even in that interesting activity
and particularly when fortunate enough to be able to guide a medium and
provide direct communications, the spirit is still aware of his own needs
Make no mistake. There is no idleness to a being that lives as a spirit
and all his skills are focused on a single objective that he knows is far
away but certain. Boredom can only come from an empty mind and from
useless thoughts. Time that is a burden to you, measured by your foolish fears and your frivolous hopes, time does not affect those who are not submitted
to the confusion of their souls or the needs of the body. Time goes
by even faster for the superior and pure spirits, those in charge of executing
God’s tasks and traveling the spheres of rapid flights. As for inferior
spirits, particularly those with heavy faults to atone, time is measured by
their sorrow, remorse and sufferings.
The worst among them seek to escape by doing evil or by the suggestion
of bad things. That is when they experience a bitter and temporary
sensation like the injured person that scratches his wound just to feel more
pain. Hence, their sufferings grow in such a way that they will have no
alternative but to administer the proper medicine, returning to the good
path. The poor spirits who are the only ones to blame for their weakness
and ignorance endure emptiness and isolation. They feel sorry for their
earthly body, regardless of their pain. They rebel and despair until they
realize that it is only through resignation and a strong will to return to
good that they can alleviate their sufferings. As they become calm, they
understand that God does not abandon a single creature.
Marcillac, familiar spirit
(Sent by Mr. Sabò from Bordeaux)
The choice of good writers is very useful. Those who exert their authority
upon you by exciting your imagination with foolish human
passions will only corrupt your heart and spirit. There are no moral teachings
to be garnered by those who publicly support orgies, intemperance,
ecstasy and all material pleasures. Take into account, my friends, that if
God gave you passions it was for the achievement of his designs and not
for your own rudimentary pleasure. Know this, that if you spend your life
satisfying a few mad desires you will keep nothing but remorse and emptiness
of heart, and you will not please God.
If you were given the ability to reproduce the human species the reason
for that is in the need of thousands of wandering souls that await in
space for the opportunity of having a body and restarting their trials; now
if you use your physical strength in shameful orgies you work against
God’s will and for that you shall pay dearly. Thus I recommend that you
cast away useless literature that does not help the improvement of your
intelligence or your moral betterment. May the serious writers from all times and from all countries help you to approach beauty and good; as
they raise your soul to the delights of poetry and may they help you realize
your God given gifts!
Felicia, medium’s daughter
OBSERVATION: Isn’t the idea of such an elevated objective to human
reproduction something prominent and sublime? The wandering
spirits wait for those bodies, necessary for their own betterment, and the
incarnated spirits are tasked with that reproduction, like man, who waits
for the product from the fabrication of certain animals to be clothed and
There is another lesson of great significance that sticks out from that.
If one does not admit that the soul had lived before it is then absolutely
necessary to admit that it is created at the very moment of body formation,
from which it follows that the creation of the soul by God would
be subordinated to the good will of the individual, and in most cases it
would result from human’s intemperance. How can it be! Every religion
and moral law condemns the depravation of customs. We ask any person
of common sense if it is at all possible that God may contradict Himself
to such an extent. Wouldn’t that be the glorification of vices as long as
serving the purpose of achieving the Almighty designs?
Tell us if that would not be the consequence of the simultaneous formation
of body and soul; and it would be even worse than admitting the
opinion that the human being procreates the soul as one does with the
Now let us admit the opposite that the soul preexists and every contradiction
disappears since humans only procreate the body and God’s
work, the creation of the immortal soul that will one day return to God,
that is no longer submitted to the caprices of humanity.
That is how without reincarnation there is always a new philosophical
difficulty that shows up, leading to contradiction and absurd explanations.
Hence, the principle of unity of our corporeal life, irreversibly
defining the future of humanity, falls on its own basis, losing terrain and
followers every day. We can then safely say that the contrary principle will
be universally accepted as the only logical one, the only one in agreement
with God’s justice, the one proclaimed by Christ himself when he said:
‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom
About the Perispirit
Spontaneous message related to a discussion that had just taken place at
the Society about the nature of the spirit and the perispirit – Medium
Mr. A. Didier
I followed with interest the discussion that you have just had and that
has put you in an embarrassing situation. Yes, there are a lack of words
related to color and form to express the perispirit and its true nature. But
there is one certainty. What some call perispirit is the same as what others
call a fluidic and material envelope. When similar things are discussed,
one must be careful with the words and not with the sentences. In order to
make myself understood in a more logical way, I say that that fluid is the
perfectibility of the senses, the extension of the vision and ideas. I speak
about the elevated spirits. As for the inferior spirits, the earthly fluids are
still totally inherent in them; so it is the matter that you see; hence the
sensation of cold, hunger, etc. sensations that cannot reach superior spirits
since the earthly fluids are purified around the soul. The soul always
has the need for an instrument to advance. The soul without an agent
is nothing to you, or better said, it cannot be conceived by you. For us, wandering spirits, the perispirit is the agent through which we can communicate
with you. That is why you find the infinite nuances of mediums
and communications. Now there is still the scientific point of view, that
is, the essence of the perispirit. That is a different subject. You must first
understand it in moral terms. The only thing that is missing is a discussion
about the nature of those fluids and that is inexplicable at this point
in time. Science does not know enough but it will get there if it wants to
move forward with Spiritism.
(Evocation of a good spirit in Soultz-Haut-Rhin by Mrs. X.)
I am Gabriel, angel of the Lord, in charge of blessing you not for your
merits but for the efforts you employ to acquire them. Life must be
a struggle. One must never stop or balance between good and evil.
Hesitation comes from Satan, from the bad spirits. Courage then! The
more thorns in your path the more you need to struggle to walk through
it. If the path were sowed with roses what would be your merit before
Everybody has his or her own ordeal on this Earth but not everybody
faces that with the kind resignation exemplified by Jesus. It was so great
that the angels were touched! How about humanity? Would a drop of
tear roll before such pain? Oh! The stiffness of the human heart! Did you
deserve such a sacrifice? Cast your face on the dust and implore for God’s
mercy, God who is a thousand times good, a thousand times kind and a
thousand times merciful!
A glimpse, Oh! My God, of your eyes upon your creation without which
it will perish! Their heart is not up to your level. They cannot understand
such excess of love from you. Have pity on them! A thousand times, have
pity! Raise their courage through thoughts that can only come from you.
Bless them so that and above all they can produce fruits worth of your
Praise to the most elevated heavens and peace to every person of good will!
These are the words that God wanted me to transmit to you. May you be
blessed in God so that you may one day wake up in his heart!
(Parisian Society of Spiritist Studies, Medium Mrs. Costel)
I will speak about the symptoms and predictions announced everywhere
about the forthcoming events of our century. By their touching kindness,
the good spirits, the messengers of God come to warn humanity
as the pain of the forthcoming delivery warns the mother. Those always
justifiable but often neglected signs multiply to infinity in our days. Why
do you feel the prophetic spirit agitating your heart and shaking your
conscience? Why such uncertainty? Why is there a weakness that troubles
the heart? Why has the public spirit awoken everywhere, proudly bearing
its banner? Why? The time has come; the reign of materialism has broken
and it is about to fall apart; the pleasures of the body that will soon be neglected
will make room for the reign of ideas; the social structure is rotten
and will give rise to the young and triumphant legion of the spiritist ideas
that will fertilize the empty consciences and mute hearts.
May these words be endlessly repeated in order not to find you distracted
and indifferent; you will receive those precious grains waiting to be born,
after the farmer has sowed the seeds.
Don’t you dare say: life follows its normal course; our parents saw nothing
that has been announced; we won’t do better! Let us worship what they worshiped,
or even better, let us replace their worship by empty formulas and all
will be fine.
By using those words you sleep. Wake up for it is not the trumpet of the
final days that will vibrate in your ears but the voice of truth. This is not
about a defeated and humiliated death. This is about the present life, or
rather, about the eternal life. Do not forget it and wake up.
The Genius and the Misery
(Parisian Society of Spiritist Studies, medium Mr. Alfred Didier)
There is a very important trial on Earth that must support the morality
of Spiritism: it is the terrible trial of the genius, especially the one
endowed with superior skills, but subjected to the demands of misery. Ah!
Yes. That moral trial, more trying to the mind than to the body, will be
of great merit to the person that has accomplished his mission. Be aware
of that unstoppable struggle between talent and misery, that unpleasant
monster cast upon you during the celebrations of life, like the monster of
Virgil telling his victims: You are powerful but I am the one that kills you;
it is me who will turn your intelligence into dust because I am the death of
I know that it is only a few that are defeated but how many others are
there? There is a painter of the modern school who has conceived a very
good image on the subject: ‘There is man, a genius, whose wings are spread
and whose eyes are affixed to the side of the Sun; he is almost standing but he
falls back onto the rock which he is shackled, perhaps forever.’
The man who had this dream might have been chained as well and perhaps
after his liberation he remembered those left behind on the rock.
Gérard de Nerval
(Parisian Society of Spiritist Studies, medium Mrs. Costel)
I come to speak with you about the most important thing in these days
of crises and transformation. At the time when nations are dressed up
in their powerful outfits; at the time when the unveiled heavens show you
the spirits of those that you thought dispersed like molecules or serving as
pasture to worms traveling in the infinity; at this solemn time the human
being can no longer hobble along in the darkness of one’s personality and
Like the shepherd in the past, guided by a star on the way to worship the
Child-God, the human being must march towards the promised land of
freedom and love, now guided by the bright dawn of Spiritism. One must
understand that the great mystery is the extraordinary harmony of nature
and its remarkable rhythm are models to humanity. In this amazing diversity
that confuses the spirits, you must distinguish the perfect similarity
of the relationship between created things and being created and that
this powerful harmony initiates all of you, people of action, poets, artists, workers, the union in which we must blend the joint efforts during the
pilgrimage of life. Caravans beset by storms and adversities, reach out to
one another with your friendly hands and walk together looking up to a
just God, the one who rewards a hundred times anyone who have alleviated
the weak and the oppressed.
The Separation of the Spirit
(Sent by Mr. Sabò, from Bordeaux)
Body of mud, the origin of corruption where the catalyst of impure
passions ferment; it is the organs that frequently drag the spirit to
take part in the brute sensations that belong to the material world. When
the principle of organic life expires through one of the thousands of accidents
of the body, the spirit separates from the links that attached it to
its foul prison, and there it goes free in space.
When the spirit is ignorant and in particular very guilty, however, the
beauties of the dwelling of the good spirits are hidden by a thick veil, and
the spirit remains among bad and inferior ones in a circle where it remains
oblivious of its actual position, not knowing where it came from.
The spirit then suffers during a more or less lengthy period of time, until
the moment when brotherly spirits come to shine a light on his position,
and open its eyes to the remembrance of the places where the spirit has inhabited before, as well as the many other planets where new incarnations
will take place.
If the last incarnation were successful it opens the doors to the superior
worlds. If it were useless and full of iniquities, the spirit is punished by
remorse and after submitting to God’s will through regret and with the
support of the others, the spirit starts a new life not as a reward but as a
punishment or a trial.
Ferdinand, a familiar spirit