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Dear reader -

It's July and here's a taste of what's happening in Spiritist communities everywhere.

What's in this edition of The Spiritist Radar:
  • Featured Resources: Two magazines published new editions in July: The Revue Spirite and The Spiritist Magazine.
  • Events: The British Spiritist Medical Association paid tribute to Dr. Alan Anderson, and the United States Spiritist Federation invites you to register for the upcoming US Spiritist Symposium.
  • The Spiritist Time Machine: A look back into what happened in past years during July.
  • Quick News: The German Spiritist Association turns 20, and the United States Spiritist Federation broadcasts talks weekly.
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Revue Spirite: The Law of Cause and Effect

The Law of Cause and Effect -- the wisdom of God in the freedom to choose, is the theme of the 12th edition of the new Revue Spirite, the magazine founded by Allan Kardec in 1858 and now published by the International Spiritist Council.
The July 2023 volume of the Revue includes articles by many contributors and can be downloaded (PDF) or read in its interactive format online.

Spiritist Magazine: Tribute to Alan Sanderson

The July edition of The Spiritist Magazine pays tribute to Dr. Alan Sanderson, a British psychiatrist who pioneered a spiritual perspective in psychiatry in the United Kingdom. Additionally, volume 62 of the magazine features other articles and spirit messages that can be read in print (via special order) or downloaded for immediate access.


Psychiatry and the Spirit World - In Memory of Dr. Alan Sanderson
The British Spiritist Medical Association hosted a webinar to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Alan Sanderson, a pioneer of the inclusion of spiritual therapies into mainstream psychiatry in England. The online tribute included talks and a Q&A session with Dr. Andrew Powell and Dr. David Furlong.
Have You Registered for the US Spiritist Symposium in September?
This year's theme: The Spiritual Path to Mental Balance.

The Symposium will also be the first Spiritist event of its kind in the US Pacific Northwest.
September 30, 2023
Portland, Oregon (USA)
Registration is now open.
The early bird discount expires in July.


Tidbits of #SpiritualHistory for July

  • July 7, 1930: Writer and Spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle discarnates. The creator of Sherlock Holmes and former President of the International Spiritualist Federation believed Spiritualism to be "the most important thing in the world."
  • July 8, 1938: The spiritualist magazine Two Worlds publishes a message from Brazilian Spiritist Cairbar Schutel to his Portuguese friend Frederico Duarte by the English medium Mary Wood -- a fact which reminds us spirituality goes beyond geographic borders.
  • July 13, 1856: English medium Florence Cook is born in London. Cook was famous for materializing the spirit Katie King, studied by Sir William Crookes.
  • July 13, 2005: Divaldo Pereira Franco gives the first public Spiritist talk in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • July 16, 1193: Saint Clare of Assisi, one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi, is born in Italy. Clare founded a monastic order known today as the Poor Clares and is a previous incarnation of spirit author Joanna de Angelis.
  • July 17, 1919: Famous scientist and psychic researcher Sir William Crookes discarnates on this day in 1919.
  • July 28, 1890: Medium Elizabeth D'Esperance materializes a 7-foot tall golden lily during a physical effects meeting in England where many scientists, including Alexandre Aksakof, were present.
  • July 30, 1952: Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, who played a significant role in the Battle of Britain, successfully requests the House of Lords to recognize Spiritualism as a religion in the British armed services.
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  • The German Spiritist Association (Deutsche Spiritistische Vereinigung) turns 20! Congratulations to our German friends!
  • The United States Spiritist Federation (USSF) promotes virtual talks presented by special guests from all over the world every Saturday at 11 am US Eastern Standard Time (EST). Watch it live on YouTube or Facebook.

We hope you enjoyed what's on our radar for this month.

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