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October brings us news of a series of events and plenty of new materials to read! We also celebrate the birth of Allan Kardec, who helped start Spiritism, a new way of thinking and looking at life that has changed the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Thank you, Kardec!
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In this edition of The Spiritist Radar:
  • Plenty to Read: The Spiritit Review 1853 is now available for purchase in English. The Spiritist Review #13 ("Plurality of Existences") and the Spiritist Magazine 63 ("Science of Life After Death") are out!
  • Quick News: The videos from the 17th US Spiritist Symposium in Portland, Oregon (USA) are now available, and FEB Publisher (formerly Edicei of America) launches a new online bookstore.
  • Events: We have a nonstop week of events with the Toronto Spiritist Weekend taking place 14-15 and the Spiritist Week of the Tri-State from 15-21.
  • The Spiritist Time Machine: We celebrate Allan Kardec's birth on October 3rd but also keep an eye on other important dates from Octobers past.
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The Spiritist Review 1863 is
available now in the USSF's Bookstore.

The Spiritist Review 1863 Is Now Available
A monthly publication with news and essays published by Allan Kardec from January 1858 to April 1869, the "Review" remains a great source for learning about Spiritism and how it developed over time with the input of Spiritists throughout the world.
Spiritist Magazine 63: Science of Life After Death
The Spiritist Magazine 63, Science of Life After Death, is available now for free download in digital format or purchase in print through the link above.
The Spiritist Review 13: Plurality of Existences
Plurality of Existences – A consoling hope is the theme of the latest Revue Spirite – The Spiritist Review. Download a digital copy today in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German or Esperanto.


US Spiritist Symposium Videos
The 17th US Spiritist Symposium was a success. Spiritists from around the United States met in Portland for the first time to reflect on "Spiritual Path to Mental Balance," this year's topic. The videos from all presentations are now available on YouTube.
FEB Publisher Launches New Site
Previously known as Edicei of America, FEB Publisher works towards making Spiritism well known around the world by publishing great quality Spiritist books to help spread this amazing body of knowledge.
The new website offers books in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and German. Visit it today!


October 14-15, 2023
Toronto, Canada
Toronto Spiritist Weekend
The 9th Toronto Spiritist Weekend takes place October 14-15 with a series of talks on the theme "My Role on My Spiritual Evolution." For more information, visit the website.
Tri-State Spiritist Week
The 24th Spiritist Week of the Tri-State, a whole week of events in adjacent states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the United States, will occur from October 15-21.
October 15-21, 2023


Tidbits of #SpiritualHistory for September

  • October 2, 1899: Emma Hardinge Britten, an English writer, orator and medium, passes away in Manchester, UK. She was an advocate for the early Modern Spiritualist Movement.
  • October 3, 1804: Allan Kardec, the pen name of Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, French educator, writer, and philosopher best known for his role in codifying and popularizing Spiritism, was born in Lyon, France.
  • October 6, 1969: Divaldo Pereira Franco, a well-known Brazilian medium, author, lecturer, and philanthropist who has dedicated his life to spiritual and charitable work, delivered his first lecture in the United States of America in New York.
  • October 9, 1851: Paul Gibier, French doctor and bacteriologist known for his research into contagious diseases and his interest in psychic phenomena and spiritualism, was born in Savigny, France.
  • October 9, 1861: In Barcelona, Spain, 300 Spiritist books and brochures about Spiritism sent by Allan Kardec to the bookseller Maurice Lachâtre were publicly burned in a square by the order of the Bishop of the city. This episode is known as the "Act of Faith of Barcelona."
  • October 10, 1821: Rufina Noeggerath, Belgian writer, medium and spiritualist philosopher, was born in Brussels, Belgium. She played an important role in the development of spiritualism in France. She was considered one of the most important mediums of her time.
  • October 18, 1859: Henri Bergson, French philosopher and writer, was born in Paris, France. One of the most prominent members of nineteenth-century French spiritualism. His work explicitly defined philosophy in relation to spiritualist ideas. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1927.
  • October 19, 1909: Cesare Lombroso, Italian eugenicist, criminologist, phrenologist and physician, discarnates in Turin, Italy. He was also interested in spiritualism and mediumship, and he investigated and theorized about these phenomena.
  • October 25, 1886: Humberto de Campos, Brazilian writer and spiritist medium, was born in Miritiba (Maranhão), Brazil. He was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and after his passing, he came to write through Francisco Cândido Xavier, adopting the pseudonym of Brother X.
  • October 26, 1924: Nilson de Souza Pereira, Brazilian Spiritist leader and philanthropist, was born in Salvador, Brazil. Alongside his friend Divaldo Franco, he founded the Spiritist Center "Caminho da Redenção" and the social charity organization "Mansão do Caminho."
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