25 Spiritism Quotes That Light The Path To Spirit

Spiritism Quotes

Spiritism is a belief system that emerged in the 19th century, primarily through the works of Allan Kardec. It combines philosophical principles with spiritual insights, suggesting that spirits of the deceased can communicate with the living through mediums or other channels. Central ideas in Spiritism include the concept of reincarnation, the existence of an immortal soul, and the pursuit of moral and spiritual development. It emphasizes the importance of doing good deeds, learning from past lives, and evolving spiritually to reach higher levels of enlightenment.

Spiritism has gained followers worldwide and has influenced various spiritual and philosophical movements. Its focus on ethical behavior, the study of spiritual phenomena, and the exploration of the afterlife makes it a distinctive belief system within the broader realm of spirituality.

Spiritism Quotes

1. “Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.”
— John Updike

2. “A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of “spirit” over matter.”
— Susan Sontag

3. “To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in.”
— Fela Kuti

4. “One’s everyday life is never capable of being separated from his spiritual being.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

5. “The world is not prepared yet to understand the philosophy of Occult Sciences – let them assure themselves first of all that there are beings in an invisible world, whether ‘Spirits’ of the dead or Elementals; and that there are hidden powers in man, which are capable of making a God of him on earth.”
— H. P. Blavatsky

6. “I think spiritualism, mesmerism, the mental healing movement, provided some people with the most meaningful experiences of their lives.”
— Mitch Horowitz

7. “Knapsack of the Metaphysicians.- Those who boast so mightily of the scientifically of their metaphysics should receive no answer; it is enough to pluck at the bundle which, with a certain degree of embarrassment, they keep concealed behind their back; if one succeeds in opening it, the products of that scientifically come to light, attended by their blushes: a dear little Lord God, a nice little immortality, perhaps a certain quantity of spiritualism, and in any event a whole tangled heap of ‘wretched poor sinner’ and Pharisee arrogance.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

8. “Let not the spirit wander while the words of prayer run on out of our mouth.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

9. “I believe in Spiritualism; I advocate free love in the highest, purest sense, as the only cure for the damnation by which men corrupt God’s most holy institution of sexual relations.”
— Victoria Woodhull

10. “[On spiritualism:] I always knew the living talked rot, but it’s nothing to the rot the dead talk.”
— Margot Asquith

11. “I have pledged my word to help people on to truth while living and – will keep my word. Let them abuse and revile me. Let some call me a medium, and a Spiritualist, and others an imposter. The day will come when posterity will learn to know me better.”
— H. P. Blavatsky

12. “Materialism means simply the denial that the moral order is eternal, and the cutting off of ultimate hopes; spiritualism means the affirmation of an eternal moral order and the letting loose of hope.”
— William James

13. “The exercise of magical power is the exercise of natural powers, but superior to the ordinary functions of Nature. A miracle is not a violation of the laws of Nature, except for ignorant people. Magic is but a science, a profound knowledge of the Occult forces in Nature, and of the laws governing the visible or the invisible world. Spiritualism in the hands of an adept becomes Magic, for he is learned in the art of blending together the laws of the Universe, without breaking any of them and thereby violating Nature.”
— H. P. Blavatsky

14. “The Christian is quite free to believe that there is a considerable amount of settled order and inevitable development in the universe. But the materialist is not allowed to admit into his spotless machine the slightest speck of spiritualism or miracle.”
— Gilbert K. Chesterton

15. “As long as vitalism and spiritualism are open questions so long will the gateway of science be open to mysticism.”
— Rudolf Virchow

16. “I don’t consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you’re writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there’s an element of that that’s either God-given, a talent that you’re not necessarily responsible for.”
— Al Franken

17. “Once the social and spiritual opening was created for women in the form of spiritualism, suddenly ambitious women who wanted to participate in the culture had a kind of a voice.”
— Mitch Horowitz

18. “It is not to be understood that I am with him (Jesus Christ) in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it.”
— Thomas Jefferson

19. “I am, indeed, an absolute materialist so far as actual belief goes; with not a shred of credence in any form of supernaturalism—religion, spiritualism, transcendentalism, metempsychosis, or immortality.”
— H. P. Lovecraft

20. “The only good that I can see in the demonstration of the truth of “Spiritualism” is to furnish an additional argument against suicide. Better live a crossing-sweeper than die and be made to talk twaddle by a “medium” hired at a guinea a séance.”
— Thomas Huxley

21. “I expressed just now my mistrust of what is called Spiritualism — … I owe it a trifle for a message said to come from Voltaire’s Ghost. It was asked, Are you not now convinced of another world? and rapped out, There is no other world — Death is only an incident in Life.”
— William De Morgan

22. “My fundamental axiom of speculative philosophy is that materialism and spiritualism are opposite poles of the same absurdity-the absurdity of imagining that we know anything about either spirit or matter.”
— Thomas Huxley

23. “How long shall we Spiritualists be turned over like so many scapegoats to the unbelievers, by cheating mediums and speculating prophets?”
— H. P. Blavatsky

24. “Spiritual instruments suffer in their potency when their use is taught through non-spiritual messages which are self-propagating.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

25. “Looking deeper into African way of life, it wasn’t religious; it was spiritual. When you go into spiritualism, spiritualism will teach you about virtues, how to be patient, humble and kind.”
— Femi Kuti