EDUCATION AND TRAINING
CIMA, SPIRITIST CULTURE MOVEMENT, offers its members regular, theory and practice,
courses on Spiritist education for the purposes of knowledge and comprehension
of the historical, philosophical, scientific, sociological and ethical
foundations of the Spiritist doctrine and their applications in the daily
ANALYSIS OF WORKS
- Life and Work of Allan Kardec, by André Moreil.
- The Reason for Life, by Léon Denis.
- Spiritist Behavior, by Jaci Regis.
- You and Spirits, by Wilson García.
- Africanism and Spiritism, by Deolindo Amorim.
- The Source of Moral Ideas, by Manuel Porteiro.
- Brain and Thinking, by Ernesto Bozzano.
SPIRITIST DOCTRINE - A SYSTEMATIC COURSE
NIVEL I. SPIRITISM - GENERAL FOUNDATIONS
Introduction, Basis tenets of the Spiritist doctrine.
Spiritist concept of God. Universal evolutionism. Preexistence and survival of spirits. Multiple inhabited planets.
Spiritism and spiritualism. Spiritist thinking throughout the ages. Expressions by means of talking tables in the 19th century. Allan Kardec's work. The emergence of Spiritism.
Physical and spiritual composition of man. Body, spirit and peri-spirit. Attributes of the peri-spirit.
Communication with spirits throughout the history. Medium expressions in ancient and modern times.
Spiritist view of mediumship. What is a medium? Theories on mediumship. Animism and mediumship. Various criteria for classification of mediumship. Moral, cultural and technical education of mediumship. Purposes and aims of mediumship. Assessment of medium activities.
Reincarnation. Basic definitions. Research into reincarnation. Evidence of reincarnation.
Obsession. Mental disorders. Causes of spiritual obsession. Variety and complexity of obsessions. Spiritist treatment.
Individual magnetism. Historical aspects. Magnetism and Spiritism. The aura. Peri-spiritual strength cores. How to apply magnetism.
Spiritism and Parapsychology. Historical evolution of Parapsychology. Classification of paranormal phenomena.
The Spiritist paradigm. Mission of Spiritism.
Guide for trainees: The fundamentals of Spiritism, by Jon Aizpúrua.
NIVEL II. SPIRITIST DOCTRINE - PRACTICAL COURSE
Conscience and modified states. Breathing. Considerations on breathing physiology. Breathing and physical, mental and spiritual health. Rhythmical breathing techniques.
Relaxation. Clinical fundamentals of relaxation. Exercises. Schultz's autogenous training. Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation. Sophrology and hypnosis.
Focus of thinking. Use of positive thinking. Techniques. Meditation practice.
Psychic visualization. Techniques. Visualization of past lives. Ideoplastic formations. Healing mental emissions. Psychic self-preservation.
Individual magnetism. Conditions for its application. Application techniques. Imposition of hands. Magnetic pass.
Spiritism and thanatology. Oral and spiritual induction in disincarnating.
Getting ready to join medium sessions. Medium exercises.
NIVEL III. SPIRIT DOCTRINE - PRACTICAL COURSE
Allan Kardec's trials. Introduction, background and overview of The Mediums' Book.
Are there spirits?
The difference between the extraordinary and the supernatural (with the apt conclusion that most things seen as supernatural are only extraordinary but natural phenomena).
The method in medium practice.
Mind over matter. Physical expressions. Smart expressions.
Visual expressions. Bi-corporeity and transfiguration. Invisible world lab.
Haunted sites. Nature of communications.
Sematology and typology. Neumatograpy or straight writing. Neumatophony. Psychography.
About mediums. Writing mediums or psychographs.
Training of mediums. Challenges and risks of mediumship.
The medium's role in Spiritist communication.
Medium's moral influence. Environmental influence. Mediumship in animals.
Identity of spirits. Evocations.
The right questions for spirits.
Contradictions and hoax. Charlatanism and misrepresentation.
Review and general assessment of the objectives.
Panel of coaches.