• The Spirits' Book

    • Book Two - The Spirit World

      • Chapter IV - Multiple Lives

        • Innate Ideas

221. Are the instinctive knowledge of God’s existence and the intuition of a future life due to retrospective memory, which appears to be natural to human beings even savages?

“Yes, it is a memory that a person maintains of what they knew as a spirit before reincarnation, but pride often stifles this feeling.”

a) Are beliefs that are similar to Spiritism found across all nations due to this memory?

“The principles contained in Spiritism are as old as time itself and are consequently found everywhere. Incarnate spirits maintain the intuition of their time as a spirit and possess an instinctive consciousness of the spirit world. Still, this intuition is often tainted by prejudices, ignorance and superstition.”

Source: Kardecpedia