The Brazilian Spiritist Federation (Federação Espírita Brasileira – FEB) is an institution founded in 1884 for the purpose of disseminating Spiritism, a doctrine that presents new concepts about humankind and the world. It can and should be studied and practiced daily in the different areas of our lives: scientific philosophical, religious, moral, educational, social,etc.
In order to accomplish its purpose, FEB created a publishing house that has become the largest Spiritist publisher in the world. Today it has over 400 titles in print, and several of them have already been translated into other languages.
In its 122 years of history, FEB has sold over 40 million books, including novels, poems, short stories, journalistic pieces, dissertation and narratives related to life in the Spirit World.
With its books, FEB has supported the founding of numerous institutions (about 10.000 in Brazil) dedicated to educational causes and to responding to the material and spiritual needs of the human being, thereby helping to build a better world of peace and progress. Above all, and based on unquestionable facts. Spiritist books explains our condition as mortal beings going through a continuous process of intellectual and moral evolution.
Several of FEB´s books have been published by the International Spiritist Council-ISC- an organization that promotes the fraternal unity of the Spiritist institutions of over 30 countries.
About FEB Publisher
Our books are of a Spiritualist genre – Spiritism. FEB Publisher is an international publisher; the official “Federação Espírita Brasileira” – FEB (Brazilian Spiritist Federation) branch in Miami, Florida.
Previously known as Edicei of America, FEB Publisher works towards making Spiritism well known around the world, by ensuring Spiritist books continue to be the main form of spreading this amazing body of knowledge.
With titles published in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German, Russian, Hungarian, Finnish, Italian and many other languages, FEB Publisher works tirelessly to increase its catalogue of printed titles.
“When new matters arise, new words are needed for the sake of clarity of language in order to avoid the confusion inherent in multiple meanings for the same terms. For example, the words spiritual, spiritualist and spiritualism each have a well-defined meaning.
To give each of them a new meaning in order to apply it to the Spirits’ Doctrine would be to multiply the already numerous causes of ambiguity. Strictly speaking, spiritualism is the opposite of materialism and everyone who believes there is something within them that is more than matter are spiritualists; however, it does not necessarily follow that they must therefore believe in the existence of spirits or in communications with the invisible world. Therefore, instead of the words spiritual and spiritualism for designating this latter belief, we have coined and employed the words Spiritist and Spiritism.” Allan Kardec.
Allan Kardec coined the term “Spiritism” – which acknowledges our communication and interaction with discarnate spirits, reincarnation, and more – so as to differentiate the belief system from “Spiritualism” – which merely recognizes the existence of God and the soul. He is known, among Spiritists, as the “codifier of Spiritism”, because he did just that with the collection of information gathered from superior, or more advanced spirits. After all of this meticulously careful study, he organized and complied the Spirits’ communications and teachings into the 5 fundamental works known as the codification of Spiritism (The Spirits’ Book, The Mediums’ Book, The Gospel According to Spiritism, Heaven and Hell and Genesis). In addition, he published other Spiritist books, along with the periodical journal entitled “Revue Spirite” (“Spiritist Review”).
Spiritism is simultaneously a science of observation and a philosophical doctrine. As a practical science, it consists in the relations that can be established with spirits. As a philosophy, it entails all the moral consequences that result from such relations.
The Spiritist movement does not work for a rapid increase in followers. Its objective is to provide resources for those seeking the enlightenment and consolation that Spiritism can provide. Even so, the continued growth in Spiritism’s popularity, around the world, has occurred as a result of its ability to clear doubts, ease suffering, and inspire positive changes in those who are naturally drawn to its teachings.