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Comments on Brazilian Spiritism (S546: 1898)

Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A third person rendering of comments Wallace made on a paper on Brazilian spiritism by A. Alexander delivered at a 23 June 1898 session of the International Congress of Spiritualists. Printed on page 337 of the 9 July 1898 issue of Light (London). To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S546.htm

     At the conclusion of the paper, Dr. Wallace said: Two things have struck me in what we have just heard. One is the singular agreement in the general types of phenomena, which, occurring in a country so distant, certainly show indications of a common cause. It was a still more interesting and gratifying thing to me to hear of Spiritualism exerting such a beneficial influence on conduct, and especially that it is producing an effect on the study of social phenomena, in the attempt to improve the conditions of society. It is to be hoped that if any regular organisation of Spiritualists takes place in this country, that aspect of the subject--that is, some form of social duty--will be adopted as a feature of the organisation. It is a very satisfactory thing to find that even in what we consider a very backward country this has to some extent been done. (Applause.)

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