Letter to the reader

Year 17 - 849 - November 12, 2023

To turn tears into smiles, all we need is hands, heart and mind

The thought expressed in the sentence above is contained in a verse of the poem Ombro Amigo, which became the slogan of the work developed by the Spiritist Hospital Chaplaincy Project, coordinated by our interviewee, pediatrician José Luiz Moraes, from Vitória (ES), member of board of the Espírito Santo Medical-Spiritist Association (AMEEES). The interview is one of the highlights of this edition.

Infantile dementia and palingenesis
 is the title of the Special written by the writer and spiritualist scholar Marcus De Mario, from Rio Janeiro (RJ). In the article, he makes considerations, in the light of reincarnation, regarding Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC), classified by science as a rare disease, of hereditary origin, neurologically progressive and terminal, which generally affects children in pre- infancy.

Another highlight of the edition is the report by Jorge Gomes on the British scientist Alfred Russel Wallace, a notable naturalist, anthropologist, geographer and researcher of mediumistic phenomena, who passed away on November 7, 1913. Several activities were remembered throughout 2023, in different countries, the 200th anniversary of his birth, which occurred on January 8, 1823 in Usk, Wales.

  Astolfo O. de Oliveira Filho
Director of Writing

José Carlos Munhoz Pinto
Administrative Director


Francine Prado




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