Intro to Spiritism: Based on the Works of Allan Kardec Although not to well known in the United States, Allan Kardec's books have sold over 100 copies worldwide. Kardec was a French physican who spent years researching, investigating and collating spiritual communications through mediums from all over the world. The result of his efforts form what is known as the Spiritist Doctrine, which has over 20 million followers around the globe. Reincarnation, life after death, mediumship, the causes and effects of our actions, the spirit world; these are just some of the topics covered in this easy, basic introduction to Spiritism. This book just might change how you look at your life.