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The End of the World in the Spiritism Vision
Genesis CHAPTER I FUTURE LIFE AND ANNIHILATION 1. It is certain that we live, think, and act; it is no less certain that we shall die. But, on quitting the earth, whither shall we go? What will become of us? Shall we be better off, or shall we be worse off? Shall we continue to exist, or shall we cease to exist?
“To be, or not to be,” is the alternative presented to us; it will be for always, or not at all; it will be everything, or nothing; we shall live on eternally, or we shall cease to live, once and forever. The alternative is well worth the consideration.
2. The belief in annihilation necessarily leads a man to concentrate all his thoughts on his present life; for what, in fact, could be more illogical than to trouble ourselves about a future which we do not believe will have any existence?
2012 phenomenon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012.  This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendareschatological2012  Mesoamerican Long Count calendar
A New Age interpretation of this transition postulates that this date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era.  Others suggest that the 2012 date marks the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, or Earth's collision with a black hole or a passing planet called "Nibiru".New Agespiritual transformation end of the worldsolar maximum black holeNibiru
Scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in 2012. Mainstream Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the existing classic Maya accounts, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 misrepresents Maya history.  Mayanistclassic Maya accounts Maya history 
Book of Revelation From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Book of Revelation is the final book of the New Testament corpus New Testament It is also known as the Book of Revelation of St John the Divine or the Apocalypse of John. Revelation brings together the worlds of heaven, earth, and hell in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. Its characters and images are both real and symbolic, spiritual and material. heavenearthhell
Kardec The Spirit’s Book 728. Is destruction a law of nature? "It is necessary that all things should be destroyed that they may be re-born and regenerated; for what you call destruction is only a transformation, the aim of which is the renewing and amelioration of living beings."
737. What is the aim of God in visiting mankind with destructive calamities? "To make men advance more quickly.”
1019. "Will the reign of goodness ever be established upon the earth? "Goodness will reign upon the earth when, among the spirits who come to dwell in it, the good shall be more numerous than the bad; for they will then bring in the reign of love and justice, which are the source of good and of happiness. It is through moral progress and practical conformity with the laws of God, that men will attract to the earth good spirits.
"The transformation of the human race has been predicted from the most ancient times, and you are now approaching the period when it is destined to take place. All those among you who are laboring to advance the progress of mankind are helping to hasten this transformation, which will be effected through the incarnation, in your earth, of spirits of higher degree, who will constitute a new population, of greater moral advancement than the human races they will gradually have replaced.
The spirits of the wicked people who are mowed down each day by death, and of all who endeavor to arrest the onward movement, will be excluded from the earth, and compelled to incarnate themselves elsewhere.
Do you not see, in this exclusion of backward spirits from the transformed and regenerated earth, the true significance of the sublime myth of the driving out of the first pair from the garden of Eden? And do you not also see, in the advent of the human race upon the earth, under the conditions of such an exile, and bringing within; itself the germs of its passions and the evidences of its primitive inferiority, the real meaning of that other myth, no less sublime, of the fall of those first parents, entailing the sinfulness of their descendants?
Genesis Chapter XVIII The Time Has Arrived
Our Globe is submitted to the Law of Progress: Physically: by the transformation of elements Morally : By the purification of the incarnated and disincarnated spirits who people it.
This double progress is accomplished by two ways: One slow, gradual and more insensible The other one by sudden changes
Progressive movement is sometimes partial. When humanity is ready to take a higher degree in progression the time appointed by God has arrived. The Progressive Movement of humanity is inevitable, natural and is effected by virtue of a law.
The Two Wings of Progress
Intelligence: Knowledge of Science, Arts and material comforts. Moral: Charity, Fraternity, Union
A new order of things is being established. The old world will die, and live in History, as that of the Middle ages.
Radical changes cannot be accomplished without commotion. There will be an inevitable conflict in ideas, temporary perturbations until the rubbish be cleared away, and the equilibrium reestablished
Everything is interconnected in the Universe. Organic matter suffer influences. Organic matter has an effect on the Spirit.
“If by the sequence and reciprocity of causes and effects these periods of moral renovation of Humanity shall also coincide with the physical revolutions of the globe, as everything leads us to think, then such periods can be accompanied or preceded by natural phenomena. It is one of those periods of transformation or of Moral Growth,which has reached humanity.