Divaldo Pereira Franco

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Divaldo Pereira Franco
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Born Divaldo Pereira Franco
(1927-05-05)May 5, 1927
Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil

Divaldo Pereira Franco (born May 5, 1927 in Feira de Santana, Brazil) is a prominent Spiritist speaker and medium.[1][2][3]

He represented Spiritism as a delegate to the United Nations August 28–31st, 2000, Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.[4] After the death of Brazilian medium Chico Xavier in 2002, Divaldo became the most representative figure of Spiritism worldwide.[5][not in citation given]

On March 12, 2004, Divaldo presented the seminar Understanding Spiritual and Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in Baltimore.[6]

"Divaldo Pereira Franco offers a psychologized counterpoint to the popular Spiritism paradigm established around the work of Chico Xavier".[7]

"Divaldo Pereira Franco had a prevalent role in the implantation and consolidation of the Spiritist Movement in the United States."[8]

Books about Divaldo[edit]

  • "Divaldo, médium ou gênio?" - by journalist Fernando Pinto, 1976, 160 pags;
  • "Moldando o Terceiro Milênio - Life and work of Divaldo Pereira Franco" - By journalist Fernando Worm;
  • "O Semeador de Estrelas" - By Suely Caldas Schubert Stories about Divaldo's life;
  • "Viagens e entrevistas" - By Yvon Luz. Different interviews with Divaldo.

Books by Divaldo translated to English[edit]

  • Child of God (1986)
  • Recipes for Peace (1996)
  • Self-Discovery: An Inner Search (2005)
  • Living and Loving (Audio CD - 2005)
  • The Dynamics of Our Sixth Sense (2006)
  • Obsession (1979)
  • I Love Myself, I Am Addiction-free: Spiritual Tools to Fight Addiction (2005)
  • The New Generation: The Spiritist View on Indigo and Crystal Children with Vanessa Anseloni (2007)
  • Open Your Heart and Find Happiness (2006)
  • Therapeutic Visualizations - (Audio CD - 2005)
  • Understanding Spiritual and Mental Health (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Spiritist Review (English Edition)" (PDF) (2). 2006: 7. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  2. ^ Leão, F.C.; Lotufo Neto, F. (2007). "Rev. Psiq. Clín. 34, supl 1; 23-28, 2007". Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ Globo-Salgusa (April 2007). "Evento espírita reúne 15 mil na Imigrantes". Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. ^ "News Room: Delegates". Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  5. ^ Dobroruka, Vicente (May 2005). "Aspects of Late Second Temple Jewish Apocalyptic: A cross cultural comparison" (PDF). Oxford Univ. p. 101. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  6. ^ Lar Fabiano de Cristo (January–February 2006). "The Spiritist Information Service" (PDF) (55): 3. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  7. ^ Dawson, Andrew (June 2007). New Era: New Religions: Religious transformation in contemporary Brazil. Ashgate Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-7546-5433-9. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Wanderlei D C Marques". Advanced Study Group of Spiritism. February 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 

External links[edit]

Divaldo Franco

Divaldo Franco em Porto Alegre (2006)

Full Name Divaldo Pereira Franco Known by Being one of the main popularizers of the Spiritist Doctrine

Birth May 5, 1927 (88 anos) Feira de Santana, Bahia

 Brazil

Occupation Professor, psychic, one of the exponents of Spiritism, writer, lecturer and philanthropist

Official web page Www.divaldofranco.com.br

Divaldo Pereira Franco, widely known as Divaldo Franco or simply Divaldo ( Feira de Santana, 5 MAY 1927 ) is a professor, psychic, philanthropist and a great Brazilian Spiritist lecturer . Divaldo is a true "apostle of the Spiritism", with more than fifty years devoted to his * Mediumship and charity, and more than sixty years as an important Spiritist lecturer. Out of his eighty eight years of life, sixty eight of them have been devoted to the cause of Spiritism and the abandoned children from the outskirts of Salvador, Bahia. For the abandoned children he founded on 15 August 1952, along with Nilson de Souza Pereira, the charity institution named (Mansão do Caminho) mansion of Path, which helps around six thousand people daily, and it is home to more than three thousand, hundreds of the children are adopted as the psychics children. The copyrights of his more than 250 psychographed books, which has already sold over 8 million copies, were entirely donated in public notary for this and other philanthropic institutions. [1] [2] [3] Even though he sells big quantity of psycographed books and performs large philanthropic works, he is best known as a great lecturer and missionary of Spiritism abroad. Known as a pilgrim or " Paul of Tarsus of Spiritism", Divaldo has traveled over 50 countries publicizing the doctrine in lectures of very wide publicity. [4]