Nosso Lar

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Nosso Lar: Life in the Spirit World
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AuthorsAndré Luiz; Chico Xavier
Original titleNosso Lar
TranslatorDarrel W. Kimble
Marcia M. Saiz
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese
SeriesLife in the Spirit World
Published1944 (Brazil: Portuguese)
ISBN8598161217
Followed byThe Messengers 

Nosso Lar: Life in the Spirit World (Portuguese: Nosso Lar), also known as Astral City, is the best-selling[citation needed] novel by the Brazilian spiritist medium Francisco Cândido Xavier. First published in 1944[1], the book tells the story of the spirit of André Luiz, a prominent doctor who lived in the city of Rio de Janeiro. After dying, André Luiz encounters neither the Heaven nor the Hell depicted in the teachings he had received during his Catholic upbringing. Rather, he initially has to endure a period in the so-called umbral, a region where less-than-perfect souls face the consequences of their infelicitous actions while alive. After a while, André Luiz is able to perceive the presence of Clarêncio, a friendly spirit who had been trying to help him all along during his stay in the umbral. Clarêncio then takes André Luiz to Nosso Lar, a spirit colony, or astral city, where André becomes acquainted with the intricacies of afterlife and reincarnation.

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