You don’t have to go to Brazil to find Spiritism…there are 70 centers in the USA. Find them listed at usspiritistcouncil.org. Elza d’Agosto is one of the coordinators of a Spiritist center in Newark and has helped develop programs in English for those who want to learn and do the personal transformation that spiritual study is all about. As in every Spiritist Center, participants can also receive spiritual healing through laying-on of hands and blessed water, prayer and meditation. Jesus Christ is the model of the way to live, but all highly-evolved spiritual paths and leaders are respected—and fraternal Love, the source of all religions, is put into practice. This is not a place of rituals and priesthood, nor the fear and guilt sometimes found in conventional religions. A Spiritist Center is an excellent place to learn how to accept yourself, develop yourself, and help others in community—and its “by donation”. This one’s right around the corner from the train station, too.