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[The Theosophist, Vol. I, No. 7, April, 1880, p. 174]

[In this article, Camille Flammarion comments on Wm. Crooke’s discoveries in Physics. He says: “Spiritism feels too grateful to the great scientist William Crookes to let anything to his greater glory remain unnoticed. Suffice, then, that he is the author of the admirable Researches on Radiant Matter, . . . to make it our duty to our readers to welcome the discoveries of the great chemist who did not shrink from the study of spiritist Phenomena.” H. P. B. remarks on this:]

The twenty millions of Western believers in the modern phenomena and those who attribute them to the agency of departed spirits or souls (bhûtas) are divided into two great sects—the Spiritualists and the Spiritists. The latter are “Re-incarnationists,” or believers in the successive reincarnations or transmigrations of the human soul.