[Difference between “Spiritualists” and “Spiritists”]
Theosophist, April, 1880
Article selection by M. Camille Flammarion | Note by H.P.B.
“Spiritism feels too grateful to the great scientist William Crookes that anything to his greater glory should remain unnoticed. Suffice then, that he is the author of the admirable researched on Radiant Matter of which the whole press entertained lately the French public, 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.1
1. 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.