Denis, Leon (1846–1927)
The apostle of French Spiritism (the name by which Spiritualism
is generally termed in France, distinguished by its acceptance
of the ideas surrounding reincarnation) on whom the
mantle of Allan Kardec fell. He claimed to have been directly
inspired by the spirit of Kardec in his activity as a tireless propagandist,
teacher, and author of important and popular
books. Another influence was a spirit, ‘‘Jerome of Prague,’’ that
communicated through typtology beginning in 1892 and addressed
Denis as ‘‘my son.’’
Sources
Baumard, Claire. Leon Denis intime. N.p., n.d.
Denis, Leon. d’Apres la Mort. N.p., n.d.
———. Dans l’Invisible (Spiritisme et Mediumnité). N.p., n.d.
———. Genie Celtique, et le Monde Invisible. N.p., n.d.
———. Jeanne d’Arc Medium L’Au-delà et la Survivance de
l’Etré, La Grande Énigme. Translated as The Mystery of Joan of Arc.
New York E. P. Dutton, 1925.
Luce, Gaston. Leon Denis l’apotre du spiritisme, sa vie, son oeuvre.
N.p., n.d.
Le Probleme de l’Etre et de la Destinée Christianisme et Spiritisme.
Translated as Christianity & Spiritualism. London,, [1904].