Precipitation of Matter
One of the phenomena of Spiritualism known as the ‘‘passing
of solids through solids.’’ The theory suggests before one
solid body passes through another it is resolved into its component
atoms, to be precipitated in its original form when the passage
is completed. Camille Flammarion suggested a parallel
the passage of a piece of ice (a solid) through a napkin. The ice
passes through the napkin in the form of water, and may afterwards
be re-frozen.
Sources
Zöllner, J. C. F. Transcendental Physics. London W. H. Harrison,
1882.