27. If from these, we turn to consider the different categories of believers, we
remark those who are spiritists without being aware of it; they are, properly speaking, a
variety of the preceding class. Without ever having heard of the spiritist theory, they
have an innate sentiment of the grand principles which it embraces; and this sentiment
is found reflected, in certain passages of their writings or their words, so clearly that
they might almost be supposed to be completely initiated. We find numerous examples
of this class among writers, both sacred and profane; among poets, orators, moralists,
and philosophers, both ancient and modern.