Reynaud, Jean (1806–1863)

Jean Reynaud was a French statesman and writer who, in his Terre at ciel (1854), set out a religious system based on the transmigration of souls which he believed was reconcilable both with Christianity and pluralism. He advocated that, at death, souls pass from planet to planet, progressively improving at each new incarnation. Among those on whom the book had a strong influence was Camille Flammarion.