"'The discovery consists,' he says, 'in subjecting the vapors of volatile liquids to the action of concentrated sun-light, or to the concentrated beam of the electric light.' The vapors of certain nitrites, iodides and acids are subjected to the action of the light in an experimental tube, lying horizontally, and so arranged that the axis of the tube and that of the parallel beams issuing from the lamp are coincident. The vapors form clouds of gorgeous tints, and arrange themselves into the shapes of vases, of bottles and cones, in nests of six or more; of shells, of tulips, roses, sunflowers, leaves and of involved scrolls. 'In one case,'he tells us, 'the cloud-bud grew rapidly into a serpent's head; a mouth was formed, and from the cloud, a cord of cloud resembling a tongue was discharged.' Finally, to cap the climax of marvels, 'once it positively assumed the form of a fish, with eyes, gills, and feelers. The twoness of the animal form was displayed throughout, and no disk, coil, or speck existed on one side that did not exist on the other.'"
(H.P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled)
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