Sir William Crookes – Nikola Tesla’s Mentor

Sir William Crookes was a giant among researchers.

The son of 16 children of moderate means he rose to the heights of the science world and inspired an entire generation. When Tesla’s friends disappeared only Crookes stood beside him.


It was Sir William Crookes work with cathode Rays and his discovery of Radiant Matter that inspired Tesla to investigate the deeper aetheric phenomena behind electricity, the aether. Crookes didn’t stop there and went even deeper into the paranormal.

Crookes wrote a great many articles on chemistry, physics and eventually Spiritualism. His book Radiant matter can be found at the William Crookes Keychest