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ABSENT HEALING
Healing that hermes bolide replica handbags takes place when the healer is not in direct contact with the louis vuitton Epi handbags online person to be healed.

Last updated:May 5, 2014

ABSENT SITTER
A person, not replica versace watches present during a iwc ingenieur replica sitting, on whose behalf readings are rolex gmt-master ii replica given. See also Proxy Sitting.

Last updated:November 19, 2014

ACUPUNCTURE
Traditional Chinese medical practice that involves sticking needles into specific locations on the body. See Healing
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AGENT
(a) Person replica welder watches who attempts to communicate iwc portofino replica information to another in an ESP experiment.
(b) The subject in a rolex gmt-master vintage replica psychokinesis experiment.
(c) Person who is the focus of poltergeist activity.

Last updated:November 19, 2014

AKASHIC RECORDS
Memories" of all experiences since the beginning of time, believed by some mystical doctrines to be stored permanently in a spiritual substance (Akasha).
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ALIEN ABDUCTION
Reported experiences of being abducted by alien creatures, often into spacecraft. Abductees often experience lost time and suffer loss of memory. When memories are recovered, often using hypnotic regression, abductees may report that surgical operations were performed on them.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ALPHA RHYTHM
Electrical activity in the brain (about 10 cycles per second) associated with a state of mental relaxation.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ALTERED STATE
Altered State of Consciousness (ASC). A term used to refer to any state of consciousness that is different from "normal" states of waking or sleeping. ASCs include hypnosis, trance, ecstasy, psychedelic and meditative experience. ASCs do not necessarily have paranormal features
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANCESTOR WORSHIP
Religious practices involving the veneration of dead ancestors
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANGELS
Benevolent spiritual beings who help people in need.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANIMAL MAGNETISM
A term coined by F.A. Mesmer to refer to a putative force or fluid capable of being transmitted from one person to another, producing healing effects
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANIMAL MUTILATION
Refers to cases in which animal corpses (often cattle) have been found with bizarre injuries that do not seem to have a normal explanation in terms of illness, accident or action of predators. Cuts and injuries often appear to have been carried out with surgical precision. Typically the corpse is drained of blood. Certain body parts may be absent (e.g., genitals).

Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANIMISM
Religious practices based on the belief that all living things and natural objects have their individual spiritual essence or soul.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANNOUNCING DREAM
A dream believed to announce an individual's rebirth. See also reincarnation.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE
A general term referring to unusual experiences that cannot be explained in terms of current scientific knowledge. Cf. psi.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANOMALOUS PHENOMENA
Natural phenomena that cannot be explained in terms of current scientific knowledge. See also Fortean phenomena.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ANOXIA
See cerebral anoxia.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

APPARITION
A visual appearance (cf. hallucination), often of a person or scene, generally experienced in a waking or hypnagogic / hypnopompic state. See also crisis apparition, ghost, haunting.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ARTEFACT
In parapsychology, false evidence of paranormal phenomena, due to some extraneous normal influence.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ASTRAL BODY
A term used by occultists, spiritualists and theosophists for the out of body experience. It is believed to result when the astral body separates from the physical body.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ASTROLOGY
A theory and practice which attempts to identify the ways in which astronomical events are correlated with events on earth (e.g., with an individual's personality and biography, or with social and political trends).
Last updated:March 8, 2006

ATAVISM
Re-emergence of ancestral characteristics; a genetic throwback.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AUGURY
Divination.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AURA
A field of energy believed by some to surround living creatures. Certain clairvoyants claim to be able to see the aura (generally as a luminous, coloured halo). See also Kirlian photography.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AUTOMATIC
See automatism.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AUTOMATIC WRITING
The ability to write intelligible messages without conscious control or knowledge of what is being written. See also automatism, dissociation.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AUTOMATISM
Physical activites (e.g., arm movements, writing, drawing, musical performance) that occur without the automatist's conscious control or knowledge. Also known as motor automatism. See also automatic writing, dissociation.
Last updated:March 8, 2006

AUTOSCOPY
(a) Seeing one's "double". See also astral body.
(b) Looking back at one's own body from a position outside of the body. See also out of body experience.
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Last updated:March 8, 2006

BA
Ancient Egyptian concept of a person's essence, believed to be be immortal. Cf. Ka. See also Soul.

Last updated:March 21, 2006

BANSHEE
In Gaelic belief, a female entity who heralds a death by groaning and screaming.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BARDO
In Tibetan Buddhism, an intermediate state of existence, usually referring to the state between life and rebirth.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BASIC TECHNIQUE
Term used in card-guessing tests of clairvoyance, in which the top card of the deck is placed to one side after each guess.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BILLET READING
Procedure in which a question is secretly written on a piece of paper which is folded or sealed in an envelope, and handed to the psychic who attempts to answer the question. Various trickery can be employed by fraudulent psychics and mentalists.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BIO-PK
Psychokinetic effects on biological processes.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BIOFEEDBACK
A general term for techniques that involve giving a person information about their current physiological state (e.g., heart rate, EEG). Biofeedback is used to enable people to control consciously their physiological processes.

Last updated:March 21, 2006

BLACK ART
Conjuring technique of concealing objects using black covers against a black background. Also used by fraudulent mediums.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BLACK MAGIC
Magical spells or rituals practiced with the intention of harming others. Cf. white magic .
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BLIND MATCHING
An identical procedure to open matching, except that the key cards are unseen by the subject.
Last updated:March 21, 2006

BOOK TEST
(a) A communication in which the sitter is asked to look at a specific book and page in order to receive a significant message.
(b) An effect in which the psychic or mentalist divines the words written on a particular page of a book.

Last updated:March 21, 2006
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