Glossary of Psi


A Ghost Psychic Photography
Agent Goat Psychic Surgery
Alpha H Psychokinesis
Altered State/States of Consciousness Hallucination Psychokinetic Metal-Bending
Anomalistic Psychology Haunting Psychometry
Anomalous Healing; Psychic Psychotronics
Anomaly Hypnagogic State Q
ANPSI Hynopompic State Qualitative Experiment
Apparition Hypnosis Quantitative Experiment
Astral Body
Astral Travel


Intuition Random Number Generator (RNG)
  J Reading
B Judging Receiver
Biofeedback K Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis
Allobiofeedback Kirlian Photography Reincarnation
Bio-PK L Remote Viewing
C Levitation Associational Remote Viewing
Chance Lucid Dream Retroactive PK

Luminous Phenomena





Clairvoyant Meditation Sensitive
Coincidence; In the Paranormal Mentalism Shaman
Cold Reading Metal-Bending Sheep
Control Micro-PK Super Sheep (or White Sheep)
Crisis Apparition Mini-Geller Sheep Goat Effect (SGE)
Cross-Correspondences Muscle-Reading Spontaneous Case
D Mystical Experience Subliminal
Deja-Vu N Survival
Dermo-Optical Perception Near Death Experience (NDE) Synchronicity
Diagnosis; Paranormal O T
Dissociation Occult Latent Telepathy
Divination Out-Of-Body Experience (OBE) Precognitive Telepathy
Doppelganger P Thoughtography
Dowsing ESP Projection Thought-Transference
Dream; Veridical Paranormal Trance
E Parapsychological Trance Personality
Ectoplasm Parapsychology Transliminality
Electroencephalograph (EEG) Past Life Regression V
Electroencephalography Percipient Veridical
Electronic Voice Phenomena Photography; Paranormal Z
ESP PK Zener Cards
ESP Cards Poltergeist  
Exceptional Human Experience Precognition  
Experimenter Effect Premonition  

Extra Sensory Perception

Faith Healing PSI-Conducive  
Fantasy Proneness PSI-Hitting  
G PSI-Missing  
Ganzfeld PSI Phenomenon  
Manuel Ganzfeld Psychic(al)  
Auto Ganzfeld Psychical Research  
Geller Effect Psychic Archeology  
General Extrasensory Perception Psychic Healing  


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Zener Cards

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The original name given to the ESP cards; named after the perceptual psychologist Karl Zener, a colleague of Rhine’s, who apparently suggested the symbols to be used on the cards (circle, cross, square, star, and wavy lines). More


Truthful; corresponding to, or conveying fact. [From the Latin veridicus , derived from verum , “truth” + dicere , “to say”] More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Term introduced by Michael A. Thalbourne (1991a), meaning literally “the tendency to cross the threshold into awareness.” Persons exhibiting a high degree of transliminality are more likely to believe in, and claim experience of, paranormal ... More


A state of dissociation in which the individual is oblivious to their situation and surroundings, and in which various forms of automatism may be expressed; usually exhibited under hypnotic , mediumistic or shamanistic conditions. [From the Old French ... More

Precognitive Telepathy

The paranormal acquisition of information concerning the future mental state of another conscious being.  More

Latent Telepathy

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
An instance of telepathy in which there seems to be a time lag between the agent’s attempt to transmit the target, and the percipient’s awareness of that target. More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Term coined by Frederic Myers to refer to the paranormal acquisition of information concerning the thoughts, feelings or activity of another conscious being; the word has superseded earlier expressions such as “thought-transference.” See also ... More


Term coined by Carl Jung (with Wolfgang Pauli, 1955) to refer to the occurrence of acausal but meaningful coincidences . [From the Greek synchronos , derived from synchronizein , “to be contemporary with,” derived from syn -, ... More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Continued existence of the consciousness of the individual person in some form and for at least some time after the destruction of their physical body; life-after-death; not to be considered synonymous with “immortality,” which implies ... More


Term coined by Frederic Myers to refer to events occurring beneath the “threshold” of conscious awareness. [From the Latin sub , “below, under,” + limen (liminus), “threshold”]   More

Spontaneous Case

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A discrete incident of ostensible spontaneous psi . More

Sheep Goat Effect (SGE)

Term first used by Gertrude Schmeidler to describe the relationship between acceptance of the possibility of extrasensory perception occurring under the given experimental conditions, and the level of scoring actually achieved on that ESP test: subjects ... More

Super Sheep (Or White Sheep)

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Term introduced by John Beloff and David Bate (1970) to describe a subject who is sure that their score on a test of extrasensory perception will be high, by virtue of their own psychic ability. More


Term originally used by Gertrude Schmeidler 1943) to describe a subject who does not reject the possibility that extrasensory perception could occur under the conditions of the given experimental situation; this somewhat narrow meaning has been extended ... More


A tribal medium , witch-doctor, or priest accredited with supernatural powers as originally exemplified by Siberian tribes. [From the German Schamane , derived from the Russian shaman , derived from Tungusic samân ]  More
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