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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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Term introduced into parapsychology by Charles Richet to describe the “exteriorized substance” produced out of the bodies of some physical mediums and from which materializations are sometimes formed. [From the Greek ektos, ... More

Dream; Veridical

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
An apparently paranormal dream, inasmuch as some of the dream details give information about events normally unknowable to the experient.  More


A behavioral automatism in which, generally, a “dowsing rod” (also called a divining rod: often a forked twig but sometimes a pendulum) is employed to locate subterranean water, oil, and so on, or other concealed items by following the ... More


Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
An apparitional double or counterpart of a living person. See also Astral Body ; Bilocation [German for “doublewalker”]  More


Word sometimes used to refer to the acquiring of paranormal information, frequently (but not invariably) by the use of such various practices as tea-leaf reading, palmistry, scrying , the I Ching , Tarot cards and so on.  More


Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
A process in which a body of awareness (perceptual, memory, physical) becomes separated or blocked from the main center of consciousness; examples are trance-speaking, automatic writing , amnesia, multiple personality, and so on; thought by some to be a ... More

Diagnosis; Paranormal

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
The determination of the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition by means of extrasensory perception . See also Healing, Psychic .  More

Dermo-Optical Perception (DOP)

Term used by G. Razran to refer to the ability to discriminate color and brightness by means of touch. Also known as “skin vision,” “finger vision,” “dermal vision,” “digital sight” [From the Latin digitus ... More

Deja Vu

French for “already seen,” the feeling or illusion of having previously experienced an event or place actually being encountered for the first time; also called “false memory,” or “memory without recognition,” although ... More


A highly complex series of independent communications delivered paranormally (and ostensibly from one or more discarnate entities ) to two or more geographically separate mediums such that the complete message is not clear until the separate fragments ... More

Crisis Apparition

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
See under Apparition . More


Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
(i) A personality purporting to be that of some deceased individual, believed to take control of the medium’s actions and speech during trance , and/or who habitually relays messages from the communicator to the sitter . (ii) In the context of ... More

Cold Reading

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
A set of statements purportedly gained by paranormal means but which in fact is wholly based on broadly accurate generalizations and/or on information obtained directly from the person seeking the reading , such as can be gleaned from facial gestures, ... More

Coincidence; In The Paranormal

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Two events are said to constitute a coincidence if they occur in such a way as to strike an observer as being highly related as regards their structure or their “meaning”; to dismiss such an occurrence as a “mere coincidence” is ... More


Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015
As a noun, a person endowed with a special talent for clairvoyance ; not to be confused with its colloquial usage meaning “a fortune-teller”; As an adjective, involving or pertaining to clairvoyance. More
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