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Absent Healing
A healing that takes place when the healer is not in direct contact with the person to be healed.
Absent Sitter
A person, not present during a sitting, on whose behalf readings are given.
Agent
(a) Person who attempts to communicate information to another in an ESP experiment. (b) The subject in a psychokinesis experiment. (c) Person who is the focus of poltergeist activity.
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)
Alchemy
The ancient Science of turning the base metals into gold or silver through a chemical process. Alchemy’s byproduct; Quicksilver, was believed to possess magical powers.
Alien Abduction
The experience of being abducted by alien creatures, usually into spacecraft.
Allotriophagy
Regurgitation of contents not normally found inside the stomach. This is alleged to be seen in demonic possessions and exorcisms.
Alpha Rhythm
A 10Hz signal that stimulates electrical activity in the brain to produce a state of mental relaxation.
Altered State of Consciousness
A process that describes any state of consciousness that is different from a normal state of waking or sleeping. This can include hypnosis, trance, and meditative experiences.
Amulet
An object that is believed to possess the power to ward off evil spirits & ghosts; or to bring a person good luck.
Angels
Benevolent spiritual beings who help people in need.
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. See also Mesmerism.
Animal Mutilation
Includes cases in which animal corpses...(mostly cattle)...have been found with unusual injuries that don't appear to have a reasonable explanation for cause of death. Injuries regularly appear to have been done with surgical precision.
Animal Psi
Paranormal abilities exhibited by animals. Also known as "Anpsi".
Animism
Practices based on the belief that all living things in natural have their own spiritual essence or soul.

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