Glossary of Paranormal Terms

Paranormal

A term used to describe anything out of the ordinary.

Parapsychology

The scientific study of paranormal phenomena.

Pareidolia

A psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often images or sounds) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.

Pendulum

Typically a crystal or stone suspended from a chain. Pendulums are used for divination or to communicate with spirit.

Phantom

An apparition of an entity.Can also refer to a distortion of the senses, like the sensation that a missing limb is still attached to the body.

Phenomena

A term used to describe more than one event or occurrence that cannot be explained by traditional science.

Phenomenon

A term used to describe an event or occurrence that cannot be explained by traditional science.

Physical Mediumship

A type of communication with spirits or ghosts, using both physical energy and consciousness of the medium.

Planchette

A pointing device used for spirit communication. Often triangular or heart shaped.

Poltergeist

The term comes from Germany and translates to "noisy ghost". This type of paranormal activity has often been blamed on evil ghosts or spirits. However, more recent theories imply a connection to psychokinesis.

Possession

When an entity or spirit takes control of a person.

Precognition

Having knowledge of future events.

Premonition

The feeling or warning of future events.

Progression Hypnotherapy

When you visit past lives through hypnosis.

PSI

A term used to describe psychic power or ability.

Psychic

A person who professes an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP), or who is said by others to have such abilities.

Psychic Attack

Refers to a physic or mental attack by an entity or person.

Psychokenesis

The ability to move physical objects using only the mind.
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Last updated on Friday, 16 Nov 2012 at 23:50