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Glossary

Absent Healing: The transference of healing energy from spirit to a healing instrument on the earth plane, who mentally transmits this energy to the patient, regardless of distance.
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Apport: A tangible object which manifests by non-physical means.
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Asport: The reverse of an apport. Objects that disappear, usually from a seance room.
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Astral Body: The double of the human body, its animating force, providing the body with consciousness.
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Astral Travel: The astral body making an appearance at a distance from the physical body.
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Aura: The energy field that surrounds both animate and inanimate bodies.
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Automatic Writing: A spirit entity communicates written messages by guiding a pen/pencil which is held lightly by a person on the earth plane.
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Clairaudience: The psychic ability to hear voices and sounds attributed to those from higher realms. Clairaudience may produce sounds in the psychic's ear or it may activate vibrational sound waves in the brain's centre.
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Clairsentience: The psychic sense that something significant is about to happen. Commonly known as intuition.
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Clairvoyance: The psychic ability to see discarnate beings and/or future events.
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Direct Voice: Using an ectoplasmic voice box, spirits can make themselves heard during a seance.
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Discarnate: Spirit entity; without a physical body.
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Ectoplasm: A living substance exuded by a physical medium and utilized by spirit for materialization. Described variously as being gelatinous, jelly-like and viscous.
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Higher Self: One's spiritual self, realized through meditation.
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Incarnate: That which has a physical, bodily existence.
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Independent Voice: Spirit voice heard during a seance that is independent of the medium or ectoplasmic voice box.
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Instrument: One in the physical world who acts as a channel for spirit entities.
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Materialization: Manifestation of spirit entities using ectoplasm from a physical medium.
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Meditation: A regular practice that often leads to a feeling of inner calm and peacefulness and may result in profound experiences of self-realization and higher-life awareness.
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Medium: One who acts as an intermediary between entities in the spirit world and humans in the physical world.
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Old Soul: One who has accumulated spiritual wisdom through life experiences on several different planes.
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Over Shadow: The very earliest stage of trance.
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Psychometry: Holding an object for the purpose of psychically receiving impressions from that object, about its history, or about its owner.
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Psychokinesis: The paranormal ability to move physical objects using only the power of the mind.
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Seance: A meeting convened for the purpose of summoning and communicating with spirits.
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Silver Cord: Impression of an umbilical cord linking the physical and astral bodies.
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Transfiguration: While in trance or deep meditation, one takes on the facial characteristics and mannerisms of the communicating spirit as he or she was known while on the earth.
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