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For those of you who are unfamiliar with some of the mainstream psychic phenomenon definitions, I have comprised short interpretations of the most common ones on this page, so that you may better understand the meanings.

You may also access Wikipedia for more in-depth information.



Akashic Records:  Akasha originates from the Sanskrit word meaning sky, space or eather.  The Akashic Records contain all knowledge of human experience stored in the Universal Library of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane, the Spirit World.


Clairvoyance: Originates from the French words clair meaning (clear) and voyance meaning (vision) is used to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses, a form of ESP. A person said to have the ability of clairvoyance is referred to as a clairvoyant (one who sees clearly).


Clairaudience: Originates from the French words clair, (clear) and audience, (hearing) is used to denote the faculty of extra sensory hearing that is the perception of sounds, voices and music not audible to normal hearing.


Clairsentience: From the French words clair, (clear) and sentience, (sensing) and is the faculty of super-physical sense perception.  It overlaps with other psychic abilities such as clairaudience and clairvoyance and is the psychic perception of smell, taste, touch, emotions and physical sensations, registered either internally or externally manifesting as brief smells, sounds, or sights


Clairalience: Originates from the French words clair (clear) & alience (smelling), is a form of ESP wherein a person acquires psychic knowledge primarily by means of smelling.


Claircognizance: Originates from the French words clair (clear) and cognizance (knowledge), is a form of ESP wherein a person acquires psychic knowledge primarily by means of intrinsic knowledge. It is the ability to know something without a physical explanation why you know it, like the concept of Mediums.

Clairgustance: Originates from the French words clair (clear) and gustance (taste), is defined as a form of ESP that allegedly allows one to taste a substance without putting anything in one's mouth. It is claimed that those who possess this ability are able to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.

Extrasensory perception: (ESP) involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the sense and not deducible from previous experience. ESP is also sometimes casually referred to as a sixth sense, gut instinct or hunch.


Medium: A medium is a person who is able to sense the presence of a Spirit, either through their physical senses, thoughts and impressions. These physical senses, thoughts and impressions form a spiritual dialogue communicated by Spirit. Mediumship, is the process of conveying this spiritual dialogue into the physical realm.

Psychic: Originates from the Greek psychikos (of the soul, mental) refers to an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through ESP. Every person has levels of such abilities.


Parapsychology: Originates from the Greek word para meaning (alongside), and psychology.

Parapsychology is the study of paranormal psychic phenomena, including ESP.


Precognition: Originates from the Latin word præ (prior to) and cognitio (a getting to know), denotes a form of ESP wherein a person perceives information about places or events through paranormal means before they happen


Psychokinesis: Originates from the Greek work, psyche meaning (mind, soul, heart, or breath) and kinesis, meaning (motion). Psychokinesis literally means movement from the mind"


Psychometry: Originates from the Greek words psukhē, (spirit, soul) and metron, (measure).The ability to receive information about an object or the owner of an object, by holding the object.


Telepathy: Originates from the Greek words tele meaning (distant) and patheia, meaning (to be affected by). It refers to the transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses.







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