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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Psychokinetic Metal-Bending (PK-MB)

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A psychokinetic effect in which metallic objects such as keys, cutlery and so on are subjected to more or less permanent deformation or other structural change. More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Paranormal action; term coined by Henry Holt and adopted by J. B. Rhine to refer to the direct influence of mind on a physical system that cannot be entirely accounted for by the mediation of any known physical energy. See also Psi-Kappa under Psi; ... More

Psychic Surgery

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A form of psychic healing practiced particularly in the Philippines, in which diseased tissue are said to be removed without the use of surgical instruments, and bleeding, infection, and the like, are inhibited paranormally . The term is also used of ... More

Psychic Archeology

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Archeological research which is pursued with the assistance of a sensitive or other source of paranormal information.  More

Psychical Research

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The original term for “ parapsychology , ” still widely used, especially in Britain. More


As a noun, “psychic” refers to an individual who possesses psi ability of some kind and to a relatively high degree; as an adjective, it is nowadays applied to paranormal events, abilities, research, and so on, and thus means ... More

PSI Phenomenon

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Any event which results from, or is an instance of, the operation of psi ; examples are the forms of extrasensory perception and psychokinesis . More


The use of psi in such a way that the target at which the subject is aiming is “missed” (that is, responded to incorrectly, in a test of extrasensory perception ; or influenced in a direction contrary to aim, in a test of psychokinesis ) more ... More


The use of psi in such a way that the target at which the subject is aiming is “hit” (that is, correctly responded to, in a test of extrasensory perception ; or influenced, in a test of psychokinesis ), more frequently than would be expected ... More


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Favorable to, or facilitative of, the occurrence of psi, whether it be manifested as psi-hitting or psi-missing .  More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A general blanket term, proposed by B. P. Wiesner and seconded by R. H. Thouless (1942), and used either as a noun or adjective to identify paranormal processes and paranormal causation; the two main categories of psi are psi-gamma (paranormal cognition; ... More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A feeling or impression that something is about to happen, especially something ominous or dire, yet about which no normal information is available. See Precognition . [From the Latin præ , “prior to,” + monitio , ... More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A form of extrasensory perception in which the target is some future event that cannot be deduced from normally known data in the present. Compare Retrocognition . [From the Latin præ -, “prior to,” + cognitio , “a getting to ... More


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A disturbance characterized by bizarre physical effects of paranormal origin, suggesting mischievous or destructive intent: these phenomena include the unexplained movement or breakage of objects, loud raps, the lighting of fires, and occasionally ... More


Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Broadly speaking, someone who perceives or who has a perception-like experience, in particular, the person who experiences or “receives” an extrasensory influence or impression; also one who is tested for ESP ability. Compare Agent . [From ... More
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