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Psychics - Psychic terms
Category: People and society > Spiritualism, Parapsychology and Paranormal
Date & country: 14/09/2007, UK
Words: 415


Veridical
Information or experience that is confirmed by facts and events.

Veridical Dream
A dream that corresponds to real events (past, present or future) that are unknown to the dreamer.

Vision
A religious apparition.

Voodoo
A spiritist and ancestor religion, originating in Africa, and now found predominantly in Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba. Magical rites, trance states and possession all play a major role in Voodoo. See also Candomble, Pocomania, Santeria, Umbanda, zombie.

Werewolf
A person who has been magically transformed into a wolf or other dangerous beast. See also lycanthropy, therianthropy, shape-shifting.

White Magic
Magical spells or rituals to produce beneficial effects. Cf. black magic.

White Noise
A hiss-like sound, formed by combining all audible frequencies. See also ganzfeld.

Wicca
System of witchcraft, especially as practiced today in western countries.

Witch
Someone who practices witchcraft.

Witchcraft
Folk magic. See also wicca.

Witchdoctor
A medicine wo(man) or shaman.

Xenoglossy
The ability to speak or write in a language that has not been learned. See also glossolalia.

Yoga
Religious philosophy originating in India. It advocates the use of physical and psycho-spiritual techniques to lead the person to higher consciousness. See also meditation, siddhis.

Zener Cards
Set of 25 cards (5 each of circle, square, Greek cross, five-pointed star, three wavy lines) designed by the perceptual psychologist Karl Zener for use in card-guessing tests of ESP. Also known as ESP cards.

Zombie
A corpse that has been partly brought back to (soul-less) life by magic. See also Voodoo.