Paranormal Terms

PARANORMAL DICTIONARY

PRIMARY READINGS

Primary readings are performed during investigations at the beginning and also before any medium sessions.

PSYCH

Mentally preparing for task or occasion.

PSYCHIC

relating to the ability and phenomena that is inexplainable by natural laws

PSYCHOKINESIS (P.K.)

Having the ability to affect something with your mind without touching it.

PSYCHOMETRY

Being able to collect information about a someone or something through the touch of objects.

RECIPIENT

The person usually receiving a message or receiving paranormal experiences

REINCARNATION

The teaching that after death, the soul is held at a particular place then enters another body. This body is believed by some to enter another human body. Some religions believe it can enter different organisms.

RESIDUAL HAUNT

Usually these events are recorded by the surrounds and like a DVR, plays back events, sounds, smells and other things over and over. It is like watching a movie. Usually these types of haunts have a pattern.

REVENANT

Ghost or corpse brought back to life to haunt the living.

SATAN

Defined as an angel that rebelled against God’s instruction. He selfishly wanted control of the world. Some religions classify Satan as Jesus’s brother.

SEANCE

An event held by a group of people hoping to communicate with the dead.

SHADOW PEOPLE

They are dark masses usually hidden in dark areas. Many times, shadow people are seen because their mass is darker then the dark they are hiding in. Shadow people are believed by many to be negative. It is believed shadow people actually are souls without a body to live in. They have no physical body but are intelligent.

SHAMAN

This name is traditionally used in Asia as a healer or individual who has access to good and evil spirits and can help contribute to the world through this access.

SIGN OF THE CROSS

The sign of the cross is a gesture performed during prayer. You will see a person touch their forehead, then bring their finger or more to their chest, then the front of their left shoulder and then the right straight across. It is a gesture to symbolize Jesus Christ’s victory over death and is used to ward off evil.

SLEEP PARALYSIS

Feeling like you are awake but not being able to move.

SORCERY

The ability to create spells, curses etc. Usually sorcerers are affiliated to dark magic.

SOUL

A spiritual part of a person and some believe animals too.

SPIRIT

The soul. It is a nonphysical part of a person.

SPIRIT RESCUE

The process to help rescue spirits from being lost. Usually these spirits are spirits that have yet to transition into the proper dimension after death.

SPIRITUALISM

A religious practice focusing on the after life.

SPUNKIES

Also known as Will-o’-the-wisps. These sprite-like creatures carry whisps of light. This is a term used in Scotland.

STIGMATA

Spontaneous marks on a person’s body representative of the wound from Jesus’s crucifixion

SUCCUBUS

Female evil spirit that tries to have sex with sleeping men.

SUPERNATURAL

That which exists and is above the normal.

SYNCHRONICITY

When a variety of events happen simulaneously but they all have no recognizable connection.

TALISMAN

A ring or stone that is usually known to have good luck

TELEKINESIS

The ability to move objects without physical touch.

TELEPATHY

The ability of communicating without the typical senses normally used.

TIME-DISPLACEMENT

New forms of activity take over older forms.

UFO

Unidentified Flying Object

UNDEAD

Deceased beings who continue to roam like they remain alive.

VAMPIRE

An undead person who sucks the blood of humans and lives nocturnally.

VOODOO

A dark religion primarily in Haiti which involves using a doll to place curses and spells on individuals.

VORTEX

The perfect example of this is the Bermuda Triangle. It is a place where several ships or planes have gotten lost inside a particular mass area. This is known as an energy vortex.

WARLOCK

Man who practices witchcraft or sorcery

WEREWOLF

A person who transitions from human to wolf form. This is also known as Lycanthropy

WICCA

Usually known as a form of paganism.

WITCH

A woman supposedly having magic powers. Legendary stereotype is a woman with powers wearing a black hat and flying on brooms.

WRAITH

A ghost like image that appears after death.

YAHWEH

The word for God in Jewish and Christian religions.

YETI

A Bigfoot type of creature believed to be in the Himalayan Mountains. Some know it as the Abominable Snowman.

ZARCANOR

A malevolent spirit who usually attacks people in their sleep causing bruises, scratches and nightmares.

ZEPHYR

Spirit manifesting as the Western Wind.

ZOMBIE

A corpse raised from death primarily Haitian origin. This spirit is treated as a slave mentally.