Psychic & metaphysical glossary

Akashic Records
A record of carefully recorded memories of all and everyone’s, good and bad deeds and events and experiences collated since the beginning of time, believed by some mystical doctrines to be stored permanently in a spiritual substance (Akasha).
Astrology
The study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.
Aura
The energy field emanating from the surface of a person or object. This emanation is visualised as an outline of cascading colour and may be held to represent soul vibrations, Chakric emergence or a reflection of surrounding energy fields.
Chakra
A centre of activity that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy. Chakra are commonly described as energy centres in the spine located at major branching’s of the human nervous system, beginning at the base of the spinal column and moving upward to the top of the skull. There are seven major chakras.
Channeling
Transmitting of messages from one world to another.
Charm stone
A mineral specimen that certain people believe has healing, mystical or paranormal powers.
Clairaudience
The power to hear things outside the range of normal perception. Most Channelers (also known as Mediums) work with both clairvoyance and clairaudience.
Clairsentience
A person who can feel the vibration of other people. There are different degrees of clairsentience ranging from the perception and understanding of health conditions, to the thoughts or emotions of other people. There are two forms of Clairsentience: empathy and psychic knowing. Clairsentience is the ability to perceive a person or a situation engaging a “sixth” sense to ‘view’ the energy at hand.
Clairvoyance
The ability to see mentally what is normally out of sight. Exceptional insight: acute intuitive insight and perception.
Colour Therapy
The individual colours of the spectrum each give off a unique vibration that affects our body’s physical and mental wellbeing. Colour has a profound effect on our daily lives. Colour therapy is the use of colour, usually combined with light, crystals, gems and their corresponding chakras to heal certain ailments of the body and spirit.
Crystal Healing
The therapeutic application of crystals and gemstones for healing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Also Gem Therapy and Gemstone-Reiki Therapy.
Divination
The discovery of information that is not readily available to the conscious mind. It is the way discovering of occult or hidden information. All psychics do some form of divination in order to guide and help their clients.
Empath
An individual that can psychically feel what another individual is feeling and use this information to help another by revealing what is felt at a very deep level. The empath may actually experience the pain, joy, or fear of the person that they are helping.
Extrasensory perception
Perception by means other than through the ordinary senses, as in telepathy, clairvoyance or precognition. Apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses.
Feng Shui
The ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal is to promote the positive flow of chi (energy) in one’s home and environment in order to find harmony and prosperity in one’s life and relationships. This is a shamanistic form of guidance and help.
Holistic
Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts (holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body).
Intuition
The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition. A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.
Intuitive
An individual who can retrieve information about an individual, an event, or question based upon information that is not normally available on a conscious level. An intuitive person has heightened sensitivity to the energies surrounding an individual.
Light Worker
A person who feels inspired to help others through spiritual meditation, teaching, healing, prayer, writing and speaking through unconditional love. Also refers to a person who works with light energy according to a wide variety of New Age and alternative healing practices. Some of the more common forms of light work are healing modalities that use different energetic processes such as Reiki, and balancing or connecting energies from one place to another, such as from the universe to the earth grids.
Medium
A person who has the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension.
Mentalism
Parapsychological activities, such as telepathy and mind reading; the belief that some mental phenomena cannot be explained by physical laws.
Metaphysical
Without material form or tangible substance.
Numerology
The study of the occult meanings of numbers and their influence on human life.
Occult
Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
Oracle
A method by which an individual can obtain guidance from spiritual sources. Examples are tarot cards, rune stones, Ouija Boards, pendulums and so forth. A psychic is an oracle for the client with whom he or she consults.
Palmistry
The practice or art of telling fortunes and determining personality from the lines, marks and patterns on the palms of the hands.
Paranormal
Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation; seemingly outside normal sensory channels.
Parapsychology
The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance and psychogenesis, which are inexplicable by science; the study of the evidence of mental awareness or influence of external objects without interaction from known physical means.
Premonition
A presentiment of the future; a foreboding; a warning in advance; a forewarning.
Psychic
A person responsive to psychic forces; capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy. This is a broad term used to define those who work in the area of spiritual counselling, guidance and advice.
Radiesthesia
Radiesthesia is the claimed paranormal or parapsychological ability to detect "radiation" within the human body. According to the theory, all human bodies give off unique or characteristic "radiations" as do all other physical bodies or objects. Such radiations are often termed an "aura".
Reiki
A complimentary therapy of healing. The technique is similar to the laying on of hands, which is said to channel "healing energy" through the palms of the hands.
Runes
Stones or tiles that are inscribed with ancient Viking or Scandinavian alphabet that have special means that psychics can use for discovering the guidance that one needs today.
Séance
A meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, esp. through the agency of a medium.
Seer
A person who can see into the future; a prophet. “One that sees”
Shaman
A spiritual healer who helps the client to find a connection between the visible and invisible world. A shaman will often work with herbs, use drumming and ritual, and vision quests to find answers to the complicating questions of modern life. Every indigenous culture had a shamanic leader and those who practice today follow many native paths or teachings. They always work with spiritual guides or totem animals.
Sixth Sense
Any sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell
Soul Mate
A soul mate is any individual with whom one has a spiritual connection from a past life. This could be friends, family members, lovers, and even enemies. This is different from a Twin Flame.
Sound Therapy
Refers to a range of therapies in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. In general, this therapy is based on the theory that all of life vibrates, including people's bodies. When a person's healthy resonant frequency is out of balance, physical and emotional health is affected. Treatment by sound waves is believed to restore that healthy balance to the body. Healing is done by transmitting beneficial sound to the affected area.
Spiritualism
The belief that the dead communicate with the living, as through a medium.
Supernatural
Of or relating to existence outside the natural world; attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces.
Synchronicity
The belief that everything and everyone in the universe is connected by a universal force and therefore there is no coincidence. The famous Swiss Psychoanalyst, Carl Jung referred to synchronicity as “meaningful coincidence”.
Tarot Cards
Set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortune teller.
Telepathy
Communication through means other than the senses, as by the exercise of an occult power.
Theurgy
Theurgy (from Greek θεουργία) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more gods, especially with the goal of uniting with the divine, achieving henosis, and perfecting oneself.
Third Eye
A metaphysical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. The third eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance, precognition, and out-of-body experiences, and people who have allegedly developed the capacity to use their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.
Totem Animal
In Native American Indian culture these are different animal guides that come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey.
Twin Flame
The other half of a soul that has been divided by being born into this physical reality. When twin flames meet it is as if the soul is complete again. One may or may not marry a twin flame. In fact, one’s twin flame could be a friend, one’s child, or even one’s business partner. One can recognize a twin flame when a feeling of being complete brings peace to the heart.
Zodiac
A band of the sky along which the sun, the moon, and most of the planets move. It is divided into twelve parts, with each part named for a nearby constellation.