Altered State of Consciousness (ASC)
This is a term referring to any state of consciousness that is different from "normal" states of waking or sleeping. Includes hypnosis, trance, ecstasy, psychedelic and meditative experience.
An invisible breath, emanation or radiation. A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; a spiritual atmosphere that pertains to emotions being felt.
When mediums apparently allow spirits to communicate through them.
The power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses.
An area or place that, for an unknown reason, seems to be at a lower temperature than the surrounding areas. Some believe these are signs of paranormal activity.
A spiritual or ghostly double or counterpart; an apparitional double of a living person.
An immaterial or ethereal substance, especially the transparent corporeal presence of a spirit or ghost. A semi-fluid substance exuded by a physical medium from which materializations may form. Ecto is also what we call the smokey, mist-like substance captured on film that is believed to be spirit energy.
Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) Meter/Detector
Also called a gauss or magnetometer, it lets you know the Electro Magnetic Field readings in an area. The presence of a spirit may produce or disturb electromagnetic energy.
Electronic Voice Phenomenon
The capturing of spirit voices on recording devices.
Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)
Communication or perception by means other than the physical senses.
Strange phenomena, especially those that challenge conventional scientific knowledge. Named after the American researcher and writer Charles Fort.
A Ghost usually refers to the residual energy of a person, animal or even an inanimate object that has been imprinted in the location, only to be played over and over again like a recording in time. Unlike Spirits, Ghosts don't seem to interact.
A photographic method involving high frequency electric current, discovered by Semyon Davidovich and Valentina Kirlian in the Soviet Union. Kirlian photographs often show colored halos or "auras" surrounding objects. The colors in the photographs are believed to show several factors such as stress, ill health or the state of one's soul.
The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, that are inexplicable by science. The term was coined by investigator Joseph Rhine.