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    Table-Tilting

    Mysterious movements of a table, usually occurring in a seance when a group of people place their hands on the surface of the table. Often the movements are interpreted as spirit communications. Also known as table-turning or table-tipping.​


    Table-Turning

    See table-tilting.

    Tactile Telekinesis

    The ability to manipulate objects by touching them. People who are tactile telekinetics can carry massive or heavy objects with very little effort. ​


    Target

    The object or event which the subject attempts to perceive (ESP tests) or influence (PK tests).​


    Tarot Cards

    A set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortune teller.​


    Tartarus

    The dark and pain-filled prison located in the center of Hell. It was created by the old gods where all pantheons would banish the evil souls they wish to torment for their crimes on Earth. This dark and woeful place is as far beneath the etheric earth as heaven is above. The entire prison is nine floors deep and lined with caverns and holding cells where screams of agony echo, begging for mercy. The occupants are seldom in a state to be recognized by even their own mothers, and the caverns are laid out like a intricate labyrinth. Around Tartarus runs a fence of bronze with gates that the god Poseidon fixed in such a way as to offer no escape. Tartarus falls in the domain of the Infernal Forces of Hell.

    Technopathy

    The ability to manipulate electrical fields and/or devices. Associated with electrokinesis and magnetokinesis, technokinetics stand apart from their particularly useful ability to fix broken electronics and corrupted computers.

    Telekinesis

    Paranormal movement of objects.​


    Telepathic Shield

    Shields that are designed to block out the conscious or unconscious broadcasting of thoughts that may come in range of them. Subcategory of Shield.​


    Telepathy

    Communication of information from one mind to another by means other than the known perceptual senses with the use of energetic connections. Considered a form of extra-sensory perception or anomalous cognition, telepathy is often associated with other paranormal phenomena, such as precognition, clairvoyance, and telekinesis.​


    Latent Telepathy​

    An instance of telepathy in which there seems to be a time lag between the agent’s attempt to transmit the target, and the percipient’s awareness of that target.​

    Precognitive Telepathy​

    The paranormal acquisition of information concerning the future mental state of another conscious being.​


    Teleportation

    Instant or near instant movement from one point to another without traversing the space in between.

    Telikos

    Demonic-English Phonetic for, "Armageddon. End of the World. Death to all."​


    Temporal Lobe Activity

    Electrical activity in the temporal lobes of the brain. Often associated with strange sensations, time distortions and hallucinations. Sometimes used as an explanation for seemingly paranormal experiences such as apparitions and alien abduction experiences.​


    Thanatology

    Thanatology is the academic, and often scientific, study of death among human beings. It investigates the circumstances surrounding a person's death, the grief experienced by the deceased's loved ones, and larger social attitudes towards death such as ritual and memorialization.​


    Theology

    Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods.

    Thirio

    The instinctual need inside Therians to bond and combine life forces during the consummation of mating. During this basic, powerful animal thrall that overtakes a Therian, the canine teeth will feel like they need to grow and in some rare cases grow to facilitate the bonding. ​


    Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol)

    The Bardo Thodol is a funerary text that describes the experiences of the consciousness after death during the interval known as bardo between death and rebirth. The Bardo Thodol is recited by lamas over a dying or recently deceased person, or sometimes over an effigy of the deceased.​


    Theosophy

    Quasi-religious and philosophical system of the Theosophical Society, founded in 1875 by Madame Blavatsky. Its paranormal claims were controversially and damningly reported upon by the Society for Psychical Research in 1885.​


    Therian

    Short for Therianthrope; A person who has an animal soul and a human body.​


    Theurgy

    Magical practices which aim to contact and communicate with the gods.​


    Thoughtography

    Paranormal ability to produce images on photographic film (e.g., by concentrating on a mental image). Most famously demonstrated by Ted Serios. ​


    Thought Transference

    See telepathy​


    Totem

    A totem is any entity which watches over or assists a group of people, such as a family, clan or tribe. Totems support larger groups than the individual person. In kinship and descent, if the apical ancestor of a clan is nonhuman, it is called a totem. Normally this belief is accompanied by a totemic myth.​


    Trance

    An altered state of consciousness is any state which is significantly different from a normative waking beta wave state. A synonymous phrase is "altered states of awareness".​


    Trance Medium

    A person who enters a state of trance in order to produce mediumistic phenomena.​


    Tracing

    Following an energy trail or signature to find someone or something in the Astral.​


    Transcendental Meditation

    A technique of meditation taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, involving the repetition of a sound (mantra).​


    Transmigration of Souls

    See reincarnation.​


    Transpersonal Psychology

    The study of experiences, beliefs and practices that suggest that the sense of self can extend beyond our personal or individual reality. The subject matter of transpersonal psychology overlaps to some extent with parapsychology, but the two disciplines tend to have different approaches and emphases. Parapsychology is primarily concerned to investigate evidence for and against the reality of paranormal phenomena. Transpersonal psychology, on the other hand, is more interested in investigating the transpersonal significance of such phenomena (i.e., the ways in which they may give people a sense of connectedness with a larger, more universal or spiritual reality). See also mysticism.​


    Travelling Clairvoyance

    (a) An early term for the out of body experience.
    (b) Clairvoyance exhibited when a subject travels in imagination to another location.

    Trelosa

    A rabieslike madness that comes upon Therians when they hit puberty. ​


    Trial

    In psi tests, a single attempt to demonstrate paranormal ability (e.g., one attempt to guess a card or one attempt to influence the fall of the dice).​
     
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    Ufology

    The study of UFOs.​


    Umbanda

    A Brazilian spiritist religion.​


    Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)

    Unexplained sightings of lights or objects in the sky, often taken to be evidence of extraterrestrial visitations.​


    Up Through Technique

    An experimental test for clairvoyance in which the subject guesses the order of a stacked series of target symbols (e.g., cards) from bottom to top. Cf. down through technique.​
     
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    Vampire

    Someone that requires the blood or energy of another individual, without killing them, in order to maintain their own health and abilities. Daimons in Etheric and those that are in the physical plane are said to consume blood physically or biolocatively to maintain their lifestyle. ​


    Veil

    The Veil is a large energetic barrier that sits between the Physical and the Etheric. It is said to keep both planes apart but allows entry those souls that have died on Earth and exit for those reincarnating back to Earth. The Veil is also said to be collapsing which could bring down the Veil System. It is said that if the Veil falls that there will be no restriction on energy for beings on Earth and that beings from Etheric can freely slip to Earth. ​


    Veridical

    Truthful; corresponding to, or conveying fact.​


    Veridical Dream

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


    Video ITC

    See instrumental transcommunication.​


    Vision

    A religious apparition.​


    Visualization

    Process of creating a mental image of what you want to happen.​


    Void

    A plane of nothingness; it is a place that begins and ends all things.​


    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.​
     
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    Weaving

    Manipulation of the weave of reality.​


    Whelps

    Young Therians who have reached puberty, mastered their hormones, but have yet to harness all their true potienal. This is a derogatory term.​


    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

    Wicca is a religion found in various countries throughout the world. It was first popularised in 1954 by a retired British civil servant named Gerald Gardner after the British Witchcraft Act was repealed. He claimed that the religion, of which he was an initiate, was a modern survival of an old witchcraft religion, which had existed in secret for hundreds of years, originating in the pre-Christian Paganism of Europe.​


    Will

    It is you; It is your conscious, it is your power, it is your expression on the world around you. It alludes to every action you impress on this and every other world.​


    Witchcraft

    Witchcraft is the use of certain kinds of alleged supernatural or magical powers. A witch is a practitioner of witchcraft. While the term "witchcraft" can have positive or negative connotations depending on cultural context, most contemporary people who self-identify as witches see it as beneficent and morally positive. The term witch is typically feminine, masculine equivalents include wizard, sorcerer, warlock and magician.​


    Witch

    Someone who practices witchcraft.​


    Witchcraft

    Folk magic. See also wicca.​


    Witchdoctor

    A medicine wo(man) or shaman.​
     
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    Yin and yang

    The dual concepts of yin and yan originate in ancient Chinese philosophy and metaphysics, which describe two primal opposing but complementary principles or cosmic forces said to be found in all non-static objects and processes in the universe. The concept is the cornerstone for Taoism and traditional Chinese medicine.​


    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.​
     
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    Zener Cards

    The original name given to the ESP cards; named after the perceptual psychologist Karl Zener, a colleague of Rhine’s, who apparently suggested the symbols to be used on the cards (circle, cross, square, star, and wavy lines).​


    Zombie

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