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Afreet - A powerful evil spirit or gigantic or monstrous demon in Arabic mythology which rises from the blood of the victim.

Afterlife - Life after our physical bodies die. Every culture in the world has their own ideas and beliefs of what the afterlife consist of.

Agent - A living person who is the focus of poltergeist activity.

Alchemy - The Science of turning the baser metals into gold or silver by chemical means. The byproduct, "Quicksilver," was thought to have magical powers. This was a very perfected science in Egyptian times and lasted all the way up into the 14th-16th Century A.D. when some of the alchemy methods were lost due to wars and fires that were amid in those times.

Amorphous - No definite form or shape, often a ghost will appear as a mist or shape.

Amulet - An object that is thought to bring good luck or have the power to protect from ghosts or spirits and ward off evil.

Angles - A being in the supernatural realm that is believed to exist between god and mortal man. They have different purposes and meaning and believed to be guardians over human. Different cultures believe in angles in different ways.

Anomaly - An irregular or unusual event which does not fit a standard rule or law. An anomaly is something which cannot be explained by currently accepted scientific theories. Anything weird, abnormal, strange, odd, or difficult to classify is considered an anomaly.

Anthropomorphize - To impose human form, attributes, and tendencies upon spirits and unknown forces

Apparition - This is a spectral image of a person that materializes when a ghost/spirit takes on a physical form that can be seen or photographed. They are often transparent, faint, and sometimes deformed, and they do not last for a long period of time.

Apport - A physical object that can materialize and appear at will in the presence of a medium.

Asport - A physical object that a spirit teleports to another location or makes disappear.

Astral Body - The body that a person occupies during an out-of-body experience.

Astral Plane - A world that is believed to exist above and beyond our physical plane of existence.

Astral Projection – It is an intentional act of separating the astral body (spirit or consciousness) from the physical body and its journey into the universe. This is not to be confused with Out-Of-Body Experience (OBE), which is involuntary.

Astrology - The theory and practice 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 – An emanation of energy, which surrounds all living things. Many with psychic abilities are able to see and interpret this energy. It is also considered to be able to be viewed through the use of Kirlian photography.

Automatic Writing – Writing performed without apparent intent or conscious control or thought or deliberation, typically by means of spontaneous free association or as a medium for spirits or psychic forces. This is performed when the subject is in an alert waking state or in a hypnotic trance, usually during a séance. During the late 19th century, at the height of popular interest in the phenomenon, inspiration for automatic writing was generally attributed to external or supernatural forces. Since the advent, around 1900, of theories of personality that postulate unconscious as well as conscious motivation, the inspiration for automatic writing has been assumed to be completely internal by most.

Automatism - An unconscious or involuntary muscular movement caused by spirits (Automatic Writing).

Autoscopy - The visual hallucination or image of one's body looking back at themselves from a position outside the body (Out Of Body Experience).

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Ball Lightning - A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Typically associated with Thunderstorms, these spheres are thought to consist of ionized gas.

Banish - the expulsion of a ghost, spirit, demon, or entities thought to be possessing or haunting a person or location.

Banshee - A wailing spirit or “death omen” from Irish culture that will appear to be in two different places at the same time. Any of those who hear the singing or wailing soon would die.

Battlefield Ghost - These are often residual ghost that are in areas of great battle. There are not many battle fields that are not hunted.

Benign Spirit - a spirit that is not harmful or evil to man.

Bilocation - Being (or appearing to be) in two different places at the same time.