Glossary
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Karma – A cosmic principle seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation. Also known as the “What Comes Around Goes Around” theory.

Kirlian Photography
– A photographic process, discovered in the 1970’s by Semyon and Valentina Kirlian, that supposedly records electrical discharges naturally emanating from living objects, producing an auralike glow surrounding the object on a photographic plate or film with which the object is in direct contact.

Knowingness
- Intuition

L
Levitation - The act of lifting or raising a physical object into the air without any visible means and in apparent defiance of gravity (Telekinesis).

Life Review
- A flashback of a person’s life that is typically associated with near-death experiences.

Light Trance Medium
- A person whom spirits can communicate through without going into a deep trance state.

Lucid Dreaming
- A dream state in which one is conscious enough to recognize that one is in the dream state and is then able to control dream events.

M
Magnetometer (EMF, Gaussmeter) - An instrument for measuring the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field typically used by paranormal researchers to detect a ghost’s magnetic energy.

Manifestation
- The appearance or form of an entity.

Marian Apparitions
- The event in which the Virgin Mary is seen.

Materialization
- The act of forming something solid from the air in this plain. One of the most difficult and impressive materializations is when part or all of a ghost or spirit can be seen, especially if the face is recognizable.

Matrixing
- A natural tendency for the mind to interpret visual, audible, or tactile sensory input as something more familiar or readily understood and accepted.

Medium
- Someone who professes to be able communicate with spirits on behalf of another living being, acting as a midway point halfway between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Mesmerism
- A hypnotic induction of a sleep or trance State (Hypnotism).

Metaphysics
– A branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes the nature of existence or being as such (ontology); the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom (cosmology); and is intimately connected with investigating the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge (epistemology).

Mist
- A Photographed anomaly that appears as a blanket of light. There is no substantial proof that these are related to paranormal phenomenon.

Motor Automatism
- Bodily movement or functions that are accompanied but not controlled by consciousness (Automatic Writing).

N
Near Death Experience (NDE) - An experience that is reported by people who clinically die, or come close to actual death and are revived. These events often include encounters with spirit guides, seeing dead relatives or friends, life review, Out-Of-Body Experiences (OBE), or a moment of decision where they are able to decide or are told to turn back.