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Glossary of Terms

Archetype: Term used by C. J. Jung to represent universal subconscious motifs or developmental urges associated with an individual’s full potentialities and wholeness.  Similar to a template or pattern that contains certain basic properties or tendencies.

Clairvoyance:  An old term associated with extrasensory perception (ESP), whereby information is obtained directly from the environment without the mediation of the physical senses.  Someone else’s knowledge, accessed via telepathy, is not considered to be involved.  Clairvoyance is similar to remote viewing.  In practice, it is difficult to identify the source of ESP information.  In many instances, the information could have been derived via a telepathic process.

Dreams:  Mental activity usually occurring during sleep characterized by non-linear information processing and absence of ego control.  It may or may not be of visual character.  Dreams of strong visual content correspond to periods of rapid eye movement (REM) and are about 25% of our dreamtime.  Some dream states occur with conscious awareness present.  These are termed lucid dreams or conscious dreams.

Extrasensory Perception (ESP): A term made popular by Dr. J. B. Rhine in the early 1930s.  It refers to an ability to access information via an unknown mental process.

Field Theory: A concept in physics that considers all physical phenomena as resulting from an interaction with a property of space or spacetime. 

Hologram: A film that records interference patterns resulting from the interaction of  light, usually coherent, or other electromagnetic waves.  A reference beam is combined with a beam reflected from the objects to be recorded, creating an interference pattern of light and dark areas.  When the film is developed and illuminated by the original reference beam, the objects are recreated as an image that can be seen.  A small portion of the hologram contains the same information as the original, though it is not as accurate.

Intuition:  An act of knowing without using the usual rational processes.  It has two aspects:  (1) subconscious recognition of patterns in known information, and (2) integration of known data with subliminal and ESP information.

Nonlocal Phenomenon: Term from quantum physics that refers to a quantum-level coupling that exists between elementary particles.  This interaction is instantaneous and not limited by distance.  When particles are separated, a change to one instantly affects the other, no matter how far apart they are.

Parapsychology:  Experimental science that studies psi phenomena from a scientific point of view.

Precognition:  An aspect of ESP that allows the perception of probable future events or situations that cannot be deduced from available data.

Psi: Psi, or y, is the twenty-third letter of the Greek alphabet.  Pronounced “sigh,” it is a neutral term for mental phenomena that include informational (e.g., ESP, remote viewing), and energetic or action effects (e.g., psychokinesis). 

Conscious State Psi (CSP): Term used to refer to all types of psi that are experienced while awake.

Dream State Psi (DSP): Term used to refer to all types of psi that are experienced in a dream or dream-like state.

Psychokinesis (PK): The ability to mentally influence or interact with sensitive devices or the environment.

Quantum:  Quantum, or quanta, refers to the smallest unit of energy that can be emitted or absorbed by matter.  It is a fundamental aspect of the physical universe.

Remote Viewing (RV): A mental ability related to ESP used to access distant or shielded information.  Other similar terms: remote perception, enhanced perception. As practiced, it resembles clairvoyance, although a telepathic aspect cannot be excluded.  The term “remote viewing” was coined in the early 1970s as a neutral term to eliminate the biases and troublesome images often associated with older terms such as clairvoyance. RV can be visual in characterrevealing natural or structural featuresor may involve other sensory modes such as feelings, sound, smell, taste or touch.

Sleep: State of being usually characterized by absence of ego awareness.  Sleep can be considered as an altered state occurring when brain activity drops below a certain threshold. 

E or Hypnogogic State: Symbolic expression used to represent the phase when transitioning from the awake into the sleep state. 

X or Hypopompic State: Symbolic expression used to represent the phase when transitioning from the sleep state into being awake.

Subliminal Perception: Sensory impressions that are below the threshold of conscious awareness.

String Theory: New concept in Physics that considers the universe to be composed of infinitesimally small string-like filaments that either vibrate (radiate) or loop (form particles).

Synchronicity:  Meaningful coincidences that often are mediated by subconscious psi activity.  Our intuitive/psi faculty is constantly scanning the field of future probabilities and nudges our paths into meaningful intersections when feasible.

Telepathy:  An older term that originally referred to ESP sensing of someone else’s feelings.  It has been expanded to include sensing of any information know to someone else via psi. 

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 This page last updated 12 January 2011