Definitions You Should Know
Astrology: The belief that human affairs are effected by terrestrial events and involves study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects. Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, and has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications. The position of the sun, stars, moon and planets at the time of people’s birth is said to shape their personality, affect their romantic relationships and predict their economic fortunes, etc.
Channeling: In the later half of the 20th century, Western mediumship developed in two different ways. One type involved clairaudience or sensitives who hear spirit, and then relay what they hear to their clients. The other incarnation of non-physical mediumship is a form of channeling in which the channeler goes into a trance, or “leaves their body”, allowing a spirit entity to borrow their body, who then speaks through them
Extrasensory Perception (ESP): Also called the sixth sense, includes claimed reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses, but sensed with the mind. The term was adopted by Duke University psychologist J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as intuition, telepathy, psychometry, clairvoyance, and their trans-temporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.
Intuition: is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning. Different writers give the word “intuition” a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.
Medium/Mediumship: Mediumship is the practice of purportedly mediating communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings. Practitioners are known as “mediums.” Medium is an individual (psychic) with the conscious ability to communicate and interface with spirits in other dimensions. “All mediums are psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. “
Palm reading (Palmistry): Palmistry, or chiromancy (also spelled cheiromancy) is the claim of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as chirology, or in popular culture as palm reading. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, hand readers, hand analysts, or chirologists. Palmistry is another popular method of psychic readings, which uses the study of the lines, shapes, wrinkles and curves on the palm to gain insights on an individual’s personality and indications of what is likely to happen in the course of a given life. The premise is the palm is predictive, not predestined, and the knowledge gained from a palm reading empowers the client to make course corrections to live their best life.
Precognition: also called prescience, future vision, future sight is a claimed psychic ability to see events in the future. In other words, the ability to know things or events, etc. beforehand.
Postcognition (also known as retrocognition or hindsight): from the Latin retro meaning “backward, or behind” and cognition meaning “knowing,” describes knowledge of a past event which could not have been learned or inferred by normal means.
Psychic Reading: A psychic reading is a specific attempt to discern information through the use of heightened perceptive abilities; or natural extensions of the basic human senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and instinct. Psychic comes from the Greek word psychikos, meaning of the soul and psyche. It refers to the ability to see or perceive things that most people do not perceive through their five senses. Psychic and other intuitive readings bring advice, guidance and clarity to the client through the heightened perceptions of the reader.
Tarot and Oracle Card Readings: is the practice of using tarot cards to gain insight into the past, present or future by formulating a question, then drawing and interpreting cards. Reading tarot cards is a type of cartomancy A skilled reader uses both intuition and knowledge of card symbology to help the client interpret possible meanings regarding relationship, career, life purpose and more.