1. Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; \our ideas must be substantiated into actions\ 2. represent or describe realistically [WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.] In psi terms, this refers to taking an idea (thought), adding impetus to it (intent/fuel), and commanding the desired action to occur.
Divination through observation atmospheric conditions and events.
The 16th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter A and meaning \fir.\
The entity who communicated the Book of the Law to Aleister Crowley.
Akasha is a Hindu term, meaning the basis and essence of all things. The base component from which all things come from . Slang: the fifth element, universal fabric.
Term taken from Hinduism to describe the concept of the storage on another plane, of all the knowledge of the universe, all human experience and history.
In the history of science, alchemy refers to both an early form of the investigation of nature and an early philosophical and spiritual discipline, both combining elements of chemistry, metallurgy, physics, medicine, astrology, semiotics, mysticism, spiritualism, and art all as parts of one greater force.
Alexandrian Tradition is a Wiccan sect founded in the 1960s by the British Witch Alex Sanders and his wife Maxine.Strong focus on training in ceremonial magick.
The 15th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter z. The primary meaning of the Algiz rune is protection.
Another name for Samhain or Halloween.
When the brain is functioning in the alpha range, (8-13 Hz), characterized by relaxation, and mental focus on a defined area, usually excluding outside stimuli. Most familiar as the state usually felt while absorbed in reading or watching television. A state believed to be highly conducive to psionic activity.
One type of brain waves, measureable by electroencephalography (EEG) or magnetoencephalography (MEG), frequency range of 8-13 Hz.
Expression popularized by Charles T. Tart; refers to almost any mental state other that of the normal waking condition (beta); including alpha, dreaming, hypnosis, trance, meditation and drug-induced states.
Energy in the general surroundings, a mix from various source.
A phenomenon wherein the brain attempts to fill in missing information with what seems logical, from the persons own memory or knowledge base, frequently skewing the results, leading to false interpretation. (Example: \fllng in th blnks\ is read and accepted as \filling in the blanks\. The mind fills in the missing letters with assumptions)
One of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels).[Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.]
1. The inner self of an individual; the soul. 2. In Jungian psychology:a. The unconscious or true inner self of an individual, as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality b. The feminine inner personality, as present in the unconscious of the male. It is in contrast to the animus, which represents masculine characteristics. [American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition]
(In the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine principle, esp. as present in women (contrasted with anima).
Jung believed that every woman has an analogous animus within her psyche, this being a set of unconscious masculine attributes and potentials. He viewed the animus as being more complex than the anima, postulating that women have a host of animus images while the male anima consists only of one dominant image.
Jung stated that there are four parallel levels of Animus development in a female, which can be personified into: the athlete, the planner, the professor, and the guide.
Also referred to as the thug or the muscleman, Jung described it as the embodiment of physical power.
This stage embodies the capacity for independence, planned action, and initiative.
Also referred to as the cleric, it embodies \the Word.\
The area of psychology that investigates “anomalistic” psychological phenomena- phenomena which have tended to be explained in terms of the paranormal, the supernatural, magic, or the occult; the term is also meant to include belief in UFOs, in astrology, and in such creatures as the Loch Ness Monster. Term first used by Leonard Zusne and Warren Jones (1982)
Deviating from what is considered the norm in order, form; irregular: abnormal. Outside the usual or expected pattern or condition.
A term used to describe any phenomenon or condition that deviates from the expected,according to conventional scientific knowledge. An odd, peculiar or strange condition without apparent cause.
Sanskrit for \breath\: vital, life-sustaining force of living beings and vital energy, a central concept in Ayurveda and Yoga where it is believed to flow through a network of fine subtle channels called nadis.
The (usually) visual appearance or presence of an person or animal or thing, which is not within the sensory range of the person experiencing the event. . A ghostly figure; a specter.
Secrets or mysteries. Also a division of a standard Tarot deck which features two sections, the Major Arcana (usually 22 cards with images on them) and the Minor Arcana (usually 56 cards with 16 being “face” cards similar to a pack of playing cards and the remainder being either number or “pip” cards or fully illustrated).
(Sanskrit) Yogic posture (position) for meditation.
A form of remote viewing in which the area where a desired item might be located is divided up into a finite number of discrete locations; each of the possible locations is associated or linked with a laboratory-based token object or picture (such as a landmark); the viewer is then asked to describe the associated target-object, thereby indirectly choosing a particular target-location or address.
1. A replica or “double” of the individual physical body, which can separate itself from the physical body, either temporarily, as in dreaming or in the out-of-the-body experience, or permanently, at the moment of death. Also known as the spiritual body. 2. The outermost layer of the aura/field.
Focusing the awareness fully into the astral, leaving awareness of the body, the physical and etheric planes, behind for the duration.
Another name for the Astral plane. Occasionally used to refer to events and activities not thought to be possible on the physical or etheric planes.
1. Sentient beings thought to exist on the astral plane, having no physical body, that may or may not interact with other planes of existence. 2. Spirits formerly supposed to live in the heavenly bodies, and represented in the Middle Ages as fallen angels, spirits of the dead, or spirits originating in fire.
A place on the astral plane or in the imagination created by force of will and visualization as an astral location; where magicians consciously project into the astral plane, it can be used as a place of refuge in case of attack or perceived danger on the astral plane.
A magical order created by Aleister Crowley in 1907 after leaving the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It is a Thelemic magical fraternity, the goals of which are the pursuit of light and knowledge. The order is highly secretive.
The subtle field of energy that surrounds all living things, thought to contain information about the individual, changing in conjuction with changes in that being, physical and/or emotional.
An implementation of the ganzfeld technique in which many of the procedural details are fully automated and computerized, to reduce as much as possible errors and sensory communication on the part of the human participants.
An ancient Hindu system of health care \Ayurveda\ roughly translates as the \knowledge of life\ or \knowledge of a long life\ Ayurveda, Ancient Indian System of Medicines deals with knowledge that can define the quality and quantum of social and personal health status and ways to restore, maintain and upgrade it based on the principles of Vedic metaphysics.
1. A word composed of the first and last letters of the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. It is also called the Akasha or Astral Light
2. Considered to be a 'universal medicine' or 'universal solvent' sought in alchemy. Its symbol was the Caduceus and so the term, which being originally a term for an occult formula sought by alchemists much like the philosopher's stone, became a poetic word for the element Mercury.
To send away. In a spiritual context, a ritual or technique used to send away unwanted entities or energies. Usually meant to be permanent.
Irish mythology: a female spirit According to legend, a banshee wails around a house if someone in the house is about to die. The wail of the banshee is an omen of death, a message from the Otherworld.
The first letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter B and meaning birch.
The 18th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter b.
When the brain is functioning in the beta state (greater than 12 Hz). Characterized by mental alertness, wide awake, involved in it's surroundings, aware and responsive to stimuli.
The frequency range of brain activity above 12 Hz. Beta waves indicate alert, wide awake thinking.
A religion, originated in India by Gautama Buddha, who lived in parts of what is now Nepal and northeast India circa the fifth century BCE., that emphasizes physical and spiritual discipline as a means of liberation from the physical world. The goal for the Buddhist is to attain nirvana, a state of complete peace in which one is free from the distractions of desire and self-consciousness.
Divination through the use of written text.
Existence or the ability to physically exist simultaneously in two places.
The use of psychokinetic influence (pk) on living systems, of particular interest in psionic or distant healing.
A training technique that enables a person to gain some element of voluntary control over autonomic body functions. It is based on the principle that a desired response is learned when received information indicates that a specific thought or action has produced the desired response. [The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary]
(Hindu) Achieving union with the Divine through extreme devotion. One of the four major yogic paths.Bhakti methods include repetitive singing of songs or listening to stories dedicated to the Divine, worship, and surrender of the self, each with the goal of increasing awareness of the Divine until union is achieved.
Traditionally known to be magic used with the intent to harm oneself or another. Frequently used to refer to the use of negative or darker energies in nature, metaphysical realms or human emotion to achieve the desired outcome. One example would be to hasten natural decay (death) to speed up the cycle of renewal, or as an act of mercy to an ailing creature.
Anything that prevents an activity from occurring or being able to be performed. Blocks may be mental, physical, or metaphysically constructed.
In Buddhism, the title of a person so spiritually evolved that he or she no longer needs to incarnate but who chooses to refain from entering nirvana to return to this world of suffering in order to teach others.
Wiccan term for a book of rituals and teachings. Sometimes applied to a journal of magical activity.
Slang: method used by experienced practitioners to focus awareness on another plane, by an extremely swift drop into the alpha state and 'bouncing' outward (redirecting focus)to the desired metaphysical location. Practioner may/may not employ split focus.
The usually unintentional, and less than subtle emitting of thoughts and emotions that can be easily (sometimes uncomfortably) sensed by others; directed outward in no particular direction.
Spanish for “Witch,” it is often used in Mexico to describe a woman who uses folk magic.
Spanish for “wizard,” it is often used in Mexico to describe people who use folk magic.
Slang: To briefly make psi contact, while performing a scan, moving on when its determined the contact was not the intended target.
Simple model of psi shielding, created by making a psi construct 'bubble' to encompass the individual, to reduce the level of psi input or sensitivy, or conversely reduce the volume of psi output by an individual. Programming is variable, but usually simple.
Slang: practice of enveloping another in a very dense construct shield to block all psionic input/output. Employed by request to assist another with a rest period from psi activity or to temporarily disable a psion believed to be mentally unstable.
Acronym for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This is the currently popular term to describe all non-allopathic forms of healing.
Divination through the interpretation of smoke.
Divination with cards, such as the Tarot.
Divination by reading patterns on the feet.
Divination by gazing in a mirror, such as a black scrying mirror.
To move ones attention to the internal self to calm or balance emotion, or to rest the mind. One may be told to 'ground and center' to stabilize their mental and emotional well-being.
Divination by means of a donkey’s head.
Divination by observing weather phenomena.
One of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy. [The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition]
The practice of entering a trance or meditative state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide.
1. An object embedded with some type of energy for magical purposes.
2. A spell used to perform some type of magic.
(Chinese) the literal translation is \air\, \breath\, or \gas\; used in western culture most often to indicate \energy flow\ or \life force\.
A daily cycle of biological activity based on a 24-hour period and influenced by regular variations in the environment, such as the alternation of night and day. The term \circadian\ was coined by Franz Halberg. The formal study of biological temporal rhythms such as daily, tidal, weekly, seasonal, and annual rhythms, is called chronobiology.
Perception of energy, events, information, translated into sound by the brain. \Clear Hearing\: the ability to hear sounds inaudible to the physical ear, such as non-human \spirit\ voices, but not exclusive to events outside human experience, nor limited by time or distance.
Energy perception experienced as tactile (physical) sensation.
Observing information at a distance through metaphysical means.
Person with a special talent for clairvoyance;involving or pertaining to clairvoyance.
Divination by observing the significance of random things people say.
Divination by observing a string-suspended key, similar to the pendulum.
Divination by throwing runes, dice, or something similar.
A shield (construct type) to make one less psionically visible. Often designed to dampen an energy signature to the extent it is overlook.
During the process of divination using a crystal ball, before visions appear the interior of the crystal becomes hazy, misty, and unclear.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy based on cognitions, assumptions, beliefs, and behaviors, with the aim of influencing negative emotions that relate to inaccurate appraisal of events. The general approach, developed out of behavior modification, Cognitive Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, has become widely used to treat various kinds of neuroses and psychopathology, including mood disorders and anxiety disorders. The particular therapeutic techniques vary, but commonly include keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts and behaviors; questioning and testing cognitions, assumptions, evaluations and beliefs that might be unhelpful and unrealistic; gradually facing activities which may have been avoided; and trying out new ways of behaving and reacting. Relaxation and distraction techniques are also commonly included. CBT is widely accepted as an evidence- and empiricism-based, cost-effective psychotherapy for many disorders and psychological problems.
Technique often used by mentalists, fortune tellers, psychics, and mediums to determine details about another person in order to convince them that the reader knows much more about a subject than he or she actually does. Even without prior knowledge of a person, a practiced cold reader can still quickly obtain a great deal of information about the subject by carefully analyzing the person's body language, clothing or fashion, hairstyle, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or ethnicity, level of education, manner of speech, place of origin, etc. Cold readers commonly employ high probability guesses about the subject, quickly picking up on signals from their subjects as to whether their guesses are in the right direction or not, and then emphasizing and reinforcing any chance connections the subjects acknowledge while quickly moving on from missed guesses.
The ninth letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter C, meaning hazel.
Collective unconscious is a term of analytical psychology originally coined by Carl Jung. While Freud did not distinguish between an \individual psychology\ and a \collective psychology\, Jung distinguished the collective unconscious from the personal unconscious particular to each human being. The collective unconscious is also known as \a reservoir of the experiences of our species.\
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Several people simultaneously observing a visual image such as an apparition.
Slang: Intentional effort to draw the aura/field closer to the body and refocus psi awareness, in order to reduce the level of white noise, broadcasting, and as a general practice to learn control.
Acts and/or words used to make a object, person or place sacred.
Energy that has been programmed with instructions(intent) to accomplish a task or behavior. Psiball is the commonly known construct for beginners.
Also known as muscle reading or Hellstromism. A technique, traditionally used in the beginning of training for the development of telepathy, where one person reads the mind of another while lightly touching the other person.
In the context of scientific investigation, a control is something (a procedure, condition, object, set of subjects, and so on) which is introduced with the purpose of providing a check on (of “controlling for”) the influence of unwanted factors.
The process of remote viewing using geographic coordinates for cueing or prompting, developed by Ingo Swan.
Informal term used by Witches and Wiccans to mean someone who is an outsider; not of the Craft. Similar to the term “Muggle” used in the Harry Potter novels. May or may not be derogatory in nature.
The fashioning of an image in the conscious mind and the charging of that image by the psychic energy of the unconscious. Practive of seeking to affect the outer world via changing one's thought, using your imagination to visualize the intended outcome.
The basic technique underlying positive thinking, one of the first to practice the technique was Wallace Wattles, author of \The Science of Getting Rich\.
Often a source of frustration for the beginner who fails to charge the visual, achieving a mental image without actualization.
Slang: the sensation of things physically crawling on ones person, reported as a side effect of heightening one's awareness.
An apparition seen on, just before, or after the anniversary of their death.
Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (1875-1947) was a British ceremonial magician, author, mountaineer, poet, and yogi. He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴ (Astrum Argentum), and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was dubbed \The Wickedest Man In the World.\
(Sahasrara in Sanskrit) One of the power centers found in spiritual traditions, located on or above the crown of the head. It is symbolized by a lotus flower that has 1000 petals (20 circular sets of 50 petals each).
Generally considered to be the chakra of consciousness. Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. The thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness
When this chakra is overcharged or undercharged with spiritual energy, it implies that you are dealing with issues of spirituality and direct communication with the Divine. When appropriately charged it is said to indicate that you have freed yourself from that attachments in life that lead to disappointment and unhappiness. When the Kundalini energy rises and fully excites this chakra, it releases (or triggers the release) of a substance known as “amrita,” a special fluid that is supposed to grant immortality.
The search for and scientific study of animals whose existence is mythic or unproven; encompassing the search for living examples of animals taxonomically identified through fossil records, but which are believed to be extinct and the search for animals that fall outside of taxonomic records due to a lack of empirical evidence, but for which anecdotal evidence exists in the form of myths, legends, or undocumented sightings (such as the Loch Ness monster)
A sphere made of a crystal, typically quartz. Often used as a focal point for concentration in divination practice.
In the New Age belief of Indigo children, the next generation. They are believed to have rainbow colors in their aura, and began being born around the year 2000.
An ancient writing system originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th millennium BC. Derived from early pictographic writing, cuneiform consists of wedge-shaped marks that, when placed together, form words. Cuneiform was written by pressing the ends of prepared reeds into soft clay tablets and cylinders
Spanish for a female healer.
Spanish for healer, differing from doctor or nurse in that it refers to a person who uses alternative healing methods, including herbal methods and magic for healing.
A spell or ritual, or the result of the spell or ritual, used to harm someone or punish someone. A curse may also cause a building, location, or object to bring bad luck to an owner or tenant.
Divination with finger rings.
The 23rd rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter d. See Dagaz
The 23rd rune of the Elder Futhark, corresponding to the letter d. Symbolic of increase and growth; a major period of increase and prosperity is often introduced by this rune.
Divination with twigs from the laurel tree, especially while burning in a fire.
An individual who discredits and exposes claims as being false, exaggerated, unscientific or pretentious. The term debunker is applied when a person functions as an activist and performs research, writes articles, gives speeches, conducts seminars, or engages in other activities with the specific intent of discounting the validity of a claim. Debunkers often focus on topics such as U.F.O.s, paranormal phenomena, conspiracy theories, alternative medicine, religion, and research outside mainstream science. Debunkers may or may not be academically qualified in their area of activism, and may/may not be financially compensated for their efforts.
French term for “already seen,” the feeling or illusion of having previously experienced an event or place actually being encountered for the first time; also called “false memory,” or “memory without recognition,” although the phenomenon could conceivably involve precognitive or clairvoyant information.
Clockwise. Term usually refers to moving to the right, or clocklwise, in the casting of circles or dancing.
The ability to discriminate color and brightness by means of touch. Also known as \skin vision
A form of dissociation. A mental state, usually triggered by trauma, characterized by the individual's ability to intellectually perceive and respond to emotional stimuli, while unable to actually feel it in any meaningful fashion. Detachment is usually temporary, though it can be intentionally induced and prolonged.
(Hindu)- A divine being according to Hindu beliefs;
(Slang) Reference to a person whose psi ability was intentionally learned and developed through training.
It is speculated that the \developed\ or \trained\ psion has an advantage over naturals, having greater skill in mental focus and refined techniques to accomplish their goal. (There is no concrete data to support this, only anecdotal).
Influencing one's or another's biological system through mental means. Commonly referred as DMILS(or D.M.I.L.S).
Primarily during a séance, voices heard that do not come from the medium.
Also known as spirit writing. During a séance, the appearance of writing without physical contact with the medium, and sometimes without writing materials.
Meditation in which the goal is not the cessation of thought (stillness), but rather to focus intently on specific thought to obtain clarity, observe, or creative inspiration.
1. A process in which a body of awareness (perceptual, memory, physical) becomes separated or blocked from the main center of consciousness; examples are trance-speaking, automatic writing, amnesia, multiple personality 2. A state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
Acquiring information via metaphysical perception, using physical tools/aids such as tea-leaf reading, palmistry, scrying, tarot cards, etc.
1. A formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet. 2 A doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum
An apparitional double or counterpart of a living person.
A form of divination in which usually a “dowsing rod” (also called a divining rod: often a forked twig but sometimes a pendulum) is employed to locate subterranean water, oil, or other hidden or lost items by following the direction in which the rod turns in the user’s hands. Some practitioners use their bare hands,utilizing no other devices.
Condition wherein a dreaming person chooses to make the dream a lucid one, taking control of the events in the dreamscape.
Intentional or unintentional use of psi to enter another person's dreams and interact or observe them.
Slang: An advanced practice, intentionally holding a state of focus on another plane, while remaining lucid on the physical plane.
The seventh letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, corresponding to the letter D, meaning oak.
A metaphysical entity, sometimes characterized as the astral body of oneself from a previous life, that has not yet disintegrated at the time of the physical rebirth. It is drawn to the new person due to their personality affinity. A personification of one's inner fears, and a hurdle to be overcome before achieving enlightment or adepthood. The term was coined by Sir Bulwer Lyton in his novel Zanoni (1842). Also called Guardian of the Threshold.
The 19th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter E, and meaning aspen.
A physical substance that manifests as a result of spiritual energy or psychic phenomenon. [Term introduced into parapsychology by Charles Richet] Informally known in popular culture as 'slime, from the movie Ghostbusters
Albert Einstein (German: IPA: [ˈalbɐt ˈaɪ̯nʃtaɪ̯n] (Audio file) (help·info); English: IPA: /ˈælbɝt ˈaɪnstaɪn/) (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, E = mc ^2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics \for his services to Theoretical Physics
1. Indicates a person of maturity, implying wisdom gained from experience 2. A person of wisdom who sits on a decision-making body to guide a community in social matters. 3. A species of tree considered to be sacred in the Wiccan religion.
An device that measures electrical potentials on the scalp and generates a record of the electrical activity of the brain. Also called encephalograph.
A graphic record of the electrical activity of the brain as recorded by an electroencephalograph. Also called encephalogram.
A technique for amplifying and recording the fluctuations in electrical voltage in a living brain using electrodes attached to key positions on the person's head.
Sounds said to be the faint voices of deceased individuals, recorded on previously unused magnetic tapes.
Beings from the elemental realms, such as: Sylphs , Undines , Elves, and Jinn , each corresponding to a particular element.
Slang: Empaths that sense the emotions of others, feel the emotions as their own. Generally limited to a small physical distance, or when in some type of contact with the source.
Slang: Empaths that identify the emotions of others, and usually do not actually feel the emotions as their own. Distance usually has no relevance. Can be sensed as a general 'mood' of unknown source.
The ability to psychically perceive, absorb, and directly experience emotions of others.
To infuse a physical object with programmed energy/intent.
Branch of psionics which includes controlling programmed constructs to accomplish intended task or behavior. Necessary skill in order to advance in psionics.
Male proper name. In the Old Testament, eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Heb. Hanokh, lit. \dedicated
A mystical language of less than 1000 words, mainly the names of angels; also called Angelic language \language of Enoch\, discovered or created by Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly.
1. A generic term to refer to any source of sentient energy whose identity is unknown 2. A sentient being that does not have a physical body.
Known as Zener cards. A special deck , developed by perceptual psychologist Karl Zener for use by J. B. Rhine in tests of extrasensory perception: a standard pack contains 25 cards, each portraying one of five symbols — circle, cross, square, star or wavy lines.
The substance/energy of the etheric level of existence in magical theory, also known by many other names, such as akasha, od, orgone, or vital life force, thought to be identical with the prana of Hindu philosophy and the ch’i of Chinese medicine and martial arts. It is the basis of life and physical form, can be concentrated and directed by breath and intention, and can be felt directly by the human skin through the use of certain exercises.
The subtle energy layer closest to the physical body; the part of the full field closest to the physical body and engaged in the physical and metaphysical realms, what people see when they refer to ones aura.
Metaphysical plane of existance close to the body, but not a part of it; where most psionic activity is thought to take place.
Expression coined by Rhea White as “an umbrella term for many types of experience generally considered to be psychic, mystical, encounter-type experiences, death-related experiences, and experiences at the upper end of the normal range, such as creative inspiration, exceptional human performance, as in sports, literary and aesthetic experiences, and the experience of falling in love.”
Slang: Intentional expansion, spreading, 'thinning' of the aura/field in order to gain more information or assist psionic practice by being more open to input/out.
An experimental outcome which results not from manipulation of the variable of interest per se, but rather from some aspect of the particular experimenter’s behavior, such as unconscious communication to the subjects through nonverbal cues, such as muscular tension or gestures, possibly even a psi-related effect brought about by the experimenter’s desire to confirm some hypothesis.
The third letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, corresponding to the letter F, meaning alder.
The first rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter F, meaning cattle.
A component of a construct, designed specifically to block or lessen particular types of input. May also refer to a practice of the mind itself, for that purpose.
Making metaphysical energy , such as a psi ball, visible to the naked eye. Also may refer to sending significant amounts of energy into ones own field, to be more easily located in psionic scanning practice.
A form of meditation in which one focuses all of their attention on one thing, to the exclusion of all else.
The projection of a visual/sensory fogbank designed to obscure an individuals psionic signature or presence. Employed to make the individual difficult to find via random scanning or obscure them during periods of high energy use.
Sigmund Freud (IPA: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]), born Shlomo Sigismund Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian physician who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for curing psychopathology through a particular form of dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. He is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life which is directed toward a wide variety of objects, as well as his therapeutic techniques, including the use of free association, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires.
Providing a person with information, clues or expectations that cloud or skew the results of psionic activity. One can be frontloaded by one's \own\ expectations or knowledge of a target or event; acceptance of assumptions before beginning a psi activity.
Causing an effect with psi by the process of choosing and actualizing a future. [from the Veritas Dynamic Psi system]
A special type of environment (or the technique for producing it) consisting of homogenous, unpatterned sensory stimulation: audiovisual ganzfeld may be accomplished by placing translucent hemispheres (for example, halved ping-pong balls) over each eye of the subject, with diffused light (frequently red in hue) projected onto them from an external source, together with the playing of unstructured sounds (such as white noise) into the ears, and generally with the person physically comfortable and relaxed. The consequent deprivation of patterned sensory input is believed to be conducive to introspection of inwardly-generated impressions, some of which may be extra-sensory in origin.
A phenomenon of visual perception caused by staring at an undifferentiated and uniform field of color. The effect is described as the loss of vision as the brain cuts off the unchanging signal from the eyes. The result is \seeing black\ - apparent blindness.
Technique used in the field of parapsychology to test individuals for extra-sensory perception (ESP). It uses homogeneous and un-patterned sensory stimulation to produce an effect similar to sensory deprivation. The deprivation of patterned sensory input is said to be conducive to inwardly-generated impressions. The technique was devised by Wolfgang Metzger in the 1930s as part of his investigation into the gestalt theory.
The act of taking metaphysical energy from outside sources. Practice may or may not involve ritual, and the energy may or may not be internalised, as chosen by the individual.
The seventh rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter g
The ability to bend metal using psi; named after the Israeli stage performer Uri Geller, who was the first person to claim publicly the metal-bending ability; the term has been largely superseded by \PK-MB
General relativity is a theory of gravitation developed by Einstein in the years 1907–1915. The development of general relativity began with the equivalence principle, under which the states of accelerated motion and being at rest in a gravitational field (for example when standing on the surface of the Earth) are physically identical. The upshot of this is that free fall is inertial motion: In other words an object in free fall is falling because that is how objects move when there is no force being exerted on them, instead of this being due to the force of gravity as is the case in classical mechanics. This is incompatible with classical mechanics and special relativity because in those theories inertially moving objects cannot accelerate with respect to each other, but objects in free fall do so. To resolve this difficulty Einstein first proposed that spacetime is curved. In 1915, he devised the Einstein field equations which relate the curvature of spacetime with the mass, energy, and momentum within it. Some of the consequences of general relativity are: * Time goes more slowly at lower gravitational potentials. This is called gravitational time dilation. * Orbits precess in a way unexpected in Newton's theory of gravity. (This has been observed in the orbit of Mercury and in binary pulsars). * Even rays of light (which have zero mass) bend in the presence of a gravitational field. * The Universe is expanding, and the far parts of it are moving away from us faster than the speed of light. This does not contradict the theory of special relativity, since it is space itself that is expanding. * Frame-dragging, in which a rotating mass \drags along\ the space time around it. Technically, general relativity is a metric theory of gravitation whose defining feature is its use of the Einstein field equations. The solutions of the field equations are metric tensors which define the topology of the spacetime and how objects move inertially.
Divination by means of signs connected with the earth, as from the configuration of a region and its relation to another, or markings on the ground in relation to the landing of dirt tossed into the air.
1. Apparition of a deceased person. 2. To make a copy of the structural form of an object and store in another location.
Term used in parapsychological research to describe a subject who rejects the possibility that extrasensory perception could occur under the conditions of the given experimental situation; used informally to describe persons who do not believe in the existence of ESP in general, under any conditions, or as a derogatory to refer to persons who obtain low scores on various projective, scalar or checklist measures of belief in (and/or experience of) different sorts of psi phenomena. Term originally used by Gertrude Schmeidler (1943).
The 12th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter G, meaning ivy.
1. To intentionally refocus all awareness onto the physical plane. 2. To send excess energy from the body into the earth.
A meditation assisted by another person or device, such as audio recordings in which the orator leads one into the meditative state.
The ninth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter h.
The ninth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter H
Perceptions in a conscious and awake state in the absence of external stimuli and that have qualities of real perception in that they are vivid, substantial, and located in external objective space.
A link between two people, intentionally designed to remain in place for an extended period. (this practice is discouraged).
The more or less regular occurrence of paranormal phenomena associated with a particular location (especially a building) and usually attributed to the activities of a discarnate entity; the phenomena may include apparitions, poltergeist disturbances, cold drafts, sounds of steps and voices, and various odors.
The hybrid of metaphysical and physical applications in order to aid one's ailment.
Healing apparently brought about by such non-medical means as prayer, the “laying on of hands,” energy manipulation; immersion at a religious shrine, etc, and inexplicable according to contemporary medical science. May be performed in person or from a distance.
The sixth letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter H, meaning hawthorn.
Term referring to the transitional state of consciousness experienced while falling asleep or waking up, sometimes characterized by vivid hallucinations or imagery of varying degrees of bizarreness, possible instances sleep-paralysis.
Refer to the transitional state of consciousness experienced while waking from sleep; the term “hypnagogic” is sometimes used to refer to this state also. Term coined by Frederic Myers.
A condition or state of deep relaxation, commonly resembling sleep, which is accompanied by narrowing of the range of attention, is characterized by marked susceptibility to suggestion. State can be artificially or self induced.
1. Presenting in a physical body 2. Personified or typified as a quality or idea
Refers to a New Age belief system that some children, especially those born after the late 1970s, represent a higher state of human evolution. The term itself is a reference to the belief that such children have an indigo colored aura. Beliefs concerning the exact nature of Indigo children vary, with some believing that they have paranormal abilities such as the telepathy, and others that they are distinguished from non-Indigo children merely by more conventional traits such as increased empathy and creativity.
The 22nd rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the sounding.
The 22nd rune of the Elder Futhark, corresponding to the sounding.
Motive behind action. Used to give instruction to energy in order for it to accomplish a specific task or behavior.
Direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as in perception or consciousness; -- distinguished from \mediate\ knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or ready insight or apprehension.
The 20th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter I, meaning yew.
The 11th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter i.
The 12th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter J.
Carl Gustav Jung (IPA: [ˈkarl ˈgʊstaf ˈjʊŋ]) (July 26, 1875, Kesswil – June 6, 1961, Küsnacht) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology. Jung emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern people rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of unconscious realms.
Term derived from Hinduism and Buddhism, a belief that actions of the past, including those of past lives, have a direct interaction with occurrences in the present life. There are many branches of thought of the specific details.
The emotional service you owe to the universe in this life to compensate for your emotional selfishness in a previous life.
The sixth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter K. Symbolizes the element fire, in the friendly, warm, controlled flame of the torch or the hearth fire.
AKA the Greater Key of Solomon. A famous classical grimoire (textbook of magic). The Key of Solomon is divided into two books. Book I contains conjurations, invocations and curses to summon and constrain spirits of the dead and demons, forcing them to do the operator's will. It also describes how to find stolen items, become invisible, gain favour and love, and so on. Book II describes various purifications which the operator (termed \exorcist\) should undergo, how they should clothe themselves, how the magical implements used in their operations should be constructed, and what animal sacrifices should be made to the spirits.
A component programmed into constructs to be used to cause the construct to self-destruct upon command if it becomes necessary.
A type of high-voltage, high-frequency photography, developed in the Soviet Union by Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, which records on photographic film the so-called “corona discharge” of an object caused by ionization of the field surrounding that object; it is claimed by some that this process indicates the existence of hitherto unknown radiations or energy fields such as “bioplasma” or the “psychic aura.”
The 21st letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter K, meaning sacred grove.
The 21st rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter l.
An instance of telepathy in which there seems to be a time lag between the senders attempt to transmit , and the arrival of information to the receiver.
The raising or suspension of persons or objects into the air, outside known physical laws of motion and gravity.
Creating a psi conduit (intentional or not) between two minds to send or receive thoughts, information or energy.
To be aware of ones physical surroundings, and conditions in it; awake.
Being aware during the act, that one is dreaming, and manipulating events in the dreamscape.
The second letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, corresponding to the letter L, meaning rowan.
Using energy to interact with matter, specifically moving objects. Commonly labeled as Telekinesis.
The 20th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter m.
In a Ganzfeld experiment, when the target selection is carried out by manual access to computer or random number tables as well as the fact that all the important events in the experiment are recorded by hand. Technique has limited safeguards against fraud or data selection compared with the autoganzfeld.
Practice in which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned, \thinking\ mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness; intentional alteration of the state of conscious awareness.
The practice of simulating telepathy, for the purpose of entertainment.
The branch of philosophy or study that examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value; the science of things beyond the physical realm.
Using energy to shift probability based events or information to favor a result.
A child or young person who can to some extent the metal-bending feats of Uri Geller.
Shielding construct with a 'mirror' surface, to deflect incoming input or contact.
The 11th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter M, meaning vine.
1. Ordinary, usual 2. Pertaining to the material realm or earthly 3. A person with no interest or knowledge of psionics or magic.
Persons whose inherent psi ability is active without having been trained to 'awaken' or use it.
In conversation, the term denotes anyone who uses any psi ability, or experiences psi events spontaneously, with little effort.
This is thought to be most prevalent in those who never actively suppressed or feared psionic activity in childhood. Naturals can range from those who have an occasional occurrence to those who use psi function daily. The majority display a minimum of control over their abilities, perhaps to less advantage than a 'developed' practitioner.
The tenth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter n
Term applied to experiences undergone by persons who either seem to be at the point of death (or even formally declared dead) but then recover, or who narrowly escape death without being seriously injured; most often reported common elements, such as a feeling of indescribable peace, a sense of being out of one’ s body, a movement into a dark void or down a tunnel, seeing a brilliant light, and entering that light; there may also be reported the experience of a reverie of one's life events, the encountering of an unseen presence, or encountering deceased relatives or religious figures.
The children born of a union between the 'fallen angels' and human women, as described in the Book of Enoch and the Book of Genesis
The 13th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the sound Ng: meaning reed.
The tenth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter N.
Of or pertaining to the intellect; intellectual.
Slang: a non-active; person with no active psi ability.
The fifth letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, corresponding to the letter N; meaning ash.
The 17th letter of the Ogham tree alphabet, representing the letter O; meaning furze.
The 24th and last rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter o.
A subculture of people, primarily Internet-based, who identify in some way as other than human. Otherkin often believe themselves to be mythological or legendary creatures, explaining their beliefs through reincarnation, having a nonhuman soul, ancestry, or symbolic metaphor.
The 24th (or 23rd) rune of the Elder Futhark, corresponding to the letter o.
An experience, either spontaneous or induced, in which one’s center of consciousness seems to be in a spatial location outside of one’s physical body; in which the person appears to themselves to possess a duplicate body (sometimes connected to the physical body by a silver cord), or in which they feel themselves to be entirely bodiless; in either case, many experiments claim to perceive their physical bodies lying inert, to see and hear people while remaining unperceived themselves, and to perceive objects and events normally beyond the range of their physical senses; The term OBE is preferred by parapsychologists for the phenomena also known as \astral projection\.
An event when one's psychological and physiological are overworked from excessive sensory and energy work. Symptoms can include headaches, exhaustion, difficulty to concentrate loss of energy. Most overloads can be solved stopping any active practice and directing one's focus to his or her self.
A practitioner of an Earth religion.
Divination by use of a pendulum.
The art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm-reading, chirology or hand analysis. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, hand analysts, or chirologists.
A process in which a hypnotized person is mentally “taken back” (or “regressed”) by the hypnotist to one or more apparent previous life-times
Tarot suit symbolic of fortune and enterprise.
The 14th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter p.
The 14th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter p.
A small, heart-shaped board supported by two casters and a pencil or stylus that, when moved across a surface by the light, unguided pressure of the fingertips, is supposed to trace meaningful patterns or written messages revealing subconscious thoughts, psychic phenomena, clairvoyant messages, etc. [Random House dictionary]
A noisy, disruptive, or mischievous spirit that manifests by movement or breakage of objects, loud raps, the lighting of fires, and occasionally personal injury to people; in contrast to a haunting, the activity often seems to depend upon the presence of a particular living individual, called the 'focus,' frequently an adolescent or child; and apparitions are rarely seen.
The taking control of the physical body of a person by a spirit entity.
(Sanskrit) Life energy.
A feeling or impression that something is about to happen, especially something ominous or dire.
An invisible, energetic form (usually a sphere shape) consciously made by an individual for the purpose of practicing manipulation and control of psionic energy.
The use of psi in such a way that the target at which the subject is aiming is 'hit' ( correctly responded to, in a test of extrasensory perception; or influenced, in a test of psychokinesis), more frequently than would be expected of chance.
The use of psi in such a way that the target at which the subject is aiming is missed (responded to incorrectly, in a test of extrasensory perception; or influenced in a direction contrary to aim, in a test of psychokinesis) more frequently than chance would account for.
Energy deficient person pulling energy from any source that presents itself, knowingly or not, in an effort to survive. Brought on by overexertion, exhaustion. May be habitual.
Archaeological research which is pursued with the assistance of a sensitive or other method such as dowsing.
An umbrella term for manipulation of the physical. See:Macro-Psychokinesis and Micro-Psychokinesis.
Any test for extrasensory perception which uses target material and forms of response which do not allow a definite probability-value to be attached to the response items made; examples are most free-response tests, tests of psychometry, mediumistic utterances, and so on; statistical evaluation must proceed in an indirect fashion, by assigning a probability-value to the matching-performance of a judge.
Any test for psi which uses targets each of which has a specific prescribed value for the probability of its occurrence,providing for direct statistical evaluation of the results obtained.
The fifth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter R.
A computational or physical device designed to generate a sequence of numbers or symbols that lack any pattern.
Intentional or unintentional direction of focus on a person, usually resulting in a link being formed, or their awareness of psi contact.
The belief that some essential part of a living being survives death to be reborn in a new body. This essential part is often referred to as the spirit or soul, According to such beliefs, a new personality is developed during each life in the physical world, but some part of the self remains constant throughout the successive lives.
Interacting with the physical outside of one's physical proximity. For example: Feeling the details of a glass vase while being in an entire separate room.
The attempt to gather information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means or extra-sensory perception. Typically a remote viewer is expected to give information about an object that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance.The term was introduced by parapsychologists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff in 1974.
Term coined by Frederic Myers to refer to a form of extrasensory perception in which the information is of some past event.
1. The prescribed order of a religious ceremony or magical practice 2. The body of ceremonies used by a fraternal organization 3. A ceremonial act or a series of such acts 4. a habitual series of actions in preparation to do something.
A character in ancient Germanic/Scandinavian alphabets, used prior to the adoption of the Latin alphabet, and for magical or purposes thereafter. The most well known alphabets are the Elder Futhar, Younger Futhark and the Anglo-Saxon.
Observing information of the physical and metaphysical through the use of all senses. See: Scanning - passive, Scanning - active, Scanning - targeted, Scanning -deep.
To intentionally scan an area or person in search of information.
To passively allow whatever information is available from the ambient surroundings of the area, or person to be absorbed.
Also known as a hard scan. To target an individual with the intent of retrieving any and all information possible. Generally considered rude or an attack if permission is not requested first.
Slang: To intentionally run an internally invasive scan, to gather information on the others psychological or physiological structure. If not requested, will be considered an attack.
Schrödinger's cat, often described as a paradox, is a thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics being applied to everyday objects, by considering the example of a cat that may be either alive or dead, according to an earlier random event.
Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (IPA: [ˈɛrviːn ˈʃrøːdɪŋɐ]; August 12, 1887 – January 4, 1961) was an Austrian - Irish physicist who achieved fame for his contributions to quantum mechanics, especially the Schrödinger equation, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1933. In 1935, after extensive correspondence with personal friend Albert Einstein, he proposed the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment.
Person designated as the transmitter in telepathy; also known as the agent.
Shorthand abbreviation for sensory deprivation.
1. A person who frequently experiences extrasensory perception and who can sometimes induce it at will 2. A person who is naturally aware (willingly or not) to psi activity.
The level or degree to which one is *affected* by psi activity, not simply the awareness of its occurrence.
The deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the physical senses, usually done to heighten another sense, relaxation, or observation.
The deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the physical senses, usually done to heighten another sense, relaxation, or observation.
Term to describe a subject who does not reject the possibility that extrasensory perception could occur under the conditions of the given experimental situation; sometimes informally to refer to persons who believe that ESP exists as a genuine phenomenon. [Term originally used by Gertrude Schmeidler 1943)] Compare to Goat. See also Sheep-Goat Effect.
Term to describe the relationship between acceptance of the possibility of extrasensory perception occurring under the given experimental conditions, and the level of scoring actually achieved on that ESP test: subjects who do not reject the possibility (“sheep”) tend to score above chance, those rejecting the possibility (“goats”) at or below chance; the terms “sheep” and “goat” are nowadays often used in a more extended sense, and “sheep-goat effect” may thus refer to any significant scoring difference between these two groups as defined by the experimenter. [Term first used by Gertrude Schmeidler]
Slang: The sensation encountered by experienced practioners of psi or meditation, indicating a change in the state of conscious.
Slang: minor change of state of consciousness, usually to one of heightened awareness or greater calm. A refocusing of the location of one's awareness.
Slang: when a practitioner specifically chooses to block all psi activity, refusing to engage in it in any manner, or acknowledge it.
The 16th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter s.
Slang: Smooth, gentle transition from one state of consciousness to another.
Slang: Unintentional, usually unwanted return to beta state during practice involving altered states of consciousness, meditation or trance.
The 16th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter s.
Special relativity is a theory of the structure of spacetime. It was introduced in Albert Einstein's 1905 paper \On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies\. Special relativity is based on two postulates which are contradictory in classical mechanics:
1. The laws of physics are the same for all observers in uniform motion relative to one another (Galileo's principle of relativity),
2. The speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of their relative motion or of the motion of the source of the light.
The resultant theory has many surprising consequences. Some of these are:
* Time dilation: Moving clocks are measured to tick more slowly than an observer's \stationary\ clock.
* Length contraction: Objects are measured to be shortened in the direction that they are moving with respect to the observer.
* Relativity of simultaneity: two events that appear simultaneous to an observer A will not be simultaneous to an observer B if B is moving with respect to A.
* Mass-energy equivalence: E = mc2, energy and mass are equivalent and transmutable.
Maintaining a state of awareness (in variable degrees) on multiple planes simultaneously. Practitioner is lucid and is aware of input from all locations. Not common for this practice to be inherent, but can be learned.
Thoughts or activity that occurs beneath the threshold of conscious awareness. Term coined by Frederic Myers.
Term to describe a subject who is positive that their score on a test of extrasensory perception will be high due to confidence in their own psychic ability [introduced by John Beloff and David Bate (1970)]
The occurrence of acausal but meaningful coincidences;the experience of two or more events which occur in a meaningful manner, but which are causally un-related. In order to be 'synchronistic', the events must be related to one another temporally, and the chance that they would occur together by random chance must be very small. Term coined by Carl Jung (with Wolfgang Pauli, 1955)
The 17th rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter t.
Slang: receives and sends telepathic information by design, range usually limited by distance (through their own belief on linear distance). Most report intermittent occurrences of telepathic activity, seemingly with more advanced control of it.
Slang: receives and sends telepathic information without necessarily intending to, range is not limited by distance. Most tend report continuous background noise.
The transmission of concept, thought, or images from one mind to another without use of the physical senses.
The theory of relativity , or simply relativity, refers specifically to two theories of Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity. However, \relativity\ can also refer to Galilean relativity.
One who subscribes to a belief system in which people can be part animal, general in a spiritual sense.
The chakra located slightly above the eyes and centered on the forehead. It is believed that opening (activating) the third eye offers a unique sight capable of perceiving energy or metaphysical entities.
The third rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the sound Th.
Informal reference to a noticeable delay in the time between transmission of telepathic input and reception.
A technique similar to meditation, used to change the state of consciousness, in which one may or may not remain semi-lucid. Usually done in conjunction to music, but not always. An attempt to allow the mind to go where it will exclusive of the physical realm.
Slang: A period of steady or swift increase in psi abilities. Characterized by greatly heightened awareness and/or the appearance of new ability.
Susceptibility to, and awareness of, large volumes of imagery, ideation and emotion — these phenomena being stimulated by subliminal, supraliminal and/or external inputs.'[Term introduced by Michael A. Thalbourne]
A mental or physically oriented action/device used to set in motion a predetermined action or state of mind, created and employed by the individual.
To picture an effect or object within one's mind or thoughts.
Shorthand/abbreviation for visualization.
Slang: entity randomly,(most often unintentionally) scanning.
Counterclockwise. The term usually used to indicate moving to the left in casting circles or dancing.
The eighth rune of the Elder Futhark, representing the letter W.
A special deck of 25 cards, developed by perceptual psychologist Karl Zener for use by J. B. Rhine in tests of extrasensory perception: a standard pack contains 25 cards, each portraying one of five symbols — circle, cross, square, star or wavy lines. Commonly used for telepathy trials/practice sessions.