Usually whenever one hears the term mesmerism one turns off, especially those associated with scientific and psychological fields of knowledge. This is because in many if not most of these … Read more


by Ralph Monday   Humanism is a term applied to the social philosophy and literary culture of the Western world from approximately 1400 to 1650, particularly in Italy where the … Read more

Virgin birth

The virgin birth was believed to be the divine impregnation of a young woman by a god. The virgin mother-to-be deflowered herself be straddling the sacred lingam–the god’s erect penis–so … Read more


A mystery still remains as to the relationship between vibrations and psychic phenomena. Vibrations are recognized as invisible operators within conversations, singing, and music. Such is definitely described in a short … Read more


An individual in a trance appears to be in a sleeplike condition which is usually accompanied by an indifference to his objective environment and an amnesia to whatever occurs during … Read more


Toga is a garment of clan-ruling matronae in pre-patriarchal Rome. Then the toga became a loose garment made of a single, semicircular piece of undyed wool worn by Roman men over the tunic, … Read more

Thought forms

Nonphysical entities which exist in either the mental or astral plane. Each entity is created from the thought. Every thought is said to generate vibrations in the aura’s mental body, which assume a floating … Read more


Theophagy was the widely spread practice in the ancient world of eating the body of the deity. (see Slain God) In Christianity this practice continues in the consumption of the Eucharist, … Read more


The word teraphim is rendered “images,” “idolatry,” or the like. They are presently thought to have been small images, or household gods. Rachel is said to have stolen her father’s … Read more


Symbolism was a term used by psychical researcher Ernesto Bozzano in relation to “cases in which by subconscious or mediumistic methods, an idea is expressed by hallucinatory perceptions, or ideographic … Read more


Superstition is a term designating beliefs or practices that result from ignorance or a fear of the unknown. These beliefs and activities also may be caused an irrational abject attitude toward … Read more


Succubus usually this designates the medieval Christian concept of a lascivious she-demon, which has been called a variety of names, the most common is Daughter of Lilith. Supposedly such demons (plural … Read more


Spunkie is a goblin similar to the Scottish Kelpie. Spunkie is popularly believed to be an agent of Satan. His special victims are travelers who have completely lost their way. … Read more


In witch lore this is the term meaning the spit of a witch. Witches caused their evil spells or curses to be effective against others by using their own saliva or spit when producing … Read more


Children who pass over (die) at birth, according to mediums in a trance, grow to maturity on the other side. Florence Marryat, in her book There Is No Death (1892), wrote of medium … Read more


Judaism in Hebrew scriptures does not make a clear distinction between soul and body. There is a description of “breathe” or “wind,” ruach, and nephesh, that which locates the animate as opposed to … Read more