AURA - The magnetic field of energy surrounding each person.
APPORT - An object transported through matter by the use of Psychic Power.
ASTRAL TRAVEL - Travel by an individuals spirit, usually during bodily sleep.
AUTOMATIC WRITING -The production of writing by a medium without his/her conscious volition.
CIRCLE - A gathering of people who wish to communicate with the spirit world.
CIRCLE - DEVELOPMENT - A circle held on a regular basis for the purpose of
developing psychic and spiritual gifts.
Open Circle - This is a development circle primarily for beginners.
It is a circle that anyone can join - the number of sitters will vary from week to week.
This is an ideal circle to join to get an idea of how spirit work.
Closed Circle - This is a development circle for more advanced mediums, who may or may not still be in training.
To join a closed circle you must first be invited by the circle leader and there may be a trial
period to make sure that you are right for the group. Strong committment and dedication are required
to sit in a closed circle, which has the same number of people every week and the same sitters each time.
Physical Circle - This circle is primarily for the development of physical mediumship, such as trance,
transfiguration and direct voice, to name but a few. Often this circle will be held in total darkness,
although a small light may be used
Spirit Rescue Circle - This circle is dedicated to the task of helping spirits who are 'stranded' -
either because they are afraid to pass over, or because they do not realise they have died,
or because something is holding them back from moving on into 'the light'.
This circle requires a strong mind as the work can be emotionally and physically draining.
Healing Circle - A circle which will sit each week to send out remote healing to those in need.
CLAIRVOYANCE - The ability to see spirit forms.
CLAIRAUDIENCE - The ability to hear spirit voices.
CLAIRSENTIENCE -The ability to sense spirit forms.
COMMUNION - Contact between this world and the spirit world.
CONTINUOUS EXISTENCE - The survival of the human personality after physical death.
COMPENSATION - Spiritual Reward.
DEATH - The separation of the spirit from the physical body.
DISCARNATE - Existence after physical death.
DIVINE - Godlike.
ETHERIC - Non-material (...body - spirit body)
ETERNAL PROGRESS - Pursuit of perfection continued beyond physical existence.
GUIDE - An evolved spirit who seeks to assist.
GOD - Universal creative force or power.
HEREAFTER - Life following this material existence in the spirit world.
INSPIRATION - Impressions from the spirit world; i.e. inspirational writing or speaking.
INCARNATE - Existence in the physical body.
LIGHT (THE) - Mediums may often refer to 'the light' -
and may use phrases such as: 'passed to the light' or 'sending a lost spirit to the light'.
In spiritualism the light is descriptive of the higher planes - or in essence, what we would refer
to as 'heaven'. In many out of body experiences, people report seeing a bright,
white light and say that they were floating towards it.
LINK / LINKING - You may often hear a medium referring to 'linking with you' or 'making a link with you'.
This refers to the connection that is created when you are visiting a medium or a church and one of
your loved ones comes through to communicate via the medium. Once the medium has heard your voice,
even if you only say 'hello', the link between you and your loved one in spirit becomes stronger.
The medium is like the operator at a telephone exchange - the link (or message) is between you and
your loved one, but they are relaying the message; and to do so a link is necessary.
LYCEUM - Spiritual educational system with special responsibility for the young.
MATERIALISATION - The formation of the replica of a spirits earthly body.
MEDIUM - A `bridge` between this world and the next.
MEDIUMSHIP - Concerned with communication between this world and the spirit world.
MENTAL - Contact through the mind.
PHYSICAL - Physical manifestation of the presence of a spirit.
PLANES OF EXISTANCE -
Each level co-exists with the others,
but most people are not aware of anything other than the first plane - the Earth plane.
Earth Plane - The most familiar! This is the plane on which we exist, and is the densest of all the planes.
Etheric Plane - When people 'die' their spirits will pass through this plane to reach the plane
of existence where they belong. However, some spirits remain for quite some time in this plane,
until they can accept their condition and move on - or to put it another way, until they are ready
to accept 'the light'.
Astral Plane - This is the plane where the spirit who are most likely to make contact
with a medium are situated.
Celestial Plane - This is the highest level of all and this is the plane where those we come to
know as our guides and teachers exist.
The more spirit progress, and the longer they have been in the spirit world, the higher the
plane in which they exist.
MESSAGE - A communication from spirit.
NAMING CEREMONY - Spiritualist Service to give a child its forename.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - Responsibility for ones own spiritual status as a result of thoughts and actions.
PROTECTION - This is of the utmost importance. Before beginning any spiritual work,
you should ask for protection. This may take the form of a prayer -
or you might just call upon your guide(s) for protection.
If you ask for protection you will be protected - it is just a matter of trust
PSYCHIC PHENOMENA - Occurrences related to communication between this world and the spirit realms.
RETRIBUTION - The opportunity to understand the reasons for erroneous decisions and to ease their results.
SPIRIT WORLD - Higher levels of existence beyond this physical world.
SPIRIT - Creative Force.
A SPIRIT - An individual part of the supreme force.
TRANSCENDENT - Beyond human understanding.
TRANCE - A condition where the medium is influenced by an evolved spirit.
TRANSITION - The passage of the spirit from the physical world to the non-physical world; i.e. death.
VIBRATION - The higher the vibration, the less dense the object. Spirit vibrate at a higher level to us
- so in order to communicate with spirit, they need to lower their vibration as we raise ours to meet
somewhere in the middle.
The higher we raise our consciousness (our vibration), the wiser and more pure the spirit communicator.