psychism


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psy·chism

(sī'kizm),
The theory that a principle of life pervades all nature.
[G. psychē, soul]

extrasensory perception

Paranormal
(1) The alleged awareness of another person’s thoughts, allegedly mediated by poorly characterised “factors”.
(2) Reception of information not gained through the physical senses but rather through the mind, which encompasses psychic abilities (e.g., telepathy and clairvoyance) and their transtemporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.
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