psychic diagnosis(redirected from spirit diagnosis)
The rendering of a diagnosis by a untrained person who has been led to the diagnosis by unexplained means. Psychic diagnosis was commonly practised in primitive tribal cultures but is rarely documented in culturally advanced nations.
Psychic diagnosis was meticulously documented with Edgar Cayce (1877–1945), the “sleeping prophet,” whose allegedly high accuracy in diagnosing disease while in a trance defied scientific explanation.
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