The term psychokinesis ("psyche", meaning mind, soul, heart, or breath; and "kinesis", meaning motion, movement; literally "mind-movement"),
also referred to as telekinesis ("distant-movement") with respect to
strictly describing movement of matter, sometimes abbreviated PK and TK
respectively, is a term coined by publisher Henry Holt to refer to the direct influence of mind on a physical system that cannot be entirely
accounted for by the mediation of any known physical energy.
The term "Telekinesis" was coined in 1890 by Russian psychical researcher Alexander N. Aksakof
(also spelled Aksakov). The term "Psychokinesis" was coined in 1914
by American author-publisher Henry Holt in his book On the Cosmic
Relations and adopted by his friend, American parapsychologist J. B. Rhine in 1934 in
connection with experiments to determine if a person could influence the outcome
of falling dice. Both concepts have
been described by other terms, such as "remote influencing", "distant
influencing" "remote mental
influence", "distant mental influence",
"directed conscious intention", " anomalous perturbation",
and "mind over
telekinesis was coined to refer to the movement of objects thought to be caused
by ghosts of deceased persons, mischievous
spirits, angels, demons, or other supernatural forces.
speculation increased that humans might be the source of the witnessed phenomena
not caused by fraudulent mediums and
could possibly cause movement without any connection to a spiritualistic setting, such as in a darkened sťance room, psychokinesis was added
to the lexicon. Eventually,
psychokinesis became the term preferred by the parapsychological community
Psychokinesis is the umbrella term for various related specialty
abilities, which may include:
- Influencing events (sports, gambling, election, prolongation of life,
- Biological healing.
(disappearing and reappearing elsewhere).
- Phasing through matter.
- Transmutation of matter.
- Metamorphosis Shape-shifting.
- Energy shield (force field).
- Control of magnetism.
- Control of photons (light waves/particles).
- Thoughtform projection aka
projection (a physically perceived person, animal, creature, object, ghostly
entity, etc., created in the mind and projected into three-dimensional space and
observable by others; for thought images allegedly placed on film, see Thoughtography).
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