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In metaphysics, an aura refers to the energy field emanating from the surface of a person or object. Seen as cascading color, it may be held to represent soul vibrations, chakric emergence, or a reflection of surrounding energy fields. When psychics report on the aura, they provide information concerning a person's character, their spirit guides, and their past-lives.

A Sanskrit word meaning “wheel.” A chakra is supposedly any of the seven “body centers” that are considered sources of energy for psychic or spiritual power. The crown chakra is supposedly the seventh center, located at the top of the head, which radiates out to the universe.

Channeling is receiving communications from spirits.

"There shall not be found among you ...a consulter with familiar spirits ... For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord.”
Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Sanscrit for “action” or "deed" in Indic religions. It is understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect. The theory of Karma is a fundamental doctrine in Buddhism. It was prevalent in India before the advent of the Buddha, but it was the Buddha who explained and formulated this doctrine in its complete form. Karma states that the effects of all deeds create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others. Karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well.

"It is appointed to men ONCE to die, and after this the judgment."
Hebrews 9:27

A medium is someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead. One who contacts spirits.

"And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people."
Leviticus 20:6

The study of any question about reality which cannot be answered by scientific observation and experimentation. Metaphysics is the philosophy which systematically investigates the nature of first causes or principles of all existence, ultimate reality, knowledge, being and the nature of the universe. It includes the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, and, fact and value.It is the philosophical study of being and knowing.

"Beware lest anyone seduce you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ."
Colossians 2:8

Mysticism, from the Greek “mystikos,” is “seeing with the eyes closed.” It is belief in the possibility of union with Divine Nature (of any name,) and trust in spiritual intuition as a means of acquiring knowledge of Mysteries inaccessible to intellectual apprehension. In areas of the occult and psychic realms it denotes an additional domain of esoteric knowledge and paranormal communication.

Sanskrit is the ancient language of Yoga, a classical language of India. It’s a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism. It is widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religions and rituals in the forms of chants and mantras.

Spirit Guide
Spirit guides are persons who have lived many former lifetimes, paid their karmic debts, and advanced beyond a need to reincarnate. Each is assigned to watch over an incarnate person, not only on this Earth, but on many other planets throughout the universe.

"A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them."
Leviticus 20:27

Spiritualism is the belief that the dead survive as spirits which can communicate with the living, especially with the help of a third party, called a medium. It’s the practice of communicating with discarnate beings who once lived an earthly life.

“Spiritualism is the masquerade of demonic forces, who pretend to be departed spirits with the intent of deceiving through the power of Satan those foolish enough to believe the testimony of demons in preference to the authority of the Word of God Himself."
Walter Martin, Kingdom of the Cults, Bethany House Publishers, Minneapolis, MI, 1996, p. 228

The Spiritualist Church
Spiritualist churches are places of worship for the practitioners of Spiritualism. The Spiritualist service is usually conducted by a medium. They attempt to contact the spirits of the dead, which is known as “opening up.”