Encyclopedia Glossary

Title Definition
Attaching/Attachment in describing the state of a spirit it typically describes unbounds who have attached themselves to a physical object. The spirit can choose to un-attach themselves at any time. Sometimes people are aware of attached spirits, sometimes not.
Binding/Bound in describing the state of a spirit it means a practitioner has created a binding to a physical object or to someone's spirit where the spirit has an immediate method of contact & interaction with the human. They do not live within the object, are capable of returning to their own realm(s), and merely gives a "home base" for the spirit & Keeper to communicate. It is a permanent action.
Black Arts (BA) A ranking of black means it will typically choose evil, wrongdoing or to act out against its Keeper or anyone else around them.rnA ranking of black means the magic, spell or enchantment is of black or dark origin.
Channeling is the process of connecting yourself to another entity or place, it is temporary and does not require immediate presence in one location like Conjuring or Summoning. Neither you or the target has to leave your current location to channel. For instance, you can channel the spirit of a lost relative on the spiritual plane. You are extending your energy to them on their realm and creating a connection. You can channel a location in the astral realm, you can astral travel and channel a time, place, or person... channeling is an explorative method used to help you in discovery & growth of your energy & abilities. Channeling often requires an invocation or a method of visualization. Sometimes the channeling invocation can be bound to an object which is then activated by the user in some manner.
Code Word (s)* powerful word(s) used to immediately provoke the energies or powers of a spirit or spell. They can be used on their own or incorporated into spells, rituals, ceremonies, meditation, etc. rnrn* Indicates a word or term coined by Creepy Hollows to describe an aspect of Paranormal Collecting.
Conjuring is the process of using an invocation or ritual to bring an entity or spirit through to you. Mastery of this takes time & often years. Those who are not experienced or masters should not write conjurations as choice of word & conjuration formation is essential to conjuring the right entity. Conjurations given away or sold by masters can be used by the novice & intermediate for trusted results and the invocation for conjuration & instructions provided (if any) should be followed to the letter.
Dark Arts (DA) or Grey Arts (GA) A ranking of grey/dark means that is like a human; capable of good and bad. They will likely choose good but can experience ups & downs in mood & energy just like us.rnrnA ranking of grey/dark means the magic, spell or enchantment is a balance of white & dark magic and is a neutral force, OR the energy is macabre, dark, rooted in dark origin.
Draw * describes a support tool used to "draw" an experience or interaction from a spirit or spell. For example: a candle, stone, incense, oil, code words, etc.rnrn* Indicates a word or term coined by Creepy Hollows to describe an aspect of Paranormal Collecting.
Energy patina * When an object has obtained years of different types of paranormal energy that has created a unique blend of layers of old & new paranormal energiesrnrn* Indicates a word or term coined by Creepy Hollows to describe an aspect of Paranormal Collecting.
Energy signature * Each person's unique energy profile that is used by practitioners & spirits to identify one individual from another.rnrn* Indicates a word or term coined by Creepy Hollows to describe an aspect of Paranormal Collecting.