Dictionary of commonly used terms & terms coined by Creepy Hollows

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2011-06-26 16:21

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 unattach 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.
A 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 Words* : 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.

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.
A 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.

Energy signature* : Each person's unique energy profile that is used by practitioners & spirits to identify one individual from another.

Entity : a being that is currently living its lifetime and will eventually pass into spirit form, or is an Immortal and cannot pass into spirit form.
This word is, however, often used to describe any paranormal being and should be evaluated in its context to derive the meaning.

Immortal : a being that is incapable of dying through any means. Gods & goddesses are the primary example of Immortals.

Invoke/Invocation : a string of words in short or long form used to invoke an action, energy, or spirit. These words can be read out loud or said through telepathy.

Neutral Arts/Energy : energy that exists of a paranormal level but does not have any intention or motivation. It is neither white or dark and can be channeled & used as white or dark in efforts or used on its own as simply a paranormal energy source.

Paranormal Collector : someone who collectors items that emit a paranormal energy through natural occurrence, magic, or spirit.

Portal : an opening between realms which can be used to transport one's self from one realm to another in physical, spiritual, or astral form. Portals occur naturally or can be opened & closed through invocation (portal keys).

Portal Keys : a string of words used to create an opening between two realms; known as a portal.

Spirit : a being that lived a life and died on the physical, spiritual, or astral realm. The spirit is the essence of the once, living being and retains their core "self". It is not to be confused with the soul which is the divine aspect of each living being that moves onto their respective "heaven". There are tens of thousands of different entities known to exist that pass into spirit form, and billions of spirits from the tens of thousands of races that exist on the physical, spiritual, and astral realms. Many spirits are open to sharing their existence with humans as a shared life exchanging the benefits each offers to the other.

Spirit Keeper* : someone who collects bindings of spirits of various nature to complement their life in multiple aspects.

Spirit Stone* : gemstones specially prepared to be a home to a spirit of any origin.

Summoning : is the process of calling an entity or spirit. It is not always 100% accurate when used simply as a call to an Angel, for example. The more specific you are in summoning the better off you are. It has little or no structure provided and therefore calling out for assistance could result in any entity willing to respond to do so. Summoning does not require invocations or rituals and can be done through verbal expression, use of a vessel, or telepathy.

Unbounds : spirits that roam without any obligation to a specific person or place.

Vessel : what is used to bind a spirit or spell for keeping by a human. A vessel can be a tangible object like jewelry or gemstones, or can be the person's spirit.

White Arts (WA) : A ranking of white means the spirit is good, positive, has an uplifting & kind energy associated with it.
A ranking of white means the magic, spell or enchantment is of a positive, white light origin.

* Indicates a word or term coined by Creepy Hollows to describe an aspect of Paranormal Collecting.

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