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Encyclopedia > Ectoplasm (parapsychology)
A ghost, composed of electoplasm
A ghost, composed of electoplasm

In parapsychology, ectoplasm is the name given to a hypothetical form of dense bio-energy liberated by living things which is claimed to make possible the materialisation of ghosts and psychokinesis. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x936, 59 KB) Summary Subject:Ectoplasm (ghost) Licence:I draw it and released it in the public domain Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ectoplasm ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x936, 59 KB) Summary Subject:Ectoplasm (ghost) Licence:I draw it and released it in the public domain Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ectoplasm ... A manufactured image of a ghostly woman ascending a staircase. ... Parapsychology is the study of certain types of paranormal phenomena (parapsychology comes from the Greek para, “beside, beyond,” + psychology, derived from the Greek psyche, “soul, mind,” + logos “rational discussion”). The term was coined by Max Dessoir (1889). ... A manufactured image of a ghostly woman ascending a staircase. ... Psychokinesis (< Greek + , literally mind-movement) or PK, also known as telekinesis[1] (< Greek + , literally distant-movement) or TK, is defined according to the Online Medical Dictionary[2], published by the Department of Oncology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, as the following (used with permission): the influence of mind upon...


In the early twentieth century, photographs claiming to show ectoplasm were occasionally published; these were largely shown to be fraudulent. Often the medium would have concealed cheesecloth or a similar substance about their person to produce at an appropriate moment. [citation needed] Numerous studies were carried out in the 1950s and 60s to attempt to prove the existence of ectoplasm, including experiments by spiritualists who have attempted to show that ectoplasm projects itself from people during meditation. [citation needed] (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... In the broadest sense, a fraud is a deception made for personal gain, although it has a more specific legal meaning, the exact details varying between jurisdictions. ... Cheesecloth is a loosewoven cotton cloth, such as is used in pressing cheese curds. ... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating The term Meditation describes a variety of practices with a variety of goals. ...


The term ectoplasm was used in a similar sense in the 1984 film Ghostbusters, and in the 2002 British television series Look Around You Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. ... Look Around You is a BBC television comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and, in the first series only, narrated by Nigel Lambert. ...


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