A theoretical particle, or wave which travels faster than the speed
of light. Tachyons exist in a theoretical world where objects have
negative mass and time goes backwards. Tachyon energy is used to
scan "subspace", among other things, on the sci-fi fantasy program, Star
Trek Voyager. So far,
there is no empirical evidence for the existence of tachyons. "If
they do exist, tachyons would be extremely difficult to utilize
under our current understanding of physics," says NASA scientist Tom
Bridgman. Despite being theoretical and, if real, difficult to
utilize, and if utilized, of unknown value, tachyons are the main
ingredient in a feature line of New Age products that range from
beads, belts and shoe inserts, to sweatbands, power pillows, massage
oils and vials of tachyon water. A few enterprising New Agers claim
that they know tachyons exist and they have harnessed its power.
Tai Chi Chuan:
Traditional Chinese non-aggressive martial art based on awareness
and yielding which is practiced in slow motion; a meditation
technique for grounding and centering, that is based on Taoist
A talisman is a cut figure or engraving, such
as on a coin, that has magical powers to avert evil or bring about
1) The word tantra refers to certain Hindu and Buddhist scriptures,
or the rituals and practices described therein. They deal especially
with meditative techniques and rituals involving sexual practices.2)
A word invented to describe the Hindu and Buddhist "scriptures"
(which are actually called Sutras and Vedas) which show people
"shortcuts" to getting Prajna ("enlightenment").
A Chinese religion and philosophy that sees the universe as engaged
in ceaseless motion and activity. All is considered to be in
continual flux. .The universe is in trinsically dynamic. This
continual cosmic process is called the "Tao" by the Chinese. The
process is described in terms of Yin and Yang. (See: Yin/Yang.) Tao
is that which is formless, yet the mother of all forms, and that
which is timeless, yet prior to all manifestations, and that which
does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone. At the base of Taoism is
Lao Tzu's adage "Forget right and wrong, and it will be better for
Deck of seventy-eight cards used in divination. Divided into the
Major Arcana (twenty-two cards with archetypal significance) and the
Minor Arcana (fifty-six cards of four suits: wands, swords, cups,
French Tasse: cup)
The art of tea-leaf reading.
The ability to move physical objects by force of will or mental
energy alone; also called psychokinesis.
Communication between minds by extrasensory means.
A magic diagram shaped as a four-pointed star.
The discipline and lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
A school of philosophy founded by Helena P. Blavatsky. that promotes
the ideas of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Annie Besant and others.
Objectives are to form a universal brotherhood, investigate man's
latent psychic and spiritual powers, and study philosophy,
comparative religion and science. The term literally means "divine
wisdom." The goals of Theosophy are to (1) form a universal
brother-hood; (2) do comparative study of world religions, science,
and philosophy; and, (3) investigate the psychic and spir- itual
powers latent in man. Theosophy is the forerunner of much New Age
contemporary healing modality drawn from ancient practices and
developed by Dora Kunz and Dolores Krieger. The practice is based on
the assumptions that human beings are complex fields of energy, and
that the ability to enhance healing in another is a natural
potential. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is used to balance and promote the
flow of human energy. It is taught in colleges around the world and
has a substantial base of formal and clinical research. This
research has shown that TT is useful in reducing pain, improving
wound healing, aiding relaxation, and easing the dying process. It
can be learned by anyone with a sincere interest and motivation
towards helping others.
to a hypothetical historical period that was marked by religious
activism in American
spans the late 1850s to the early 20th century.
It affected pietistic Protestant
denominations and gathered strength from the postmillennial belief
that the Second
Christ would occur soon. New groupings emerged, such
as the Shakers, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehoavah's
The Brow Chakra. Believed to be the center of psychic vision.
Babylonian Chaos-goddess. Sister of Apsu and
consort of Kingu. She is equated with the primal "waters" or
abyss. She was split in two by Marduk to create heaven and earth.
.Tiamat survived within the pages of the Old Testament in Genisis
1:2 - The spirit of
Elohim moved across the face of Tahom Tahom
is Hebrew for Tiamat
A mental state resembling sleep during which the conscious mind
rests while the spirit entity takes over the medium's body.
The newest term for "trance medium." (See: Medium.)
Correction of malfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
located in front of the ears at the jaw joint which is sometimes
aggravated by dental work. May involve ligaments, muscles or the
Trager Psychophysical Integration:
A physical therapy using a gentle rhythmical type of bodywork that
coaxes the subconscious mind to release its old programming. Deals
with stress, limited movement, muscle spasm, pain and emotional
Process to diagnose the ego states where verbal exchanges originate,
as well as techniques to use this information to improve
communication. Usually involves helping the client get in touch with
internal parent/adult/child transactions that affect human behavior.
New Age advocates promote both personal and planetary
transformation. Personal transformation involves the changes wrought
in one's life by increasing Self-realization. As more and more
people are personally transformed, the planet too will be
transformed into a global brotherhood.
Counseling techniques associated with transpersonal psychology that
are aimed at promoting self-realization at the personal level and
planetary brotherhood and consciousness at the global level.
A school of psychology that aims at integrating Western science and
Eastern thought by moving beyond Humanistic Psychology and its focus
on the self or ego. Its orientation is a holistic one that focuses
on the integration of mind, body and spirit and has ultimate
psychological growth and well-being as its goals.
Tree of Life:
Tree of Life is the central feature of Kabbalah. According to the
teachings, the Tree of Life was put into place before Creation.
Everything in Creation is patterned after the Tree of Life. The ten
spiritual centers or Sefirot in
the Tree of Life represent the ten Divine attributes of God within
man. It is, by definition, humanity's process of returning
to divinity along the same path. (2) One of two trees placed in
the Garden of Eden by God. The other tree is the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil. These two trees presented the two
elements that form mortal existence - Reincarnation (lives) and
karma (the experience of desire and aversion).
1) The Christian doctrine that God is a trinity of
persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit -- the Triune God
This doctrine is the result of a compromise between two opposing
factions at the fourth century Nicean Council. Hence the
conflicting elements within it According to this doctrine the three
are separate "persons", yet they are not three gods and not three
beings. They are three distinct persons; yet, they are all the one
God. They are in absolute perfect harmony consisting of one
substance. They are coeternal, coequal, and copowerful. If any one
of the three were removed, there would be no God. This doctrine is
poorly supported in scripture. 2) New Age explanation: There is only
one God. All that exists is an expression of this one God. The
physical universe is God's body. The astral universe is God's soul
and the eternal spirit is God.
- The fourth dimension. Used to measure motion, one of the
qualities of the spacial universe.
Tipitaka (Pali ti, "three,"
+ pitaka, "baskets"):
- The collection
of primary Pali language texts which form part of the basic
scripture of Theravada Buddhism. The Tipitaka and the Pali
commentaries and chronicles together constitute the complete
body of classical Buddhist texts. Rabbi Jesus refers to these
three baskets in one of his parables.
- Torah: (Hebrew)
- In its narrowest sense, the Torah the first five books of
the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy,
sometimes called the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses. In
its broadest sense, the Torah is the entire body of Jewish
A psychic or sensitive who brings forth "spirit voices" through a
trumpet at seances.