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|Noun||1.||disembodied spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings|
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
control - a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
djinn, djinni, djinny, genie, jinnee, jinni - (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
familiar spirit, familiar - a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, spectre, specter - a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
presence - an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
kachina - a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
numen - a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)
python - a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit
thunderbird - (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird