psychic phenomenon

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Noun1.psychic phenomenon - phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
clairvoyance, E.S.P., ESP, extrasensory perception, second sight - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
psychokinesis, telekinesis - the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force
spirit rapping, table rapping, table tapping - alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
table lifting, table tilting, table tipping, table turning - manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
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First, I believe it is important not to come to the wrong conclusion from the new term 'echoism' with which the author has chosen to identify a specific psychic phenomenon. As it is almost common sense today that such a 'labelling' is only helpful in the realm of medical-psychiatric diagnosis, a cursory examination of the book may lead the reader to the mistaken opinion that this new term is designed as a diagnostic label.
Why do attempts to replicate a mental or psychic phenomenon often fail?
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