See also demons; spirits and spiritualism.
a supposedly ghostly counterpart or double of a living person.
a belief in ghosts.
a phantom or apparition.
a vision or other perception of something that has no physical or objective reality, especially in the sense of a ghost or other supernatural apparition. Also phantasma.
See also images
an abnormal fear of ghosts.
fortunetelling through communication with the spirits of the dead. —sciomantic, adj.
a religion in which ghosts are worshiped instead of gods.
the study of ghosts, phantoms, or apparitions. Also called phantasmology, spookology.
an abnormal fear of specters or phantoms.
. the condition or quality of existing outside the known experience of man or caused by forces beyond those of nature.
. belief in supernatural events or forces. Also supranaturalism.
—supernaturalist, n., adj.
—supernatural, supernaturalistic, adj.
supernaturalism. —supranaturalist, n., adj.
—supranatural, supranaturalistic, adj.