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Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
Samuel Alexander

Meaning of "psychical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PSYCHICAL

psychical  [ˈsaɪkɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSYCHICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Psychical is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PSYCHICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

psychical

Psychic

A psychic is a person who claims to have an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception, or who is said by others to have such abilities. The word "psychic" is also used to describe theatrical performers, such as stage magicians, who use techniques such as prestidigitation, cold reading, and hot reading to produce the appearance of such abilities. It can also denote an ability of the mind to influence the world physically using psychokinetic powers such as those formerly claimed by Uri Geller. Psychics appear regularly in fantasy fiction, such as in the novel The Dead Zone by Stephen King. A large industry and network exists whereby psychics provide advice and counsel to clients. Some famous psychics include Edgar Cayce, Ingo Swann, Peter Hurkos, Miss Cleo, John Edward, and Sylvia Browne. Psychic powers are asserted by psychic detectives and in practices such as psychic archaeology and even psychic surgery. Critics attribute psychic powers to intentional trickery or to self-delusion. In 1988 the U.S.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSYCHICAL


anarchical
ænˈɑːkɪkəl
antimonarchical
ˌæntɪməˈnɑːkɪkəl
article
ˈɑːtɪkəl
autarchical
ɔːˈtɑːkɪkəl
autarkical
ɔːˈtɑːkɪkəl
chemical
ˈkɛmɪkəl
diarchical
daɪˈɑːkɪkəl
dyarchical
daɪˈɑːkɪkəl
hierarchical
ˌhaɪərˈɑːkɪkəl
metapsychical
ˌmetəˈsaɪkɪkəl
monarchical
məˈnɑːkɪkəl
nonhierarchical
ˌnɒnhaɪəˈrɑːkɪkəl
oligarchical
ˌɒlɪˈɡɑːkɪkəl
parapsychical
ˌpærəˈsaɪkɪkəl
pentarchical
pɛnˈtɑːkɪkəl
squirarchical
ˌskwaɪərˈɑːkɪkəl
squirearchical
ˌskwaɪərˈɑːkɪkəl
stomachical
stəˈmækɪkəl
synecdochical
ˌsɪnɛkˈdɒkɪkəl
tetrarchical
teˈtrɑːkɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSYCHICAL

psychedelically
psychiater
psychiatric
psychiatric social worker
psychiatrical
psychiatrically
psychiatrist
psychiatry
psychic
psychic determinism
psychically
psychicism
psychicist
psychism
psychist
psycho
psychoacoustic
psychoacoustics
psychoactive
psychoanal.

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSYCHICAL

autobiographical
bibliographical
bioethical
biogeographical
biographical
critical
demographical
ethical
ethnographical
geographical
graphical
historiographical
lexicographical
mythical
philosophical
photographical
stratigraphical
topographical
typographical
unethical
zoogeographical

Synonyms and antonyms of psychical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «psychical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSYCHICAL

Find out the translation of psychical to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of psychical from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «psychical» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

心理
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

psíquica
570 millions of speakers

English

psychical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानसिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

روحي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

психическая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

psíquica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভৌতিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

psychique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Psikis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

psychisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

심령
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psikis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về tinh thần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Psychical
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानसिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

psişik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

psichico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psychiczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

психічна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psihică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυχικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

psigiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

psykiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

psykisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psychical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHICAL»

The term «psychical» is normally little used and occupies the 108.770 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHICAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about psychical

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3 QUOTES WITH «PSYCHICAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word psychical.
1
Samuel Alexander
Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
2
Wilhelm Wundt
The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.
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Wilhelm Wundt
Hence, wherever we meet with vital phenomena that present the two aspects, physical and psychical there naturally arises a question as to the relations in which these aspects stand to each other.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSYCHICAL»

Discover the use of psychical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psychical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in ...
A study of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Victorian and Edwardian times.
Janet Oppenheim, 1988
2
Essays in Psychical Research
The more than fifty articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a span of some twenty-five years.
William James, 1986
3
Fifty Years of Psychical Research
The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F+W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural – other-worldly books for the digital age.
Harry Price, 2012
4
A Psychical Invasion
Anything might have brought down the attack, for, besides drugs, there are certain violent emotions, certain moods of the soul, certain spiritual fevers, if I may so call them, which directly open the inner being to a cognisance of this ...
Algernon Blackwood, 2004
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Psychical Research
1911 This amazing volume covers the following subjects: Science & Superstition; Unconscious Muscular Action; Autoscopes; Human Personality; Thought Reading; Thought-Transference; Mesmerism; Hypnotism; Suggestion; Experimental & Spontaneous ...
W. F. Barrett, 1996
6
A Guide to Mediumship and Psychical Unfoldment
Part 1: Mediumship Explained; Part 2: How to Develop Mediumship; Part 3: Psychical Powers - How to Cultivate Them. a basic handbook for those who wish to develop their mediumistic powers, embodying the most comprehensive explanations from ...
Edward Walter Wallis, Minnie Harriet Wallis, 1996
7
A New Science of the Paranormal: The Promise of Psychical ...
Documents case studies of paranormal research failures while explaining why and how mainstream science rejects the paranormal, in a provocative report that outlines the principles for revitalizing research in the areas of clairvoyance, ...
Lawrence LeShan, 2009
8
Thirty Years of Psychical Research
Reprint of the original, first published in 1923.
Charles Richet, 2013
9
Lectures on Psychical Research (Routledge Revivals): ...
This book, first published in 1962, is based on a series of lectures first given at Cambridge University in 1959 and 1960, dealing with 'psychical research' - i.e. the scientific investigation of ostensibly paranormal phenomena.
C. D. Broad, 2011
10
Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism ...
Through these stories, Lachapelle illuminates the lively relationship between science and the supernatural in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France and relates why this relationship ultimately led to the marginalization of ...
Sofie Lachapelle, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSYCHICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psychical is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Immortal/Mark Simpson review – a blazingly original oratorio
Simpson's new occult-obsessed oratorio, with Melanie Challenger's libretto about the founder of the Society of Psychical Research, asks the existential question: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
TV review: The Enfield Haunting, Sky Living
He's soon joined by fellow Society for Psychical Research member Playfair (Matthew McFadyen) as they try to ascertain whether this is a genuine haunting, ... «The List, Apr 15»
3
Making policy out of mindfulness
Involving a change in the relationship the practitioner has with their thoughts, rather than a change in thought, this psychical practice has gained recognition as a ... «Open Democracy, Mar 15»
4
Peter Underwood - obituary
After Price's death in 1948, however, members of the Society for Psychical Research investigated his claims and concluded that many of the phenomena he ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
5
Historic records reveal pioneering scientists who investigated …
The three men were said to be leading figures in the early years of the Society for Psychical Research, and worked on the committee for Apparitions and ... «Daily Mail, Oct 14»
6
Na tien jaar komt Death From Above 1979 met een tweede plaat …
... Sebastien Grainger en bassist Jesse Keeler op 9 september terug met een nieuw album: The Psychical World. Waar nu echter nog niets van te horen is. Meh. «Kicking The Habit, Jun 14»
7
Caroline Beaton '13 Wins Psychoanalysis Award
... degradation to explore the Ramsay family's psychical impotence and fragmentation in Virginia Woolf's novel. The “Oedipal triangle” refers both to the intricate, ... «Colorado College News, Apr 14»
8
Ghost stories: Sleeping in England's most haunted bedroom
I joined the Society for Psychical Research, an intellectual club formed by society grandees and scientists in 1882, when I was only fourteen. I had still never ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 13»
9
The Spent, Dishonest Men of 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'
As part of the cover for this mission, Leamas takes a job in the library of the “Blantyre Institute of Psychical Research”, where he soon begins an affair with a ... «PopMatters, Oct 13»
10
Ecocide And The Soul Of A Nation
But what are the psychical affects of chronic denial, noxious indifference and compulsive prevarication as related to a matter as all encompassing and crucial as ... «CounterPunch, May 13»

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