A term denoting (1) as an adjective, the paranormal character
of certain phenomena and (2) as a noun, a sensitive individual,
one susceptible to psychic influences. A psychic is usually
not a medium and tends to attribute hisher ability to clairvoyance
or ESP rather than spirit contact. The term psychic, however,
is used very loosely in an inclusive manner to include the
medium, the somnambule, and the magnetic or mesmeric subject,
i.e., anyone who is in any degree sensitive. Camille Flammarion
seems to have been the first to use the word as a French
term while Edward William Cox seems to have introduced it
into England.

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