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Zen
A branch of Mahayana Buddhism. A highly intellectual, metaphysical philosophy, concentrating on meditation to reach enlightenment. It is not a religion, nor is there communication with the etheric world.
Zener Cards
Cards used in most of the early ESP experiments, developed in the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University.
Zenith
The highest point in the heavens, vertically above the observer and directly opposite the nadir (lowest point).
Zodiac
An imaginary belt of the heavens, extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic, within which are the apparent paths of the sun, moon, and principal planets. It contains twelve constellations and hence twelve divisions called signs of the zodiac. Each division, however, because of the precession of the equinoxes, now contains the constellation west of the one from which it took its name.
Zodiac Quarters
The zodiac begins at the Vernal Equinoctial point or Spring, where the ecliptic crosses the Equator south to north. The four quarters are divided then by solstices and equinoxes. Each quarter is further divided by three signs: cardinal starts, fixed persists the process, and mutable completes.
Zombie
1Someone supposedly raised from the dead by a Vodun magician, possibly never really dead at all but rather drugged, who is used as a slave. 2Someone who has joined a repressive “cult” movement, lost their own personality and other intellectual faculties, and is used as a slave.
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