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Supernatural Vocabulary:

Anagram: a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters

Christo: Christ in Latin; a person will flinch at the word if possessed.

Conjuration: the act of calling on or invoking a sacred name; an incantation or magical charm

Corporeal: of the nature of the physical body; bodily; material; tangible

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns

Crossroads: a place where two roads cross at or about at right angles, otherwise known as "the forks of the road"; it is the subject of religious and folkloric belief all around the world. The crossroads ritual is currently best known in popular American culture through the recent acceptance of a spurious legend that the famous 1930s blues singer Robert Johnson claimed that he had learned how to play guitar by selling his soul to the devil at the crossroads, somewhere in Mississippi. In truth, the blues singer who publicly made this claim was Robert's rather less-well-known contemporary and friend Tommy Johnson, not related to Robert. Tommy Johnson is remembered for his classic recording of "Maggie Campbell Blues." LeDell Johnson, Tommy Johnson's brother, spoke with the blues scholar David Evans about Tommy's sudden guitar playing skill and Tommy's claims about it. His account of the ritual is typical of others collected throughout the South. In Supernatural, ingredients including a black cat bone, graveyard dirt, and a picture of yourself are put in a small metal box and buried at a crossroads. A demon will appear and bargain with you, giving you almost anything you want in exchange for your soul.

Curse Box: a box used to store cursed items, containing the magic within them.

Demonic Omens: signs of a demonic presence in an area; examples are lightning storms, cattle mutilations, and temperature fluctuations.

Devil's Gate: a door to hell located on our plane, somewhere on Earth; in Supernatural, one was opened and released hundreds of demons.

EMF: Electro-magnetic field reader

ESP: extrasensory perception: perception or communication outside of normal sensory capability, as in telepathy and clairvoyance.

Ectoplasm: the outer portion of the cytoplasm of a cell; visible substance believed to emanate from the body of a spiritualistic medium during communication with the dead

Electronic Voice Phenomenon: sections of static on the radio or on electronic recording media that some persons interpret to be the sound of voices

Gris-gris bag: a Voodoo amulet that protects the wearer from evil or brings luck

Heptagram: The protective circle used to trap Meg in Devil's Trap contains a Heptagram (also known as a septagram, septacle, or seal of babalon), with a hexagon, two circles. The scorpion in the centre is the fifth pentacle of Mars, about which the Key of Solomon says: Write thou this pentacle upon virgin parchment or paper, because it is terrible unto the demons, and at its sight and aspect they will obey thee, for they cannot resist its presence.

The design as a whole forms the Great Pentacle: It should be written on sheepskin paper or virgin parchment, the which paper should be tinted green. The circle with the 72 divine letters should be red or the letters may be gold. The letters within the pentacle should be the same red, or sky blue everywhere, with the great name of God in gold. It serves to convene all spirits; when shown to them they will bow and obey you.

The protective circle in Sam's copy of the Key of Solomon.A Heptagram is a seven-pointed star drawn in one continuous line, in the manner of the five-pointed Pentagram. It can be found in the holy seal of the Brotherhood of the Silver Star, and its history as a protective design has led to the the seven-sided shape of most sheriff's badges.

The Heptagram is also found in Western kabbalah, where it can be a symbol of the seven notes of music, the seven colours of a rainbow, the seven planets, the seven alchemical metals, the seven days of the week, and the sphere of Netzach.

Wiccans of the Faery tradition and the Blue Star Wicca tradition also consider the symbol sacred. In more recent years, Otherkin have adopted the design.



Hoodoo/Voodoo: Hoodoo is a form of predominantly African American traditional folk magic. Also known as conjure, it is a rich magical tradition that developed from the merging of a number of separate cultures and magical traditions. Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves.

Hex Bag: Old world black magic used to conduct a spell to kill a person. Usually contains bird bones, rabbit teeth, and the cloth has be cut from something the targeted person owned.

Infrared Thermal Scanner: Used to obtain photographs of ectoplasmic clouds and floating balls of light as a result of using the thermal scanner to track anomalous "Cold Spots". These cold spots may be from 25 degrees to 60 degrees colder than the surrounding ambient air temperature.

Key of Solomon: a medieval book on magic originally attributed to King Solomon. It is sometimes used as a grimoire.

Mandaic Amulet: An amulet is an object worn, typically around one's neck, to ward off evil or prevent injury. Mandaic is an Eastern Aramaic dialect, used by followers of the Mandaean religion. It is one of the oldest Gnostic religions, and, while appearing to have Judeo-Christian roots or links, has some similarities with Zoroastrianism (also being an Iranian religion).

Mojo: a type of magic charm, often of red flannel cloth and tied with a drawstring, containing botanical, zoological, and/or mineral curios, petition papers, and the like. It is typically worn under clothing.

Necromancy: a form of divination in which the practitioner seeks to summon "operative spirits" or "spirits of divination", for multiple reasons, from spiritual protection to wisdom

Orbs: typically circular anomalies appearing in photographs. In photography and video, orbs appear to be balls, diamonds, or smears of light with an apparent size in the image ranging from a golfball to a basketball depending on the distance of the dust particle to the lens. Orbs sometimes appear to be in motion, leaving a trail behind them.

Ozone: triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms, found in the atmosphere; commonly attributed to the smell of spirits

Pentagram: the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes. The word pentagram comes from the Greek word pentagrammon, a word meaning roughly "five-lined" or "five lines". The pentagram has magical associations, and many people who practice Neopagan faiths wear jewelry incorporating the symbol. Christians once more commonly used the pentagram to represent the five wounds of Jesus, and it also has associations within Freemasonry.

Poppet: a doll made to represent a person, for casting spells on that person (such as healing, fertility, or binding spells). These dolls may be fashioned from such materials as a carved root, grain or corn shafts, a fruit, paper, wax, a potato, clay, branches, or cloth stuffed with herbs.

Provenance: the origin or source from which something comes, and the history of subsequent owners (also known in some fields as chain of custody). The term is often used in the sense of place and time of manufacture, production or discovery. Comparative techniques, expert opinion, written and verbal records and the results of tests are often used to help establish provenance.

Purple Nurple:
1 oz Malibu & coconut rum
1 oz triple sec
1/2 oz Blue Curacao liquor
2 oz cranberry juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

Pyre: a structure, usually a made of wood, for burning a body as part of a funeral rite. As a form of cremation, a body is placed upon the pyre which is then set on fire.

Quincunx: the arrangement of five units in the pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes. The quincunx was originally the symbol of the Roman coin of the same name, whose value was five twelfths (quinque + uncia) of an as. Typically, a quincunx consists of five objects arranged in a square, with one object at each of the square's four corners and the fifth in the square's center. If the four corner objects form a rectangle, the pattern is still considered a quincunx.

Spiritus Vitae: The vital force; a principle taken from the elements of whatever serves as a nutriment, or which may be imparted by magnetism; life force

Subsonic rounds: a convenient description to differentiate the heavyweight 147-grain 9 X 19mm round (at a nominal 950-1000 fps) from the conventional "supersonic" 90-to-124 grain rounds in that chambering, turning up muzzle velocities in the 1150-1400 fps range.

Suppressor: a device attached to a firearm to reduce the amount of noise and flash generated by firing the weapon

Zoroastrianism: the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra, Zartosht).