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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a medium (person claiming to contact the dead)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to spiritualistic mediums: as, mediumistic phenomena.

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Examples

  • But the manifestations of mediumistic energy still remain manifestations of _mediumistic_ energy!

    Fruits of Culture

  • It does not really matter whether she has any phase of what they call mediumistic power or not.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • These perturbations are what we call mediumistic phenomena ....

    Redemption and two other plays

  • These perturbations are what we call mediumistic phenomena¬† ...

    Fruits of Culture

  • As for myself, I am destitute of all "medium-power," whatever that may be, though enthusiastic spirituelle ladies tell me I am "mediumistic" -- a qualification which is still more occult to me.

    Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis

  • But this is to fall back upon a supposition of the "mediumistic" type, and takes no count of the cases of replies to questions which were unknown to everybody present, and brings us to the single dilemma: either there is intelligence in the human sense in the animal, or a relationship of the mediumistic type above described between the several minds concerned.

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

  • I see here another case of a combined psychical (partial) operation of a "mediumistic" kind; and this hypothesis makes very plausible the other no less impressive hypothesis of the observer that his mind was reading (in a subconscious way) the mind of the horse.

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

  • And "mediumistic" facts, extrinsically at least, are certainly better known.

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

  • Dr. Ochorowicz hypnotized her, inducing somnambulism; and in this state she displayed, quite spontaneously, a number of "mediumistic" phenomena.

    The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal

  • The one thing certain is that Kaspar had the sensitive or 'mediumistic' temperament, which usually -- though not always -- is accompanied by hysteria, while hysteria means cunning and fraud, whether conscious or not so conscious.

    Historical Mysteries

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  • The terror, the agony, the nostalgia of the heathen past was a constant torture to her mediumistic soul.
    - David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930), The Lost Girl.

    September 19, 2009