Derived from the Greek ‘psyche’, meaning ‘soul’. That which appears to be outside the realm of physical laws, beyond the reach of our physical senses. Unfortunately the word has fallen into disrepute because of its association with certain practices by ignorant and mercenary persons who exploit their psychic powers. Culdians believe that everyone has a duty to bring as much as possible of the psychic or supersensory into everyday life. They believe that the higher potentialities of individuals should be awakened and their consciousness considerably expanded. Since all things originate with the Supreme Spirit there is nothing basically wrong with the concept that the realms of physical existence should be expanded into the spiritual. Because of the way in which the word ‘psychic’ has been exploited, Culdians preferred to use the word ‘metaphysical’.