Psychic, Occult and Mystical Definitions

Letter: X








Divination by studying the first stranger to be found or who appears.




Also Xenoglossia. The ability to speak in an unlearned and unheard foreign language. It is associated with past-life recall, states of trance or hypnosis, and mediumship. The phenomenon is very rare. Many so-called instances turn out to be cases where the foreign language has been learned at some stage and then forgotten.

When xenoglossy does occur, cases where individuals recite foreign words and phrases without understanding their meaning are far more common than cases where an individual can actually converse intelligently in the supposedly unknown language.


Achilles' wonderful horse, the brother of Balius, Achilles' other horse, and offspring of Zephyr and the harpy, Podarge. Also, the name of a Greek city of Lycia, Asia Minor.

On being chided by his master for leaving Patroclus on the field of battle, Xanthus turned his head reproachfully, and told Achilles that he also would soon be numbered with the dead, not from any fault of his horse, but by the decree of inexorable destiny.



Xanthian Marbles

A collection of ancient sculptures and friezes discovered in 1838 by the English archaeologist Sir Charles Fellows (1799-1860) at Xanthus, a Greek city of Lycia, Asia Minor, and now in the British Museum.