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The Definition of Woo Woo

As I wait at Tu Tu Tango for my first reading of the evening, I am thinking of woo woo and a dear friend, departed too early from the Earth’s realm at the end of January. Kimberly Wade and head of our group. She used the phrase all the time and hence I decided to name our group after her phrasing. She knew there were many people out there who needed a gentle nudge into the woo woo and that it was more than irrational assumptions. She gently showed them potential outcomes and use of their free will in a cosmic manner. I use the phrase as a softening to my readings, a warning that I am about to tell the client something divine, sublime or other worldly!

woo-woo

According to the skeptics dictionary;

Woo-woo (or just plain woo) refers to ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.

Here’s a dictionary definition of woo-woo:

adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs.

Sometimes woo-woo is used by skeptics as a synonym for pseudoscience, true-believer, or quackery. But mostly the term is used for its emotive content and is an emotive synonym for such terms as nonsense, irrational, nutter, nut, or crazy.

Like dark matter (perhaps a source of woo woo) no one really knows what woo woo is or it’s true, power, beauty and science. It can’t be seen or easily explained with an experiment or a validation of fact. Woo woo to each person is their reincarnation, their ghosts, their encounters with ufos, their angels and their life after death. As psychics and intuitives we get are more familiar with in our every day life.

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