A conduit, in esoterism, and spiritual discourse, is a specific object, person, location, or process (such as engaging in a séance or entering a trance) which allows a person to connect or communicate with a spiritual realm, metaphysical energy, or spiritual entity, or vice versa. The use of such a conduit may be entirely metaphoric or symbolic, or it may be earnestly believed to be functional.
In Shinto, the public shrine is a building or place that functions as a conduit for kami (神 "spiritual essence" , commonly translated as god or spirit). In Yoruba culture, it is said that Elegba, the son of Osun, became the great conduit of ase (divine energy) in the Universe.
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