Conduit (channeling)

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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 (, "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.

A conduit, in some, very rare cases, can also be a person who can contact other worlds outside of our own [E76981]. They can contact worlds deemed 'fictional' by this world, as well as contact their other selves within other versions of this world. The beings they contact may be spirits, or they may be true physical dwellers of the world they contact. It depends mainly upon how the world is contacted and how strong the connection between the two entities are.