Technically, they would be called psychomantea – but whose counting.
What is a psychomanteum? I must admit, as a classicist and someone who knows ancient Latin and Greek, I have never come across this word before – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Basically, it is a means of divination and a way to communicate with an alternate reality which is slowly becoming more widely accepted and proven to exist.
Dr. Raymond Moody is one of the world’s experts on using the psychomanteum in order to treat patients and help them cope with loss. The controversy is over whether or not the treatment is real or just a type of coping mechanism which helps people who have lost loved ones find comfort with their situation. Either way, it is effective.
Here is an introduction to Dr. Raymond Moody and the psychomanteum.