Areas of psychic studies range from mysticism and psychic and spiritualist phenomenon to occultism. and paraphysics to inquiry about the validity of psionics, to rigorous statistical testing for the existence of psychokinesis and extra-sensory perception, to noetic speculation of the nature of consciousness and the relation between the mind and universe as a whole. Of great importance is distinguishing genuine psychic phenomena that cannot be reduced to or explained in terms of clarketech devices, from activities by higher toposophic powers or tech.
Even after thousands of years, the validity of the paranormal remains as clouded as ever, with sophont beings who have studied this field deeply divided as to its validity. On the one hand are those who gather corroborative evidence of these phenomenon, while others work to debunk such claims. Since the results are not easily, or even, reproducible, it is debatable whether this is a true science.