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apport

/əˈpɔːt/
noun
1.
  1. the production of objects by apparently supernatural means at a spiritualists' seance
  2. the objects produced
2.
(obsolete) bearing; demeanour
3.
(pl) (obsolete) things brought as offerings; revenues
Word Origin
C15: from Old French aport, from aporter (vb), from Latin ad- + portāre to carry
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Encyclopedia Article for apport

in occultism, a material object that arrives suddenly and mysteriously through the powers of a medium. Often the arrival of an apport may require its passage through other material objects. Apports usually occur during a seance (q.v.) and may involve living or inanimate objects. The apporting of human beings is sometimes called transportation. Spiritualists explain apport as a process involving dematerialization and subsequent reintegration of the objects. Although numerous instances of apport have been reported, many have been proven to be fraudulent.

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