|1.||a. the production of objects by apparently supernatural means at a spiritualists' seance|
|b. the objects produced|
|2.||obsolete bearing; demeanour|
|3.||obsolete (plural) things brought as offerings; revenues|
|[C15: from Old French aport, from aporter (vb), from Latin |
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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