etheric studies Field of research that includes Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental TranscommunicationS, as well as other forms of after-death communications. Etheric studies involve mind-to-mind etheric connection between the human etheric self and nonphysical people and beings. The living actually are the mechanism by which the nonphysical can manifest in the physical world. Accordingly, etheric studies can be seen as evolved from Mediumship. High-technology equipment combined with subtle energies are involved in etheric studies research. Subtle energies concern the influence of mind and intention in concert with technology to achieve communications with other realms.