Metaphysics: Psychical research (Concise Oxford Dictionary).
Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the first principle of things including abstract concepts such as being, knowing and identity.
Metaphysics attempts to clarify the fundamental notions by which people understand the world. E.g. existence, cause and effect, space and time. A central branch of metaphysics is cosmology, a study of the origin and fundamental structure of the dynamics of the universe. (Wikipedia)
Metaphysical teachings enable individuals to view life and their worlds from a different perspective, one that is broadening and meaningful. Metaphysics aids the development of higher consciousness. Florence Scovel Shinn was a gifted metaphysician and lecturer who helped thousands of people solve problems by applying metaphysics to their lives. Louise Hay, who founded the publishing house – Hay House, was another.
Many other authors and spiritual teachers incorporate metaphysical teachings successfully into their lives.
Ashtara’s work and philosophy of life has a metaphysical, astrological, spiritual and esoteric base. This foundation contributed to her mission of doing what she can to raise human consciousness.