In the case of the Vulcan people, it referred to certain practices such as their unique mental abilities, such as psychokinesis, telepathy, and their ability to transfer their own katra to other host bodies.
In 2285, Admiral James T. Kirk explained to Admiral Morrow that Spock's katra was locked inside Doctor Leonard McCoy's body, and the only way to free it was to return him to Vulcan. Morrow refused to hand over the USS Enterprise to Admiral Kirk, and in addition to the fact that he felt the Enterprise would never take the pounding involved in making the trip to Vulcan, he told him that he didn't know if he believed in Vulcan mysticism. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
- Paranormal ability
- Vision quest