The metaphysical arts are any of the arts or practices which deal with the interaction between the inner mind and the external world. Three of the major categories, or paradigms, of the metaphysical arts are Psi, the Body Energy Arts, and Magick. Spirituality is also a significant component of most metaphysical arts. Cultural variations exist, so the areas of study may blend or contrast with each other.
There are many other terms used to describe the metaphysical arts, such as the "energy arts" or the "occult". Each of these terms has a dominant preference in one area of the metaphysical arts. The term "energy arts" tends to be used more readily in areas like Psi or Qi Gong, while the term "occult" is used more in areas like Magick.