Glossolalia / Xenoglossia


Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is the ability to read, write, or speak an unknown language, an ability the speaker supposedly gains from a supernatural spirit. It sounds like a mixture of muttering and utterances that are neither directly intelligible nor translatable, but rather open to interpretation. From Pythia, the ancient Oracle of Delphi, to the mediaeval Christian tradition, to today’s Charismatic Movement, glossolalia has always been considered as a manifestation of the presence of God in the individual who demonstrates this unlearnt skill…