psychic, psychical
Although psychical is the older word (attested in 1642 in the OED), psychic (1836) is now more common and has a wider range of meaning, most notably ‘connected with or having occult powers’. In more neutral senses to do with the mind or the soul, psychical is sometimes used to avoid these occult associations, e.g. in the expression psychical research.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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