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Term: Vril

In Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s novel The Coming Race (1873), a mysterious energy extracted from the atmosphere by the Vril-ya, inhabitants or an underground civilization. Wielded through a vril-staff, a metal wand, vril could accomplish almost anything. The term was borrowed almost immediately by occultists as another name for etheric energy.
SOURCE:  The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, by John Michael Greer