Jackson Sullivan writes both Mystery/Horror and Visionary & Metaphysical genres.
Visionary Fiction, as defined by the Visionary Fiction Alliance, are stories or novels that portray esoteric wisdom and experiences that awaken or catalyze transformation within the reader by way of character/plot. True visionary fiction is not preachy and does not focus on specific belief systems. It does focus on teachings and traditions concerning human consciousness and enlightenment. VF may incorporate fantastic elements (e.g., dreams, visions, the occult, psychic abilities) as plot devices.
A metaphysical novel or story makes the metaphysical/otherworldly element the focus of the story, rather than a just plot device. Metaphysical Fiction encompasses topics like energy healing, past lives, intuition. Metaphysical ("beyond the physical") refers to events or experiences that we may be able to subjectively experience or sense but cannot objectively measure or explain. In the narrative, metaphysical phenomenon is part of ordinary human experience in ways that create conflict for the characters, propelling the story forward to find out how will the character deal with these events.