Thought Projection (思念体 Shinentai) is a Caster-Type Magic.
A type of Magic which allows its user to create a psychic copy of his or her body. This Magic can work even over great distances, allowing the user to essentially be in two places at once. While some Thought Projections were intangible like holograms, used merely for communication, Jellal Fernandes is able to create a particularly powerful Thought Projection that can physically interact with people and objects, even though it lacks physical form. This allowed Jellal to essentially live a double life as well as trick the Magic Council into thinking that his Thought Projection is his "twin brother", named Siegrain. The creation and maintenance of this alter-ego is very taxing, however, essentially halving Jellal's overall Magical power. Once the Thought Projection reunites with his body, though, his Magical power returns to normal. The Council itself also uses Thought Projections to appear in regional branches to attend official functions, without having to leave their main headquarters in Era.