Shadow Manipulation, also referred to as Umbrakinesis, is the ability to manipulate shadows to various effects.
An aspect of shadow manipulation is the able to transform into and merge with shadows to move around unnoticed. Goblins are shadow-like creatures that can reshape their form as desired and merge together into a larger shadow figure. The demon Valefar used this ability to infiltrate the house of the Chosen.
An aspect of shadow manipulation is the ability to use shadows to obstruct the airways of beings and suffocate them. This aspect is used by the Woogyman. It uses this as its primary method of attack.
As aspect of shadow manipulation is the ability to enter other beings as a shadow and possess them. This aspect is used by the Woogyman. It used this to take control of Phoebe Halliwell once it was released from the nexus. Additionally, it could also use this aspect to spread corruption and evil to those it touched. Goblins can also possess their victims.
An aspect of shadow manipulation is the ability to unleash powerful blasts of shadow-like energy, which are capable of vanquishing beings instantly. Those who have taken in the nexus, such as Leo Wyatt and Zankou, gain access to this power.