Parapsychology - Part 1

Parapsychology - the study of mental phenomena that are excluded from or inexplicable by orthodox scientific psychology, or, the scientific study of interactions between living organisms and their external environment that seem to transcend the known physical laws of nature.

Parapsychology research is largely conducted by private institutions in several countries and funded through private donations, and the subject rarely appears in mainstream science journals. It has been noted that most academics do not take the claims of parapsychology seriously, seen by many to be a pseudoscience.

Parapsychologists study 5 broad areas: Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Precognition, Psychokinesis, and Survival Studies.

Telepathy - the transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classic senses, aka, thought-transference.

Telepathy falls into two categories: Telepathic Communication, which is the ability to transmit information from one mind to another, and Telepathic Perception, which is the ability to receive information from another mind. While the existence of telepathy has not yet been proven, some parapsychological research studies have produced favorable results using such techniques as card guessing with a special deck of five sets of five cards.

It is believed that everyone is born with a telepathic gift; it is learning how to use this gift that prevents many people from being able to communicate in this way. Lack of awareness, skepticism and general societal views are often factors in people locking out their intuitive abilities.

A telepathic relationship is borne from the concept that all beings originate from the same source; some call this a spiritual source, others a natural source, and others a universal force. Some see this as merely an extension of natural selection, as a biological trait. Telepathy is more likely to occur between people who have existing close relationships, particularly twins.

Clairvoyance or Remote Viewing – knowledge of objects, people, or events that are hidden via space or time. A clairvoyant is someone who receives intuitive information visually. Some people call this “third eye vision”, or “second sight”.

For example, an object hidden in a box in a different room, a photograph sealed in an envelope, an event that is occurring to a loved one who is thousands of miles away, or the characteristics of a room that only existed in the past. It is believed that clairvoyants can see energy fields, spirits, symbols and get visual premonitions. Some people believe that dreams and visions seen during meditation are also forms of clairvoyance.

You can also receive intuitive information by:

  • the auditory channel – clairaudience

  • feeling/sensing – clairsentience

  • gut feelings/knowing – claircognizance