Six of the Most Well Known Types of ESP
People have been fascinated by psychic abilities for centuries. Those possessing these powers have been both revered and feared, and while mainstream science today remain sceptical of the very existence of psychic phenomena, the police and other official agencies have made use of psychics to help further their aims. But what are psychic abilities really?
People have been fascinated by psychic abilities for centuries. Those possessing these powers have been both revered and feared, and while mainstream science today remain sceptical of the very existence of psychic phenomena, the police and other official agencies have made use of psychics to help further their aims.
But what are psychic abilities really? The term ‘psychic’ is something of a catchall phrase that is used to refer to various different capabilities, and any individual psychic may exhibit one or several of these. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly known types of extrasensory power.
Telepathy is the ability to perceive the thoughts and feelings of others by means other than the five senses. A telepathic person may be able to read the thoughts of other people with varying degrees of clarity, and/or to pick up their emotional states. It has been relatively widely studied within the field of parapsychology, although such studies are controversial.
Remote viewing occurs when information is obtained about an object or location at a distance, which isn’t within view of the physical eyes and other senses. Remote viewers may perceive the distant object in their ‘minds eye’, and such people have been used by the military, law enforcement agencies and others to gather data and help solve crimes.
Clairvoyance, Clairaudience & Clairsentience
Clairvoyance is a somewhat general term that refers to the ability to gather information and knowledge via extra-sensory means. The word literally means ‘clear vision’, and may be used more specifically to refer to information that is sensed visually. Clairaudience in contrast, denotes the reception of auditory information (such as voices and other sounds) via extra-sensory methods, whereas clairsentience is the perception of ‘feeling’ or emotional information.
Psychokinesis – which is also known as PK or telekinesis – is the ability to move physical objects or to otherwise influence physical matter with the power of the mind. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, psychokinesis is really a broad label for a wide variety of ‘mind over matter’ phenomena, whereas telekinesis more specifically refers to the movement of objects (including at the microscopic level). Psychokinesis is sometimes confused with poltergeist activity.
Although such psychic powers as these have been demonstrated in cultures around the world throughout history, they haven’t been widespread. Instead, ‘psychics’ are usually seen as some kind of breed apart, who were fortunate enough to be born with abilities that are inaccessible to most. However, extra-sensory abilities aren’t just the preserve of the lucky few, but are an inherent human capability that we all possess. In most people, psychic abilities remain dormant, but they can be awakened with training.
One way to learn to tap into your own psychic abilities is to use brainwave entrainment. This involves listening to a recording featuring sounds of specific frequencies, which enables you to access altered states of consciousness more easily. The hidden potentials of the mind are more accessible during trance, and a brainwave entrainment recording that features binaural beats or similar technologies makes it easier to enter and maintain a trance state without having to spend years learning conventional meditation techniques.