Telepathy is a well-known phenomenon that is a form of extrasensory perception, the ability to perceive information from a distance without the use of the five senses, such as the ability to read thoughts. Remote Viewing (also known as RV or RVP) is the ability to know the location of an object or person, either in the past or a distant location, without the use of the five senses.
For a good deal of human history, people have been popularly thought to be able to communicate with the dead through the practice of necromancy, which in its most general form is the attempt to communicate with the ghostly spirits of the dead. While this practice is no longer commonly practiced, the notion of psychic ability, or remote viewing, has remained.
It is always helpful to have a skeptical mind, but many people can be too quick to dismiss paranormal or esoteric concepts. One concept that is often in the news is that of telepathy.
Telepathy is the ability to perceive information or knowledge beyond the normal sensory perception, e.g. B. To receive, with the eyes or ears.
Instead, the information enters your mind through direct communication with another mind. Suppose two people are telepathically gifted and can communicate directly by thought without uttering a word. However, most studies conclude that most cases of telepathy are related to the transmission of emotions. So when a telepath feels sadness, he or she can feel the sadness of another. Another form of telepathy is often considered to be temporal communication, i.e. perceiving and seeing future events. Although they cannot see into the distant future, they can often tell how someone will feel or what may happen to them within a relatively short period of time.
Although the term telepathy often appears on television or in science fiction media, there is an entire branch of psychology devoted to understanding the science behind telepathy.
These psychologists, called parapsychologists, are trying to find out if telepathy really exists in humans or if it is just a science fiction story. However, research over the past fifty years has shown that there are cases where telepathy is observable and has been observed by humans.
Zener cards One of the most acclaimed scientific studies of the last quarter-century is that of J.B. Raine of Duke University. As founder of the Journal of Parapsychology and the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory, Raine conducted one of the first major parapsychological studies. During the experiment, the subject, Hubert Pierce, was placed more than 100 feet away from the experimental assistant, J.G. Pratt. Pratt held up the Zener cards – the ones with the numbers – to Pierce, who was sitting in the campus library.
In one year, from 1933 to 1934, Pierce was able to statistically guess which coin was behind the Zener cards 558 times out of 1,850 – a statistical miracle. Raine concluded that humans possessed some degree of telepathy and called it psychic perception or ESP, where a person can see an object or idea with their mind. A central aspect of most research is the connection of emotions between people. For example, most people will say that contact with their children, parents or very close friends often creates a bond that allows them to feel what the other person is experiencing or thinking. Some of the latest scientific theories allow for the existence of such a possibility within physics.
If quantum physics is a realistic explanation of the universe, then telepathy is possible, according to Nick Herbert, PhD, of Stanford University.
According to Herbert, atoms do indeed exist as their own form of consciousness and would be free to traverse space and time, not within the confines of finite matter or energy. Therefore, emotions can be felt through space and time, which can add a dimension to the idea of a person, living or dead.
Annual conferences are often held where case studies are discussed in detail and presented by psychologists to experts in the field of parapsychology. In 2000, Italian professor Quirino Zangrilli presented several examples from the practice of psychoanalysis in a conference in The Journal of Science and Psychoanalysis. In one case, a man came to the mental health center complaining of severe pain and anxiety while sleeping. He even complained of a strange fear of the car catching fire and a sense of danger associated with his father.
A few weeks later, his father was nearly killed in a horrific car accident when the car almost caught fire. Another example concerns two brothers, one of whom lives far away in Italy and the other near his sick grandmother. The grandmother is unfortunately ill and will die soon. A close brother comes to see her, and when he enters, she mistakes him for another brother in her confused state. When she discovered it was her second grandchild, she died. Her brother noted that she died just as the church bells near the hospital were ringing at 11:30 p.m. The next morning, the second brother, who lives far away, calls the younger brother and asks him if anything has happened to grandma.
Before his brother could answer, he said from a distance that he had woken up last night at about 11:30 p.m. because someone knocked on the door and said it was his grandmother, whom he had sent away because it was late and she lived far away. These examples, Professor Zangrilli said, show how telepathy works through the unconscious of dreams and dream states to give people a portal to a universe not limited by space or time.
Ganzfeld experiments Another example from the scientific literature is the legendary Ganzfeld experiment. Ganzfeld is a German word meaning the whole field. In a typical Ganzfeld experiment, the subject is placed in an isolation chamber with sensory deprivation. These rooms minimize and turn off all external stimuli; no one can see, hear, smell, feel or taste anything in these rooms.
Audiovisual images such as movies, photos or music are transmitted to the person outside the camera. The person outside the cell then has difficulty communicating what they are experiencing to the person in the cell. When sending, the sender concentrates entirely on what he or she has seen or heard and tries to get those thoughts into the other person’s mind. After a few minutes in the cell, the person came out. They are then shown images, films or sounds and asked if they have seen or experienced these images and sounds.
Overall, most participants in the experiment were able to guess 35% of the time, which is a remarkable statistic overall and possible evidence for the existence of telepathy. (4)