A skeptical mind is always healthy, but many people may be too quick to dismiss paranormal or esoteric concepts. One concept that is often in the news is the idea of telepathy.
Telepathy is the ability to gain information or knowledge beyond normal sensory perception, such as your eyes or ears. Instead, this information permeates into your mind by direct communication with another mind.
Say two people are telepathic; both individuals could communicate directly through their minds without saying a word. However, most of the studies conclude that most cases of telepathy are more associated with communicated emotions.
So, if a telepathic man feels sadness, they might be experiencing another person’s sadness. Temporal communication is another form of telepathy. This type of communication involves feeling and seeing events in the future.
Although they cannot see the far future, they can often tell how a person will feel. They can also foretell what may happen to them in a relatively short amount of time.
Psychologists Are Working To Understand The Science Behind Telepathy
There’s a whole branch of psychologists who have devoted their careers to studying and understanding telepathic abilities. This study of this area is known as parapsychology.
These psychologists study if telepathy exists within the human population or if it’s just a plot in science fiction books.
However, over the last half-century, research has shown instances where telepathy is provable. There have also been millions of people who have witnessed it firsthand.
One Of The First Studies Was Done At Duke University
One of the most acclaimed scientific studies that took place within the last quarter-century was the research of J.B. Rhine. Rhine was a highly praised professor who worked at Duke University. Rhine is the founder of the Journal of Parapsychology and the parapsychology lab at Duke.
He was one of the first to conduct a major parapsychology study. Hubert Pearce, the subject, was placed over 100 yards away from the experiment assistant J.G. Pratt. Pratt would hold Zener cards and face away from Pearce, who would sit in the campus library.
From 1933 to 1934, Pearce successfully guessed what shape was behind the Zener cards 558 times out of 1850. This was a statistical miracle. Rhine deduced that people are born with some level of telepathy.
He called it extrasensory perception, or ESP for short. This ESP allowed a person to 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 would say that their connection to their children or loved ones creates a unique bond. Thanks to this bond, they can “feel” what the other person is going through or is thinking. Some of the latest scientific theories allow for such a possibility to exist within physics.
If Quantum Physics Is True, Telepathy Is Scientifically Possible
According to Nick Herbert, a Ph.D. from Stanford University, if quantum physics is a realistic explanation for the universe, then telepathy is possible.
Herbert states that this is because atoms exist as their own form of consciousness. They would be able to freely cross through space and time, not confined to matter or energy.
Hence, humans can feel emotions through space and time that can measure an idea from anyone living or dead. Annual conferences are often held to detail case studies that psychologists study and present to parapsychology experts.
In 2000, a conference held by The Journal of Science and Psychoanalysis presented several case studies by professor Quirino Zangrilli. Zangrilli was an Italian professor on psychoanalysis.
Professor Zangrilli’s Cases
One case involved a man who came to the psychological center highly distraught. The man complained about having immense pain and anxiety during his sleep. He also kept speaking of a strange fear that had to do with a car catching fire.
He couldn’t stop this feeling of danger associated with his father. Weeks later, his father almost died in a terrible car accident that nearly caught on fire. Another case study involved two brothers.
One lived very far away in Italy while the other lived close to their ailing grandmother. The grandmother was terminally ill unfortunately and didn’t have long left on this earth. The closest brother visited her, and upon entering, she mistook him for the other brother in her confused state.
They told her it was her other grandson and, not long after, she passed away. The brother noted that she died right at midnight since the church bells near the hospital rang.
The following day, the furthest brother called the younger brother to ask if anything had happened to their grandmother. He was curious because he awoke last night at around midnight to a feeling of someone knocking at the door.
It was a female voice who kept saying she was his grandmother and that she wanted to see him. He dismissed the feeling because she was ill and was in a hospital so far away. Imagine his surprise when his brother told him that’s the time their grandma passed away!
According to professor Zangrilli, these are examples of how telepathy works through the unconscious of dreams and dream-like states. They do this to give individuals a portal toward the universe unbounded by space or time.
The Ganzfeld Experiment Showed ESP Is Real
One other example from the scientific literature is the legendary ganzfeld experiment. Ganzfeld is a German word that means “entire field.” A typical ganzfeld experiment requires the subject to be inside a sensory deprivation isolation chamber.
These chambers block out all external stimuli so that the person inside can’t sense anything. They can’t see, hear, smell, feel, or taste anything when inside. To conduct the experiment, they put one person inside the chamber and one outside of it.
The person outside receives audio-visual images, things like movies, pictures, or music. Then, this outsider tries their best to transmit what they are experiencing to the person inside. To transmit, the outsider has to concentrate entirely on the things they saw or heard.
They have to try to send these thoughts into the other person’s mind. After a few minutes of being in the chamber, they take the person out. They are then shown images, movies, or sounds and asked if they saw or experienced those sights and sounds.
Overall, most experiment subjects were able to guess 35 percent of the time. This is a remarkable statistic overall and possible evidence of telepathy existing.
Skepticism Aside, There Is Hard Evidence Telepathy Is Real
No one is saying one cannot be skeptical of these findings or try to counter them. But, the sheer fact these experiments were done scientifically shows the legitimacy behind parapsychology and telepathy.
People often joke about calling a psychic, thinking they can’t help or pick up emotions. However, with a large body of literature showing there is more to the human mind than we know, we shouldn’t doubt claims of telepathy or psychic ability.
So, next time you’re thinking about speaking to a psychic, you may want to consider going through with it! Even the United States Government believes psychics exist. Check out my story of how the US Government put together a team of psychics spies to help them.