Psychic ability is yet to be validated by science although there is a long list of psychic abilities that continue to be ever present throughout human history.
What are Psychic Abilities?
There is no short answer to this question nor is there ample explanation that can provide any one individual or group interested in the subject of psychic ability surety in vetted understanding, Psychic ability’s come in all shapes and sizes and the degree of ability seems to vary on an individual basis however there are common terms used to better articulate the many colors of psychic endowments bestowed upon some and possibly all human kind.
The following list of psychic abilities can be summarized by definition. Some Individuals claim to have one of these abilities, while other Individuals claim that they possess several.
Astral projection: Let us break down the terminology of this label, Astral: “connected with, or resembling the stars”, Projection: “an estimate or forecast of a future situation or trend based on a study of present ones”, as we can see by definition this set of words combined does not fit the experience but in part or particular, to generalize the subject matter to a better end use, we can summarize the intention more fully as “out of body experience” or (O.B.E) thus placing a category of experiences under one heading.
Aura Reading: Aura: “the atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place”, Reading: “the action or skill of reading written or printed matter silently or aloud” in the case of psychic ability, The Definition changes with the combination of the two words in context; “to read that which is not written or apparent; in this case the Aura.
Automatic writing: Automatic: “working by itself with little or no direct human control”. Writing: “marking coherent words on paper and composing text”. This ability as it pertains to a psychic ability is utilized to pass information from the spirit realms to the physical world. As we can see the words here can be defined as not without effort but by outside influences such as a spirit. (Spirit Writing).
Channeling: “To direct toward a particular end or object” This definition works somewhat with this label, the Channeler/Individual entering a meditative or trance-like state in order to receive messages from the spirit realm. In this instance the psychic serves as vessel for communication to take place between the spirit realm and the physical world.
Clairvoyance: “the supposed faculty of perceiving things or events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact. “, Remote Viewing: “the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using subjective means”, Both Clairvoyance and Remote Viewing can be placed within this terminology, Here the psychic can see visions of events, places and people Past, present or future.
Clairaudience: There is no definition for this word in the English; however we understand it to mean “Clear Hearing” here the psychic can perceive sound from outside sources from the spirit realm or physical world That are not audible to the normal ear that sometimes includes sounds from distant places in the present, past and/or future.
Clairsentience: Again there is no English definition for the word, we understand Clairsentience to mean “Clear Feeling”, here the psychic experiences awareness of people, places and objects, facts outside his/her immediate physical space.
Telepathy: “communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses” Here the psychic experiences the thoughts and feelings of others and in some cases communicate in this capacity, this is not limited to humans but there are recorded cases of animal telepathy as well in addition to human animal telepathic interaction.
Divination: “the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means” more common activities practiced by most commercial psychics such as fortune telling palm reading, and prophesying. Divination is more commonly the ability to foretell the future.
Dowsing:” a technique for searching for underground water, minerals, or anything invisible, by observing the motion of a pointer traditionally a forked stick, now often paired bent wires or the changes in direction of a pendulum, supposedly in response to unseen influences. “, This age-old art is a technique that was used for many millennia to locate natural objects and is still in use today for multiple purposes such as water wells and place location however not limited to inanimate objects or liquid, this practice has long been utilized by gifted psychics to locate missing persons Etc.
Intuition: “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning” although this is a fact of the known human senses, we list it here do to the fact that there are extraordinary intuitive ability’s that far surpass the norm with some human-beings, such as the innate ability to feel or perceive outside the so called normal human ability’s.
Precognition: “foreknowledge of an event “, here the psychic can foretell the events leading up to a future moment in time or that led up to past events. This form of seeing involves specific information about an event, not a visual viewing of the future, some opinions differ here multiple forms of ability can take place at the same time.
Psychometry: also known as token-object reading, “the ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them”, here the psychic can feel/perceive vibrations or impressions from an object.
Psychokinesis: “the ability to manipulate objects by mental effort alone”, There are many types listed for this ability under specific labels for the subject of psychic abilities, an in depth study will better help you to understand the abilities associated with this gift Such as Telekinesis.
Further study by any individual will uncover multitudes of terms used to describe abilities perceived by academia as paranormal and/or supernatural, here we have covered some of the more common terms used within the field of parapsychology and the psychic community to define ability’s and uses, I would encourage those with an interest in the subject to research the terms and definitions above to begin a study into the fascinating world of the paranormal.
To move the phenomena of psychic abilities from the abstract and obscure to the attention of academia, the community must find common ground for the definitions and controlled, repeatable ability utilized by the psychic practitioner. There is little doubt in the minds of many that this subject warrants scientific peer review however the tendency for tricksters and hoaxers to fashion similar results utilizing common magic and sleight of hand/eye will continue to hinder serious studies into this field until there are conclusive, repeatable and controlled psychic demonstrations.
Are Psychic Abilities Real?
At the moment this is a debate, for those who experience the ability it is as real as the nose on ones face, for those agnostics who have never experienced the paranormal in this setting it is as faked as a Penn and teller card disappearing right before your eyes.
William Shakespeare said it best” there is more to heaven and earth if philosophy could find it out”