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What is extrasensory in perception?

What is extrasensory in perception?

Have you ever experienced a random vision or a very vivid dream about a certain person or event and then later realize that it is actually happening? Have you ever had a moment when you recall something that you think had happened in the past long before you were alive? Have you felt like you seem to predict even the smallest of things like the rain on a sunny day or the lottery numbers for the week? If you answered yes to one of these questions then you might actually have an extrasensory perception or an ESP.

Extrasensory perception or ESP, is most commonly called as the second sense, is the information that a person receives from beyond the usual and average senses; sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. The information being passed onto the individual could be about a person’s future, past or present, as it is from an alternate time or another dimension. Joseph Banks Rhine was a professor at Duke University who had been conducting experiments and researches to establish proof on the existence of the extrasensory perception. He was also the one who coined the term ESP. A lot of theories were brought up about the extrasensory perception; one example of a theory is that some researchers say that we all have a degree of ESP and have a tendency to randomly and unintentionally experience the extrasensory perception. Although, some say that a number of individuals possess the ability to control and access their extrasensory perception but only in an unusual state of mind.

Types of extrasensory perception

  1. Telepathy

This is the ability to read another person’s thoughts and ideas. This also refers to the ability of actually communicating with someone mentally and without the use of the mouth to talk. Sometimes, just being really close to another person might allow you to read their minds and automatically know they are thinking. That does not necessarily imply that you are a telepath but that is actually the idea of how the extrasensory perception works with telepathy.


  1. Precognition

This is the ability to foresee the future. Psychics have the capability to subconsciously predict upcoming occurrences and aftermath of events with the current situations and circumstances that they have been observing. Later on, if the psychic’s prediction comes true, then it can be considered as a precognition. Some examples of people who have foreseen the future are Baba Vanga; the Bulgarian Clairvoyant, and Nostradamus, as both have predicted things that will happen years after their death.

  1. Retrocognition

If precognition is the ability of foretelling the future, then retrocognition is the capability to see the distant past. It doesn’t mean that you can see a person’s whole life in the past but it can be as simple as immediately knowing a certain place’s past events, or recognizing a person that you just met. If you have experienced déjà vu, then you might have experienced retrocognition as well. You can tell that a person has retrocognition abilities when he/she can describe to you, presently, how it felt being a soldier in the World War I when it happened between 1914 and 1918.


  1. Mediumship

Mediumship is the ability to mediate communication with the dead by contacting their spirits and sensing the presence of the deceased’s ghost. It is practiced by mediums and clairvoyants.


  1. Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance is the ability to foresee objects and events that are happening to another person. This art is practiced by clairvoyants. We can relate this ability to the telepathic ability as a clairvoyant can gain knowledge and information about the past, present or future happenings of a certain person or event without any sensory input. Though it may best be done while meditating, some psychics can immediately get information in various environment and places while even just passing through.


  1. Clairaudience

Clairaudience is the ability to hear things and events that are happening to another person.


  1. Clairsentience

Clairsentience is the ability to feel with the body without having physical contact with another person. This can also be related to telepathy, but this involves the feeling of overwhelming emotions instead of knowledge. Clairsentients are considered to be clairempaths as they can relate to other people’s emotional state and experiences. This can most likely be done while reading a person’s aura and vibration.


  1. Clairgustance

Clairgustance is the ability to taste without putting anything inside the mouth.


  1. Clairalience

Clairalience is the ability to smell things that aren’t being smelled by anyone else around the psychic.


It is believed that most of us can experience the extrasensory perceptions that are mentioned above as we can all pick up and feel energies around us; it just differs with the development of the ESP. Psychics and Clairvoyants obviously have developed skills and abilities to feel auras and see the future as they might have practiced and refined their abilities throughout time.

As you may know, there are lots of ways to improve and enhance your spiritual abilities. All you have to do is believe in yourself and in the art itself, and practice really hard. Read books, meditate, clear your mind and you’ll eventually get to the part where you effortlessly do a reading.

Psychics can see and foretell a person’s future but they do not control it and they cannot just enumerate the future events that are going to happen as if they clearly see your whole life. They can just simply guide you to the right path where a happier and healthier life awaits you.



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