Extra Sensory Perception

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Extra Sensory Perception
The phone rings, and for some inexplicable reason you find yourself thinking of an old friend you’ve not heard from in years – only to find that it is that friend on the telephone. Are there really powers of the mind that only a few of us possess? Now we will Discover Extra-Sensory Perception Pioneers:

The term "ESP" was used in 1870 by Sir Richard Burton. A French researcher, Dr. Paul Joire, in 1892 used the term ESP to describe the ability of person who had been hypnotized or were in a trance state to externally sense things without using their ordinary senses.

In the 1920's a Munich ophthalmologist, Dr. Rudolph Tischner, used ESP in describing the "externalization of sensibility." Then in the 1930s the American parapsychologist J. B. Rhine popularized the term to include psychic phenomena similar to sensory functions. Rhine was among the first parapsychologists to test ESP phenomena in the laboratory.

What is it?
Extra Sensory Perception, the ability to pick up thoughts, impressions, hunches and energy patterns, brings awareness of more than the eyes can see, the ears can hear, the nose can smell, fingers can feel or the tongue can taste. In some circles it is referred to as the sixth sense.

Who Possesses ESP?
Every person possesses ESP. The fact that some have developed this ability to a very high degree has created the impression that only certain people have ESP. Yet we all fit into the category of the sensitive. Everyday in all circumstances we constantly respond to it. This is the most important of all senses for it is the response to life.

The claims for ESP fall into four general categories :
1. Telepathy-
The word "Telepathy" has been derived from the words "tele" meaning "distance" and "pathy" meaning "feeling." So Telepathy actually means getting feelings through a distance. To elaborate, Telepathy is the communication between two minds, separated over a distance, without the use of the five...
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