Parapsychology
In the past centuries people have been becoming more and more curious about the
unexplainable things all around them. They are always asking why does this
happen? and is that really true? Not until recently have scientists and others
actually tried to find out for themselves. Many of their searches evolved around
the paranormal. Soon they called their search parapsychology Parapsychology can
be defined as the study of apparent new means of communication, or exchange of
influence between organisms and environment, (CRL Parapsychology FAQ 2). It can
also be considered the science that lies beyond psychology. But for easier terms
it is many often times called the scientific study of certain unusual events
associated with human experience. These experiments have been called psychic for
want of a better term (KPU-Research 2). The experiments study the unique
experiences and an unknown capability of the human mind that suggests
consciousness is capable of interacting with the physical world that is not
always recognized by science. But, it is not beyond science`s ability to
investigate (Some common terms in parapsychology 1). Parapsychology has also
been coined ⌠an anomalous cognition and clairsentience (Psychic Phenomena
[The Omniverse] 1). Often parapsychology is shortened to PSI. Parapsychology is
not the study of just anything paranormal or bizarre. It is not concerned with
astrology, UFO`s, Bigfoot, paganism, vampires, alchemy or witchcraft. It is
often linked inappropriately with a broad range of psychic entertainers,
magicians and so-called paranormal investigators (CRL Parapsychology FAQ 3).

What often passes for psychic is actually fraud, delusion or fantasy
(Consciousness Research Laboratory Home Page 1). There are many subjects
involved in PSI. They are telepathy, ESP, Premonition/Precognition, NDE,

Clairvoyance, Reincarnation, Haunting, OBE, Psychokinesis/Telekinesis,

Poltergeist, and channeling. Telepathy literally means distant
feeling/perception. It is generally considered to be energy transference between
sentient creatures. Where at least one party will be absorbing the
thoughts/feelings of the other into its mind (Psychic Phenomena [The Omniverse]

2). It is direct mind-to-mind communication, commonly thought of as mind reading
but actually rarely involves perception of thoughts, and does not logically
require communication between two minds (CRL Parapsychology FAQ 2). Telepathy
should not be considered an OBE (out of body experience) of any kind. The body
is not transcended in a spiritual sense, but thought processes or energies might
be brought toward the mind and body. It sometimes is considered to be the means
of communication with the other side, or afterlife and those already residing
there. In some cases it is considered remote viewing (Psychic Phenomena [The

Omniverse] 4). In other cases it is explained as clairvoyance or precognition (CRL

Parapsychology FAQ 4). By definition you can not practice telepathy on your own,
a person has to adapt to it. It has not been possible to do in practice; to find
out exactly who the other person is with whom you are interacting (Telepathy 2).

Telepathy can take years to develop, it does not just happen. It can actually be
a symptom of a mental disorder; this makes it awkward to research. It can happen
like this, a person who has lived in a childhood which was not ideal (abusive)
stores anger in the cortex of the brain. After about 25 years the natural
defense mechanism begins to break down and the consequence is ⌠inner
thoughts■ that can be very loud and may appear as telepathy. It happens
that the brain does not want to associate the thoughts with what happened, so
the person convinces himself it is telepathy. And in some cases this will work
and in others it will not and a mental illness can result. ESP stands for

Extra-Sensory Perception. It is a general term for obtaining information about
events beyond the reach of the normal senses (CRL Parapsychology FAQ 2). It can
be considered telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychic experiences
(Some common terms in Parapsychology 1). Premonition/Precognition is the ability
to obtain information about future events, where the information could not be
inferred though normal means. Many people report dreams that appear to be
precognition (CRL Parapsychology FAQ 3). It literally means pre-knowing. And is
usually considered to be ⌠visions,■ wherein the seer witnesses an
event that may or may not happen. It is taken seriously by a great number of
people, yet it still is scientifically unproven. The converse application would
be postcogniton (Psychic Phenomena [The Omniverse] 4). Psychokinesis/Telekinesis
literally means ⌠distant motion■. It is mind over matter. It
includes moving objects with the mind and disruption or affecting the molecular
composition of an object. Levitation and spoon bending are common examples. It
also includes the sub-category of pyrokinesis. Which is a trait or ability that
allows