The sixth sense is referred to as the ESP or extrasensory perception. This is considered to be the psychic abilities of a person. What is ESP? It is one of the most debated topics in the scientific community. But, in simple terms, Extrasensory is considered to refer to something other than the senses.
What is ESP?
ESP is defined as the ability of a person to receive as well as process information without having to depend on the five senses which include sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste. This will help you understand why it is termed extrasensory. Having said that it does not involve the senses, there is no clarity as to what transmits or from where these perceptions originate. This is still a mystery. However, extrasensory perception is of different forms and it includes different forms such as
- Manipulating physical objects
- Getting to know the thoughts of others
- Seeing into the future
Types of ESP
There are different types of ESP, the most common and popular ones that come to mind when asked What is ESP ? are
There is ample scope for most of you to have experienced this at least once. A good example of a telepathic experience that you could have encountered is you saying the same sentence as that of another person at the same time. Though this might is not a perfect example for full-telepathic experience, this would help you understand what it is. Telepathy is the ability to know other person’s thoughts and also to communicate to the other person without the help of any other sensory input except the mind.
As the name suggests, where pre means” prior to”–cognition means “ getting to know” is the ability to look into the future. If you are gifted with or develop precognitive abilities, you would be able to perceive people, events, locations, scenarios, events,and information long before they actually happen.
Contrary to precognition, retrocognition is the ability to see into the past. They would be able to look into not only the recent past but also the distant past of people, events, and places that they are in no way related to.
This refers to the ability of your mind to direct a physical scene or object without applying physical energy. This can be understood as something that is similar to what the superheroes do in the movie. however, real psychokinesis is less theatrical.
This type of ESP is generally considered to be linked to meditation. Clair means Clear and Voyantmeans seeing. Though this type of extrasensory perception may happen out of the blue, it’s generally stronger when you meditate. Clairvoyance means the use of just extrasensory means to see an object, person, event or location in the past, present or even future. There are a number of variations depending on the senses it focuses as
There are also a number of other types like creative visualization that refers to the use of mind power which is believed to be the ability to change the physical world by employing mind and thoughts. However, in the case of all types of ESP, it is only partially accepted by the scientific community. But, there is no doubt that you can actually practice the skill of ESP and it would soon be accepted and substantiated with studies.