Have you ever been thinking about someone, only to have them call you moments later? Or maybe you have acted on a strong intuitive impulse to do something out of the ordinary that ended up leading you to extraordinary life experiences? Have you ever felt like you just “knew” something that there was no way of you knowing, only to be proven right at a later time? If so, you may have had direct experience with extrasensory perception, or ESP.
extrasensory perception noun : perception (as in telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience, called also ESP
– from Merriam Webster Dictionary
ESP is the ability to see or know something beyond what your five senses are cluing you into. There are several different types of ESP. One form is telepathy which allows the transmission of messages between minds without physical means of expression. Another is clairvoyance, or remote viewing, which is the ability to accurately see things without being physically present to observe them. Precognition is the ability to know things before they happen, and psychokinesis is the ability to move objects with the will of thought alone.
Often times, these perceptions may come to a person through dreams, a flash of intuition, or through training their innate psychic abilities through meditation and focus. Many people can cite at least one direct experience of one or more of the above happening within their lifetime. The ones who experience it the most often become known as the true psychics and prophets of society.
Although ESP is currently publicly dismissed by the modern scientific establishment as “pseudoscience”; a paper trail of scientific research from major organizations proves that even the most pragmatically-minded among us are secretly not ready to close the doors on this fascinating aspect of existence. On the most mundane, practical level, to have humans who are able to see and know things without needing to be physically present in a room presents a great strategic advantage in business and war.
This may be why the US Pentagon invested approximately $20 million into ESP research between 1972 and 1996. In the year 2002, the CIA declassified documents, revealing that projects by the codenames “Grill Flame” and “Stargate” were attempting to see whether or not participants could see into bunkers, nuclear facilities, and other private places where spies fear to tread. This research could be ongoing, but all we know is what can be seen in the declassified documents.
NASA, another major United States-based scientific organization, hosted psychic research of their own. One of the most notable characters is ex-astronaut, Edgar Mitchell. Mitchell, who earned his Ph.D. from MIT, and has the rare distinction of being one of the only men to have ever walked on the moon. He returned to Earth only to leave NASA in pursuit of ESP research. He founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) to see what greater possibilities humanity is capable of. IONS is still in operation today, and hosts scientific research studies, educational workshops, and retreats to explore psychic phenomena.
Another great mind, physicist, Rusell Targ, conducted ESP research at Stanford University on behalf of NASA, as well as the CIA and other branches of the US Government. Targ notes that among his tasks, his team was asked to help locate a downed Russian plane carrying important codebooks in Africa, as well as an American general who had been kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location in Italy, Chinese atomic bomb testing dates, and much more.
According to Targ, psychic abilities are something we are all born with, even though we have been lead to believe otherwise. There are cultures around the world that have not labeled psychic activity an impossibility, and in fact, encourage its development. If this is the case, they may be gaining a strategic advantage by keeping an open mind to human potential.
For example, another document found in the CIA’s declassification archive speaks of the stunning, psychic abilities of children in China. Somehow, these kids could clearly identify Chinese characters from papers hidden from view, unknown objects in boxes, and colors without seeing them, with a reported average of 91% accuracy. This group of about 2,000 individuals between the ages of 4 – 25 began to emerge in the early 1980s.
Unlike those who are psychically gifted in the Western world, they were embraced and celebrated by the scientific community. China’s history with subtle energy may be why psychic phenomenons don’t seem too far outside the realm of possibility. According to Chinese authorities who worked with the children, there was a direct link with their ESP abilities, and their flow of qi, the Chinese term for universal subtle energy.
When one has full access to qi, it is said that they are able to not only experience ESP, but heal more quickly, withstand physical assaults without injury, and even move objects without touching them. Similar stories have been reported in yogic circles, and by mystics throughout cultures around the world. Maybe there is a new branch of science, and a new set of superhuman abilities waiting to be explored, as soon as science and Western society are ready to embrace the possibility of their existence.