ESP is an acronym for extrasensory perception that is accredited to psychologist Joseph Banks Rhine who first coined the term in the 1930s whilst publishing his studies at Duke University. Although most often referred to as a “six sense” extrasensory perception can be used to denote a vast array of psychic abilities and trans-temporal operation such as precognition or retro cognition.
Some of the most common noted abilities are as follows:
Seeing far away scenes and places or hidden things, without using the physical eyes. Clairvoyance enables one to perceive scenes and mental images with the mind’s eye.
Perceiving sounds or words from a distant or from other realms. Clairaudience enables one to hear words and sounds not perceived by the physical ears.
Sensing the attitude or emotions of another person.
Perceiving information about a person, place or an object, by holding in one’s hands an object belonging to the person or place. In Psychometry, one usually holds some small personal object such as a watch, ring, key or other personal object.
The ability to move objects with the powers of the mind.
Perceiving an idea, knowledge or information directly. This is what is commonly called “a gut feeling”. Intuition is some kind of inner knowledge and certainty about something.
Reading other people thoughts and sending them your thoughts.
An advanced kind of telepathy that allows one to influence the minds of other people.
The ability to cure pains or illnesses by transferring of healing energy.
The ability to see or sense the colours of the aura, and thereby, understand certain things about the moods, emotions, thoughts or health of other people.
At its most basic function, extrasensory perception is dissimilar to all other accepted senses. There is no physical location as in those which govern the other senses as receiving information through various parts of the body; and it is not dependent on any of the other five senses. Extrasensory perception is independent of such factors as geography, time, intelligence, age, or education. Most psychics exhibit one if not more extrasensory abilities however many other less noticeable perceptions occur in most people and can be improved or “tuned” through guidance and training.