Telepathy Essay

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Telepathy


Telepathy or mind reading is the transmission of thoughts from one human to another human
by means other than the bodies physical senses. Telepathy also implies that we have
sensing capabilities other than the physical senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, etc.
Which enable us to sense and perceive the mental thoughts and feelings of another person,
in other words we have something people like to call extrasensory perception (ESP)
abilities. In Breaking the Light Barrier Using Telepathy it states the root word "tele" is
from the Greek word meaning far off or distance and the root word "pathy" is from the
Greek word meaning to feel, so therefore telepathy would mean to feel something from a
distance. Some people think that telepathy is a fraud and that it could never happen,
while others think the people simply know each other very well and can predict what the
other will do or say. Still others think it can and does happen every day. This paper will
look at many points of view and how many people are fooled into believing in telepathy.

Telepathy expresses itself in many ways but as a whole it must be understood in
perspective. The main means of telepathy communication can be described using feelings,
sensations and images. It is the brain of the receiver that learns to associate, possibly
even with words, with a particular sensation and feeling and imagery introduced into an
interaction (3). It can take years to adapt to telepathy, it does not happen just like
that. Along the way many experiences appear common to those who adapt to telepathy in some
way. The experiences are highly individual due to the fact that the human brain in
everyone is individual and distinct as a human fingerprint.

In a seminar on telepathy by William B. Robertson, he stated that telepathy is not
something passed onto a person like a science or schoolbook study. It is something that
every person has the ability to do just as a child has the ability to talk. The child must
learn how to talk with the air, the throat, and the sounds, while to be telepathic a
person must learn how to visualize what they want to put into words rather then speak
them.

Telepathy is one symptom to indicate mental disorders which makes it hard to research it
well. This is what may happen, a person who has lived in a childhood environment that is
not ideal, such as one parent was consistently abusive, stores the frustration and anger
of their childhood in an area of the cortex in a particular "neural network". Up to about
the age of 25 (this may vary from person to person) the young brain which is still
developing is strong enough to contain such repressed feelings in a neural network. After
the age of 25 however the natural defense mechanism may begin to break down and the
consequence is "inner thoughts" that can be very loud and may appear as telepathy. These
thoughts are the discharges of built up emotional energy in such a neural network.

Due to the nature of such angry emotions, the brain does not want to associate these with
the images that caused them, almost every part of the brain will protect itself against
such a neural network(5). The result is the neural network attempts to find a way to be
accepted. If the neural network can convince the psyche that it is "telepathy", then a way
exists for the inner tension to be released. In some cases this will work, in others it
will not and it can cause confusion or mental illness. In most cases the individual in the
situation consults a medical doctor who will then give out a list of psychologists who can
deal with the matter and help the individual through the period of adjustment(5).

However, in a person that adapts well to telepathy and has not had an intense and far from
ideal experience in their life may have the mental imagery with considerable activity to
sense things. Telepathy by definition cannot be practiced alone, once a person begins to
sense things and the brain adapts, they will be able to communicate with others and manage
their talent(7). It is unlikely to ever find out who can communicate or interact with
others through telepathy. What is essential to communicate through the mind to a group of
people is that a person must learn the difference between their wondering thoughts and
proper telepathy. In a group situation it helps a person to learn more about others and
how they have lived.

Telepathy is not as static as our physical environment(8). To understand why that is a
person needs to have an insight into the human brain. Our brain is more than one brain, it
is primarily two distinct brains, the left and right cerebral hemispheres. These work
together but have different tasks. After a time of using particular telepathy settings the
imagery of the right cerebral hemisphere adapts to visualizing and is converted to feeling
by the left cerebral hemisphere. That means that the image is no longer a life-like
setting but can be accompanied by a rich flow of feelings(10). When this happens some new
mental settings must be developed to insure that good visualization can be achieved.
Telepathy is a more energetic kind of environment, the environment must change, but the
central principles always remain the same, this is needed in using telepathy well.

Another important factor to appreciate is that all humans are different from one another.
Every human brain is different in appearance just is our face is different, the only
exception are natural genetic twins. This difference means that each person can form
slightly different emotions during a telepathy interaction. This will result is personal
likes and dislikes, one person may like one transmission while someone else hates it. One
person can make out a picture while another is only confused by the thought.

Some people think that telepathy is just an altered state of consciousness which means
that the person would be sleeping, dreaming, in a trance, under hypnosis, in sensory
deprivation states, or deep relaxation. These are the same symptoms of a person who is
having an out of body experience or someone who is about to die and is revived only to
think the were on their way to heaven. None of which can be proven but people seem to
stick by what they think they saw. What right do others have to say it is not real? Many
people want to believe things from the beyond maybe even enough to make another universe
where no one can tell them they are wrong. Some truly think that the transferring messages
is possible but they also may be the ones in mental institutions for three years.

There was an experiment performed to test the telepathic powers of Daniel Thompson. Daniel
was tested by a doctor who had been working with him for a while and had discovered that
Daniel had mental powers. Dr. Chris French, an experimental psychologist was about to
perform the largest telepathy test ever. The aim of this experiment was for Daniel to
transmit a number between 1and 50 to an audience. Daniel was locked in an isolation box
with a sealed envelope containing the number that he would transmit. Dr. French explained
that Daniel was going to transmit a number under 50, containing two digits, both being odd
and not the same. Viewers were asked to phone in the first number they thought of. The
results were shown later in the program. Only eight numbers satisfied the criteria set by
Dr. French: 13;15;17;19;31;35;37;39 and the majority of calls received (34%) voted for the
number 37. However the number was 19. But the experiment was a success because Daniel
Thompson was an actor and Dr. French expected the majority of people to choose 37. In fact
the experiment was designed not to test telepathy, but to test for the population
stereotypes that fake telepaths use to fool their audience. Thirty-seven is a popular
stereotype every time the test is performed the majority of people choose 37 in the same
way that most people think carrot when asked to think of a vegetable, or red when asked to
think of a color. Fake telepaths use their knowledge of these stereotypes to convince
people that they can really transmit a message(5).

Psychokinesis is the hypothetical influence of the mind on matter without the use of any
known physical or sensory means. This directly relates to telepathic powers in the fact
that they both use the mind to do things that are unexplained. The participants in
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