Where the term ‘Extrasensory Perception’ (ESP) is concerned, everything is up for grabs. Does ESP even exist? Scientists say, “Not!”. Metaphysicians say, “Absolutely!”
Presuming ESP exists, how do we get some? This is also debatable. Some say we all have ESP abilities and, in fact, rely on them without being aware.
Another camp believes Extra Sensory Perceptions are exclusive to psychics.
A majority believe that we all have the potential of ESP, but that certain people are more receptive to this phenomenon.
As for which superpowers fall under the ESP umbrella, some say four, some say five and others include a long list. More controversy.
Clairvoyance is the ability to see visions of a paranormal nature, which aren’t scientifically explainable. Clairvoyant means clear seeing. The word is derived from French clair, meaning clear and voyant which means seeing. (Clairaudience is clear hearing)(Clairsentience is clear sensations)
Some people are born with an innate power to see ongoing vibrations in the ether. Such vibrations comprise a world of thought forms and events. Clairvoyants can tap into these vibrations for an awareness of external facts and events that aren’t transmitted by the five senses.
It is possible for a person to develop deeper powers of the mind, as the receptive and believing mind can see things manifest from the invisible into the visible realm. A clairvoyant will often see and interpret your aura according to the colors emanating from your energy field.
Mental Telepathy is the awareness of another person’s thoughts not transmitted by language, sight, hearing or touch. It is when the mind communicates with other minds, without physical senses or mechanical devices.
Native Hawaiians practiced mental telepathy for centuries before the white men came to their land. Africa and Tahiti have practiced telepathy for decades. Holy Men in the Far East have used it as a matter of course for centuries.
We all experience haphazard telepathic experiences. You think about someone and he calls you ‘out of the blue’… You dreamed about a person you haven’t seen in years and bump into her at the mall the following day… You are prompted by your inner-voice to remain stopped when the light turns green and you narrowly avoid a collision.
Psychometry is the art of reading the energies held by objects. For instance psychics practicing psychometry use their ESP (usually clairvoyance, clairaudience, or clairsentience) while holding a piece of jewelry that has been worn by a person. They can pick up messages from the person's energy that will have been absorbed by the item of jewelry over the years. Photographs are also often used in psychometry.
Mediumship is where a psychic's extra sensory perceptions act as a channel for communications with the spirits of people who have passed over. John Edward being one of the world's most famous mediums at the present time.
Precognition is an ability to experience knowledge of future events without using any physical agent. Often precognition is a forewarning of negative events that will happen unless a positive change brings forth a different outcome. You may have experienced a precognitive dream or perceived an event before it occurred while in meditation. You may have sensed something awesome was going to happen and even what it would be. These are blips of precognition, but they aren’t disciplined.