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Extra Sensory Perception

  • Date Submitted: 12/30/2010 01:20 AM
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Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve been in an establishment before you’ve actually gone inside? Did you ever feel like you’ve known that something was about to happen before there were any signs that it was about to occur? If you’re not a skeptic about the powers of the mind, then there might just be an explanation for your seemingly coincidental premonitions. It’s a phenomenon called extra sensory perception, better known as ESP. The textbook definition of this classification of parapsychology is sensing anything beyond the normal. Most scientists do not believe that this phenomenon exists. Nevertheless, controversial evidence can be used to sway the incredulous. By viewing and researching evidence of ESP and/or having a personal experience, the truth lies within the eye of the beholder. The man who said it best was C.G. Jung during a lecture given to the Society for Psychical Research in 1919. He quotes, I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. ESP includes telepathy, precognition or premonition, and clairvoyance or remote viewing. Telepathy is the direct response to another individual’s thoughts.Premonition is a direct response to a future event.
Clairvoyance is the direct response to a future event. These types of ESP and other forms of parapsychology were not even studied until 1882. In 1882, the Society for Psychical Research was established in London , England by a extraordinary group of Cambridge scholars. Its purpose was to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena in a scientific and unbiased way. It was the first society of its kind in the world.   This society is still in full operation today, 117 years later. The actual term extra sensory perception wasn’t used until the early 1930’s. During this time an American scientist, Joseph Banks Rhine first began his ground breaking experiments testing ESP’s validity. His research was conducted at the Parapsychology Laboratory of North Carolina’s,...

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