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Extrasensory Perception-myth or real?

Updated on May 8, 2008


Extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as a 'Sixth Sense' seems indisputably self-evident to me. And I know there are many who don't share my view! ;-)

According to Wikipedia:

Extrasensory perception (ESP) is the purported ability to acquire information by paranormal means independent of any known physical senses or deduction from previous experience. The term was coined by Duke University researcher J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as telepathy, the sensing of thoughts or feelings without help from the 5 known senses, precognition, the knowledge of future events, and clairvoyance, the awareness of people, objects or events without the help of the 5 known senses. ESP is also sometimes casually referred to as a sixth sense, gut instinct, a hunch, a weird vibe or an intuition. The term implies sources of information currently unexplained by science. Popular belief in ESP is widespread, but skeptics are still not persuaded that there truly is a sixth sense because of the lack of reliable theories and information.

This needs a bit of exploration so let's break that definition down a bit.

First - The purported ability to acquire information by paranormal means independent of any known physical senses or deduction from previous experience.

There have been many documented cases of people 'knowing' things in advance -- even things at a distance where they couldn't have input from their physical senses and often with no similar experience from which to make deductions!

Stories of various experiences abound...

perhaps you have had a few of your own?

  • That niggling feeling that you should go check on the kids even though you checked on them 2 minutes ago, only to discover they were about to jump off the garage roof.
  • The fore-knowing of who was on the phone as it was ringing even though it's a long lost friend you haven't talked with in ten years
  • That certainty you have that someone is being untruthful even though you have no knowledge of anything that would contradict them... only to find out later that what you knew, as opposed to what was said... is the truth.

Second - Popular belief in ESP is widespread, but skeptics are still not persuaded that there truly is a sixth sense because of the lack of reliable theories and information.

I find this statement amusing, probably because I long ago lost the need/desire to convince anyone that there is truly a sixth sense. I suspect that what would be considered 'reliable theories and information' is somewhat subjective. Yet 'popular belief in ESP is widespread... I say that's because we have all experienced it on some level our whole life... so of course we believe it!

I also find it amusing because I wonder how many people are skeptics of, say, LOVE? Is love myth... or fact? Can it be empirically proven? Are there 'reliable theories and information' about love? Who says so... exactly who is the authority?

I ask, and advise you to ask these questions because it is love that triggers the 'extra' sensory perceptions... the ones that, by definition, are currently unlikely to be 'scientifically' proven.

Sometimes it comes down to, "We know because we know because we KNOW!" or we simply have to admit we DON'T know and trust our experiences to prove the existence of ESP.

Along similar lines, I think more and more people are beginning to understand the power of intentions... there is even a popular community online with many thousands of members called POWERFUL INTENTIONS. Did you know, or care to know, about the science behind this?

I could tell you that DNA consists of loops of code with a consistent but often unique current flowing through each. The current sets up a small magnetic field, which allows for the transfer of information through magnetism. Did you ever wonder why the DNA ladder twists? Part (but not all) of the answer is that it is magnetic, therefore polarized. The polarized proteins in their coded stranded groups of 12 move in a symmetry that twists in reaction to the attraction and repulsion of their magnetic polarization.

The magnetic system of the earth postures the ability of the sheath to work its miracles. There was a time when science denied that the magnetic grid system of the earth had any effect at all on our biology (of course, our science denied many things that are now clearly know to be so... like we revolve around the sun. ;-)) Today they know better and are discovering that the effect of magnetics is indeed profound and diverse in all living creatures, and at the cellular level of all living matter.

So, the earth's grid allows for the sheath to do its work of transferring new information to the DNA. What do you suppose is the catalyst that allows for the sheath's instructions to the DNA to be transferred?

It's a profound energy that can change matter, and it's called the Human consciousness of INTENT!

When intent is given, the sheath releases its magnetic information that intersects the magnetic fields of the closed DNA loops, and through a process called inductance, the information goes into the polarity structure of your cellular makeup.

So yes... I say ESP, the transferrence of information by (for now) paranormal means is a FACT! ;-)

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      love psychic 6 years ago

      ESP is a talent which others are regarded as a curse. This sort of ability is present to all people but most have dormant ESPs.

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      accurate psychic 6 years ago

      ESP has no scientific basis, I mean not yet, but it does not mean it's a myth. There are things that Science cannot explain like proving that a flower is beautiful.

      accurate psychic

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      love psychic 6 years ago

      Quite true, it's undeniably real that animals are psychic in their own ways. We might have evolved by some features throughout the millennium, and they might have as well.

      love psychic

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      Accurate Psychic Readings 6 years ago

      There seems to be a lot of natural disasters in town lately, and as such, the animals are the ones that have "foreseen" that it will happen. *wondering

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      Psychic Predictions 6 years ago

      One of the problems with science and psychic ability is that science cannot always prove the psychic! What is magic today, becomes science tomorrow. I get very frustrated when people expect science with it's many limitations, to validate everything.

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      Myths & Legends 7 years ago

      It's as real as anything else; good luck getting people to believe you, though. Although it's a simple concept to some, it is very perplexing to the lost, challenged, brainwashed, clouded majority. Life is life, and it all stems from means that earth-bound science can only hope to achieve a fragment of. Cheers!

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      sarah 7 years ago

      awesome! i don't get it..

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      Whole Science 8 years ago

      Hi guys

      if you are interested in exploring the scientific side of ESP further, check out our hubs, we are founders of a new online magazine on the power of the mind.


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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Hey that was a great hub. I was delighted to find a subject of my (profound) interest on the hub pages. In my case, I always wished I could stop bad things from happening but it seems ESP's (in some cases) are just good enough to inform about a future incident; the ability to stop or alter something from happening, probably exists only in a handful of people around the world. Right?

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      Maran 9 years ago from Atlanta

      I find when I'm playful I get the most "hits" - playful, not overly invested in what's so, just acknowledging that it is. And lots of my intuitions are not about tragedies, more like, make a right turn here, and I make it and find something, a shop or a park that is enchanting.

      Great Hub MK

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      marisuewrites 9 years ago from USA

      ESP has both saved me and annoyed me at times. We are given this ability I believe in differing amounts. Suddenly we have a feeling and acting on it saves us from some tragedy; other times, tragedy hits and we had no clue. Why? I have no clue. It is definitely one of my many questions when I get on the other side.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I think it's real. Lots of times I get this feeling that something is wrong and sure enough I'm proven right.

      Great Hub regards Zsuzsy