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Psychic Abilities List and Explained Powers
Psychic Abilities: few subjects are so fascinating. Who wouldn't like to have the ability to use our mind to achieve astonishing or supernatural results just like Psychics? But what are these abilities? Are they innate or can be learned? Are Psychic Powers only for the gifted ones or they are much more common than we think?
Here you will find a list with some Psychic Abilities and the explanation of why they are much more natural than supernatural and why we all can develop some of them like a kind of Sixth Sense.
I think that everything can be possible, but it has to be demonstrated in real life. A skeptic scientific approach is needed to set a difference between real Psychic Abilities and fake scammers, The biggest part of these powers have nothing to do with the supernatural but are instead latent abilities each one of us has at different degrees. A kind of superior use of our five senses.
Having Psychic Abilities for me means being able to communicate with our Subconscious and thus being able to use his/our powers. This is something I'm sure of even if there are things that can't simply be explained yet just by Science.
Introduction to Psychic Abilities
Human beings are able to see just a fraction of light's vibration and are able to hear just a fraction of sound's frequencies. This together with touch constitutes most of what we consider the world, but it could also be that there are more than five senses, only that we haven't discovered yet. A lot of things taken for being carved in stone have been modified by time and science, and we don't know what will be considered science fifty years from now. It might be that some Psychic Abilities will be found to be perfectly normal.
Even considering only the basic five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell if someone has enhanced senses can feel or see or hear or whatever in a different way than a common human being and so can be called Psychic having greater abilities. Compared to the average man a blind man can be seen as having supernatural abilities since his heightened senses, but there's nothing supernatural involved, what if a not-blind has the same sensibility?
There are human beings that at night are almost able to see like cats for the different conformation of their eyes, but they are not using some Psychic Abilities.
Compared to me for example a perfumes expert is able to perceive completely different things than me.
I don't know if we have more than five senses; my point is that for an average man like me someone with enhanced senses than mine can be considered having Psychic Abilities.
Is it real?
Common Psychic Abilities List
Clairvoyance: Perception of things outside human knowledge. A lot of animals, like dogs and cats seem to have a kind of precognition if someone just known makes them nervous. Usually time demonstrates that they are right. Is it for some Clairvoyance or it might be that as an example they smell something about that person that makes them nervous? Or maybe his way of moving, or looking at things. Think about this: when I smell broth what I sense is broth, when a dog smells it he senses water, salt, carrots, potatoes, meat, herbs and whatever else there is. Plus the smell of gas used to cook. Compared to me he's Psychic, but in reality he's not. What if a human being shares at least a little of his smell abilities? Like the perfumes expert above? This explains how dogs and cats are able to "feel" (smell) death approaching a particular person.
Dejà-vù: They happen to me sometimes. Dejà-vù is when I'm doing something and suddenly I'm reminded that I dreamt it before. It can be that since we sleep an average of eight hours every day we dream so many things that some of them happens in the future. If it belongs to Psychic abilities it's surely the most common one.
Faith/Supernatural Healing: I love this one. I always believed that the human being is able to heal himself most of the times and after having discovered Hypnosis and Self Hypnosis I've found out I was true. Medicine too had to admit this fact and a branch of it called Psychoneuroimmunology studies the relationship between mind and health. Wonderful thing. So this kind of extraordinary healing happens everyday but it has to do with being able to unlock our ability to heal ourselves.
Fakirism: I know, I know. We all know today that's a physical ability and that there are no Psychic Abilities involved, sometimes together with a little deception, but before knowing that let's say fifty years ago, weren't fakirs considered having supernatural abilities?
Out of body experience: This usually happens when someone is under surgery and even if under anesthesia after being waken up is able to remember everything that was said and everything that happened. Some people think that this means that the spirit has gone out of body and was awake and able to see and remember. I'm more on the side that under anesthesia some people enter a particular state that even if sleeping their conscious mind remains in a state similar to consciousness but heightened and so they are able to see and register everything around them. Even things that they would normally not be aware of.
Sixth Sense: There isn't a common definition of Sixth Sense. The most common is the ability to feel things before they happens, like knowing who's calling when the phone rings, or jumping aside just before being hit by a car, or things like that. I think that the Sixth Sense probably is the ability to use the other five senses together and in an enhanced way. That is using our whole brain. What we call Intuition is nothing more than having our brain working at full power receiving information from all our senses and processing them all in a split second. Since it's not something that we usually do when it happens it seems supernatural, while it is not.
Telepathy: This is an interesting ability. No one states it exists but both USA and Russia studied it at a level we don't know. Honestly I can't say if it's real or not. But it's common knowledge that mothers are able to perceive if there's something wrong with their children, even if they are far away. It could be that it lies in those yet unknown powers of our mind.
Psychic Abilities most of the times, if not always, belongs to the realm of natural things, as everything else we experience. Or, put in another way, if something exists or happens it belongs to our world, in a way or another. Usually we call supernatural what we can't explain but if it exists than there is an explanation. Which can be discovered in the future.
Can Psychic Abilities be developed?
I think Yes. What made me thinking this way is that, taking the example above of seeing in the dark, it's an ability that, though at different degrees, can be acquired. Soldiers do this all the times, especially those belonging to Special Forces. And if this can be true for sight it can be true for many other things.
Not all Psychic Powers are true
Can we develop Psychic Abilities?
Using Conscious Self Suggestions (also called Positive Affirmations) during Self-Hypnosis is a good (the best and simple) way to develop Psychic Abilities. As everything else in this world this requires some practice and dedication. Obviously it's an "ability" that can be developed differently by every human beings as we are not equal and each one of us has his own strengths and weakness, strong points and such. We can't be all great mathematicians or sculptors but we can always improve or discover our strong features.
I'd like to end this hub with a first hand story, you are free to believe it or not. Once while sleeping I dreamed my father. I told this dream to a friend of mine and he told me to play the day and month of my father's death on the lottery. I didn't. And believe me or not they were drawn. We can't explain everything and it's better to keep our mind open.
You can find other interesting informations on this hub from a friend of mine on The Science of Esp.
What do you think? Do Psychic Abilities really exists? Do you have one?
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