Re-Examining Telepathy: A Summary
Most of the time online or in books you see long drawn out methods of performing or developing an Extra Sensory Perception type skill by means of passively collecting information or forcefully “sending” it from one mind to another.
This form of practice may at times yield results, some significant and some not so profound, and because we do not know the exact mechanism by which ESP is enacted, we can only assume that the commonly used methods of development leave room for improvement. I’m an avid fan of not only developing my mind but my body. So between the occasional fast food benders, late night study sessions ending in a frenzy of Dorito, Sprite, and candy bottles, bags, and wrappers all over the place, I am big in not only eating healthy but exercising regularly. I’ve gone through various phases in my workout routines, ranging from high weight low rep work outs to build muscle, to high rep body weight circuit training to create a more lean and toned look while building endurance.
We all have different body types and therefore for us to get to our goals we all know that what works for one person may not have the same exact effect for another. This is true in pretty much all areas of life, so we need to find a common ground we can all work from.
What do we know so far? Well, so far we understand that in order to get to our goal we must put forth effort and commitment. We know that most things take practice and repetition, so we should not look at ESP, or anything else that can fall into the Parapsychological Field as being any different.
If we are talking about Telepathy, which is my primary example in this little piece, we know that the core of this “ability” revolves around communication.
Now, we should know that it’s honestly a lot easier to hop online and send someone an e-mail, or drop them a phone call/text, however, there can be a lot more uses for something such as telepathy, even on a very minute level.
So how can we improve the way we practice such a skill without hours of research and experimentation? The answer is a lot more simple than many have allowed themselves to think about. If we look at the skill in its practical sense, as opposed to the glorified theatrical appeal many look forward to developing, or that of famed stories from individuals like Wolf Messing, we can come to a working and effective form of practice, use, and development for not only Telepathy, but a lot of other “abilities” looked at in Parapsychology.
We have already examined what we do know about telepathy, and the focal point here is that of communication. Like in fitness you don’t just randomly work out with no goal intended and then expect to have a certain result at the end of the year. However, over time we may begin working out with little understanding of what works and what doesn’t, and after some trial and error, some injuries, and just time, we may come to a decent understanding of what works to get what result.
The same goes for Telepathy. Due to our knowing it is Communication by “non-normal” means, we understand that communication is still apparent, and we can communicate in many ways other than vocalizing what we mean to say.
Communication actually relies very little on word usage (only about 7%). So for an individual attempting to relay an idea or impression by means of only words would be somewhat ineffective. We know that it is not so much so WHAT you say, as it is HOW you say what you say that matters when we are engaging in typical forms of communication.
About 38% of communication is understood by this simple principal. We all have experienced a word or phrase used around friends that meant no harm and was actually quite innocent, or at the least not disrespectful. However, the same word or phrase coming from that same friend or a different individual with the intent for it to be hurtful has a completely different feel to it, and so we react differently to it.
The most effective form of communication when in person with someone is body language, about 55% of all communication is visual, meaning what we see when we are around someone. This means that just because someone says one thing, we can easily take this a completely different way by their body language when they say whatever it is they are saying. A smile vs a frown, a glare vs loving, kind hearted eyes.
When we take all of this into consideration and relate this to Telepathy we slowly start to see a very interesting picture being painted. Learning the uses and forms of communication by physical means, and how to utilize said forms of communication can have a very significant role in your understanding and development of Telepathy.
As infants we do not understand how to communicate exactly what we want, and so all we can do is cry and depend on our parents to know what we need. In telepathy we are all infants, and as such we should apply what we know about physical communication to it’s non-physical counterpart. If not for actual development, at least for experimentation’s sake.
After giving numerous lectures with the Red Cross, and in class presentations I have learned that when trying to apply Telepathy to actual real life situations, it is most effective when you are of course in front of an individual, and secondly when you have learned to apply other means of communication. Such as influencing a crowd to sway to your side more so than another, or simply trying to portray your idea or side in a way you know it commonly wouldn’t be seen. It is in presentation and delivery. If you take the time to learn about body language and use that to your advantage when working with Telepathy you learn that if you simply project an idea or intent, with time you may see decent results with people somewhat being swayed by this.
However, if you also project the physical actions, the emotional response those actions have on you, the feeling you wish for people to pick up on, etc… as one thought, one intent, your success rates go up. Be that for projecting the thought of apple juice or crowd control. This is even more so amplified when you are actually there, acting out what you wish to portray, while you are “sending” or projecting the intent.
Now. I’m not going in depth in this about the concepts presented herein, simply because that is a very lengthy piece to write, and for me to start from square one and work my way down would take some time. I wrote this with the assumptions that many of you guys reading this have a basic understanding of not only sociology, but esp, and if you do not know the latter, I would suggest visiting the Perception section at PsiPog, as well as perhaps visiting the Psionics Section at Veritas.
Just in short, this was simply a little summary trying to get you guys to look at how you practice, and not strictly look at the Psionics side, and the Science side, but find a common ground and work with what you know to improve what you’re working towards. No one has all of the answers, so experimenting and developing what works for you is exactly what you need to progress. :) I wish you the best of luck in your ventures and hope I at least inspired some thoughtful thinking. This was very brief and vague on most of the topics, but I will write that longer piece as soon as I can. You know… The one where I actually give you the oh so sought after How-To’s :). For now, just keep on keeping on!
Communication, what is it? Telepathy has been one of the most highly researched areas of psychic phenomena. It’s mystery is awe inspiring and it continues to be one of the most sought after “skills” within the online communities. Despite this, it’s development is very minimal and many people don’t ever get past “field scanning” throughout their entire times practicing the skill. So why then do we have individuals in the past like Wolf Messing, and others who seem to develop this ability to extraordinary levels that everyone else is only able to dream and fantasize about?
The issue lies within the understanding of communication and human nature. As the first question in this post asks, what is communication? Communication is, in the simplest form, the act of conveying information. The flawed understanding of people pursuing E.S.P related skills, is that communication has anything to do with words. It’s not a mystery, and definitely not anything new, but only 7% of communication has anything to do with WHAT we say. 38% is based on HOW we say something, and the biggest chunk, 55% being body language.
With this put out there for everyone to soak in for a second, let’s reevaluate the approach many take to “telepathy.” I put telepathy in quotes because what we are pursing is mind to mind communication through non conventional means, like a sixth sense. To me this can be perceived just a little differently, because what we are trying to develop in essence is simply the ability to portray a message without speaking. In it’s simplest form, we perform this every day, all of the time. We pick up on signals from others, and actually make major judgments about a person in just the first few seconds of meeting them. That’s neither here nor there, but reevaluating telepathy begins with this understanding.
If we are pursuing the most effective way to practice or develop a telepathic skill we should first understand what communication involves. Just saying a word over and over again in your head and attempting to rude-fully “will” that thought onto another is one way… A clearly ineffective way… Another way is to utilize what we now understand about communication to our advantage.
I understand that for many this will be a wake up call and perhaps very frustrating to those who spent so much time on the old dead-end methods of developing related skills, I however don’t think it’s a bad thing. Where we first need to begin is in understanding a bit about body language. The most important thing is understanding yourself and not necessarily the mechanics or deeper psychological interpretations of body language (couldn’t hurt though), but of what works and what doesn’t.
The most basic thing to first learn is that open = inviting, closed = insecure/intimidating. If you are walking down the street and you are smiling, if gives people the impression you are in a good mood and speaking to you is “safe.” If however it’s the opposite, and you have a frown or angry _look_ then people will steer clear. How you walk, stand, look, etc… all has significant affects on how and what people think of you.
We use body language to portray or receive if an individual is; Attentive, Aggressive, Bored, Tired, Defensive, Motivated, Shy, Out-Going, etc… Everything we feel or think is portrayed by little twitches in facial expression, breathing patterns, etc… This can be extremely advantageous, however also very detrimental. The second being due to those individuals whose body’s don’t seem to be exactly in tune with their emotional well-being. For instance, an individual who meditates on a regular basis is less likely to put off an extremely moody appearance even if they are having a bad day. This is due to breathing, if you meditate more, especially mindfulness meditation, then breath control is the most important thing. Such an individual would know that not only can emotions control the breath, but the breath can control the emotions.
This is irrelevant, however, to an individual pursuing telepathy through body language. Why? Because when it comes to actually portraying a message, using the knowledge of body language emphasizes the initial message intended to be sent, so one way or another that other individual will pick up on it. This does depend on the ability of the “sender” and the receptivity of the “receiver.”
The smart person sitting over there has probably already raised the question… How is this whole body language thing even relevant when we are dealing with a communication happening over large distances? I’ll touch on that in one second, but first I want to touch on the “receivers” side of all of this. Prior to even touching on how or what to do whatever it is we are trying to accomplish, how does all of this help you receive these messages? Once you have a more accomplished understanding of how to do all this, which only comes from experience and experimentation, then picking up on subtle things becomes a lot easier. I still recommend meditation in a major way for aiding in this process, but that entire idea of consciously and willfully “linking” and “downloading” information is one I don’t find necessary. If you simply “open” yourself up and await certain information, that should suffice, simply because consciously as well as subconsciously you know what your intentions are, and applying energy towards those intentions are what brings about the outcome.
So moving on into how we do all of this… Imagine an individual giving a speech to a high school about the inner workings of quantum mechanics. Using words alone the vast majority of the audience will be lost because the presenter will be using words, phrases, and/or equations that they have never come into contact with. If however the presenter spoke, but also showed examples in animations, used graphs, pictures, even music, then the audience would have more ways to pick up on what is being said, thus learning and gaining more from the presentation than they would have previously.
So when we are trying to “send” a message to someone, we should first not exactly try to do this by any one specific way. If I want someone to for instance, play with my hair. I first need to go down a list in my mind of what that would mean to both me and the individual:
My mood would probably need to be open/innocent/sleepy.
My body language would need to register these.
The receiver would have to be willing.
How would that individual react to such things, or rather, what are common traits portrayed by someone who is willing to play with someone elses hair? Perhaps loving, kind, etc…
Then we would move towards actual actions. While I project the experience occurring I see how it would all play out in my head and proceed with the actual scenario. I lay down in a certain way, just as I had planned out, and while still projecting that, the desired outcome eventually occurs, without any words every being exchanged.
This example is fairly trivial, but an exact word for word example is kind of hard to write out. As you might have noticed I used some words I haven’t touched on yet.
Project… In this example I do not mean the “normal” use for the word, that being to scream or “loudly” project a word, phrase, or image out. By project I mean relax and play in your head. I can see a lot of people are confused right now, so I’m failing miserably at getting my point across. So here’s this…
Sending: To send a method with this mindset we need a few things.
1. A goal intended. (Intent)
2. Visualization. I do not mean just visual, I mean Tactical as well. Every sense should be utilized.
3. A receiver or target.
You begin by first seeing the occurrence take place, If it’s a message like a word, phrase, or command, see in your head how a person may respond to such a message.
Then see how you would say that message if doing so verbally, how would you be standing, looking, even breathing if you were standing in front of that person? Get as many details in mind as you feel is needed. I have never found the need to over complicate everything, myself.
If you aren’t able to paint a pretty picture that’s okay. My visual visualization skills are terrible compared to more tactical methods I use, so I may feel, hear, or react in my mind far better than actually seeing the situation transpire.
After you have this play-by-play in your mind, project it. If you are actually in front of the individual, beginning to do your part as far as body language or changing how you “feel” helps more than you would believe.
And that’s it. It’s really a more trial and error system and the differences are major. At first glance it could appear that it’s just a hybrid of telepathic suggestion methodologies and projection but it’s far more border line real-time law of attraction and basic intent based “casting.”
A helpful tip would be to not exactly see the projection as being something you hope to happen, more so see it as something that is going to happen, and start small. Expectation is powerful, far more powerful than wishful thinking in my experience. If you expect what you imagine to occur without a doubt than I’m sure you will be seeing more results than before. When it comes to sending without seeing your target the same principals apply, it just takes some creativity on your part. Seeing how they would react and type, text or what they would say, etc… The more I would send or do something similar the less I actually thought about it, but still used the same method.
It’s more like I was using this method without thought and am now just trying to word it, which is slightly difficult. This is also still just scratching the surface and I hope I at least gave you a foundation of thought to start building upon yourself. I’ll be writing the final and probably much longer installment to the Physical to Non-Physical: ESP series soon. That won’t be just thinking out loud and a run through, I intend on actually sitting down and writing everything in article format as opposed to blog post format. So if you aren’t exactly understanding what I’ve been trying to say as of right now, that installment should clear everything up and hopefully get you started seeing results sooner than later.