Supernatural Guide

Your Guide To The Supernatural

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)
Extra Sensory Perception or ESP is the ability to get information in a paranormal manner. None of the physical sense that we are familiar with - smell, sight, hearing are involved. Since none of the 5 known senses are used, ESP is sometimes called a 6th sense. It is unexplained by science.

There are different types of ESP. Clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, precognition and mediumship are all examples as are out of body experiences and things such as medical intuition and aura reading.

Clairvoyance is the ability to see things that aren’t really there. Some mediums are clairvoyant and can see your deceased loved ones clearly which helps them facilitate communication. Clairaudience is when you can hear things that are not there. Both clairvoyance and clairaudience are a means to receive “messages” from another realm. Sometimes ESP or clairvoyance manifests itself in a smell or scent, this is called Clairalience. Other times you might get a feeling about a spirit or even feel sick or ill with the same physical problem they had before they passed and this is called Clairsentience. Sometimes spirits can even come through by giving you a taste impression (Clairgustance). Did you ever just know in your gut that something was right or wrong? Then you probably had a bit of Claircognizance which means “clear knowing“. While we often associate ESP with being able to read another’s thoughts, not all people who are clairvoyant can read someone else’s thoughts!

Telepathy is more in the realm of reading others thoughts and actually means to transfer information from one person to another without using one of the 4 senses. Originally called thought transference, the term telepathy was coined by famous researcher Fredric W. H. Myers in 1882. He, and others did extensive research in the 1930’s on telepathy using cards with symbols called Zener cards. There are two types of telepathy - latent telepaty and precognitive telepathy. Latent telepathy is when information is transferred after the fact. Precognitive telepathy is when someone gains information about the future.

Mediumship or channeling might also be considered a form of ESP. There are different types of medium ship but in Mental Mediumship, the channeler communicates with the spirits by telepathy and “translates” the information from the other world to ours. Sometimes the medium can hear, see or feel (or any combination thereof) messages from the spirits.

As with anything else supernatural or paranormal, ESP has been controversial over the thousands of years that it has existed. It is said that many of us have the ability but it is more developed in some. Haven’t you ever heard, smelled, or known something that you couldn’t attribute to one of your 5 senses? Could be you have ESP!