Have you ever felt like you have a very strong intuition? Or, perhaps one of your senses is so clear that you can see beyond what others see? Then maybe you have the gift of extrasensory perception. This ability, also called the sixth sense, gives you the gift of perceiving things without relying on the use of your five senses – sight, hearing, vision, taste, and touch. Find out more about the different types of extrasensory perception and see if you can recognize one of them in yourself.
What is extrasensory perception?
Those who believe in extrasensory perception see it as the ability of someone to exceed the capabilities of our normal human senses. Some people are born with this ability, while others develop it through practicing spirituality. Even if you already have the gift, you might not easily recognize it, thinking about your dreams or visions as coincidences.
Signs that you might have extrasensory perception
Here are some signs that you might have extrasensory perception:
- Your intuition is very sharp
- You can instinctively tell when someone is lying
- You empathize with others and can sense their energies
- You sense the presence of spirits
- Your dreams and visions often come true
- You like daydreaming
- Sometimes, you hear voices telling you to do something
- You can sense when your energy does not flow well
- You enjoy being alone in nature
While these do not necessarily mean that you have extrasensory perception, they are good signs that you should look more into your gift to discover your abilities and develop them. Now, let’s look at the various types of extrasensory perception.
Types of extrasensory perception
There are several types of extrasensory perception like telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship, psychokinesis, and psychometry. Let’s look at each of them in detail.
One of the most well-known types of extrasensory perception is telepathy. It is known as the ability to transmit thoughts using your mind.
There are two types of telepathy.
- In the first, you transmit your thoughts to someone else. For instance, you can communicate with another person telepathically when you are transmitting messages without using words and only relying on the power of your mind. You can also transmit feelings, emotions, images, visions, words, and phrases.
- The second type of telepathy is mind-reading – when you can perceive what the other person is feeling or thinking. If you have vivid dreams, headaches, and can sense the energies of others, then you might have the gift of telepathy.
Another type of extrasensory perception is clairvoyance, or “clear vision”. A person with this gift can see someone’s past, present, and future. Clairvoyants receive information about people, places, and objects in their mind’s eye and can visualize events surrounding those. They can have the gift of retrocognition or precognition or both.
It is the ability to see far into the past of someone else, going as far as to reveal a person’s past lives. Often, psychics with this gift receive images from the past without knowing who they belong to.
It is the opposite, as in the ability to foresee the future. Clairvoyants can see what is about to happen before it occurs, which is why many people come to them for psychic readings.
Many people mistake mediums for clairvoyants, but the two are quite different. Mediums use their psychic abilities to communicate with spirits in the afterlife, spirit guides, and angels. People with this gift can hear voices of the spirits and receive visions and thoughts from the world beyond. Unlike a clairvoyant who reads the aura of the person in a psychic reading, a medium relies on the messages from the spirits and communicates the signals and signs sent by the spirit world.
Spirits vibrate at higher frequencies than people, which is why not all of us can communicate with them. Mediums learn to raise their vibrations so that the spirits can talk through them. More experienced mediums can also go into a state of trance, letting the spirit overtake their bodies to relay messages. However, this is a dangerous practice and should be done only by professional mediums
Psychokinesis is also a type of extrasensory perception. If you are not sure what psychokinesis is, then knowing about telekinesis will help you understand it, because the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Psychokinesis can be described as a psychic ability to move objects and matter with the power of the mind. People with this ability project their intention on objects to move them.
Telekinesis is a narrower term because it usually describes the power of the mind over solid objects.
At the same time, psychokinesis also includes moving matter. There are applications of this ability that others can or cannot easily notice. For instance, others will definitely see if a psychic makes a large object float in the air. However, manipulating playing dice, for instance, is an example of psychokinesis on a smaller scale.
Psychometry is the ability to perceive the information about people and events surrounding an object through touch. If a psychometrist touches an object during a reading, he or she will receive information in the form of images, words, feelings, or even smells. Using them, psychometrists can trace the object’s previous owners, describe how the object was used, and relay any other related information.
The gift of psychometry is based on the belief that everything is made of energy. When people use objects, they leave traces of their energies. The psychometrists then read these energies to uncover the truth about the object’s past. Advanced psychics can even perceive all this information without touching the object by simply being close to it.
Now that you have explored the different types of extrasensory perception, you might have recognized the one that is more pronounced in you. And if you do not seem to have ESP abilities, do not worry. Because with practice and spiritual training many people can develop psychic powers. In the meantime, an experienced psychic reader could read your energies and tell you where you are on your psychic journey.