The Psychic Powers
By Remez Sasson
Everyone, including you, experience some sort of psychic power, every now and then. However, these experiences are often dismissed as pure coincidence. You most probably had some premonitions about something that was going to happen, or you felt what someone was thinking of you. These experiences often came spontaneously, suddenly, and without any prior preparations.
Some people are more naturally psychic from others, and therefore, psychic experiences are a more common occurrence with them. Some of them acknowledge this fact, and do nothing about it. They accept the fact that they are a bit different from others in their perceptions, having a sort of a sixth sense.
Others, are more earnest about their abilities, and read, study, and seek guidance to develop and control these powers.
Psychic powers can be developed through special training, even by people who are not naturally psychic. These are fascinating powers, which allow a trained person to peek beyond the material plane, and know things that remain hidden to other people.
There are several risks in developing and using psychic powers, which you have to take into account:
- The knowledge gained can be used for selfish purposes.
- The psychic could be wrong in his or her in interpretation of the situation, and might unintentionally mislead, misguide, or cause harm to other people.
- Some of the psychic powers require that their user be in a passive mental conditions, so as to be able to tune in to other people's minds. This allows the absorbing of external emotions, moods and influences, which might have a negative effect.
- One, who is not well-balanced, and lacks self control and discipline, might find it difficult to stop the psychic impressions and lead a normal, balanced life.
- Pursuing psychic training might deter one from the path of self improvement and spiritual growth, leading him or her to a constant seeking of these perceptions.
If you desire to develop psychic powers, it would be wiser, first to develop a certain degree of concentration ability, control of the mind, willpower, self discipline and emotional detachment. This would ensure that you would be able to open and close at will the mental doors, and so avoid being influenced by perceive. This will also reduce the danger that you might misuse the powers, or get your ego inflated by them.
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Different Psychic Powers
There are several kinds of psychic powers or gifts, as they are often called. Another term used is ESP - extra-sensory perception.
A list of the psychic powers:
Clairvoyance (clear vision) - Seeing far away scenes and places or hidden things, without using the physical eyes. Clairvoyance enables one to perceive scenes and mental images with the mind's eye.
Clairaudience (clear hearing) - Perceiving sounds or words from a distant or from other realms. Clairaudience enables one to hear words and sounds not perceived by the physical ears.
Clairempathy (clear emotion) - Sensing the attitude or emotions of another person.
Psychometry - Perceiving information about a person, place or an object, by holding in one's hands an object belonging to the person or place. In Psychometry, one usually holds some small personal object such as a watch, ring, key or other personal object.
Psychokinesis - The ability to move objects with the powers of the mind.
Intuition - Perceiving an idea, knowledge or information directly. This is what is commonly called "a gut feeling". Intuition is some kind of inner knowledge and certainty about something.
Telepathy - Reading other people thoughts and sending them your thoughts.
Mental influence - An advanced kind of telepathy that allows one to influence the minds of other people.
Psychic healing - The ability to cure pains or illnesses by transferring some kind of healing energy.
Auric sight - The ability to see or sense the colors of the aura, and thereby, understand certain things about the moods, emotions, thoughts or health of other people.
As you see, the list of the psychic powers is quite long. The purpose of this article is to list these powers and describe what they are in a few words. This article not a recommendation to pursue and develop the psychic powers. This decision is completely yours, and you should reread the first part of this article, about the risks in developing them, if you wish to get deeper into this topic.
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