Essay on Classification of Psychic Experiences

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Classification of Psychic Experiences

Generally speaking, psychic experiences which deal with receiving information from an outside source, either living or passed on can be classified into the following categories: psychometry, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing and channeling. Two more psychic techniques, assumption and projection, deal with transferring the personality to a remote location.

Psychometry is the art of receiving information about someone by touching an object commonly carried by that person such as a key chain or jewelry. The scope of this paper does not include explaining how psychometry, or any other psychic art is performed, but they do work. I once held someone's keys, closed my eyes
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Jeanne d'Arc heard voices, my friend Frances has heard voices and I have heard voices. Usually, it is simply a voice calling our name, and it's a little unsettling to say the least.

Children have a special gift of telepathy that is often repressed by adults. For example, I've heard of children who have seen angels and what adults commonly refer to as ghosts. Sometimes, telepathy is as simple as knowing what a person is going to say before that person says it, or thinking a thought that is expressed by someone else, out loud, word-for-word. Many people commonly have this experience, myself included. Telepathy can mean knowing who is calling you on the telephone or what is in the mail. Telepathy is an art that can be practiced and improved, but it is usually shunned due to fear of the unknown.

I practice a different form of telepathy, that of "throwing my voice" psychically to animals. I once watched a dog trotting down the sidewalk about two blocks in front of me. I stopped walking, concentrated on the dog, and mentally called out "Here, Boy! C'mon, Boy!" At first the dog continued to trot away but then he stopped. He turned back towards me and his ears perked up and twitched, as though he were listening to something. He started to trot towards me. When he came within four feet, he stopped with the funniest expression on his face as though to say, "Hey! Who are you? Do I know you?" It was comical. I try to throw

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