Have you ever known something was going to happen before it did? Have you ever experienced something that you feel like has happened before? In other words, déjà vu? If you have, you’ve experienced a form of telepathy.
Telepathy, from the Greek tele, “distant”, and patheia, “feeling”, is defined as the ability of humans and other creatures to communicate between minds, without using speech or even body language. It’s commonly believed that telepathy is not currently possible, although proponents continue to try to prove through various experiments that telepathy is real. There have been parapsychological research studies that have produced favorable results using such techniques as guessing cards.
Everyone knows someone who claims to have felt the moment a loved one dies, known the length and weight of a relative or friend’s newborn, or known what someone was going to say before they said it.
So how would you feel if telepathy was real and common in everyday life? Would you feel violated if a stranger read your thoughts? Would you feel betrayed if you caught your spouse thinking about someone else? Would you be crushed if you gleaned from a friend’s mind that she’d lied to you?
Many scientists believe that one day we will be able to use more of the capacity of our brain. And that part of that increased ability will include telepathy.