Telepathy (????????) meaning “feeling, perception, passion, affliction, experience” is the purported vicarious transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. The term was coined in 1882 by the classical scholar Frederic W. H. Myers, a founder of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), and has remained more popular than the earlier expression thought-transference. Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System brings out in-depth about telepathy, origin, thought-reading, parapsychology, telepathy types, how it works, benefits, and techniques and exercises, etc.
Telepathy Origin (???????? ?? ????????)
According to historians such as Roger Luckhurst and Janet Oppenheim, the origin of the concept of telepathy in Western civilization can be traced to the late 19th century and the formation of the Society for Psychical Research. As the physical sciences made significant advances, scientific concepts were applied to mental phenomena e.g. animal magnetism, with the hope that this would help to understand paranormal phenomena. The modern concept of telepathy emerged in this context.
Thought reading (????? ???)
Bishop claimed no supernatural powers and ascribed his powers to muscular sensitivity. Bishop was investigated by a group of scientists including the editor of the British Medical Journal and the psychologist Francis Galton. During the experiment, he required physical contact with a subject who knew the correct answer. He would hold the hand or wrist of the helper. The scientists concluded that he was not a genuine telepath but using a highly trained skill to detect ideomotor movements.
Another famous thought reader was the magician Stuart Cumberland. He was famous for performing blindfolded feats such as identifying a hidden object in a room that a person had picked out or asking someone to imagine a murder scene and then attempt to read the subject’s thoughts and identify the victim and reenact the crime. He claimed to possess no genuine psychic ability and his thought reading performances could only be demonstrated by holding the hand of his subject to read their muscular movements. However, he came into dispute with psychical researchers associated with the Society for Psychical Research who were searching for genuine cases of telepathy.
Telepathy in parapsychology (????????????? ??? ????????)
Within parapsychology, telepathy, often along with precognition and clairvoyance, is described as an aspect of extrasensory perception (ESP) or “anomalous cognition” that parapsychologists believe is transferred through a hypothetical psychic mechanism they call “psi”. Parapsychologists have reported experiments they use to test for telepathic abilities. Among the most well known are the use of Zener cards and the Ganzfeld experiment.
Telepathy Types (???????? ?? ??????)
Several forms of telepathy have been suggested:
1. Zener Cards (???? ?????)
These are marked with five distinctive symbols. When using them, one individual is designated the “sender” and another the “receiver”. The sender selects a random card and visualizes the symbol on it, while the receiver attempts to determine that symbol telepathically. Statistically, the receiver has a 20% chance of randomly guessing the correct symbol, so to demonstrate telepathy, they must repeatedly score a success rate that is significantly higher than 20%. If not conducted properly, this method is vulnerable to sensory leakage and card counting.
2. Dream telepathy (???? ????????)
Parapsychological studies into dream telepathy were carried out at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York led by Stanley Krippner and Montague Ullman. They concluded the results from some of their experiments supported dream telepathy. However, the results have not been independently replicated. The psychologist James Alcock has written the dream telepathy experiments at Maimonides have failed to provide evidence for telepathy and “lack of replication is rampant.”
An attempt to replicate the experiments that used picture targets was carried out by Edward Belvedere and David Foulkes. The finding was that neither the subject nor the judges matched the targets with dreams above chance level. Results from other experiments by Belvedere and Foulkes were also negative.
3. Ganzfeld experiment (??????????? ??????)
When using the Ganzfeld experiment to test for telepathy, one individual is designated as the receiver and is placed inside a controlled environment where they are deprived of sensory input, and another person is designated as the sender and is placed in a separate location. The receiver is then required to receive information from the sender. The nature of the information may vary between experiments.
4. Twin telepathy (????? ????????)
Twin telepathy is a belief that has been described as a myth in psychological literature. Psychologists Stephen Hupp and Jeremy Jewell have noted that all experiments on the subject have failed to provide any scientific evidence for telepathy between twins. According to Hupp and Jewell, there are various behavioral and genetic factors that contribute to the twin telepathy myth “identical twins typically spend a lot of time together and are usually exposed to very similar environments. Thus, it’s not at all surprising that they act in similar ways and are adept at anticipating and forecasting each other’s reactions to events.”
How telepathy works ? (???????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ?)
How does telepathic communication work? If you are a sender and want to project a message telepathically, start by visualizing the recipient in detail. Picturise the person, imagine that the person is standing right in front of you. In fact, you can also imagine that you are talking on the phone. The receipt of the communication, on the other hand, is done in the form of feelings, emotions, images, desires, and thoughts. Some people can even communicate while dreaming.
There are specific terms for communication received through specific channels. Clairvoyance is receiving messages in a visual form, Clairaudience is when you hear the inner voice, while clairsentience is when you feel something. Paracognition is the term used when you instantly know something. It is also possible to block someone from telepathically communicate with you. All you have to do is imagine that you are locking a door in your mind for that person. This is easier said than done. It requires a lot of hard work, especially if you are already tuned into the other person’s emotions.
Telepathy Benefits (???????? ?? ???)
There are several known benefits:
1. When you connect with another human being, you are actually communicating at a high level and thus the level of understanding between you and that person goes up manifold. This can improve relationships to a great extent.
2. While communicating telepathically with animals, you can also establish a greater understanding of them. You can understand the requirements of your pet, who cannot communicate verbally unlike humans. Animals can also sense danger before humans and this can help you protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances.
3. The good thing is that it is efficient, yet free. It is environment-friendly and can be done irrespective of the location of either of the parties. Suppose you have to communicate urgently with someone in a remote location where internet connection or mobile phone is not available, telepathy can help you breach the gap without being dependent on external means.
4. This mode of communication is often considered more accurate than other forms of communication because, in this way, you can communicate abstract thoughts. While spoken languages are more appropriate for exchanging lower frequency information which is linear in nature, telepathy is the communication that breaks the language barrier.
5. Through telepathy, a larger amount of information can be exchanged than that of present methods of communication. As the spectrum of data is growing continuously, this way of communication provides a new method of communication.
Telepathy Techniques and exercises (???????? ????? ?? ???????)
First, you need to prepare yourself for telepathy. To begin with, you need to believe that it can be done. Both the sender and the receiver should have an open mind to telepathy. Next, you need to prepare yourself to detach yourself from the rest of the world as well as your own physical body. This will help you focus the thought into sending or receiving the message. Stretch your body and muscles and start meditating. Telepathy can be done only in a calm state of mind.
If you are new to telepathy, I suggest sitting in front of each other for sending and receiving messages. Once you are used to doing the same, you can then transmit messages located far away. Next, close your eyes and visualize the receiver or the sender. The image of the person should clearly reflect in your mind. Slowly, you will feel a connection between each other. If you are the sender, visualize the message that you want to send and then transmit the message. If you are the receiver, remember you are being engaged in mind reading. Concentration is crucial.
While you are sending messages, it is important to know when to stop as well. While transmitting, there will be a moment, when you will get the feeling that the thought has been a successfully feeling. This is a feeling that you will surely get. Once you get this feeling, know that the work has been successfully done. The movement of the message can take any time between a few seconds to several minutes. However, if even after 15 minutes, you do not get this gut feeling, I suggest you abandon the experiment and try again later. Post 15 minutes, your mind or brain would be exhausted, so chances are that the message will not be communicated.
Telepathy Scientific reception (???????? ????????? ??????)
A variety of tests have been performed to demonstrate telepathy, but there is no scientific evidence that the power exists.
A panel commissioned by the United States National Research Council to study paranormal claims concluded that “the committee could find no scientific justification for the existence of phenomena such as extrasensory perception, mental telepathy or ‘mind over matter’ exercises. Evaluation of a large body of the best available evidence simply does not support the contention that these phenomena exist.”
The scientific community considers parapsychology a pseudoscience. There is no known mechanism for telepathy. Philosopher and physicist Mario Bunge had written that telepathy would contradict laws of science and the claim that “signals can be transmitted across space without fading with distance is inconsistent with physics”.