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Psychokinesis Psychokinesis a form of psi meaning that apparently it is a technique of mind over matter through invisible means Examples of PK are movements of objects bending of metals and determining the outcome of events It can occur spontaneously and deliberately which indicates it is both an unconscious and conscious process History The term psychokinesis is derived from the Greek words psyche meaning breath life or soul and kinein meaning to move The occurrences of PK have been recorded since ancient times The occurrences include levitation miraculous healings luminosities apports and other physical phenomena attributed to holy persons and adepts of magic around the world Such phenomena is recorded in the Bible especially in the New Testament in the Book of Acts One example is cited in which St Paul and Silas where imprisoned in Ephesus where they prayed and sung hymns and at midnight their shackles fell off as the prison doors swung opened Acts 1619-40 It is thought that possibly magic spells curses and rituals to control the weather may involve PK The use of the evil eye has been placed within this classification Manifestations of PK have occurred in spiritualism such as alleged materializations and dematerializations apports levitations table-tipping raps and the appearances of ectoplasm and pseudopods One 19th century D D Holmes was known for his ability to levitate and to handle hot coals without being burned But also during this time there were individuals known as electric people who experienced ahigh-voltage syndrome They made knives and forks cling to their skin and with a touch could send furniture flying across a room At the beginning of the 20th century Rudi Schneider another medium known for his PK ability of materialization and telekinesis of objects was studied by psychical researchers Twentieth century research Since the 1930s interest in PK has increased until it has created on of the fastest growing fields
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