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Extra Sensory Perception Have you ever had the feeling that youve been in an establishment before youve actually gone inside Did you ever feel like youve known that something was about to happen before there were any signs that it was about to occur If youre not a skeptic about the powers of the mind then there might just be an explanation for your seemingly coincidental premonitions Its a phenomenon called extra sensory perception better known as ESP The textbook definition of this classification of parapsychology is sensing anything beyond the normalwwwparanormalatozcom Most scientists do not believe that this phenomenon exists Nevertheless controversial evidence can be used to sway the incredulous By viewing and researching evidence of ESP andor having a personal experience the truth lies within the eye of the beholder The man who said it best was CG Jung during a lecture given to the Society for Psychical Research in 1919 He quotes I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud httpmoebiuspsy ESP includes telepathy precognition or premonition and clairvoyance or remote viewingwwwparanormalatozcom Telepathy is the direct response to another individuals thoughtsSchmeidler805 Premonition is a direct response to a future eventSchmeidler805 Clairvoyance is the direct response to a future eventSchmeidler805 These types of ESP and other forms of parapsychology were not even studied until 1882Schmeidler806 In 1882 the Society for Psychical Research was established in London England by a extraordinary group of Cambridge scholars Its purpose was to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena in a scientific and unbiased way It was the first society of its kind in the world httpmoebiuspsy This society is still in full operation today 117 years later The actual term extra sensory perception wasnt used until the early 1930s During this time an American scientist Joseph Banks Rhine first began his ground breaking experiments testing ESPs validityEncarta His research was conducted at the Parapsychology Laboratory of
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