What is Telepathy?

Welcome to the definitive guide about telepathy. It’s a word you’ve probably heard a lot, and it gets thrown around often. But we have to start with the question “what is it?”.

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So you’re sitting around with your friends and having a conversation about the weather. Then suddenly, you realize that you can peer into their minds and know what they’re thinking.

“Man, I really hope  it doesn’t start to rain today”

Says one of the friends.

“I hate these guys, why do I even hang out with them in the first place?”

Says one of the other friends.

You’re not surprised, you’ve always thought that second guy was a jerk. Then suddenly,  you start to realize you can actually communicate your thoughts to your friends with just your mind. You’re sending telepathic messages to them. Does this situation sound familiar?

Probably not.

Telepathy is the communication between minds which does not use the recognized physical senses. Our standard definition is that telepathy is the transfer of information through ESP.

Extrasensory perception, or ESP, is like a sixth sense that certainly not all people possess. It’s an ability that allows one to perceive and extent their psychological reach way greater than normal, sort of like a superpower. We don’t know if everyone has the potential to use it. But telepathic communication is theorized to be done through that sense.

There are three major types of telepathy:

  1. Instinctual telepathy
  2. Mental telepathy
  3. Dream telepathy

A brief history

The ancient and medieval times reveled in the talk of phenomena relating to prophecies. You can probably think of one instance where you read about an old guy from the ancient times prophesying something about the future. Though clairvoyance is a different phenomena, it makes use of a familiar idea. That idea is extrasensory perception, which is utilized in telepathy.

Telepathy can trace its origin to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). SPR is a non-profit parapsychology organisation which is still active today. It was in the early 20th century that Frederic Myers, a member of SPR, coined the term telepathy. It was around this time period and prior that the phenomena started to be studied and experimented with.

Notable psychologists like Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud also took note of the phenomena. Interestingly, Freud published a paper in 1922 called Dreams and Telepathy. It outlined his beliefs and observations about telepathic dreaming.

Research and interest in telepathy has continued until this day, and no certain answers have been found. But it continues to be explored. Several organisations such as the American Society for Psychical Research and the Institute of Noetic Sciences specialize in parapsychology.

Learning to do telepathy

There are many tips, techniques, and resources that teach you how to perform telepathy. It’s a very followed and sought-after idea. Performing telepathy has strong ties to meditation. In order to try to learn it, the user must be in a calm and meditated state. This blocks out outside noise and lets you delve into your inner soul. Telepathy is also closely linked to spirituality, and shares similar ideas.

There are different explanations and techniques for telepathy, but the most common one is through energies and chakras. Chakras are seven points of energy throughout the body. They channel a person’s spiritual energy and are a building block of their consciousness. Chakras is an ancient idea that has been used way back since ancient India. The chakras are important in breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and telepathy.

The framework of chakras in performing telepathy is that a user builds up energy around one of their chakras. If they’re sending a telepathic love message, they build up and feel the energy in their heart chakra. Then they push out that energy to be received by the intended receiver, and this is one spiritual interpretation of telepathy.


One of the most important tools for understanding telepathy is reading stories about real people that have witnessed telepathy. What better source to learn about telepathy than the people who have directly experienced it? We compile lists of interesting and unique telepathy stories that you can read.

Engineering telepathy

One of the scientific pathways to telepathy is through engineering it electrically. We all know about seemingly-unreal things that science has done or believes it can do. Time travel is one of them. As surreal as it seems, time travel is possible according to physics, as it involves a simple manipulation of time through the laws of the universe. That simple manipulation is not so viable, however, because it requires going faster than the speed of light.

Air travel was probably looked at as a surreal and magical thing in the 1700’s. People probably dreamed about a other-worldly realm where flying through the air is possible. The same can be said about the internet. There were past times where the idea of communicating with someone halfway across the world seemed absurd. But scientific advancements allowed these things to be possible.

Similarly, telepathic communication might be scientifically possible. Our brains store thoughts in the form of neurons, and they can be converted into electrical energy. Sending this electrical signal to another brain and converting it back will essentially engineer telepathic communication.

Evidence for Telepathy


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