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List of psychic

abilities

This is a list of alleged psychic abilities


that have been attributed to real-world
people. Many of these abilities are also
known as extrasensory perception or
sixth sense. Superhuman abilities from
fiction are not included.

Notable psychic abilities


Apportation – The ability to undergo
materialization, disappearance or
teleportation of an object.[1]
Astral projection or mental projection
– The ability to voluntarily project the
astral body (consciousness), being
associated with out-of-body
experience, in which the astral body
becomes separate from the physical
body (djinn).[2]
Aura reading – The ability to perceive
"energy fields" surrounding people,
places and things.[3]
Automatic writing – The ability to write
without conscious thought.[4]
Clairaudience – The ability to acquire
information by paranormal auditory
means.
Claircognizance – The ability to
acquire psychic knowledge by means
of intrinsic knowledge.
Clairgustance – The ability to perceive
an ethereal substance without contact.
Clairolfactance – The ability to access
spiritual or mediumistic knowledge
through smell.
Clairsentience – The ability to acquire
psychic knowledge by feeling.
Clairvoyance – The ability to perceive
person, object, location, and physical
events through extrasensory
perception.[3]
Conjuration- The ability to summon
items from thin air.
Divination – The ability to gain insight
into a situation by way of an occultic
standardized process.[5]
Dowsing – The ability to locate water,
sometimes using a tool called a
dowsing rod.[6]
Energy medicine – The ability to heal
with one's own empathic etheric,
astral, mental or spiritual energy.[7]
Hydrokinesis-The ability to manipulate
water.
Levitation or transvection – The ability
to undergo bodily uplift or fly by
mystical means.[8]
Mediumship or channeling – The ability
to communicate with spirits.[9]
Precognition or premonition – The
ability to perceive future events.[10]
Prophecy – The ability to predict what
will happen in the future.
Psychic surgery – The ability to
remove disease or disorder within or
over the body tissue via an "energetic"
incision that heals immediately
afterwards.[11]
Psychokinesis or telekinesis – The
ability to manipulate objects by way of
extrasensory perception.[12]
Psychometry or psychoscopy – The
ability to obtain information about a
person or object, usually by touch.[13]
Pyrokinesis – The ability to manipulate
fire with your mind.[14]
Remote viewing, telesthesia or remote
sensing – The ability to see a distant
and unseen target using extrasensory
perception.[15]
Retrocognition or postcognition – The
ability to perceive past events.[16]
Second sight – The ability to see future
and past events or to perceive
information that is not present to the
senses, in the form of a vision
(precognition or remote viewing).
Scrying – The ability to look into a
suitable medium with a view to detect
significant information .[17]
Telepathy – The ability to transfer
thoughts mentally through
extrasensory perception.[18]
Thoughtography – The ability to "burn"
images from one's mind onto surfaces
such as photographic film by psychic
means.

References
1. Fontana, David (2005). Is There an
Afterlife?. New Alresford: O Books.
pp. 352–381. ISBN 1-903816-90-4.
2. Bruce, Robert (1999). Astral Dynamics:
A New Approach to Out-of-body
Experience. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton
Roads Pub. ISBN 1571741437.
3. "Glossary of Psi (Parapsychological)
Terms (A-D)" . Parapsych.org. Retrieved
2013-11-09.
4. Miller, Sukie (1998). After Death: How
People Around the World Map the Journey
After Life (1st Touchstone ed.). New York:
Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780684838694.
5. Flower, Michael (2007). The seer in
ancient Greece ([Online-Ausg.] ed.).
Berkeley, Calif.: University of California
Press. ISBN 9780520252295.
6. Miller, Sukie (1998). After Death: How
People Around the World Map the Journey
After Life (1st Touchstone ed.). New York:
Simon & Schuster. pp. 167–192.
ISBN 9780684838694.
7. Edzard Ernst. "A primer of
complementary and alternative medicine
commonly used by cancer patients |
Medical Journal of Australia" .
Mja.com.au. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
8. Oldridge, Darren (2007). Strange
Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking
Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the
Medieval and Renaissance Worlds.
London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415404921.
9. "medium - The Skeptic's Dictionary" .
Skepdic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
10. Randi, James (1995). An Encyclopedia
of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the
Occult and Supernatural (1st ed.). New
York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-
13066-X.
11. Spence, Lewis (2007). Encyclopedia of
Occultism & Parapsychology (3rd ed.).
[Whitefish, Mont.]: Kessinger Publishing.
p. 750. ISBN 978-0-7661-2817-0.
12. Braude, Stephen E. (2002). ESP and
Psychokinesis: A Philosophical
Examination (Rev. ed.). Parkland, Fla.:
Brown Walker Press. p. 21. ISBN 1-58112-
407-4.
13. Beloff, John (1997). Parapsychology: a
Concise empathy History (1st paperback
ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 97.
ISBN 978-0-312-17376-0.
14. Genzmer, Herbert (2007). Mysteries of
the World: Unexplained Wonders and
Mysterious Phenomena (American ed.).
Bath: Parragon. p. 194. ISBN 1405490225.
15. Zusne, Leonard (1989). Anomalistic
Psychology: A Study of Magical Thinking
(2nd ed.). Hillsdale, N.J.: L. Erlbaum.
p. 167. ISBN 0-8058-0508-7.
16. Wolman, Benjamin B. (1986).
Handbook of Parapsychology (Repr. ed.).
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. pp. 921–936.
ISBN 9780899501864.
17. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: A
postgraduate conference
18. Hamilton, Trevor (2009). Immortal
Longings: FWH Myers and the Victorian
Search for Life after Death. Exeter, UK:
Imprint Academic. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-
84540-248-8.

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