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Extrasensory Perception

This article was written by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on November 30, -0001
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The knowledge of, awareness of, or response to, events, conditions, and situations, whether past, present, or future, independently of our known sensory mechanisms or processes. Among the common forms are telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and retrocognition, each of which can expand our world of awareness. Telepathy can expand our communication capacities, promote productive interactions, and provide information, often from a great distance, that’s otherwise unavailable to us. 

Clairvoyance can dramatically expand our world of awareness and perception of spatially distant realities, uncover critical sources of new knowledge and power. Precognition can provide advanced awareness allowing us to prepare for future events and, sometimes, to influence or prevent them altogether. While some future events seem to be unalterable destinies, others nay be probabilities subject to our intervention. Through precognition we are empowered to eliminate negative probabilities while accentuating the positive. Given precognitive knowledge, we can generate a powerful expectancy of success that literally transforms probabilities into realities. We can literally create the future of our choice.

Dr. Joe H. Slate, working at Athens (Alabama) State University, shows an emerging body of evidence that ESP, rather than an unexplained extension of sensory perception, is a fine-tuned manifestation of the non-biological or spiritual nature of our being, and includes interactions with spirit realm. 


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