What the Bleep is Telepathy?
For centuries, numerous people have claimed to possess the arcane ability to read thoughts and/or perform certain mental tricks. Generally, this type of “telepathy” is utilized as a magical act or sideshow attraction practiced by entertainers or charlatans. Often, the mentalist or stage magician will sit on stage wearing a blindfold while his attractive, and often scantily clad, assistant asks the members of the audience to hold up something for the mentalist to identify: “Oh, sir, why not hold up that lucky rabbit’s foot and the Great Mentallo will identify it.” Easy deception to pull off if the assistant is wearing a hidden microphone tuned to a receiver in the Great Mentallo’s ear. With so many charlatans and conmen claiming to possess psychic powers, it is easy to dismiss it all as bogus.
If telepathy does in fact exist, by what means would it function? What is the mechanism by which thoughts could be perceived and understood by a second party? It is commonly understood that all living things possess an electro-magnetic field that surrounds them. This field, called a “Kirlian Aura,” named for Samyon Kirlian who discovered the field in the late 1930’s through photography. This electro-magnetic field can act like a “mood ring”, which is to say a person’s state of mind is observable through changes in the aura. Color and field size can be altered in relation to the subject’s mental state. There have been instances where a person’s electro-magnetic field is so strong it would interfere with the workings of a wind-up watch. Because of the body’s natural electro-magnetic energy electronics technicians wear equipment designed to “ground” the technician, thus preventing his E-M field from damaging the sensitive equipment on which he is working.
Consider the radio, which is a device that receives transmitted electro-magnetic waves, interprets them, and broadcasts these waves as sound. The human brain, far more complex than any man-made device, might also be able to receive electro-magnetic broadcasts from a human “transmitter.” Persons in close proximity might find that their Kirlian auras overlap, influencing each other and creating a connection by which mental energy could travel. Since the Earth itself generates an electro-magnetic field that overlaps everything on the planet, the range of mental transmissions could be greatly increased by using the earth’s E-M field as a “signal carrier”, allowing mental transmissions to cover vast distances. Every living, thinking being is a potential mental transmitter.
Reception is the problem. While every living, thinking thing can transmit thoughts by means of electro-magnetic fields, not everyone can receive and interpret the mental waves. Like radio channels, each brain would have its own frequency. Without being able to tune in on the right “station”, mental, or psychic, communication would not be possible. There have been studies that suggest identical twins can “share a frequency” to the point that they might feel each other’s physical pain or emotional state even over extended distances. Given this possibility, it could also be possible that some brains are capable of “changing the station,” allowing them to tune in on other mental frequencies, either consciously or subconsciously.
Another interesting thing in human physiognomy that might effect telepathic ability is the presence of “Brain Crystals”, microscopic crystals of magnetite synthesized in the brain. Dr. Joseph Kirschvink, a professor at the California Institute of Technology, first publicly described these magnetic crystals on May 12, 1992. In many U. S. newspapers, the geobiologist was quoted as saying, “he believed that magnetite crystals enabled animals from bees to whales to navigate by using the Earth’s magnetic field.” If animals can use these magnetic brain crystals for navigation, a sentient life form might be able to use them for telepathic communication.
Mental communication might take different forms. Direct thought communication where thoughts and ideas can be shared gets the most play in science fiction. Empathy, the psychic connection that allows one person to feel another persons emotions or physical pain has been commonly linked to twins and close relations. The book “Twin Telepathy – The Psychic Connection” by Guy Lyon Playfair gives several examples of telepathic connections between twins. The shocks experienced by one sibling would register on lie detection equipment attached to the second sibling, even though they were out of visual and audible range of each other.
Prognostication could be another type of telepathic activity. As previously stated, the Earth possesses an electro-magnetic field that overlaps and connects every living creature, animal and vegetable, on the planet. That means the movements of everything within that field could be felt or received by everything else within the same field. A brain capable of receiving and interpreting all the signals of the entire planet, or even within a limited area, could collate this data on a subconscious level and extrapolate future events based on the actions of everything that is happening in the present. The accuracy of the prediction would depend on several factors: the area size in which the person is collating the data, the scope of the data being analyzed, and the power of the brain receiving the information.
Numerous scientists have studied the Kirlian aura for decades. Russian scientists especially have studied the Kirlian aura since the mid 1960s. Their research has shown that the Kirlian aura can indicate disease by fluctuations in the aura long before medical science can diagnose it. Amputated limbs still manifest in the aura as if they were still there. The brightest flares appear at locations on the body commonly recognized as acupuncture points. Perhaps most significant is the fact that flare patterns arc substantially in relation to changes in weather and with cosmic disturbances such as solar flares. Weather patterns and solar activity are electro-magnetic at their foundations, as is the Kirlian aura, suggesting a connection between the individual and the world he or she lives in. Like living two-way radios, these signals are transmitted and received by the entire planet, and, perhaps, beyond.
Thought I would do something different. What? I’m only allowed to rant?