The field of the Paranormal once included Ghosts, UFOs and Cryptids, but as each field has grown over time, Paranormal is now considered a field all of its own. Paranormal encompasses all that is beyond the range of normal experience, or scientific explanation: such as paranormal phenomena like extrasensory perception (ESP), telepathy and a medium’s psychic powers.
The most common areas of the paranormal are:
Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
ESP is most commonly called the “sixth sense.” It is sensory information that an individual receives which comes beyond the ordinary five senses sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. It can provide the individual with information of the present, past, and future; as it seems to originate in a second, or alternate reality.
Telepathy is communication between minds, human to human, or human to animal, using means other than sensory perception (sight, smell, touch, speech, etc.)
Psychokinesis (PK) – sometimes referred to as telekinesis or mind over matter – is the ability to move things or otherwise affect the property of things with the power of the mind. Of psychic abilities, true psychokinesis is one of the rarest. Few have been able to demonstrate this ability, and even those demonstrations are highly contested by the skeptics.
Precognition is psychic knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence. The faculty of seeing into the future is called “second sight” if it is not induced by scrying, drugs, trance, or other artificial means.
A prophecy is a prediction of the future, sometimes made under divine inspiration. It is an inspired message or prediction of the future transmitted orally, or in writing.
Astroprojection (survival of bodily death)
Astral projection (or astral travel) is an out-of-body experience achieved either awake or via lucid dreaming or deep meditation. People who say they experience astral projection often say that their spirit or astral body has left their physical body and moves in another dimension known as the spirit world or astral plane. The concept of astral projection has been around and practiced for thousands of years, dating back to ancient China. It is currently often associated with the New Age movement.