Telepathy: An Art or Science?

Hello everyone,

First and foremost we need to understand here, as to what is Telepathy all about? Having been born and brought up in India and being a part of Hindu family, mythological stories about powers possessed by Indian gods and goddesses like flying, speaking without even murmuring a word, amazed me. So, I thought that only small amount of people having such powers are able to connect mentally. As a grown up, I tried to research more on Telepathic power of an individual. Books by spiritual gurus and some web research led me to a general understanding about Telepathy. Telepathy is nothing but being on the same wavelength.

Articles about the first scientifically backed telepathic conversation hit the web in the month of September, 2014. For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one person’s brain to another’s even, as in this case, if they are thousands of miles away. According to Giulio Ruffini, a theoretical physicist and co-author of the research, “It is kind of technological realization of the dream of telepathy, but it is definitely not magical” For this to happen, the study used computer-brain interfaces to convert conscious motor imagery into brain activity changes in the sender of the message. The brain activity changes so produced were captured by an EEG (electroencephalography) and converted into binary information without the use of any invasive techniques.

However, my question is, would we really call this scientific experiment using computer technology as Telepathy? Here, I would like to shed some light on Yoga. Yoga is regarded as an Indian mystical science, mainly described in Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga (Patanjali Yoga Sutras), both this texts along with many other ancient Indian scriptures talk about psychic powers. Yogi floating in the air, staying underwater etc. are some of the examples. Some of these texts even mention the systematic practices to achieve these powers like clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, telekinesis, psychic spying etc. The book “Autobiography of a Yogi” written by Paramhansa Yogananda talks about many Gurus with these powers.  Also, we find various Lightworkers, Psychics, etc. talking about special powers like mind-reading, knowing auras and the likewise.

According to me, “Telepathy is not just a form of extrasensory perception, but an Art of Mental Communication. It can be a new gateway between Science and Spirituality. And I believe, this art too can be cultivated like other arts by practicing focus techniques.”

What do you think? Is telepathy an Art or a Science?

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© 2015 Kavita G. Khanvilkar. All Rights Reserved.

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