ESP Jason Whiteman Mrs.

Shreiwer 7th Grade January 1,1987 =============== Table Of Contents Chapter Page

History of ESP...........................................3 What is ESP?.............................................5 Test for Telepathy.......................................7 Test for Clairvoyance....................................10 Bibliogrophy.............................................12

Chapter I The History Of ESP ================== History of ESP As most people see it, the brain is a machine whose outputs depends essentually on input fed in through the senses. Yet history is rich in stories of individuals whose minds seemed capable of more: people claiming knowledge that their brains could not have gained through any senses known to science. The first work on ESP was done by the Society for Physical Research in London founded a century ago. Scientists have run thousands of experiments to learn if minds indeed have supernatural powers. Most tests investigated one of the three main "faculties": telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition, collectively called extrasensory perseption (ESP) by American psycologist J.B. Rhine. Dating from the early 1930s, Rhine's tests at Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, remain the most quoted examples of an expirimental blitzkreig on problems of parapsychology. Three years of Rhine's telepathy and clairvoyance testing averaged 7 successes out of every 25 people tested, 2 better than chance would have produced, an overall result millions to one against the odd.

Chapter ][ What is ESP? ============ What is ESP? Extrasensory Perseption or ESP is the abillity acquire information without using any senses. In the dictionary, ESP is defined as: extra(eks'ra) n. 1. Something in addition to what is usual./ sensory (sen'so ri) adj. Pertaining to se nsation or to any one of five senses, as, sensory experience; carrying nerve impulses from the sense organs to the brain or other nerve center./ perception (per sep'shun) n. 1.Awareness consciosness. 2.Knowledge obtained through sense s. If you put these defenitions together, it clearly spells ESP. There are three main groups of ESP. ESP aslo has a sister called PK or psychokinetics. The three main groups of ESP are telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition. Telepathy is the tranference of thoughts without communication

as we know it (hand signals, facial expressions, talking, etc.) Some tests of ESP are by the sender draws a complex picture and the receiver tries to reproduce it. Clairvoyance is the perception of objects and events by paranormal means. Rhine, as disscussed in the earlier chapter, tests of clairvoyance and telepathy resulted in an average of 7 successes out of every 25,2 better than chance produced, an overall result millions to one agai nst the odds. Precognition is the knowledge of something before it happens. Now lets talk about phschokenetics or PK. PK includes poltergeist and the moving of things through the mind(not limbs or body) If you have seen poltergeist, you p retty much know what poltergeist is, poltergeist means mischevous spirits, yet, that is not what it is really all about. Scientists feel that poltergeist insidences are triggered by the brain of a person, usually a psychologically disturbed female around the age of puberty. Objects "claimed" to have been moved by poltergeist are cubbards way to heavy for a child to budge. In 1958 at a Long Island house a group of skeptical paraphsychologists had no explanation for bottles they saw sliding off the table. Chapter ]I[ Test For Telepathy ================== Test For Telepathy There are many ways to test your telepathy. In the next paragraph, I will be explaining how to test your telepathy. First of all, choose a cool quiet room, where you can relax and not be disturbed. This room will be established as your " ESP Lab". Sit on a comforable chair, or lay down on a bed, and place a small table or desk beside you. Place a large curtain in the middle of the table so your partner does not see you. This should be done, because lip movements, whispering , or any other movements could give away answers. If this is not feasable, you may choose to be in seperate rooms. Now do anything else that might make you more comfortable. Do not talk to your partner while testing and do not let him or her talk to you. Also, do not break your concentration. The most important thing to do is to be comfortable. There is an easy exersise that will help you to relax. First of all, close your eyes and let your mind wander as if you were going to sleep. Now tense every muscle in your body. Hold this fo r ten seconds, then let yourself go limp. Feel the muscles in your shoulders and neck relaxing, then your arms, your stomach and legs, down to your toes. When you are comepletely relaxed, inhale deeply. Then hold your breath and exhale sl owly. Repeat this breathing exersise for about a minute. Do not try to rush, and go step by step. Below are ESP symbols wich are used in professional labratories worldwide. ____________ | | | | | | | | |___________| )

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|| || The only equipment you will need is a pack of ESP cards containing five duplications of the shapes shown above on index cards. Make sure the ink does not go through. You should end up with twenty-five cards. There are three different tests. TEST NUMBER 1 Shuffle your dech of ESP cards. When you are ready, signal to your partner and have him or her pick up the top card and concentrate on the symbol. Take your time before making your Test your Telepathy guess. The time should vary from one answer to another. Take your time and do not make your answer untill you "feel right." As you try to preceive the image in your partner's mind, stay relaxed. Do not try too hard. When the answer comes to you, it will be vaige and hazy. If you strain it might drive the answer away. After a while, you will get the hang of it. When you are ready, call out your answer. Your partner should mark down your answer and the correct symbol on an ESP score sheet, one is located in the back of the book for an example.When the call is made, your partner should put the card to the side, face down. Do not get your emotions get to you, this could break your concentration. Each time you go through the deck it is called a run. You can probably complete five runs within thirty minutes. STOP THE MOMENT YOU FEEL BORED OR TIRED. To know how strong your ESP look at the table below: _________________________________________________________________ Hits Odds Evaluation _________________________________________________________________ 0-3 20 to 1 Strong Negative ESP 5 Even Chance 6 10-1 Indecisive 7 30-1 Good 8 125-1 Excellent 9 400-1 Very Strong _________________________________________________________________ Keep a permanent record of all your score sheets. In this way, you may compare the sheets to see how rapidly youe ESP is increasing. Once you have found out wich area of ESP is your strongest, you should retest that area every once a nd a while. TEST NUMBER 2 This experiment is called a Direct Image Tranference Test. An American novelist, Upton Sinclair, used this test to test hids wife, Mary of her phsycic abillities. Mary would go in a seperate room and sit down and concentrate. Upton would then open a dictionary at random and go to a page untill he found a word wich wouldbe drawn simply and clearly. Many times, Mary reproduced the drawings without seeing them. Sometimes these drawings were handed to her in a brown paper e nvelope. Only by holding the envelope, she reproduced the drawings with amazing accuracy. Do the same thing, grade the pictures on a scale of 1 to 10, with ten being very accurate and 1, no resemblence.

Chapter IV Test for Clairvoyance ===================== Test for Clairvoyance First of all, shuffle the ESP cards and put the deck face down in front of you. Relax. When you are ready put the top card face down on a table, do not look at it. Try to imagine the card. This is much like testing for telepathy, only that no human knows the card symbol.Mark your answers on a score sheet. Go through the deck five times. After 5 runs, count your hits, and look at the table below. ----------------------------------------------------------------Clairvoyance Table ----------------------------------------------------------------Hits Odds Evaluation ----------------------------------------------------------------0-16 20 to 1 Strong negatjve ESP 25 Even Chance 29 10-1 Indecisive 34 20-1 Very Good 36 100-1 Excellent 38 400-1 Very Strong -----------------------------------------------------------------

Bibliogrophy ============ Akins, W.R., ESP. New York: Franklin Watts, 1980. "Encyclopaedea Briticanna",XIII,New York, 1976. #