We are all psychic, but to varying degrees. Even psychic skills face logical limitations; some people are just more sensitive, sensitive in different ways, and more talented than others. Everyone can run, but some people run faster, longer, and with more grace than others. With training you can improve and maximize the psychic skills you have, just like improving your speed, endurance, and grace as a runner.
Sometimes psychic gifts remain dormant until a specific trigger moment, like a near death experience, or they are unlocked through concentrated efforts at meditation and mindfulness work. There are also a wide range of talents, from simple intuition to channeling other entities. This section of the AskAstrology website explores and explains different psychic reading skills.
What is Telepathy?
Telepathy (from the Greek τῆλε, tele meaning “distant” and πάθος, pathos or -patheia meaning “feeling, perception, passion, affliction, experience”) is a psychic skill of the transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. The term was coined in 1882 by the classical scholar Frederic W. H. Myers, a founder of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), and has remained more popular than the earlier expression thought-transference. (Wikipedia)
Forms of Telepathy
Thought reading is the most commonly understood and sought-after skill. Direct communication of one mind to another mind would potentially dispel misunderstanding and make lying or misleading through communication more difficult.
Mind Control and Manipulation
The darker side of telepathy would be the ability to impose the thoughts of one person onto another person. Going beyond just the ability to read thoughts, the elevated power of this psychic skill would be the ability to manipulate the thoughts of someone else by implanting a suggestion or outright replacing the thoughts of one person with the thoughts of another.
Dream walking is a form of dream journeying (see the AskAstrology section on dream journeying) whereby one person who is asleep and dreaming enters another person’s dream while that other person is asleep. Dream walking can be a helpful skill whereby the individual who can dream walk may be asked to visit a dreamer who is having trouble with nightmares or has a dream with an important message they cannot access on their own.
Animal communication (see the AskAstrology section on animal communication) is a telepathic and extra sensory skill whereby the skilled individual is able to understand and communicate with animals. This skill is more common than human to human telepathy, probably due to the less complicated psychic field of animals versus humans.
Like animal communication, plant communication (see the AskAstrology section on plant communication) recognizes that plants have an energy field capable of communication and understanding. A person with the psychic skill to communicate with spirit of plants, or a natural region, engages in a form of telepathy.
Telepathy is a psychic skill that you either have innately in this incarnation or not, so it is not something that can be learned. You can test for it, rather obviously, by engaging in simple experiments with another person, an animal, or plants that will clearly show you if you are getting correct or useful information.
If you do discover or know you have the ability and one particular form of it (like animal communication), you can certainly work to hone and improve the skill. “Practice makes perfect”, as the saying goes.
Seeking a Telepath
The most common telepaths are animal communicators and they can be extremely helpful when working on issues with your pets. They can also provide you with a “pet’s eye” view of your life, which you may find very helpful. Animal thinking is very logical and direct; if you want a “straight answer”, ask your pet or an animal.
Who to Work With?
If you want to work with someone who has this skill, then it is best to seek out practitioners who, when vetted thoroughly, will be able to show you their skill and professionalism.
No matter what service you seek, a mechanic or psychic, it is always a wise policy to look at their business practice, testimonials, and credentials (both ones from an institution and based on their life experience). Talent can appear very early on, but using the talent wisely requires other life skills, and maturity.
If you think or know you have the ability and want to develop it, look for accomplished practitioners who are also willing to teach. High quality people exist in all professions and they all share similar traits in the way they present themselves to the public and develop their success.