Wednesday, September 28, 2016

List of psychic abilities


This is a list of alleged psychic abilities that have been attributed to real-world people. Many of these abilities are also known as extrasensory perception or sixth sense. Superhuman abilities from fiction are not included.


  • Apportation – Materialization, disappearance or teleportation of an object.
  • Aura reading – Perception of energy fields surrounding people, places and things.
  • Automatic writing – Writing produced without conscious thought.
  • Astral projection or mental projection – An out-of-body experience in which an astral body becomes separate from the physical body.
  • Bilocation or multilocation – Being in multiple places at the same time.
  • Clairvoyance or second sight – Perception outside the known human senses.
  • Death-warning – A vision of a living person prior to their death.
  • Divination – Gaining insight into a situation, most commonly through a ritual.
  • Dowsing – Ability to locate objects, sometimes using a tool called a dowsing rod.
  • Energy medicine – Healing by channeling a form of energy.
  • Empathy – The ability to feel others' emotional or physical feelings.
  • Faith healing – Diagnosing or curing diseases using religious devotion.
  • Levitation – Bodily levitation and flying.
  • Hydrokinesis – Manipulation of water.
  • Mediumship or channeling – Communicating with spirits.
  • Precognition, premonition and precognitive dreams – Perception of events before they happen.
  • Psychic surgery – Removal of diseased body tissue via an incision that heals immediately afterwards.
  • Psychokinesis or telekinesis – The ability to manipulate objects by the power of thought.
  • Psychometry or psychoscopy – Obtaining information about a person or object, usually by touching or concentrating on the object or a related object.
  • Pyrokinesis – Manipulation of fire.
  • Remote viewing – Gathering of information at a distance.
  • Retrocognition or post-cognition – Perception of past events.
  • Scrying – Use of an item to view events at a distance or in the future.
  • Telepathy – Transfer of thoughts, words or emotions in either direction.

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