Author: Conrad Raw
Most humans think we have only five senses, those of sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. However, we have other abilities within ourselves that when worked on or 'exercised' we can develop in order to give us more senses to work with and therefore more information increasing our knowledge of our world.
There are a number of extra senses we can develop when we learn to use our innate ability that all of us possess. But what other information can we obtain?
We can learn to hear sounds or voices that aren't heard by others. This is called Clairaudience. This is not related to people who are in mental institutions, but normal people who have extra ordinary ability. You may hear a child laughing while alone doing dishes and not being able to see anyone outside in the yard or across the street. But when your son comes home and tells you he was over his friends house three blocks away and relates a funny story that everyone started to laugh at, then it may become clear to you that you heard something that the normal sense of hearing would not be able to.
Sometimes the sense of smell kicks in big time with the ability of clairsentience or the idea of some smell or touch that might go along with some other kind of general psychic impression. Clairvoyance is a word most everyone knows in that is the ability to know about events or objects without using any of the normal senses. It can at times also mean getting impressions of future events, but is usually reserved for the present here and now time frame. Generally this is in the form of mental picture, sometimes like a video with the attendant emotional and other feelings attached to it. In our mundane lives, we often use several of our so-called normal senses together with other senses so there is no reason to expect that the same can't be true with ESP abilities.
In workings or some activity you may want to use a tool to get more information, which can aid ESP. A pendulum may be used to find a place on a map to locate someone or something or to receive an answer, generally in the form of a yes or no.
Precognition is seeing into the future again without using any of the normal senses.
Retro cognition is the opposite of precognition in that with retro cognition you are peering into a past event.
In developing ESP, one of the things we must do is to drown out the constant chatter in our minds, all of them including thoughts, sound, feelings etc, so we need to learn how to calm the mind down. One way to focus your mind in an attempt to ferret out what other kinds of information you can get, get a book with pictures taken preferable of areas far away or very ancient ruins. Focus in on the picture for a moment or two. Notice everything in the picture. Then while concentrating on the picture pay attention to any other perceptions that scoot across your mind. You may hear music or even hear people if the picture is of a gathering place.
Another way of developing ESP is to clear a table, like a coffee or end table. Take you hand and hover it above the table, then take the hand and hover it off the table's edge. Note the kind of feelings you get. Do this several times then once you can tell the difference in feelings when your hand is over the table and when the hand is off the table, close your eyes and see if you can tell the difference when one of you normal senses are closed.
There are a number of ways of working with your mind. It takes dedication and practice and an open mind, but the rewards are priceless.
Conrad Raw is an expert in practical techniques for personal and spiritual development. He is the author of "Forbidden Secrets of Personal and Energetic Development." He travels the world to learn and teach and is the founder of http://www.greaterhumanpotential.com a website devoted to bringing you easy to learn techniques to increase your human evolution. Visit his website for a free newsletter filled with tons of great tips and advice.