Special Talents of Special People
It is a matter of record that many
people possess special powers that seem to transcend their gravity bound and
physically restricted bodies. Unfortunately, due to church-based and other
social stigmas associated with these special talents, the true number of such
people is unknown. Many are socially isolated, imprisoned or otherwise
institutionalized, or repress these powers to prevent unwanted attention or
undeserved harassment. The Bible speaks of spirit possession, exorcism,
psychokenesis, out of body experience, spiritual healing, extra sensory
perception, and shape shifting. The Bible also makes it clear that in many
cases the early church members possessed many special talents. Many of
those talents would find these very members condemned by the church for
exhibitions of power bestowed by the God the modern church claims to worship. Many other ancient writings speak of human
phenomenon and the the Catholic Church is a repository of the supernatural.
Media sensationalism has held the human potential for supernatural power at the
same side-show freak level it has occupied through history.
Astral Projection /
OBEs / Exoprojection
It is estimated that up to 80% of all those queried
report having experienced some form of out of body experiences. There is a
worldwide movement to bring this anomaly out of the shadows spear-headed by the
International Institute of Projectiology and Conscientiology. They declare
someone trained to control his extra physical body could harness his
environment's natural energies to levitate, move objects, change the weather or
even turn invisible. In his second letter to Corinth, Paul specifically
mentions an out of body experience, 2 Corinthians 12:4, and some prophets
describe experiences that are similar. Though it is a widely experienced
phenomenon, little serious research has been undertaken. Considering the
possible ramifications of a true understanding of astral projection, this is
Out of Body Experience Research
Experiences in the Etheric and Astral Body
The OBE Phenomena
Out-of-Body Experience -
Out of Body Experience FAQ
Out of Body Experiences
Experience: Information from Answers.com
The International Institute
Projectiology and Conscientiology
Clairvoyance / Extrasensory perception
/ Precognition / Telepathy / Second Sight
ESP goes by many names and is exhibited in many ways. It is, for all practical
purposes, an accepted, socially common phenomenon and often sighted as the source
of even minor coincidence. Family members often have no doubt they have a very
solid telepathic relationships with relatives and close friends often have the
same experience. It has been projected over great distances and often occurs
during emotional crisis, and emergency scenarios. It has also been sited as the
saving element in life-threatening scenarios.
Psych Infobank Extrasensory Perception
Levitation is a
rare phenomenon, but well recognized for its radical physical manifestations.
Psychokenesis and levitation are often considered the same anomaly, but have
distinct characteristics. Those who levitate defy gravity by floating their
own bodies.They do not often exhibit psychokenesis. Psychokenetics defy gravity by lifting other
objects and don't often exhibit levitation. Levitation is often a spontaneous event while
psychokenesis is seldom an uncontrolled action.
The Catholic Church has many saints that levitate, but also record
many excommunications for others who levitate. The two most famous levitators
in Catholic history are Saint Teresa of Avila, the character around whose
character the vintage television show "The Flying Nun" was formed, and Simon
Magus. Simon Magus was judged evil and excommunicated, while Saint Teresa was
said to do it in states of rapture and awarded sainthood. Other Catholic
levitators include Saint Francis of Paula, Gemma Galgani, a Passionist nun,
Joseph of Cupertino, and Saint Benedict.
Other famous levitators include many Tibetan Monks, Milarepa, the
great thirteenth century yogi, Daniel Douglas Home, who reportedly levitated
regularly over a forty-year period and the Italian medium, Amedee Zuccarini, who
was photographed levitating with his feet twenty feet off of a table.
The Ancient Secrets of Levitation
Apports in China
Levitation - Wikipedia
The Original Flying Nun
Xenoglossia / Tongues
Glossolalia can be
classified into two categories, speaking a language everybody understands and
speaking a language nobody understands. Both types are mainly associated with
ancient and modern Bible based religion. Animism also records glossolalia and
the practice is found to have been associated with the Oracle at Delphi, the
shrine of Apollo, for centuries. The Charismatic Movement of the modern age is
the most recognized example, but Shakers, Quakers, Mormons, and the early
Methodists and Presbyterians were all known to speak tongues.
Glossolalia - Wikipedia
Psychokinesis is the ability to physically effect or alter the location,
motion, shape or composition of objects without the use of physical means. This
can range from a feather to the weather in application and has been recorded
throughout history in beings from small children to great gods.
At the beginning of the 20th century Rudi Schneider, an early 20th
century medium, was well known for his psychokinetic ability to move and change
objects. The Israeli psychokinetic, Uri Geller, baffled television audiences with
his skills, bending spoons and performing other paranormal feats. Some viewers
said their household objects underwent similar changes. Geller was accused of
trickery, but such claims went unproven. Nina Kulagina, from Leningrad, was able
to move many sizes and types of stationary objects, change of the direction of
objects in motion and project images on photographic film. Ingo Swann, a New
York artist and psychic, could change the temperature of an object close to him by
one degree. Also, he could affect the magnetic field of a magnetometer. And, Sir
Francis Bacon was a champion of research into the practical applications of this
Strange Properties of Psychokinesis
Psychokinesis The Physics Of Chance
Radiesthesia / Dowsing /
Radiesthesia is the
discovery of hidden water and other metals, minerals, and objects using
indicators such as rods and pendulums. In France, it is known as "radiesthesie"
has been used for recovering missing persons and in medical diagnosis. The L'
Association de Amis de la Radiesthesie was established in 1930 and the British
Society of Dowsers was founded in 1933. A radiesthsist is a person who is very
sensitive to certain substances, who's sensitivity is amplified by a rod or pendulum.
Introduction To Dowsing
Dowsing - Science or Humbug
-Looking At Scientific Evidence
Teleradiesthesia / Superpendulism
As with dowsing, there is also the phenomena of teleradiesthesia or
superpendulism. This is the phenomena where the sensitive person does not go to
the actual location of the sought after object, but a map of the location is
brought to him. After placing the pendulum on the map, he can tell the inquirer
the information he wants to know.
Psychometry is a power which enables one to divine facts by handling objects. The
most common form of psychometrics is fortune tellers that claim prophetical
power by using crystal balls. Palm readers, diviners of tea leaves, and readers
of auras are peripheral psychometrics fields.
Microscopic Sight / Telescopic Sight
is the ability to view objects at great distances normally not negligible to
those with normal vision. Microscopic vision is the ability to see items
smaller than those with
In either anomaly, the range distance or size of objects detectable is relative
to the abilities of the skilled viewer.
Over the ages many
people have proven complex calculations can be solved in even the minds of those
with little or no education.
Beyond Math - Human Calculators
Photographic Memory /
Super Memory /
ability to retain exact memories of all visual, audio, olfactory,
gustatory or tactile elements of any given experience.
Synesthesia is the rare ability of a person to experience multiple cross-sensory
input, colors have sounds, sounds have smells, etc. Some experience many
more sensory inputs from single objects than one would normally experience.
Synesthesia Phenomenology And Neuropsychology
American Synesthesia Association
Shape Shifting /
Metamorphosis / Spiritual Healing
case of the above named subjects, we have determined that the commercialization
and pseudo-spiritualization in the these areas render them more entertainment
and profit oriented than serious research and will not promote their endeavors.