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seamagu
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Hey everyone,

I don't claim to possess all of these but here is an interesting link some of you may find useful!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_psychic_abilities

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Nice post! Thanks for sharing
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One interesting ability in the list is Empathy. It is a fairly common experience, social animals appear to experience it. Our opening remarks about ESP could use this to establish some plausibility for what is to follow.

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Empathy? That is a very rare trait on the café!
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On Feb 23, 2016, brehaut wrote:
Empathy? That is a very rare trait on the Café!


How about "Writing produced without conscious thought" (or Automatic Writing) on the Café? Smile Just kidding, and that comment is not directed at anyone in particular.

I usually think back to Prism, where Max Maven describes the abilities that mentalists demonstrate. He says there that there are four main abilities--telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis--and that other, more specialized abilities are branches of those. (I'm going from memory here.) For example, I would say that psychic surgery, listed as a separate ability in the Wikipedia list, is really a blend of psychokinesis and clairvoyance. Some of the listed items, like aura reading, for example, might be more difficult to neatly place in these four boxes.
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Hi Seamagu,

A very interesting and useful link. Thanks for sharing.
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Great find, thank you Smile

(I see aura reading as an example of clairvoyance, easier to classify than psychic surgery Smile )
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On Feb 23, 2016, Nestor D wrote:
(I see aura reading as an example of clairvoyance, easier to classify than psychic surgery Smile )


Interesting... I'm still thinking about that one. Wikipedia says, "Perception of energy fields surrounding people, places and things." If you would be sitting in Strasbourg and could somehow perceive that my aura in Brooklyn is primarily green, perhaps I could see the clairvoyance angle. But to look at me in the same room and be able to say that my energy fields are directly visible to you sounds like a different talent.
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I like the sound of retrocognition.
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Thanks for sharing seamagu. Interesting post.

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What I find most useful is knowledge that one can assume that every person in the audience has experienced several of these "abilities" in their lives,
either personally or by trusted story. Thus, each is predisposed to the possibility of extrasensory abilities other than what they have experienced.

A wise performer would never "put down" any of these abilities as trivial as they might be the key to a spectator's expectation of your phenomenal demonstration.
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