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Do Psychic Phenomena Exist? Essay

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Do Psychic Phenomena exist?
Has the idea of psychic abilities or phenomena ever crossed your mind? Well there is a large amount of people who disbelieve in psychic abilities and find it hard to even consider it being real at all. Regardless of the skeptics and their beliefs, there has been research and studies done for the past 145 years on the subject and the evidence to all of it is quite intriguing. Researchers believe there are 57 senses we do not consciously use that are related to psychic abilities and mental capabilities (57). Reading on with an open-mind may help with accepting or comprehending the subjects talked about, and for the skeptics, your beliefs will be challenged with hard evidence and years of research throughout this report.
Senses are like your mental to physical interactions with life that create the over all experience. When there is a flower you can see its beauty because you have sight, you can taste a slice of pizza because your ability to taste, you can pick up and throw something because you have the sense of touch and strength, you can hear someone call your name from across the court yard, or even smell something nice because your nose and ability to sense scent (sense). These are 5 senses we use everyday but researchers are looking into 57 other senses they now think we may use unconsciously (57). We have the ability to achieve any goal but we limit ourselves by the 5 senses that we think are the only ones to exist, when in fact the rest are slowly being proven to be a part of out psyche and realities.
The earliest “modern era” research began in the 1870’s (‘70). At the time, people questioned if their experiences in life had to do with their mental stability and thought process. They hardly knew anything about the human mind and reality until research was established. As the colleges and their students grew in America, more and more people started taking interest in the more complex subjects such as physics, neurology and anatomy. As people learned more about how the human brain processes information and its impact on life in regards to personal belief and actions, the more they learned that thoughts and beliefs in life shape reality, probabilities and abilities (belief). Thoughts have a huge impact on people’s perspectives in life, and when it comes to psychic abilities and paranormal phenomena, the more you believe in the subjects, the more you are susceptible to experiencing whatever it is you decide to believe.
Modern day researchers such as Rupert Sheldrake, David Icke, Bob Olsen and many others research the human mind and its affects on perceiving reality, such as what makes reality so real, if there is so many questions about it. Many people would agree that they use 5 senses everyday, but would they agree that they also use another 57 of them throughout their life? Research is showing that we have senses that we do not use often, which is the mere reason for us not even knowing they exist, but put...

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