To understand telepathy, one must understand that the mind is not the brain. The brain is a physical object that can be photographed, chemically altered or operated on in surgery. The mind, on the other hand, is not a physical object. It cannot be seen with the eyes or a camera, nor can it touched by a surgeon’s hand. Although the mind and body interact with and influence one another, there is nothing within the body that can one can point to and say, “This is the mind.”
It is the fact that body and mind are different entities that makes telepathy possible. Even if brain function is compromised, the mind can still be reached. When we die, the mind leaves the body with the spirit and goes to the next life – yet the mind can still be reached.
This is not to say that the brain plays no part in mental health or mental telepathy. Consider the work of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, the Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and author of “My Stroke of Insight”, who believes that the traditional model of the brain as left-brain = thought and right-brain = intuition is inadequate. When she suffered a stroke, she was temporarily cutoff from her left-brain and experienced the consciousness of her right-brain directly. It was a revelation to her that we have “two cognitive minds,” instead of one. The right hemisphere is the part of the brain that is “connected to the energy all around [us].” Mental telepathy communicates via this connection.
We live in a common mental atmosphere, taking in and giving out thoughts and feelings, which often pass from mind to mind, beneath our conscious awareness. Individual beings do have separate minds but these minds are by no means closed systems. They are mutually penetrable, which means that information which travels telepathically does so through various planes of consciousness until it reaches a point where minds are no longer separate.
Telepathy is the transference of thought or feeling, at that point of unity, from one consciousness or mind to another, independently of ordinary modes of communication. The consciousness may be plant, animal or human in its expression or may be spirit in nature. Telepathy exists between human beings, human and animals, plants and other beings, as well as between non-physical beings (spirits) and living beings.
The energies exchanged telepathically translate into whatever information needs to be revealed by the individual that cannot be communicated by other means. Dictionaries and encyclopedias explain telepathy as mind-to-mind communications. While that is true, in my experience that is only one aspect of the practice. For me, telepathy no only engages the mind on the level of thought, but also engages the soul and the body on the level of heart – one’s feelings and all of one’s senses.
This is how I experience telepathy:
Mind-to-mind: information is sent and received in the form of mental images (clairvoyance), as well as words and sounds (clairaudience). These forms of communication are as clear in telepathy as when you access a mental images from your memory, or when you hear in your mind a song you know by heart.
Consciousness-to-body: this is an aspect of telepathy that engages the body in feeling the vibration of another person or animal (clairsentience). It’s a heightened level of empathy that allows distinct insight of an individual’s emotional or physical experience. I use clairsentience to Identify, Qualify, and Quantify whatever malaise or dis-ease is going on which cannot be explained in words by whoever is feeling it. I don’t experience physical pain when assessing another’s pain, rather what I believe occurs is that my body receives the energy from the subject I’m working with, acknowledges it at the level of cellular intelligence, and translates it into information cognized by my brain.
Similarly, there are occasions in telepathy when ESP, extra-sensory perception, triggers my sense of smell (clairalience) or my sense of taste (clairgustance).
Unless the telepathic communication is hindered for some reason, the information acquired by these means is much stronger than simple intuition. What is termed in parapsychology as claircognizance is, for me, an undeniable knowing that has often enough been confirmed by loved ones, doctors, and veterinarians.