Telepathy: From Paranormal to Normal?

April 18, 2015

As Quantumatters is dedicated to mediumship and psychic ability, it was only a matter of time before we had to explore the fascinating subject of telepathy! There is so much exciting material to explore in this realm of psychic ability, from Joseph Rhine’s extremely successful telepathy experiments using a deck of cards to Vedic stories about the occurence of siddhis (psychic events). The Vedas are a collection of extremely old texts which form India’s bible of the ancient Hindus.

The term telepathy originates from the Greek words tele meaning “distant” and pathe meaning “affliction”. Telepathy is the transfer of thoughts or feelings between two or more people. The first experiments into telepathy were conducted in London by the Society for Psychical Research which was founded in 1882.


Joseph Banks Rhine began his studies of psychic phenomena in 1927 and founded the Rhine Institute – a world renowned psychology laboratory at Duke University in North Carolina. Originally a botanist who later moved into the exciting field of parapsychology, Rhine also created the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, the Parapsychological Association, and the Journal of Parapsychology. In fact, it was Rhine who coined the term “Extra Sensory Perception”. He used the Zener cards to test whether one individual could choose a card and psychically transfer the symbol to another participant through visualization. The Zener cards were developed in the 1920s by a perceptual psychologist named Karl Zener. The Zener deck includes five copies of five different cards: a hollow circle, a Greek cross, three vertical wavy lines, a hollow square, and a hollow five-pointed star. In one set of Rhine’s psychic experiments, 489 correct guesses were recorded from a total of 2,400. The statistical probability of this outcome is equivalent to odds of 1,000,000 to 1!


In the late 1960s, Montague Ullman and Stanley Krippner performed telepathy experiments to find out if thoughts could be psychically transmitted during dreams. Ullman set up the Dream Laboratory at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where Krippner later became director. Krippner was a psychologist who specialized in dreams, altered states of consciouness, hypnosis, shamanism, dissociation, and parapsychological subjects. He won the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. The collaborative work of Ullman and Krippner was validated by an expert in psychic research at the University of California who confirmed that their experiments had an 84% accuracy rate. The probability of this occurring by chance is 250,000 to 1!


I am particularly fascinated by the deployment of clandestine telepathy experiments during the cold war when the US discovered that the Soviet Union was investing approximately 60 million rubles a year into psychic research. In 1972, the CIA began to research telepathy for the purpose of psychic warfare and invested significant resources during the next 20 years to finance project Stargate which included hundreds of “remote viewing” intelligence gathering projects. One of the most successful remote viewers, Ingo Swan, stated that “between 1969 and 1971, American intelligence sources began discovering and confirming that the Soviet Union was deeply engaged in so-called psychic research”. The London Daily Express actually published an article on the 25th September 1977 with the headline “Reds Planned Psyco-Wars”. The US developed serious concerns that the Soviets were using telepathic capability to identify the location of American submarines and strategic military installations. One of Stargate’s projects involved an attempt to locate Colonel Gadhafi just before the 1986 bombing of Libya, but Gadhafi was not ultimately injured. Another psychic assignment revealed the location of Brigadier General James L. Dozier who had been kidnapped in 1981 by the communist Red Brigades in Italy. Remote viewers correctly identified that Dozier was being held captive in Padua, Italy.


Check out the video below about Joseph McMoneagle’s telepathic work with the CIA and watch McMoneagle demonstrate his amazing remote viewing ability… If you would like to learn more about the use of telepathy for military purposes, the following books are fascinating:



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