What Is Extrasensory Perception? (and How to Develop It!)

Discover the truth about Extrasensory Perception (ESP), and how to use it.

Discover the truth about Extrasensory Perception (ESP), and how to use it. Photo: Eli Christman

Have you ever known something was going to happen before it actually occurred?

Maybe you knew the phone was about to ring seconds before it did.

Perhaps you had a sudden thought about a long-lost friend, only to run into him or her just hours later.

While coincidences do occur, sometimes a more profound effect is at work.

Extrasensory perception is the ability to access information which exists beyond the five physical senses.

Even better, these abilities are available to anyone.

This complete guide to ESP explains this amazing ability and provides strategies to help develop it in yourself.

– Updated 10/11/2019

Extrasensory Perception Demystified

The Powers of ESP

Barring a disability, every person has five senses they use to process information about the world.

These senses are sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

Extrasensory perception is any information beyond those senses, which is why ESP is often called “the sixth sense.”

Extrasensory perception can manifest itself in a variety of ways.

Common types of ESP include:

Although ESP can feel like you’re accessing a metaphysical realm, there’s actually nothing supernatural about this ability.

On average, about 90% of all sensory perception is filtered out automatically by the brain.

This is because there’s simply too much information for the conscious mind to process.

Extrasensory perception is the ability to tap into this stream of filtered information.

A person with “ESP powers” simply has the ability to access this expanded sensory input.

Anyone Can Develop Extrasensory Perception

Think of ESP like musical or athletic ability.

Some people are simply born able to sing in perfect pitch or run fast.

Likewise, some people are naturally able to read minds or see visions of the future.

But, with training, basically anyone can learn to sing or run faster.

ESP is no different. Using specific techniques, anyone can develop their sixth sense.

Basically, these techniques help you calm the “noisiness” of your mind.

When your mind is calm, you’ll have an easier time perceiving metaphysical inputs.

How To Grow and Strengthen Your ESP Ability

1) Open Your Mind to the Possibility of ESP

The first step in developing your latent ESP abilities is to simply acknowledge their existence.

This helps open up your mind.

Simply tell yourself that you’re psychic.

Repeat this as a daily mantra.

The repetition will help re-train your brain to change how it processes information.

Developing extrasensory perception doesn’t happen overnight.

Like learning an instrument, your abilities will take a while to develop.

Don’t get discouraged if you’re not successful right away.

Practice is key.

Here a video that goes into more detail on using ESP:

2) Make Predictions

Take a proactive approach to your abilities by making predictions on a regular basis.

While sitting quietly, imagine the next day.

Try to create clear, detailed images about what you plan to do.

Make at least three predictions about what you believe will happen on that day.

Write these predictions down.

Then, at the end of the next day, re-read your list and see if any of your predictions came true.

3) Scanning

This exercise involves two people.

Ideally, you want to work with someone you don’t really know.

Both of you should face one another while standing about five feet apart.

Each person closes their eyes.

Then visualize the other person as a ball of energy.

During this visualization, try to identify any words, thoughts or images.

Practice making your predictions.

Practice making your predictions. Photo: PierreSelim

Then you’ll describe those impressions to the other person.

They’ll be able to confirm or deny all of that information.

This practice helps strengten your ability to “read” people and their auras.

4) Track Your Success Rate Over Time

Charting your progress is easy.

Simply keep track of which predictions came true and which ones didn’t.

You’ll know your psychic abilities are developing when your success ratio improves over time.

Anything over 50% can be attributed to ESP instead of coincidence.


ESP isn’t pseudoscience or baloney.

Instead, extrasensory abilities are a real and powerful tool which can be an amazing addition to your life.

Open your mind to the possibility that you’re able to perceive more than you may understand.

With practice, you can completely change your ability to interact with the unseen world.