Adult children often exhibit psychic abilities, such as telepathy and clairvoyance. This conclusion came from the team of experts of the Research Center Raina responsible for reviewing the paranormal.
However, there are a number of independent studies on this topic, conducted at different times in different countries.
Said Research Center was founded in the 30s of the last century researcher of anomalous phenomena J.. B. Rein. His follower Louise Ryan collected archive of 216 letters received from her school-age children. All respondents reported that their experiences or other experiences with extrasensory perception. Recently, a child psychologist and a member of the Center for Raina Dr. Athena A. Drews analyzed the content of these letters.
So, they described 157 episodes occurred spontaneously associated with the paranormal. 77 percent of them were prophetic dreams come true or apprehension. Ten percent of correspondence should be devoted to the case of telepathy, and 14 percent – clairvoyance. At the same time, more than half of the predicted events children were not very significant, at least from the perspective of an adult: they were associated with clothes, school grades or pets. As for such phenomena as telepathy, most often observed in children telepathic communication with their parents or teachers.
Dr. Drews noted that among the authors of these letters were more girls than boys – maybe because girls more developed intuition. In addition, the study’s author believes that psychic abilities influenced by the type of the child. Thus, the more often they occur in children with extroverts, because they feel a greater connection with the world and people. They can also manifest in those children who believe in such things.
Many researchers have noted that unusual abilities are not uncommon in children who have experienced a variety of psychological trauma. For example, a professor of psychology at theUniversityofConnecticut Kenneth Ringwrote that such a child will seek to isolate themselves from the traumatic aspects of the physical and social world. This can lead to the fact that it is set to other realities.
Dr. Shari A. Cohn-Simmen interviewed 208 families residing in theScottishHighlandsand the Western Isles, where, according to statistics, a lot of people with supernatural powers. The researcher found that ten percent of people with such abilities were twins, although the population of these districts the number of twins was only three percent. As is well known , between the twins with childhood there is a connection, so that they feel for each other. They can simultaneously perform a certain action, even when you’re at a considerable distance from each other, and both are injured or ill.
Extinguished if these abilities with age? Athena Drews believes that not just with age, many people suppress their confidence and stop paying attention to these things. Children may have a more open mind – write Dr. Drews and her colleague Sally Feather in a scientific paper. – They do not perceive the impossible things that are considered to be those in our society, it is not peculiar to skepticism.
Sylvia Hart Wright in the report Characteristics of childhood enhancing psychic abilities, published in the Journal of Research of spirituality and paranormal phenomena, writes: The negative attitude to the paranormal, which is often caused by a conservative materialistic view, leads to the fact that children begin to intuitively suppress such a capability. But if the people around say that getting information through supernatural abilities – this is normal, children begin to develop them.
As an example, Wright draws on research sociologist Charles Emmori. He cites the case of one woman’s childhood – the medium in the third generation. One girl told her mother that he saw standing in the corner man. Instead of scolding her daughter for fantasy, which quietly asked what was the name of a stranger.
Another woman told that her grandmother as a child trying to develop her psychic abilities. For example, hid the key and asked him to find. At the same time, she said: Be a key and tell me where you are.
Over time, the ability of girls do not fade away, and as adults, they still have not lost what is called extrasensory perception. Maybe that’s because their relatives are loyal to this attitude and did not forbid children dream.