Mythical Wednesday: Telepathy

Wikipedia defines telepath as ‘the supposed transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction’.

Not to be confused with a ‘sixth sense’, the idea of being able to communicate from one person to another has fascinated humans for centuries. While science doesn’t view telepathy as a real or tangible occurrence, there have been numerous experiments over the last few centuries trying to disprove or reveal its existence. Conspiracies of foreign governments training people who they believed had this ability, so they could infiltrate other governments has been around for decades, but whether or not these ‘Black Ops’ projects were true is up for debate.

The idea that someone could ‘read’ your thoughts has been a staple for science fiction and fantasy for centuries, so what is the fascination with this ability? At its best, it could be seen as a way for those who cannot speak to communicate their feelings; at its worst; a grossly indiscretion into the privacy of an individual.

Yet no matter what evidence is given to denounce people still believe it does exist. Many think animals exhibit this ability, but that could only be speculation and ignorance on our part as we don’t understand how animals communicate with each other, and we tend to project our ideals onto other things.

What do you think? Do you believe in telepathy?


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

4 Responses to Mythical Wednesday: Telepathy

  1. The one instance that still surprises me is how Iko will know when ‘daddy’ is less than five miles away from home. He gets agitated and keeps looking at the back door. Greg’s visits are relatively random. There’s no way for Iko to know that he’s getting near. Even I don’t know unless he calls.

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