ESP as we have defined and studied it may not be the way it actually functions. It is impossible to separate the various ESP modalities from each other. An instance of presumed telepathy actually could be clairsentience, where the intuitive person is “reading” information from the Zener cards in the hands of the person who is testing them, or from the examiner’s physical brain (not from their mind – whatever that is). An instance of telepathy or clairsentience could actually be the results of precognition, in which the intuitive sees the final order of the card test series, rather than reading the mind or the cards directly from the cards. In remote viewing, the intuitive may perceive what is present at the distant location, may precognitively read the mind of the outgoing experimenter, or may precognitively see the results of the matching.
Psi abilities may allow a clinician to know information about their patients. Psychic intuition can provide information from patients’ conscious and/or unconscious minds about their mental and physical condition. Likewise, information could be obtained directly from patients’ bodies.
Many healers report they regularly make intuitive assessments this way. They may be able to diagnose problems even when they have never had direct contact with the patient, from many miles away.
I have spoken with numbers of doctors who have great gifts of intuition. They are often able to diagnose problems instantly, knowing whether an abdominal pain is caused by an infection, a blockage, or a cancer. They perform the laboratory tests, often wasting precious hours or even days, because they fear the skepticism and censure of their colleagues. Invatiably, they have kept these precious gifts completely secret from the doctors and nurses with whom they may have worked closely for many years.
Research on psychic intuitive assessments
Bioenergy field assessments
Living organisms have biological energy fields (biofields) around them. The biofields reflect the condition of the organism. Healers (and many others) can sense these fields with their hands. It is possible to access information about a person through the biofields regarding their physical, emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual states.
You may be able to sense the biofield with your hands. Hold your hands opposite each other, slightly apart. Move them further apart (12-24 inches) and then closer together again, back and forth. What do you sense? Close and open your hands rapidly about 20 times, then repeat the process. Do you notice a difference? Find someone who will hold a hand up for you to practice with, and move one of your hands near theirs, then apart – as you did with your own hands. Repeat this with your other hand. What do you sense?
Most people will sense heat, tingling, very light pressure, or a sense like holding two magnets near each other.
With practice, you can learn to identify a person’s condition by the intuitive feelings you experience in moving your hands through their biofield. For many people, such personal explorations may be the type of research that impresses them the most.
Research on biofield assessments
The biofield around the body can be senses by passing one’s hands around the body. One study showed that it is possible to identify when another person’s hand is held near a person whose hands are sensitive to bioenergies, and another study showed it is possible to identify where pains are located in another person through such sensations.