Telepathy

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Telepathy is communication between one mind and another by extrasensory means. Telepathy is a possible outcome of Connection.

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Notes

Traditional Ojibway accept telepathy as an established fact of communication between individuals and "dreamers." "I have been expecting you. I sent my thoughts to your farm, for my daughters' lodge is nearby. I wish to see her, but because I am as I am, I need help to get there and so I have sent my thoughts....That is the way of the Dreamers of the Ojibway. That is why Oona knew she must make the journey south..."[1]

The Winnebego peyote eaters accepted telepathy as part of the peyote experience. "Just then Harry Rave got up to speak, and no sooner did he get up, than I knew exactly what he was going to say. This must be the way of all peyote-eaters, I thought. I looked around me; and suddenly I realized that all these within the room knew my thoughts, and that I knew those of all the others."[2]

Telepathy is noted as a connection outcome in the Yoga Sastra of Hemacandra[3]

"The fortune of the blossoming flowers of the [fabulous] wishing tree of yoga consists of [supernatural attainments (labdhi), such as] walking in the air (caarana), the ability of curse and favour (asivisa), extra-ordinary perception (avadhi), and mind-reading (manahparyaya)."[4]

Footnotes

  1. Ignatia Broker, Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative (Minnesota: Minnesota Historial Society Press, 1983: p. 111).
  2. Radin, Paul. “A Sketch of the Peyote Cult of the Winnebago: A Study of Borrowing.” Edited by G. Stanley Hall. Journal of Religious Experience 7, no. 1 (1914): 1–22. p. 14. https://archive.org/details/journalofreligio07worcuoft/page/8/mode/2up
  3. Quarnstrom, Olle, trans. The YogaSastra of Hemacandra: A Twelfth-Century Handbook on Svetambara Jainism. Cambridge: Harvard University, 2002.p. 21.
  4. Quarnstrom, Olle, trans. The YogaSastra of Hemacandra: A Twelfth Century Handbook on Svetambara Jainism. Cambridge: Harvard University, 2002. p. 21.