There is accomplished and no accomplished - beliefs are true or not yet true, or not true any time, for example. Let us talk of some yoga powers in modern dresses.
To make sure you are capable of knowing the thoughts of others, try some controlled mind-reading. Some things can be tested, and the results do not have to be nonsensical and misleading.
In a score of years, various parts of the US marines/navy or something like that, have used telepathy programs to train men in it.
By testing more people, we can study telepathic ability. People who believe in telepathy perform well in tests. But people who don't believe perform so badly it's as if they were using telepathic ability to pick the wrong targets. [Matthew Smith, Liverpool Hope University] [◦Link] [◦New link]
Tests can be done with a deck of cards too, if you know how to: [◦Link]
If this does not appeal to you, there are other ways and means as well (Radin 2013).
Professor Jessica Utts writes:
1. "Free response" remote viewing, in which subjects describe a target, was much more successful than "forced choice" experiments, in which subjects were asked to choose from a small set of possibilities.
2. There was a group of six selected individuals whose performance far exceeded that of unselected subjects. The fact that these same selected individuals consistently performed better than others under a variety of protocols provides a type of replicability that helps substantiate the validity of the results. If methodological problems were responsible for the results, they should not have affected this group differently from others.
3. Mass-screening efforts found that about one percent of those who volunteered to be tested were consistently successful at remote viewing. This indicates that remote viewing is an ability that differs across individuals, much like athletic ability or musical talent. (Results of mass screenings were not included in the formal analysis because the conditions were not well-controlled, but the subsequent data from subjects found during mass-screening were included.)
4. Neither practice nor a variety of training techniques consistently worked to improve remote viewing ability. It appears that it is easier to find than to train good remote viewers.
6. Distance between the target and the subject does not seem to impact the quality of the remote viewing.
7. Electromagnetic shielding does not appear to inhibit performance.
8. There is compelling evidence that precognition, in which the target is selected after the subject has given the description, is also successful.
Esoteric Christianity of the Bible might be about "lifting up the son of man" (Aramaic: barnasha).
Dr Neil Douglas-Klotz (2001) explains that 'bar' means "son" and 'nasha' human being, man and woman, and that the term barnasha is cognate with "frail and forgetful". In order to 'lift up the son of man', Jews used certain methods long before Jesus - and in his days too - to lift up their "son of man" (raise their conscious awareness). (2001, 162-63). See how Jesus accused scribes and Pharisees of shutting the kingdom of heaven in people's faces, not allowing those who would enter to go in. (Matthew 23:13; but John 18:19-21; John 14:4-5)
Monastics meditate, or think they do. Monasticism in Christianity began in the deserts of Egypt and later in Palestine and Syria in the 300s AD. [A] Its contemplative activities are sort of sanctioned or legitimated or seemingly legitimated by selected Bible phrases
Regardless of that, esoteric practices of the Christianity of Jesus may not have come down to us from antiquity.
Rudolf Steiner has many observations on rebirths. [Link]
Radin, Dean. Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities. New York: Deepak Chopra Books / Crown, 2013.
Tart, Charles, ed. Transpersonal Psychologies. New York: Harper Colophon, 1977.
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