I sometimes get asked what the difference between Telekinesis and Psychokinesis is. The answer? In every day use, Psychokinesis (mind movement) has simply replaced the term Telekinesis (distant movement). Both refer to the phenomenon of the mind being able to influence events and objects without using any known physical means (either consciously or sub-consciously).
More technically, some people prefer to define Telekinesis as ‘object movement’ - nothing more - and Telekinesis is therefore a particular subset of Psychokinesis. But I wouldn’t get bogged down by that. I, for one, only use the term Psychokinesis.
Psychokinesis is also known as ‘Mind over Matter’.
To explain more about Psychokinesis (and its two types: Macro and Micro), here’s endnote 39 taken from The Hidden Whisper. The endnote is ‘as is’, so if anybody would like the source references mentioned within - please feel free to email me.
39 Macro and micro Psychokinesis (PK).
A macro PK event is where the mind is able to affect an object in the
environment (e.g. making a chair levitate) and you don’t need
statistics to see the effect. It’s obvious what has happened. Micro-PK,
on the other hand requires statistical analysis. If you roll lots of dice
and try to make sixes show up more often than not, you need to
maintain a record of each throw and then analyse whether sixes
actually appeared more frequently than they should have. Micro PK
has become the method of choice when investigating such ‘mind matter’
events as it seems easier to generate in the laboratory, the
safeguards are much stronger, data collection can be fully automated
and there is a stronger tie-in with some theoretical explanations as to
what might be taking place (e.g. Observation Theories). Modern
micro-PK measures use quantum processes (like white noise in
circuitry) and the suggestion is that consciousness interacts at a
quantum level (see endnote 59).
The experimental literature suggests certain variables can boost PK
functioning. It may be that people skilled in meditation are more
capable (Matas & Pantas, 1972; Braud & Hartgrove, 1976; Honorton,
1977), and that trial feedback is useful (Braud, 1978). Other factors
that can aid performance include false feedback (Isaacs, 1981),
competition (Debes & Morris, 1982), hypnosis, and good old
fashioned Pavlovian reinforcement. See Gissurarson (1992) for a
Here’s a post on Micro PK research.