Occasionally there can be a little confusion as to the different types of ESP (especially with the term Clairvoyance). So, to help explain, here’s endnote 1 taken from The Hidden Whisper.
1. Extra Sensory Perception (ESP).
The term ‘Extra Sensory Perception’, although already in existence, gained widespread recognition following the 1934 publication of J.B. Rhine’s book (wait for it…) “Extrasensory Perception”. Rhine (1895-1980) is credited, in much of the popular media at least, as being the father of modern scientific parapsychology and founded an eponymous Research Laboratory in North Carolina, in the United States.
Extra Sensory Perception often gets abbreviated to ESP, and whilst this phrase remains in common use, many researchers now prefer to use the term psi (from the Greek letter Ψ; pronounced “sigh”; see Thouless, 1942), originally employed to refer to the unknown factor in psychic functioning, but also appropriated widely to refer to ‘psychic functioning’ itself . Psi thus includes both ESP and Psychokinesis (the idea that you can use your mind to bring about change in the environment), as there is some thinking that both phenomena are, in actual fact, different aspects to the same mechanism. A mechanism of information transfer.
There are three facets to Extra Sensory Perception.
i. Telepathy, which is basically mind-to-mind transfer.
ii. Precognition, when you predict an event that is yet to take place. This event is unforeseeable through the use of inference or deduction from information held at the time.
iii. Clairvoyance, the contemporaneous information gathering of unseen and unknown places and objects, without the use of regular perceptual channels. A commonly misapplied term - it is not ‘predicting the future’.