I’ve thinking a lot lately about psychokinesis. (The ability to manipulate the physical environment with the power of the human mind.) It’s not like I possess the power myself or anything, but I find it intriguing. What a I find more intriguing is the public view of psychokinesis. On one hand, society disregards the possibility and labels those who claim to have the power as, well, more than a little loonie.
Yet, when claims of paranormal activity involving moving objects, banging doors and physical contact become known, we are quick to label it as poltergeist activity and claim it is the result of recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis.The activity is generally attributed to an adolescent girl experiencing stress or emotional upheaval who manipulates the physical environment without being aware of her actions.
It seems a little convenient doesn’t it? If someone claims to deliberately exercise this power to manipulate objects then they must be a little unbalanced, yet if someone claims not to be responsible for the activity we claim that it is an unconscious manifestation of repressed rage.
It sounds a bit like having your cake and eating it too. Either the human mind has the power to manipulate physical objects or it doesn’t.
I’d love to hear your views on psychokinesis.