May 24, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric - TELAESTHESIA

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

telaesthesia - n. the perception of events, objects, or people not actually present or nearby. Persons claiming this ability often make such declarations through the interpretation of physical changes in the body - such as throbbing, twitching, itching or whistling in the ears - or through external phenomena, such as blowing winds, ripples in water, or unexplained sounds.

This site describes Punka-Punkara, a form of telaesthesia practiced by aboriginal peoples of Western Australia.


Anonymous said...

I am seeing dead people (sorry!)

Hooda Thunkit said...

This borders on the surreal world of ESP and ESP related phenomena.

Clairvoyance, remote viewing, astral projection and the like, brought to you by Edgar Cayce and Duke University ;-)

(It was an old hobby of mine.)